Knicks end Mavericks' 6-game win streak with 108-85 victory
Mavericks Knicks Basketball New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray) (Noah K. Murray)NEW YORK — (AP) — RJ Barrett scored 32 points, Mitchell Robinson had a season-high 19 and the New York Knicks snapped the Dallas Mavericks' six-game winning streak with a 108-85 victory Wednesday night. Mitch, monster game,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. Really played hard and played well.”The Knicks said Barrett, 21, became the youngest player in franchise history with consecutive 30-point games. But after ending Chicago's nine-game win streak in their last game, the Mavericks clanged their way to an 8-for-37 night (21.6%) from 3-point range.wftv.com
Knicks recover to beat Lakers team missing suspended James
Lakers Knicks Basketball Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) and New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) vie for a rebound as Knicks' RJ Barrett (9) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in New York. They beat Detroit on Sunday after overcoming a 17-point deficit in the game James was ejected from for striking Pistons center Isaiah Stewart in the face and drawing blood. Anthony was just 3 of 14 for 12 points, and the Lakers lost for the fourth time in five games. The Lakers scored nine straight to open the third and cut it to 63-60, and finally tied it for the first time at 79 on Anthony's dunk. Knicks: New York played without backup point guard Derrick Rose (sprained right ankle) and injured centers Mitchell Robinson and Taj Gibson.wftv.com
Knicks erase 21-point deficit, beat Bucks 113-98
Knicks Bucks Basketball New York Knicks' Julius Randle shoots over Milwaukee Bucks' Semi Ojeleye during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — (AP) — Julius Randle had 32 points and 12 rebounds, and the New York Knicks erased an early 21-point deficit and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-98 on Friday night. The Knicks, who took two of three games from the Bucks last season, didn’t fold after the slow start, however, and cut the Bucks' lead to five points by the midpoint of the second quarter. Rose sparked New York with 10 points off the bench in the second quarter, during which the Knicks outscored the Bucks 37-25. The Knicks controlled the game throughout the fourth, taking advantage of ice-cold shooting by the Bucks.wftv.com
Anunoby has career-best 36, Raptors beat Knicks 113-104
Raptors Knicks Basketball Toronto Raptors' OG Anunoby (3) dunks the ball in front of New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) and Mitchell Robinson (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — (AP) — OG Anunoby scored a career-high 36 points and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight by beating the New York Knicks 113-104 on Monday night in the 75th anniversary of the NBA's first game. Gary Trent Jr. added 26 points for the Raptors, who surged into the lead by outscoring the Knicks 38-22 in the third quarter. Knicks: The Knicks were short-handed at center after backup Taj Gibson played just 10 minutes before leaving with a sprained left ankle. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Walker scores 19, Knicks romp to end 15-game skid vs 76ers
76ers Knicks Basketball Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) fights for control of the ball with New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 19 points in his best game with his hometown team and the New York Knicks snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 112-99 victory Tuesday night. Evan Fournier added 18 points in the Knicks' first victory over Philadelphia since April 12, 2017. Julius Randle had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. I loved playing here, I absolutely loved it.”TV TIMEThe Knicks' game at unbeaten Chicago on Thursday was added to the NBA TV schedule Tuesday.wftv.com
Knicks withstand Brown's 46, outlast Celtics 138-134 in 2 OT
Celtics Knicks Basketball New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) shoots over Boston Celtics' Aaron Nesmith (26) as Jayson Tatum (0) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — (AP) — Julius Randle scored 35 points, Evan Fournier made the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime and added 32 against his former team, and the New York Knicks outlasted Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics 138-134 on Wednesday night. RJ Barrett scored all of his 19 points after halftime and Obi Toppin added a career-best 14 for the Knicks. Tatum had 20 points and 11 rebounds, but was 7 for 30 from the field, including 2 for 15 from 3-point range. The U.S. Olympic gold medalist missed badly on a jumper that could have won it at the end of the first overtime.wftv.com
AP source: All-Star Randle agrees to extension with Knicks
Knicks Randle Basketball FLE - New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, in this Sunday, May 9, 2021, file photo. All-Star forward Julius Randle has agreed to a four-year, $117 million contract to return to the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Marcio Jose Sanchez)All-Star forward Julius Randle has agreed to a four-year, $117 million extension with the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. Randle earned the new deal by leading the Knicks to the playoffs in his best season. The agreement with Randle is the Knicks' second deal with an All-Star to be disclosed in two days.wftv.com
Young scores 36 points, Hawks finish off Knicks in Game 5
