Not for the faint of heart among two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat fans, Wednesday night—after a two-day trip that included a stop by the White House—the “Heatles” fell to the Washington Wizards in disastrous fashion. The loss was their third straight. Many have insinuated that the Heat have been coasting through the early part of the season. Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Wizards, reigning MVP LeBron James addressed the coasting talk, “We’ll see Wednesday how I’m coasting. You’ll see the
The 2013-14 NBA regular season continued on Monday, January 13, 2014. There were seven games featuring 14 teams, and each offered their own form of glory. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
NEW YORK – The New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and the Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 6, through Sunday, Jan. 12. Anthony led the Knicks to a 3-0 week which included wins over the Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers. He ranked second in the conference in scoring (27.0 ppg) and steals (2.33 spg) and third in minutes (39.2 mpg). Anthony connected on 12-of-24
How you gonna beat the Miami Heat? For the last three seasons, that was the most important question for the other 29 NBA teams — and it remains the case this season, too. But the Knicks and Nets did it on successive nights, which shows it is not impossible.
Carmelo Anthony has 30 million reasons to remain with the New York Knicks after he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. But if the Knicks don’t have his word that he’ll re-sign with them for five years at a max salary, can they afford to take the risk that he might leave? That is the question owner Jim Dolan and his tight-lipped lieutenants are asking themselves as New York struggles through the first half of the season, entering tonight’s game against
There is reason to believe that, after the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the NBA with last night’s Luol Deng/Andrew Bynum swap, that Deng was just the first domino to fall in Chicago. Well, I suppose that would actually be Derrick Rose, whose loss to season ending injury has given the Bulls a second chance to reassess their future.
Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Shane Larkin, son of baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. So, it would make sense that he’d have attention turned to the AFC Wildcard game Sunday afternoon between the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers prior to his Sunday night game against the New York Knicks. Unfortunately, the outcome was not as he had hoped. Cincinnati, often lampooned as the Bungles after years of inventing ways to lose games,
Just when you thought the New York Knicks were starting to make strides to salvage a disastrous season, they managed to lose yet another game in horrendous fashion against the Houston Rockets on Friday. With 43 seconds left on the game clock and the score tied at 100 apiece, the Knicks used the full 24 seconds on the shot clock before Beno Udrih took a 3-pointer from the right corner. Tyson Chandler was there to grab the offensive rebound and dished