Lakers’ offense sputters in loss to Knicks — Press Enterprise

Knicks forward Julius Randle shoots over Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the first quarter of Monday’s game at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP) … 1,656 more words

Lakers’ offense sputters in loss to Knicks — Press Enterprise

How Danny Ainge Views Celtics’ Chemistry Amid Disappointing Season — NESN.com

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum had a potentially important conversation Wednesday before the Boston Celtics’ 101-99 win over the New York Knicks at TD Garden. The two, as Brown explained after the victory, discussed putting Tuesday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers behind them and ignoring the outside media noise that’s accompanied their season-long struggles. “We […]

How Danny Ainge Views Celtics’ Chemistry Amid Disappointing Season — NESN.com

Play-in tournament looms as possibility for Celtics — Boston Herald

If nothing else, the Celtics and Knicks have desperation in common, though from entirely different views. The Knicks have outperformed their expectations, and are playing for something better than the NBA’s play-in tournament. The Celtics have seriously under-performed. They expect something better than a play-in chance, and may not get it. And on Wednesday, tied…

Play-in tournament looms as possibility for Celtics — Boston Herald

James Harden hurt again, but Kyrie Irving scores 40 to lead Nets over Knicks — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

James Harden returned to Brooklyn’s lineup Monday but made it through just four minutes before his right hamstring trouble resurfaced.

James Harden hurt again, but Kyrie Irving scores 40 to lead Nets over Knicks — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Behind Irving’s 34, Nets beat Knicks in what felt like real rivalry game — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

New York’s basketball rivalry was alive and heated Monday night.

Behind Irving’s 34, Nets beat Knicks in what felt like real rivalry game — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

As Knicks trade neared, Dwane Casey told Derrick Rose that Pistons might offer equal playoff odds — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Pistons (6-19) are probably better than their record. The Knicks (11-15) might be worse than their record. But…

As Knicks trade neared, Dwane Casey told Derrick Rose that Pistons might offer equal playoff odds — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Knicks deny Carmelo Anthony a historic moment at home, climb to 6th spot — Empire Sports Media

Carmelo Anthony was one of the league’s brightest stars when the New York Knicks were still relevant. Anthony returned to The Garden on Saturday as one of the league’s elder statesmen. The Knicks denied him a historic moment while they continue their rise back to relevance. The Knicks (11-13) climbed to the sixth spot in…

Knicks deny Carmelo Anthony a historic moment at home, climb to 6th spot — Empire Sports Media

Clippers show up early and ready, hold off Knicks at the end — Daily Breeze

Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Paul George (13) controls the ball against New York Knicks shooting guard Alec Burks (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in New York. (Brad Penner/Pool Photo via AP) New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) knocks the ball away from a driving…

Clippers show up early and ready, hold off Knicks at the end — Daily Breeze

O’Neale pours in career-high 20 points as Jazz beat Knicks for 9th straight win, 108-94 — ABC4 Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – It is said that revenge is a dish best served cold. Well, it was a chilly night in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz avenged its only loss in the last three weeks, extending its NBA-best winning streak to nine with a 108-94 victory over the New York Knicks. […]

O’Neale pours in career-high 20 points as Jazz beat Knicks for 9th straight win, 108-94 — ABC4 Utah

Kemba Walker returns, but Knicks blow out Celtics 105-75 — The China Post, Taiwan

