NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics usually beat the Knicks. The Knicks often blow big leads. So there was little reason for Boston to panic when trailing by nine points in the third quarter.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has given North Carolina State a new deadline of Dec. 9 to respond to a notice of allegations of violations in its men’s basketball program.
New York Knicks (2-8, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (3-7, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland Cavaliers (3-5, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (2-7, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
New York Knicks (1-7, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (5-2, second in the Western Conference)
New York Knicks (1-6, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (3-5, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Sacramento Kings (1-5, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (1-5, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
New York Knicks (1-4, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (3-1, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
New York Knicks (1-3, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (1-2, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have exercised their contract options on Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr. and Kevin Knox.
The options picked up Monday are on the fourth year of the...
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have officially re-signed Kristaps Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 All-Star selection who still hasn't played a game for them since being acquired in a big deal before...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has charged North Carolina State with four violations, accusing a former assistant coach of providing payments and benefits connected to the recruitment of...
Detroit Pistons (40-41, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (17-64, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
CHICAGO (AP) — With an embarrassing predicament in sight, Knicks coach David Fizdale implored his team to treat the end of another lost season like a playoff series.
New York Knicks (16-64, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (22-58, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe this won't be the worst New York Knicks team ever.
The Knicks gave themselves a chance to avoid that dubious distinction by rallying from 10 points down after three...
Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston hosts New York trying to prolong its four-game home winning streak.
The Rockets have gone 29-10 in home games. Houston is 27-12 in...
New York Knicks (15-62, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (38-40, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Miami Heat (37-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (14-61, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Three weeks after hitting a low point with a "pathetic" performance on Broadway, the Spurs hit a high note against the New York Knicks.
NEW YORK (AP) — With an afternoon start that felt like morning to them, the Sacramento Kings weren't sharp when their game began.
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker predicted a big night for himself. And, he was right.
The Phoenix star scored a season-high 41 points, and the surging Suns rolled to their fourth victory in five...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):
Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion.
Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's Dennis Smith Jr.
Diallo topped Smith 88-85 in the finale. Charlotte's Miles Bridges and Atlanta's John Collins went out in the first round.
ATLANTA (AP) — Knicks coach David Fizdale gives his team credit for not giving up during a losing streak that lasted nearly six weeks.
"I keep talking about this team's character," Fizdale said. "It would've been very easy for us to check out and get on to wherever we're going to go, but we were desperate men. Those guys wanted this game really badly, and they came out and showed it."
CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks' franchise-record 17th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take.
The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-104 on Monday night.
"It's incredibly hard," said guard Dennis Smith Jr. "No one wants to lose, especially 17 in a row. Tonight would've been major for us if we'd have pulled it out."
NEW YORK (AP) — All the roster changes aren't helping the New York Knicks get any wins.
Blake Griffin scored 29 points and Andre Drummond finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons handed the Knicks their 14th straight loss, 105-92 on Tuesday night.
New York., featuring a starting lineup with three new players, also lost at home for a franchise-record 15th straight game.
DETROIT (AP) — Free throws have dogged Andre Drummond throughout his NBA career, so when he stepped to the line with a two-point lead and 3.3 seconds remaining, Detroit's victory was far from certain.
Drummond then calmly made both shots to seal the game for the Pistons.
"Closing it out with a rebound and getting those two free throws — is huge," Drummond said. "Got the win, so that's really good."
NEW YORK (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki has been coming to Madison Square Garden for about two decades, scoring better there than at any road arena.
If this was the last visit, he ended with a good one.
Nowitzki scored a season-high 14 points, Luka Doncic warmed up after an airball on his first shot in the arena to score 16, and the Dallas Mavericks routed the New York Knicks 114-90 on Wednesday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks finally found friendly rims on the road.
Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr. fueled an early long-range shooting blitz and the Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-84 on Wednesday night to end a nine-game road skid.
"We were certainly due," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "But these things don't just happen. You have to make them happen. Guys were ready to play tonight. You could sense it in the locker room beforehand."
DALLAS (AP) — Dennis Smith Jr. was coming off a last-second gaffe in a Dallas loss when the second-year guard came through with two critical plays in a win over Oklahoma City: one at each end of the court.
The 21-year-old hit the go-ahead layup before defending on a miss by Paul George , and the Dallas Mavericks surged past the Thunder late in a 105-103 victory Sunday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle called it "breathtaking."
Anthony Davis called it just another day at the office, admittedly with a few extra deep breaths.
Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks were again talking about a great performance by a rookie.
This time it wasn't Luka Doncic.
Jalen Brunson started at point guard for the second consecutive game and scored a career-high 17 points as the Mavericks beat the Orlando Magic 101-76 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball at a fan during a game in Dallas.
The fine was handed down Tuesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.
The incident occurred with 9:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers' 114-110 loss to the Mavericks on Sunday.
DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks have had the Washington Wizards' number in recent years, and Dallas' young backcourt ensured that remained the case Tuesday night.
Luka Doncic scored 23 points and Dennis Smith Jr. made three key plays down the stretch as the Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak by beating Washington 119-100.
It was the Mavericks' 16th win in their last 17 meetings with the Wizards. In the first half, when Dallas built a 24-point lead, it looked like a foregone conclusion.
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had the home crowd roaring in the teenager's Dallas debut with step-back 3-pointers and big buckets late while fellow youngster Dennis Smith Jr. quietly played a secondary role.
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic is getting help from a variety of angles as the teenager makes the transition from European basketball to the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks.
The Slovenian rookie has mom to keep things settled at home, 40-year-old fellow Euro transplant Dirk Nowitzki to teach what it takes to become an NBA MVP and young point guard Dennis Smith Jr. to share the burden of expectations for lifting a fading franchise.
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school.
NEW YORK (AP) — A cadre of fixers in the world of college basketball conducted covert "black ops" to funnel tens of thousands of dollars in secret cash payments to the families of top prospects like DeAndre Ayton to lure them to major programs, a former Adidas consultant testified Wednesday at a corruption trial.
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki hasn't won a playoff series since leading the Dallas Mavericks to their only championship in 2011 and has watched the franchise's steady slide to depths not seen since he was the fresh-faced rookie out of Europe 20 years ago.
If Nowitzki's record 21st season with the same team is his last, the superstar from Germany at least wants to be able to say he was there for the beginning of a turnaround.