Knicks’ comeback fails as Morant sparks Grizzlies to victory

The first time Ja Morant had the ball and matched up against RJ Barrett on Wednesday night caused quite a stir inside Madison Square Garden. Not since Bryant (Big Country) Reeves played for the Vancouver Grizzlies had there been this many fans sporting Grizzlies jerseys in New York. So when Morant had the ball on … Read more

Nets fall to Suns for fifth straight loss

From the beginning — even from the Kenny Atkinson era — the Nets have spoken about the process. It was about building a team, about character and about a slow build to a championship But as they lost their fifth in a row to the Suns, 121-111, on Tuesday night with both James Harden and … Read more

The Knicks build a big lead to beat the shorthanded Kings, completing a three-game slip

There are no question marks that Tom Thibodeau is less likely to answer than to stare down a rugged stretch of the upcoming schedule for the Knicks. Instead, he will say that the only game that matters is what is in front of the team. So Thibodeau would not look back on the three-game losing … Read more

Kings coach Alvin Gentry full of praise for the Knicks’ Julius Randle

If the response awaiting Julius Randle at Madison Square Garden from the stands was in question as he took the floor Monday night, he had at least one fan in place. Alvin Gentry, who took over as coach of the Sacramento Kings earlier this season when Luke Walton was fired, coached Randle in his last … Read more

Derrick Rose expects to return to Knicks a bit after All-Star Game

GREENBURGH, NY – Derrick Rose will not be back to help rescue the Knicks until after the All-Star break. In his first interview since leaving the court at halftime on Dec. 16 in Houston with ankle pain, Rose said on Sunday he has been making progress since the surgery on Dec. 22 to remove a … Read more

Nets get to have Kyrie Irving for five straight games

Five straight games with Kyrie Irving. That’s what the Nets could get for the first time this season as they head on their longest road trip since their star guard returned to the team as a part-time player. Irving, who is unvaccinated, cannot play at the Barclays Center, Madison Square Garden or in Canada because … Read more

James Harden sits while the Nets take on Golden State

It seems that the moment the Nets get one superstar back, another goes down. When Kyrie Irving got his longest stretch with the team this season – five games in a row as part of the Nets’ West Coast tour – Steve Nash was forced to sit James Harden, who on Saturday morning reported discomfort … Read more

Julius Randle insists he will not bail on his commitment to the Knicks

MILWAUKEE – It might seem hard to remember that it was just a few months ago that Julius Randle, in the wake of a season in which he’d ascended to heights that his career had only hinted at, decided to sign on to a four- year extension with the Knicks immediately, passing up the opportunity … Read more

Nets start strong without Big 3, but lose to Nuggets

Like has happened far too often this season, Steve Nash did not put out the lineup he envisioned when he was named steward of three of the best players in the NBA. There was no Kyrie Irving Wednesday night. There was no Kevin Durant. And thanks to some left hamstring tightness, James Harden was out, … Read more

Kevin Durant expected to miss the All-Star Game again

One of the league’s best MVP candidates will not be in the All-Star Game for the second year in a row. Kevin Durant, who sprained his MCL in mid-January, is expected to miss the All-Star game on February 20, according to several reports, and will continue to retrain himself afterwards. Durant leads the fans voting … Read more