‘Melo carries team

Despite the Knicks losing to the Celtics on Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony put on quite a show for the fans. It was a tough loss, as they only lost by three points.

The Knicks scored 93 points, and Anthony had 42 of them.  They were forced to play the second half of the game without Amare Stoudemire because he was suffering from back spasms.

They were also without Chauncey Billups who missed the entire game with a sore left knee.

The Knicks were down 63-74 with 45 seconds left in the third. In the start of the fourth, Carmelo Anthony single-handedly brought the Knicks back into the game when he scored the first even points of the fourth quarter.

Unfortunately, the Knicks couldn’t hold on to that lead, but it was without a doubt and entertaining game.

Boston leads the series two games to none.

NBA playoff standings

Chicago leads Indiana 1-0. Next game: 4/18 at 9:30

Miami leads Philadelphia 1-0.  Next game 4/18 at 7:00

Atlanta leads Orlando 1-0.  Next game 4/19 at 7:30

Boston leads New York 1-0. Next game 4/19 at 7:00

Memphis leads San Antonio 1-0. Next game 4/20 at 8:30

New Orleans leads Los Angeles 1-0. Next game 4/20 at 10:30

Dallas leads Portland 1-0. Next game 4/19 at 9:30

Oklahoma City leads Denver 1-0. Next game 4/20 at 8:00

Williams, Iguadala ready for game 1

Lou Williams and Andre Iguadala were both on hand for practice today for the Sixers.  Coach Collins says that both of them will be part of the game plan for game 1 of the playoffs.

The participated in a 3v3 at practice and seemed ready to go.

The Sixers start their playoff run against the Miami Heat on Saturday.  Coach Collins’ message to the team for this playoffs is simple: Believe.

NBA playoff lineup

The NBA playoffs start on Saturday.  Here is the lineup of the games.

Indiana vs Chicago Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Philadelphia vs Miami Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Atlanta vs Orlando Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
New York vs Boston Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
Portland vs Dallas Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
Memphis vs San Antonio Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Denver vs Oklahoma City Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

Bulls beat out Knicks, stay alive

Despite an early rush and lead, the Chicago Bulls won out over the Knicks by a score of 103-90.  The Bulls are going for the best record in the NBA. This was also the eighth straight victory for the Bulls.

The second half is when the Bulls really lit up, going up 26-2 at the start of the second half.  Derrick Rose scored 26 points for Chicago. Loul Deng added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Carlos Boozer had 14 points and 22 boards.

For the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony continues to be a big points contributor for the team, and he was tonight with 21.  This loss snapped a seven game winning streak that the Knicks had accumulated.

Bill Walker added 18 points and Toney Douglas tallied 13 more for New York.

NBA roundup (4/9/11)

ATL             83
WAS            115

LAC               78
HOU            99

CLE              101
MIL              108

UTA             102
SAS               111

MIN             106
DEN             130

Knicks win six straight

The New York Knicks tallied their sixth straight win tonight with a win over the New Jersey Nets.

Carmelo Anthony put up 25 points, 14 rebounds, and two assists.  Chauncey Billups added 22 points for the team, who played without Amare Stoudemire.

Good thing for the Knicks, the Nets are going through worse injury problems.

Brook Lopez scored 27 points for the Nets who are without All-Star guard Deron Williams along with a majority of their starting lineup.  This is the eighth loss in nine games for the Nets.

NBA roundup

ATL          102
IND          114

NY            116
NJ             93

TOR          93
PHI          98

WSH         88
BOS           104

CHI           93
CLE           82

MIL          100
DET          110

CHA         103
MIA         112

PHX         97
NO            109

DEN         89
OKC         104

SAC         96
MEM       101

LAC          96
DAL        107

NBA roundup (4/7/11)

BOS          81
CHI          97

POR         98
UTA        87

NBA roundup

WSH          112
IND           136

NY             97
PHI           92

CLE          104
TOR          96

ORL          111
CHA         102

NJ             109
DET          116

HOU         93
NO            101

MIL          90
MIA         85

PHX         108
MIN         98

LAC         108
OKC         112

DEN        104
DAL        96

SAC         92
SA           124