Paul George scored seven of his 25 points during a decisive 13-0 fourth-quarter run, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York 81-76 on a night the Knicks were without their top scorer, Carmelo Anthony.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett jawed from baseline to midcourt, and Anthony still had more to say. So the Knicks forward went toward the Celtics locker room after the game to keep shouting.
Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points as the Knicks defeated the Magic in Orlando 114-106. The Knicks have won two straight overall and four in a row over the Magic, dating back to last season.
Sometime between Stephen Jackson’s sideline stumble and J.R. Smith’s soaring slam, the San Antonio Spurs realized this wasn’t their night. Too much fatigue and way too much Knicks defense.
The Knicks sorely miss Shumpert’s tenacious on-ball defending.
Without Carmelo Anthony in the lineup, J.R. Smith embraced the role of crunch time go-to guy and delivered another clutch game-winning shot.
J.R. Smith sank a baseline 21-footer at the buzzer after a Phoenix turnover with a second to play, giving the depleted New York Knicks a 99-97 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks know they can’t entirely dismiss the rivalry talk, not with the Nets just a few miles away. On the court and in the standings, the distance keeps growing.
Kyrie Irving put in a memorable performance as the Cavs gave the Knicks everything they could handle. New York escaped with a tight victory.
Melo is wearing his heart on his sleeve every night and playing the most motivated basketball of his 10-year NBA career.
The Knicks averted what could have been a devastating loss ahead of their showdown with the Heat. Instead, it was a feel-good victory that can carry into Thursday night’s nationally televised game
J.R. Smith is normally the guy watching Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning shot, not the one knocking it down. But with Anthony nursing a lacerated finger, the Knicks turned to Smith for the last shot and the eight-year NBA veteran delivered.
Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards for the 10th straight time, 108-87 on Friday night.
The Nets struck the first blow. It was great to watch. It was hard fought, gritty, emotional, physical and sometimes ugly basketball. It was New York basketball.
All those comparisons to John Starks seemed premature, but the 2012-13 J.R. Smith is finally deserving of being compared to one of the most popular Knicks of all-time.