BOSTON (AP) — 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.Jaylen Brown scored 25 for Boston, which had the best record in the Eastern Conference after winning five in a row but suffered its biggest blowout and lowest-scoring output of the season.“I don’t believe that’s who this team is,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “We had a clunker. You try to have as few of those as you can. … We just looked like we were in mud today.”All-Star Kemba Walker made his season debut after missing the first 11 games with a left knee injury but left in the third quarter with a rib injury. Fellow Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum missed his second straight game with COVID-19.The Knicks led by as many as 11 in the first quarter and made it 15 in the second before scoring the first 10 points in the third quarter to open a 58-35 lead. The Celtics never got closer than 18 after that.“They’ve played extremely well short-handed, and dealing with a lot of tough stuff with guys being out,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Sometimes when you get guys back, there’s another adjustment you have to go through. … Getting Kemba back, there was an adjustment for them.”KEMBA BACK OUTWalker went to the locker room after taking a shot to the ribs while getting boxed out by Nerlens Noel in the third quarter. Walker said he simply got the wind knocked out of him. He did not return, but he already had played 20 minutes, which was his limit.Walker scored nine points on 3-of-13 shooting, adding three rebounds, four assists and three steals but committing five turnovers. He was 1 for 8 from 3-point range.“It felt really good to be out there. Really good. I almost forgot how it felt,” Walker said. “Free, which I haven’t been for a very, very, very long time. It feels weird not having pain, if that makes sense.”BENCH STRENGTHThe Knicks had a 38-25 edge in bench scoring, led by Immanuel Quickley’s 17 points and eight assists.“It’s just his craftiness,” Thibodeau said. “He’s got every shot you can imagine.”Reigning NCAA player of the year and No. 8 overall draft pick Obi Toppin added 12 points and five rebounds in 17 minutes — his most extensive action since injuring his left calf in the opener. He missed 10 consecutive games before returning on Wednesday.“He was terrific in training camp,” Thibodeau said. “To get an injury like he had, it’s not an easy thing to deal with — particularly for a guy going through the league for the first time.”TIP-INSKnicks: Thibodeau, who was an assistant on the Celtics team that won the 2008 NBA title, celebrated his 63rd birthday. … Mitchell Robinson, who entered the game with a right heel bruise, left in the first quarter when he landed badly after being undercut by Jeff Teague. 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. Boston’s previous lowest scoring game was 93 points against Detroit on New Year’s Day. The biggest blowout was a 28-point loss to the Nets on Christmas. … Tatum has not played since Jan. 8. He has missed two games and three others were postponed because one or both teams didn’t have enough healthy players. … Marcus Smart was 4 for 15 from the field, missing all seven 3-point attempts.UP NEXTKnicks: Return home to face the Magic on Monday before a four-game West Coast swing.Celtics: At 76ers on Wednesday for the first of two successive games in Philadelphia.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Kemba Walker returns, but Knicks blow out Celtics 105-75 — The China Post, Taiwan

Rivers helps Knicks rally late to get past Pacers 106-102 — The China Post, Taiwan

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Austin Rivers made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:23 left and finished with 15 points to help the New York Knicks rally past the Indiana Pacers 106-102 on Saturday night.The Knicks have won three of four to pull to .500 after six games under new coach Tom Thibodeau. R.J. Barrett scored a team-best 25 points. Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers with a career-high 33 points but had his shot blocked with less than a minute to go, which led to another basket by Rivers during an 11-0 run that helped seal the win. Indiana has lost two of three.It certainly had the sluggish feel of a post-holiday game.The Pacers struggled all night and New York couldn’t put it away until the closing minutes. But the Knicks did just enough in the second half after trailing 51-50 at halftime.The Knicks opened the second half on a 16-5 scoring flurry to retake the lead and extend it to 66-56 with 7:35 left in the third quarter.Indiana answered with eight straight points to make it 75-73 with 2:31 left in the period and when Justin Holiday made a 3 to end the quarter, the score was tied at 82.Julius Randle broke the tie with a 3 to open the fourth, and the Knicks quickly pulled out to a 92-87 lead only to watch the Pacers charge back into a 96-93 lead, courtesy of Victor Oladipo’s 3 with 6:35 left.Mitchell Robinson’s basket started the 11-0 spurt that included Rivers’ go-ahead shot and his crucial basket following the block with 35.3 seconds left.TIP-INSKnicks: Barrett apparently likes playing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where he shot 4 of 5 on 3s in this one and is 7 of 8 from long range on the Pacers’ home court. He is 0 for 21 on 3s in every other venue. … Randle had his second straight double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. … Robinson had 16 points and nine rebounds. … New York had a 51-32 rebounding edge and only allowed five offensive rebounds.Pacers: Brogdon was 6 for 6 from the field in the first quarter. The rest of his teammates made just four first-period baskets. He finished 7 of 10 on 3s. … Domantas Sabonis had his sixth straight double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. … Myles Turner had 17 points and one block. … Indiana was 19 of 50 on 3s.HOLIDAY STARTPacers guard Aaron Holiday made his third start of the season and his second straight in place of injured forward T.J. Warren. Holiday didn’t score, had two rebounds and one assist, but could see significant playing time with Warren out indefinitely. Indiana announced Thursday night that Warren, the team’s top scorer last season, would have surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.UP NEXTKnicks: Complete a four-game road trip Monday at Atlanta.Pacers: Play their second road game of the season Monday at New Orleans.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Rivers helps Knicks rally late to get past Pacers 106-102 — The China Post, Taiwan