Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and the Knicks pulled out an 83-78 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night after blowing a 23-point lead.
Derrick Rose made a baseline floater with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to an 82-81 victory over the Knicks on Thursday night.
The Knicks showed many good things in Wednesday’s season opener. But there were also a couple of red flags that could prove to be a problem in the season’s first true test against the Bulls.
It would have been a Christmas miracle if the Knicks and Nets faced each other on December 25. But a meeting between the two rivals won’t be happening while presents are being unwrapped.
Metta World Peace’s renowned tenacity is exactly what the Knicks needed to add to their defensively-inept roster.
The Celtics have denied the Nets the opportunity to speak with coveted head coach Doc Rivers.
Who said anything about a championship? Even the most optimistic fan knows that the Nets are miles away from “glory road.”
The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls are getting ready for Friday’s pivotal game 3.
But I also happen to think this: Playing without Derrick Rose in the playoffs could actually be a very good thing for the Bulls in the long run.
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach in 2013-14.
After all the money, all the hype, and all the expectations that came with owning home-court advantage in an NBA playoff series, Brooklyn’s inaugural season ended with a dud.
The Nets are counting on a true home-court advantage against the banged-up Bulls on Saturday night.
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng made it clear Friday on Twitter that the illness that kept him out of a playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets was far more serious than the flu.
“Having a seventh game here in Brooklyn on our court is something that, obviously, we were hoping for. Our players delivered. And I think the fans are going to deliver in a big time way tomorrow night,” Yormark told WCBS 880’s Steve Scott.
Now both Brooklyn and Chicago face do-or-die scenarios, and you would think that the Nets should have the momentum.