New York Knicks
Carmelo Anthony had 22 points in the first game he’s played in his hometown to lead the New York Knicks to a 98-89 preseason win over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.
“There’s a lot of different stuff I may have the opportunity to do,” Kidd said. “If I play, I plan on playing for the Knicks. I got to be honest with myself. I’m a young man. (But) I got to see if I could still mentally do the grind all over again.”
Anthony first hurt his left shoulder on April 14 against the Pacers. Now it seems he played the entire playoff run — 12 games — with a partially torn labrum.
John Schmeelk: The chances that coach Mike Woodson ends up looking good for this decision are slim to none.
The Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.
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.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the Washington Wizards 120-99 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory.
Several professional and college sports teams were forced to rearrange their travel plans as a massive storm swept through the Northeast, dumping a few feet of snow in some areas.
When point guard John Wall blocked perennial All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony’s layup try and raced the length of the floor to give the Wizards a 16-5 lead over the Knicks last night, Verizon Center was as loud as it had been since last spring’s Stanley Cup playoffs.