New York Knicks
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 Warriors are hopeful that David Lee will return Monday. Lee, who leads the NBA with 41 double-doubles, sat out Saturday’s 103-93 home loss to Milwaukee with a bruised right knee.
And while opinions no doubt varied among the crowd as to where Stephen Curry’s offensive exhibition stood in the annals of Garden history, the data the SportVU system was instantaneously tabulating lacked any element of subjectivity.
The 49ers will reportedly get a high second round draft choice this year and a conditional third round choice next year in a trade for backup quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Police said Knicks star Jason Kidd crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons on Sunday, days after signing with the Knicks.
A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that New York Knicks restricted free-agent guard Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets have agreed to terms on a four-year contract offer.
The Houston Rockets have reportedly extended an offer to point guard Jeremy Lin, who spent a few days with Houston in 2011 before being waived and later becoming the biggest story — and most marketable player — in the NBA last season.
LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 106-94 on Wednesday night to win the Eastern Conference first-round series in five games.