Hawks Knicks Basketball Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots a 3-pointer as New York Knicks forward Reggie Bullock (25) defends during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in New York. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP) (Wendell Cruz)NEW YORK — (AP) — Trae Young put the finishing touches on his impressive first playoff series with 36 points and nine assists, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the New York Knicks 103-89 on Wednesday night in Game 5. Young was never rattled by the fans, one of whom was banned after spitting on Young in Game 2. Julius Randle had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks to finish his disappointing first postseason. Albert began calling Knicks games on the radio in 1967 and began doing their games on TV for MSG Network in 1986 until he and the organization parted in 2004.wftv.com
Young leads Hawks to 113-96 win over Knicks, 3-1 series lead
Knicks Hawks Basketball Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young, right, dribbles against New York Knicks' Reggie Bullock (25) during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Atlanta. The Hawks will look to wrap up their first playoff series victory since 2016 when they travel to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday night. Young scored nine points, Collins added seven and Bogdan Bogdanovic closed out the third with a 3-pointer that had the big crowd bouncing in their seats. The Hawks romped to the biggest blowout of the series, befuddling New York's defense with their dazzling array of shooters. Hawks: C Clint Capela reached double figures in rebounds (15) for the fourth straight time in the series and 30th time in his postseason career.wftv.com
After spitting ordeal, Young leads Hawks past Knicks 105-94
Knicks Hawks Basketball Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) shoots against New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) and Taj Gibson (67) during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, May 28, 2021, in Atlanta. In Game 1, Young hit the winning basket to silence the crowd at Madison Square Garden's first playoff contest since 2013.. DISGUSTED YOUNGShortly before tipoff, Young spoke out for the first time on the spitting incident in a brief, on-court interview with ESPN. “I saw the video, and it’s disgusting.”BIG CROWDFor their first home playoff game since 2017, the Hawks opened up nearly every seat at State Farm Arena. But, as more teams announced plans to fill the bulk of their seats in the postseason, the Hawks quickly followed suit.wftv.com
Rose, Randle rally Knicks past Hawks to tie series at 1-1
Hawks Knicks Basketball New York Knicks' Derrick Rose (4) shoots as Atlanta Hawks' Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) defends during Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in New York. Randle was 0 for 6 with just two points at halftime and the Knicks were staring at a 13-point deficit. But with Rose moving into the starting lineup to open the third quarter, Randle scored 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting in the period as the Knicks surged into the lead. Trae Young scored 30 points for Atlanta after having 32 and hitting the tiebreaking shot in Game 1. Knicks: Randle was presented his Most Improved Player award that he won in a runaway Tuesday.wftv.com
They're back: Knicks, Hawks to return with big playoff crowd
Celtics Knicks Basketball New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) celebrates with guard Derrick Rose (4) after an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in New York, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Now, after seven silent seasons, Game 1 of a first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night is shaping up as a Garden party. Atlanta interim coach Nate McMillan was fined $25,000 by the NBA this week after his comments that the league wants to see the Knicks successful. SIZING UP THE STYLESThe Hawks averaged 113.7 points, just outside the NBA's top 10 in scoring this season. Thibodeau said he is giving consideration to putting guard Frank Ntilikina into his rotation as the Knicks prepare to deal with Young.wftv.com
Burks scores 30, rallies Knicks past Spurs, 102-98
Spurs Knicks Basketball New York Knicks' Reggie Bullock chases a ball out of bounds during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday, May 13, 2021, in New York. The Knicks acknowledged the achievement on the overhead video board during a timeout in the first quarter, drawing a cheer from the crowd. DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points for the Spurs, who despite the loss clinched the final spot in the Western Conference play-in tournament when Sacramento lost to Memphis. Burks, who missed three games with a bruised left knee, converted a tiebreaking three-point play that made it 93-90 with 3:16 left. Knicks: Randle was presented his Eastern Conference player of the month award for April before the game.wftv.com
Horton-Tucker comes up big in OT as Lakers edge Knicks
Knicks Lakers Basketball Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) shoots against the New York Knicks during the first quarter of a basketball game Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Knicks trailed 98-93 with 1:56 remaining, but scored six straight points to grab the lead, including Julius Randle's 3-pointer with 1:11 left. In a game that saw 23 lead changes, Horton-Tucker came up with the big shot when the Lakers needed it most. ... Drummond (16 points, 18 rebounds) posted his 25th double-double this season, including his seventh since joining Los Angeles on March 28. Los Angeles will unveil its 2019-20 championship banner before the game.wftv.com
Horton-Tucker comes up big in OT as Lakers edge Knicks
Talen Horton-Tucker made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 21.1 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers improved their hopes of avoiding the play-in tournament and prevented the New York Knicks from clinching a postseason berth with a 101-99 victory.
