Oklahoma City Thunder
So many people believe that the NBA season begins and LeBron James is crowned the Most Valuable Player before he’s even scored a basket. Well, this season, things are vastly different.
Joe Johnson hit a high-arching jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 95-93 comeback victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
Knicks owner James Dolan has reportedly told his players that no major changes will be made to the roster or coaching staff.
The Knicks and Nets were both set to play on Christmas Day, but a pair of 9 and 18 records has left some fans disappointed.
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.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are giving $1 million for tornado relief, matching a $1 million pledge by star player Kevin Durant.
LeBron James was a near-unanimous MVP, earning 120 of 121 first-place votes. Carmelo Anthony picked up one first-place vote.
Carmelo Anthony led the way with 36 points and the Knicks won their twelfth consecutive game by defeating the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
Carmelo Anthony says his troublesome right knee is “so-so.”
This was not a bad loss for the Knicks. They had no business even being in the game. It was, however, a brutal game for Mike Woodson.
The Kevin Durant-Carmelo Anthony duel was postponed, though J.R. Smith filled in nicely – for three quarters.
The Knicks traded shooting guard/small forward Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a second-round pick and cash considerations. New York also agreed in principle to sign 12-year veteran Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract.
Call off the search party. Send the hounds back to the kennel. The real Brooklyn Nets were found last night in Oklahoma City.
P.J. Carlesimo’s first big motivational message as the interim coach of the Brooklyn Nets earned him an elusive win in Oklahoma City, and perhaps the kind of jolt his team needs to get out of a monthlong funk.
“I’m just overthinking,” Williams said. “I’ve never been a player that can go out there and play and think … I just react. Now, it’s like I come off [a screen] and I’m thinking, ‘Should I shoot this? Should I not?’”