Should the Rangers not get the job done at Prudential Center, bigger questions will be asked of their underperforming stars, and the pressure will be tightened on John Tortorella. It’s up to the Blueshirts to bury their demons in New Jersey.
New York remains atop the Atlantic Division and stayed a game ahead of the Nets for the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
17 days. Eight games. All on the road. Monday night starts the defining portion of the Nets’ schedule.
Without Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, the depleted Knicks were beaten by the Clippers 93-80.
For the few of us New Yorkers who don’t root for the Knicks, it was unfettered ecstasy to watch the whiplash they got from the Nuggets, who blew by them during a blowout that doubled as a slam-dunk contest. The Knicks can’t play offense or defense.
The New York Knicks visit the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night in Anthony’s first trip back to Denver since forcing his way out of town more than two years ago in a blockbuster trade that reshaped both franchises.
Sean Hartnett hands out his grades for the Rangers at the midway point of the season. Would you give John Tortorella and his boys a pass or fail?
The Devils may have put the brakes on their recent skid with two shootout victories in their last three games.
For the Nets, it’s back to the drawing board. It’s not the first time during this rollercoaster campaign that they’ve had to take a harder look at their inner workings in a search for consistent basketball.
Pressure? Rick Nash doesn’t feel it. The newest toast of the New York sports scene has made a seamless transition from the cellar-dwelling Columbus Blue Jackets to the bright lights of NYC.
Johnson’s legend may be growing with every buzzer-beating dagger, but who knows if his heel becomes a recurring issue? That’s why it was crucial for other Nets to step up on Tuesday night and take the reins during closing time.
Woodson can’t just expect Melo to elevate his team on the floor. Anthony is a great player and a gifted scorer, but he doesn’t automatically make a team a champion. The coach needs to see — from film, numbers or gut — the writing on the wall.
Ilya Kovalchuk and the determined Devils have the fortitude needed to win the Atlantic and perhaps make another visit to the Stanley Cup finals.
Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony will start in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, multiple sources reported on Friday. Anthony was hurt early in the Knicks’ 92-88 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
The Knicks can still win an NBA championship if they make adjustments. They CAN beat the Heat. Will they? Let’s see if the players and coach do what’s necessary to do it.