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Knicks 109, Pacers 103: For Knicks, Close Game Against Pacers Is No Surprise. But a Win?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:17:26 GMT

Derrick Rose of the Knicks taking a shot between Thaddeus Young (21) and Myles Turner of the Pacers during the first half in Indianapolis. Rose finished with 20 points in the Knicks’ victory.Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, including a go-ahead jumper during the final minute, as the Knicks beat the Pacers for an important, if ungraceful, victory.


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N.B.A. This Week: All-Star Starters, Spurs-Raptors, Rozier’s Shot

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:16:56 GMT

The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo will start for the Eastern Conference All-Stars on Feb. 19 in New Orleans.The Spurs visit Toronto on Tuesday with a 34-9 record but not much buzz; Terry Rozier had Celtics fans talking with a clutch shot against Portland.


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WNBA Players in Turkey Worry About Rise in Terror

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:01:11 GMT

The Liberty’s Kiah Stokes, who is playing for the Turkish team Besiktas during the W.N.B.A.’s off-season, was celebrating on New Year’s Eve at an Istanbul club when a gunman killed 39 people at a nightspot just down the street.During the off-season, most of those playing abroad were in Turkey, a nation where unrest and violence have fueled concerns back home.


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On the Golden State Warriors’ Bench, Life Is Good

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:51:32 GMT

James Michael McAdoo, who arrives early and stays late, heading to the gym to stretch and digest before practice.James Michael McAdoo may be the last player on the bench for the N.B.A.’s best team, but his work ethic and attitude make him a valued member.


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Keeping Score: Why the Knicks Struggle to Win the Close Ones

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:34:56 GMT

Carmelo Anthony, Coach Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose in a 105-104 loss to the Bucks on Jan. 4, part of the Knicks’ recent slide.The defense has been woeful for a team that has lost 13 of its last 17 games, and three strong scorers have struggled in the final minutes.


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Michael H. Goldberg, 73, Lawyer Who Bridged A.B.A. and N.B.A., Dies

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:51:24 GMT

Michael H. Goldberg in 2015. Goldberg served as the executive director of the N.B.A.’s coaches’ union for nearly four decades.Goldberg served as general counsel for the American Basketball Association during its final years and headed the N.B.A.’s coaches’ union for almost four decades.


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Suns 107, Knicks 105: Ball Rolls Out, and Knicks Again Roll Over, Falling to Suns

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:31:44 GMT

The Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis being defended by the Suns’ P. J. Tucker, left, and Tyler Ulis. Porzingis scored 14 points.With time running out, Carmelo Anthony hoisted a 25-foot 3-point attempt, a shot he thought would go in. It did not, and the Knicks absorbed their 13th loss in 16 games.


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N.B.A. Says Referees Missed Key Foul at End of Knicks’ Loss

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:29:24 GMT

The N.B.A. fined the Wizards assistant coach Sidney Lowe, left, for stepping onto the court late in Thursday’s game against the Knicks.The league said a Wizards assistant coach should have been called for a technical foul for stepping onto the court during the Knicks’ final possession.


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Wizards 113, Knicks 110: Carmelo Anthony Has Knicks-Record 25-Point Quarter in Loss to Wizards

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:13:37 GMT

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, driving against the Wizards in the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden, had 25 points in the second quarter and finished with 34.Anthony finished with 34 points but the Knicks were unable to tie the game on a late controversial play and have lost 12 of their past 15 games.


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Russell Westbrook Is Left Out of Starting Lineup for N.B.A. All-Star Game

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:52:59 GMT

Russell Westbrook has averaged a triple-double this season, but voters for the All-Star Game awarded the two starting Western Conference frontcourt spots to Stephen Curry and James Harden.Westbrook was beaten out by Stephen Curry and James Harden in a new voting system in which he finished first among players and media but third among fans.


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Russell Westbrook Confirms He and Kevin Durant Are No Longer Speaking

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:14:25 GMT

The Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, and the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, right, had different opinions about a possession call on Wednesday. The Warriors won the game, 121-100.Westbrook has been vocal about his former teammate’s decision to leave the Thunder for the Warriors as a free agent.


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Kevin Durant Puts Up Season-Best 40 Points in Warriors’ Win Over Thunder

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:23:20 GMT

Kevin Durant dunking during the Golden State Warriors’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.Durant again dazzled against his former team, pushing his total to 79 points in two games against Oklahoma City.


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Derrick Rose Leads Knicks’ Win; Carmelo Anthony Says Focus Is on ‘Playing Ball’

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:51:05 GMT

Carmelo Anthony, being guarded by Kent Bazemore, far right, and Kris Humphries of the Hawks, confirmed that he met with the Knicks’ president, Phil Jackson, on Tuesday.Rose had 30 points and 10 rebounds as the Knicks triumphed in Boston after Anthony said he was “done asking why” he’s the player always caught up in dramas with the team.


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On Pro Basketball: Anthony or Jackson? Either Way, It’s a Bad Bounce for Knicks Fans

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:15:29 GMT

Fans were excited when the Knicks acquired Carmelo Anthony in 2011, but now many of them wonder whether he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause.One way to end the strained relationship between Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks’ president, Phil Jackson, would be for one of them to leave. But which one?


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