Smith received 484 points, including 72 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 writers and broadcasters. The Clippers’ Jamal Crawford finished second with 352 points, getting 31 first-place votes.
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.
There is far less hype surrounding the second meeting between the Knicks and the Nets on Tuesday night than there was for their first game a couple of weeks ago.
Watching fans pine for Jamal Crawford has been confusing and disconcerting. Despite doing nothing but losing with Crawford as one of the Knicks key cogs, fans have fond memories of him during his time in New York.
The Knicks’ new frontcourt looks good, but work remains to build around it. Anthony thinks they’re off to a good start.
Talk about full-court press. Former NBA guard Cuttino Mobley filed a lawsuit against Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, accusing the Knicks of pressuring him to retire as a way to save approximately $19 million.
The Grizzlies just got a reality check from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Memphis’ turn-back-the-clock style of play was shut down by a more athletic team.
The Hawks will try to avoid losing consecutive home games for the first time in more than two months Friday night when they meet a Knicks team coming off an impressive home win.
Jamal Crawford scored a game-high 21 points off the bench, and the Atlanta Hawks held off New York 99-90 on Saturday to snap the Knicks’ five-game winning streak.
Brook Lopez scored a season-high 32 points and the New Jersey Nets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 107-101 overtime victory over the slumping Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.