Randle, Rose lead Knicks to win over Grizzlies
Knicks Grizzlies Basketball New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley (5) shoots ahead of Memphis Grizzlies guard De'Anthony Melton (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, May 3, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) (Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — (AP) — Julius Randle scored 28 points, Derrick Rose added 25, converting 11 of 15 shots and the New York Knicks held off the Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 on Monday night. RJ Barrett added 15 points for the Knicks. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 15 points for the Grizzlies. With the win, the Knicks are assured of their first winning record in a season since going 54-28 in 2012-13. Jackson and Bane had 11 points each for Memphis, which couldn’t keep pace with the Knicks shooting accuracy despite the Grizzlies shooting 55.6% in the period.wftv.com
Randle’s third triple-double lifts Knicks over Magic
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle shoots over Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, Pool)NEW YORK – Julius Randle recorded his third triple-double of the season with 18 points, 17 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 94-93 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. Evan Fournier scored 23 points but Reggie Bullock stole his pass on Orlando's final possession as the Magic dropped their ninth straight. ...Instead of reading the play, I starting the play (thinking) ahead and I was anticipating (the Knicks double-teaming on a pick-and-roll). “I was going to find my teammates.”The Knicks held Orlando to 42.7% shooting from the field and 29.4% from 3.
NBA has a record day with 5 triple-doubles
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) meet after an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)An NBA-record five players had triple-doubles Saturday, including former MVPs Giannis Antetokounmpo and Russell Westbrook in the same game. All-Stars James Harden, Julius Randle and Domantas Sabonis also had triple-doubles in victories by their teams. The two-time MVP helped the Bucks overcome 42 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds by Westbrook, who owns the NBA record with 42 triple-doubles in 2016-17. Randle started the record day with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in New York's 119-97 victory in Oklahoma City, becoming the first Knicks player with two triple-doubles in the same season since Mark Jackson in the 1988-89 season.
USA Basketball picks 57 players for men's Tokyo Games pool
USA Basketball is a step closer to choosing the team that will play in this summer’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, releasing the names Thursday of 57 players who are part of the pool to fill the squad. It’s also already drawing major interest from some NBA stars who have yet to taste Olympic gold. USA Basketball will pare the list to a 12-person Olympic team by early summer. Jordan, who now plays for Brooklyn, is also a newcomer to the pool even though he was on the 2016 Olympic team. “But for USA Basketball to receive the commitment of so many outstanding players remains an indicator of the great honor of representing your country means to these men.”
Curry sinks final shot, tops Conley for second 3-point title
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)ATLANTA – Stephen Curry shot his way to another 3-point title and Domantas Sabonis made sure the Skills Challenge still belongs to the bigs. Conley had the lead with 27 points before Curry was the final shooter of the contest. Curry had 26 points before sinking his final shot from the corner for 28 points and the win. Tatum led off the final round with 17 points while making only one shot from the “money ball” rack. In the final, Toppin took off from near the free-throw line, inspiring comparisons to Wilkins' winning form while with the Atlanta Hawks.
NBA All-Star 2021: The game no one seemed to want
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ATLANTA – It's the NBA All-Star Game almost no one seemed to want. "It’s the All-Star Game, so there’s going to be some shenanigans out there. Team LeBron will play on behalf of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, while Team Durant represents the United Negro College Fund. Trae Young, a starter in 2020, was snubbed this season despite averaging 26.4 points — the most of any player not selected for the All-Star Game.
James, Durant choose their teams for Sunday's All-Star Game
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. 1 overall pick on Antetokounmpo — the NBA’s two-time reigning MVP from Milwaukee — in the draft for Sunday’s All-Star Game in Atlanta. Kevin Durant, who will not play in the All-Star Game because of injury but still is the captain for Team Durant, took Brooklyn teammate Kyrie Irving with his first pick. This is the fourth year of the NBA's playing captain format for the All-Star Game. It’s the All-Star Game, so there’s going to be some shenanigans out there.
