The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin – then stopped their losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.
With the NBA Slam Dunk Contest coming up, we take a look at five classic dunks.
There aren’t a lot of teams in either conference that are real fits for the Knicks if they decide they have to trade Carmelo Anthony and start a genuine rebuild.
I love Knicks fans. You may think you’re special, but in truth your favorite team has made you a mouth-breathing dolt. Maybe it’s not your fault. Your expectations are so low that any spark in the cold black chasm of winter feels like a heat wave.
Both the Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly held internal discussions about the possibility of swapping superstar forwards Carmelo Anthony and Blake Griffin.
Kenyon Martin hit a jumper with 4:30 to play, the Knicks were still in it. The Knicks missed their next six shots and scored only two points the rest of the night.
Blake Griffin finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds after rolling his left foot in the third quarter, and the Clippers pulled out a 110-103 victory over the short-handed Nets on Saturday night to go 5-0 at home.
NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.
“I don’t know, to be honest with you,” Johnson said in regard to when he’ll play next. “I’m gonna really take it one day at a time and see how I feel. I feel a lot better today than I did yesterday, so we’ll see.”
Without Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, the depleted Knicks were beaten by the Clippers 93-80.
The scary things for Knicks fans is that these weaknesses aren’t hard to see or diagnose. Every NBA team runs the pick-and-roll incessantly, and most have quick guards to get into the lane.
Chris Paul scored 25 points in his second game back from injury, reserve Jamal Crawford had 27 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New York Knicks 102-88 on Sunday.
The Knicks’ hot start on the court is paying dividends for the franchise’s merchandise sector. The league released its latest sales-rankings list on Wednesday, with the Knicks leading the team-sales category for the first time since December 2004.
The Brooklyn Nets gave up enough dunks and dishes in the first half, then decided to toughen up. Even they were impressed with the way they grounded the Clippers’ high flyers.
New role, same old result for Kevin Durant. And even with another loss from its roster, the U.S. Olympic basketball team just keeps on rolling along.