Just when you think things can’t get any worse.
James Harden had 36 points to lead the depleted Houston Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night.
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, Amare Stoudemire added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the New York Knicks dropped the Philadelphia 76ers to 0-13 with a 91-83 victory on Saturday night.
Kevin Martin shook off an illness to score 37 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, missing three starters, beat the New York Knicks 115-99 on Wednesday night.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is playing with a sore left knee, and he aggravated the injury during New York’s 117-113 loss Tuesday night to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Ersan Ilyasova had 20 points, and the rebuilding Milwaukee Bucks climbed above .500 for the first time in more than a year by fending off the New York Knicks for a 117-113 victory Tuesday night.
No doubt Phil Jackson needs a few years to put his stamp on the club. But keep in mind that the next champion he builds will be his first.
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Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith each scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks snap a seven-game losing streak with a 109-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Trey Burke made a jumper from the corner as time expired, giving the Utah Jazz a thrilling 102-100 victory Friday night over the New York Knicks, who got an NBA season-high 46 points from Carmelo Anthony.
The ball never got to Carmelo Anthony, who appeared to be calling for it. “If I forced it into him, what kind of shot will he really have — a turnaround, fadeaway?” Smith said.
Evan Fournier scored a career-high 28 points, and the Orlando Magic bounced back from a poor finish with a good one, handing the New York Knicks a sixth straight loss with a 97-95 victory Wednesday night.
There’s an adjustment that has to happen, but as coach Derek Fisher and president Phil Jackson have both said, the team isn’t making basketball plays when the system affords the opportunities.
Despite his team’s struggles, the only thing the Knicks’ team president seems bothered by is people focusing too much on the team’s triangle offense — including Commissioner Adam Silver.
Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a strong start by Carmelo Anthony and New York to beat the Knicks 103-96 on Saturday night.