Whether the pain in Stephen Curry’s sprained left ankle will subside enough for him to be on the court when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets is not something the point guard could say for sure.
The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.
Rookie Evan Fournier scored a season-high 19 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets extended their home winning streak to 18 games by beating the Brooklyn Nets 109-87 Friday night.
With the crowd jeering him and his knee barking at him, Carmelo Anthony had one of his worst games ever in Denver, his home for the first eight seasons of his NBA career.
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.
The Brooklyn Nets were staring at second-half collapses similar to the one that did them in during Sunday night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. This time Joe Johnson and the Nets were able to stave off a late run by the Denver Nuggets.
Get ready for an NBA marathon on Christmas Day.
Carmelo Anthony returned from a two-game absence with 34 points against his former team, and the New York Knicks beat the Denver Nuggets 112-106 on Sunday night to remain the NBA’s lone unbeaten team at home.
Carmelo Anthony will return to the Knicks’ lineup tonight against the Denver Nuggets.
John Jastremski, Jon Rothstein and John Schmeelk join Sean Hartnett in a roundtable to discuss the journey and growth of Carmelo Anthony.
It would’ve been an easy PR move — and a wise marketing decision — for the Knicks to bring back Jeremy Lin. But Raymond Felton has the offense running on all cylinders.
Some Knicks fans might be wondering: Who the heck is this guy?
I have the Lakers over the Heat in six games in the NBA Finals. This is my nightmare scenario, but I think the Lakers have a better roster top to bottom. I can’t imagine the Heat will be able to find an answer for Howard down low.
In the end, after two years of rumors, speculation and negotiations, the Nets failed to land the big man.
With Marcus Camby returning to Madison Square Garden, the present-day New York Knicks are resembling their defensive-strong teams of the late 1990s. Who is to say that New York can’t be the third-best team in the East?