The New York Knicks held the Denver Nuggets to one basket in the second quarter and went on to break their seven-game losing streak with a 109-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
Carmelo Anthony scored just nine points before leaving early in the third quarter of the Knicks’ 117-94 blowout loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday night.
The Nuggets won for the 15th time in 18 games since Jan. 1 with Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler leading the way this time.
The Denver Nuggets desperately wanted to make the playoffs to get their new young roster some experience under pressure.
The New York Knicks signed J.R. Smith on Friday, hoping his 3-point shooting can improve one of their biggest weaknesses.
George Karl scoffs at the notion that a team needs a superstar to be successful. The Denver Nuggets’ coach would be more than satisfied if the organization manages to retain guard Arron Afflalo after agreeing to a five-year deal with Brazilian center Nene on Tuesday night.
J.R. Smith is the second Denver Nuggets free agent to sign a contract to play in China this season.
Benjamin Hochman with the Denver Post joined CBS4’s Gary Miller on Sunday for Southwest Airlines All Access to talk about the Denver Nuggets.
Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl about a month ago was hoping to play the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs. Of course that never happened. Now Karl thinks the Mavs are going to win it all.