The question now is: what will happen when Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire return? Will the Knicks keep on Lin-ning?
The Raptors put together a 12-1 run midway in the second quarter, going from two points down to nine up at 40-31. They took a 44-39 lead into the half.
Deron Williams had 24 points and nine assists, Anthony Morrow also scored 24 and the New Jersey Nets snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 97-85 on Friday night.
Carmelo Anthony had 35 points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort as the Knicks played their second straight game without Amare Stoudemire, who has a sprained left ankle
Stoudemire did not take part in the morning shootaround Monday and coach Mike D’Antoni says while the All-Star forward was doing better, he was “more on the doubtful side.”
Time Warner Cable customers lost the MSG Networks this morning. Time Warner subscribes will now be without Rangers, Knicks, Islanders Devils and Sabres games.
Could Mike D’Antoni skip out on the Knicks? According to the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola, D’Antoni, entering his last year under contract with New York, “could emerge as a candidate in Toronto.”
The Knicks closed within a half-game of sixth place in the Eastern Conference ahead of their Wednesday matchup with Philadelphia.
Outlaw scored the final eight points for New Jersey in a 137-136 triple overtime win Saturday night that gave the Nets a sweep of their two games in London.
On Friday afternoon, Deron Williams and the Nets will take the court against the Toronto Raptors at London’s O2 Arena. The teams will play again Saturday night.
Nets point guard Deron Williams says he will play despite a hand injury against the Raptors on Friday in the NBA’s first regular-season game in Europe.
The NBA believes it can get to Europe someday, but in the meantime there’s building to do. The next phase comes this week, when the Nets and Raptors the play league’s first regular-season games in Europe.
Deron Williams, who has been slowed by a bruised left hand and sore right wrist, didn’t practice Wednesday and doesn’t know whether he’ll be able to hit the court for the Nets against the Raptors in London.
The Nets, who spent years playing in the shadow of the Big Apple and the Knicks, are on a mission to become the face of the league outside the United States, the team cheered for by millions of fans all over Europe, Asia and Africa.
Even the Super Bowl player known as “The Freezer” said this winter weather was a bit much. “Too cold,” Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji said Tuesday while workers shoveled and scraped icy walkways outside Cowboys Stadium. “Feels like the AC is on.”