The 76ers have fumbled their way toward the wrong kind of NBA history. The Knicks could care less. As far as they are concerned, a win is a win.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss.
By now many Knicks fans have given up on making the playoffs. But forward Amar’e Stoudemire insists “it’s not over yet,” despite yet another loss Monday night in a season full of letdowns.
Ten Knicks average more playing time per game than Amar’e Stoudemire. The 6-foot-10 power forward says that’s unacceptable, considering doctors have not put a limit on his minutes since the season started.
Finally, it seems, the Knicks could be for real. Will scoring champion Carmelo Anthony lead the ‘Bockers to victory as the team battles it out with the Pacers this weekend? Watch the action at one of our favorite Knicks-centric watering holes.
Anthony scored a career-high 62 points to break the franchise and current Madison Square Garden records, and the Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96 on Friday night to stop a five-game losing streak.
The Knicks had a chance Thursday to prove their turnaround was for real. Instead, they got steamrolled 117-89 against the rival Indiana Pacers.
Amare Stoudemire added 11 points and Beno Udrih and Andrea Bargnani had 10 each for New York (10-21), which snapped a three-game skid.
The Toronto Raptors beat New York for the second straight night, topping the short-handed Knicks 115-100 on Saturday.
I hate to say it, but the Knicks are a laughingstock to fans, media and other NBA executives. And it starts at the top with owner James Dolan and trickles down to the players.
Carmelo Anthony and likely Metta World Peace will be the power forwards with guards playing the other three positions on the court. For a team that thrives in the pick-and-roll while spreading the floor, that’s a good thing.
In a strange twist, Stoudemire took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to proclaim that he’s not injured, and simply needs rest after playing a grueling schedule.
Avery Bradley scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, hitting a 3-pointer with 2:38 to play to give the Celtics the lead for good, and Boston beat the New York Knicks 90-86 on Friday night.
I actually walked out of MSG on Wednesday night annoyed that New York beat Chicago. Please don’t dismiss this. There’s logic behind it. I swear. Read on!
Mike Woodson just had three days of practice. I hope he used them well. It might very well be the last days he will have as head coach of the Knicks to turn this thing around. But he needs help from his players.