Durant leads big rally at MSG as Nets storm past Knicks
Kevin Durant had 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the Brooklyn Nets back from 21 points down to a 110-98 victory over the New York Knicks that strengthened their chances of the best spot possible in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
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
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
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.”
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.