NBA reveals All-Star skills, 3-point, dunk participants
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Phoenix’s Devin Booker have been 3-point champions at All-Star weekend before, and they’ll try to win that trophy again Sunday. The NBA revealed the 15 players Tuesday who will be taking part in the other on-court events besides the All-Star Game in Atlanta, with the overwhelming majority of them pulling double-duty between those competitions and the game itself. They’ll be joined by Portland’s Robert Covington, the only current NBA player who is a graduate of a historically Black college and university. It will be held at halftime of the All-Star Game, while the skills competition and 3-point contest will occur pregame. Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, Sacramento, San Antonio and Toronto have no one participating in All-Star night events.
Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic makes All-Star team
Phoenix’s Chris Paul is an All-Star for the 11th time, and Brooklyn’s James Harden is one for the ninth consecutive year. The rest of the reserves include Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic from the Eastern Conference, along with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George, Utah teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, and Portland’s Damian Lillard from the Western Conference. Williamson is 20, and only Kobe Bryant, James and Magic Johnson were younger in their All-Star debuts. But this will be his first time in the All-Star Game itself. AdCOACHESUtah’s Quin Snyder will coach Team LeBron, and Philadelphia’s Doc Rivers will coach Team Durant.
Ross scores season-high 30, Magic rally past Knicks 107-89
The Knicks shot 6 of 20 in the third quarter and 12 of 48 (25%) in the second half as their season-best three-game winning streak ended. “It was a good team effort, especially since the Knicks have been playing well for the last seven games,” Ross said. In that second half, we were on the same page, tied together and we closed it out.”Ross made 10 of 16 shots and 5 of 6 3-pointers. AdRandle had 25 points and seven rebounds for New York, but Orlando limited him to eight points in the second half. Al-Farouq Aminu played in just his second game of the season for Orlando.
Leonard, Clippers pull away from Knicks for 129-115 win
Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points and the Clippers rang up the highest point total of the season against the New York Knicks on Sunday, winning 129-115 for their 10th victory in 11 games. The Clippers shredded the NBA leaders in fewest points per game allowed to break away after leading by one at halftime. The game's start time was moved up four hours by the NBA to 1 p.m., though neither that nor the Knicks' good early shooting seemed to bother the Clippers. Leonard and Jackson each scored 10 points in the period, when the Clippers made five 3-pointers and scored 35 points, taking a 101-91 lead to the fourth. Knicks: The Knicks' previous high for points allowed was 121 to Indiana in their season opener.
Gobert shines as Utah Jazz rally past New York Knicks 108-94
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, lays the ball up as New York Knicks center Nerlens Noel (3) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz leaned on their tough defense to keep their win streak alive. Rudy Gobert had 18 points, 19 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the Jazz beat the New York Knicks 108-94 on Tuesday night for their ninth consecutive victory. New York made just 12 total baskets in the second half on the heels of shooting 55.8% from the field before halftime. “In the second half, they became more physical, they took the fight to us,” Rivers said.
Knicks’ Barrett, Randle double up Magic
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) holds onto the ball before driving down court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, Pool)NEW YORK – R.J. Barrett scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds, and Julius Randle added 21 points and 17 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 91-84 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday. Aaron Gordon had 18 points and 17 rebounds while Terrence Ross added 19 points for the Magic. The lead lasted for all of eight seconds, as Randle tied the game with a free throw. On New York’s ensuing possession, Randle hit a floater during a run in which the Knicks scored nine straight points.
Kemba Walker returns, but Knicks blow out Celtics 105-75
Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) shoots against New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON – Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 on Sunday to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75. All-Star point guard Kemba Walker made his season debut after missing the first 11 games with a left knee injury but left in the third quarter after hurting his ribs. Robinson needed help getting up and limped off the court, but he returned in the second quarter. Celtics: The 35 points was the Celtics' lowest-scoring half of the season.
Nikola Vucevic scores 21 in Magic win against New York
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. - Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the New York Knicks 95-83 on Wednesday night. Aaron Gordon scored 10 of his 15 points final 5:35 to help Orlando snap a two-game losing streak. Julius Randle led New York with 16 points and 10 rebounds. New York responded with a 10-0 run to finish the period and, when Randle hit a jumper in the lane early in the fourth, the Knicks tied it 72. Magic: Orlando hasn't scored 100 points in a game this season.