I wouldn’t begrudge Lionel Hollins if he took a peek down the sideline at some point on Wednesday and saw Memphis coach Dave Joerger — and then wished he could trade places.
Kevin Garnett has been suspended one game by the NBA and Dwight Howard fined $15,000 for their altercation Monday in Houston’s victory over Brooklyn.
Brandon Jennings scored all 18 of his points in the second half as the Detroit Pistons beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-93 Saturday night.
Kemba Walker added to the best stretch of his career with 28 more points, and the streaky Charlotte Hornets extended the New York Knicks’ losing streak to 15 games with a 110-82 rout on Saturday.
The misery doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon for the NBA-worst New York Knicks, who continue to get blown out with Carmelo Anthony sidelined.
This is not Team Titanic or Tritanic. The ship isn’t sinking. It is being scuttled. The Knicks are tanking, and tanking the old-fashioned way: with gross incompetence.
It is fitting that the pro basketball team that calls Manhattan its home is as overpriced as the city itself. Sell your tickets, Knicks fans. Sell them quickly.
The Knicks now have millions more in cap space. Phil Jackson could screw it all up by signing the wrong players, but he is giving himself the opportunity to build a team the way he wants.
“Losing isn’t enjoyable in any way shape or form,” New York coach Derek Fisher said after Sunday’s defeat to the Bucks.
Chris Bosh scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 25 points in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held off the Brooklyn Nets 88-84 on Sunday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Carmelo Anthony is on pace to be named an All-Star Game starter for the seventh time, and — no surprise here — LeBron James is dominating the balloting with an NBA-best 775,810 votes.
LeBron James ended the year with a night off for his sore left knee and an assurance that he has no plans to run away from the Cavaliers.
Deron Williams and Brook Lopez may be former All-Stars on max contracts, but the Nets have been playing superior basketball when they are off the floor.
Wesley Matthews had 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the short-handed New York Knicks 101-79 on Sunday night.
New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for his flagrant foul against John Wall in a Christmas game.