The 6-15 Knicks have a knack for making every win feel empty, no matter their desperation. Wednesday’s game against the debilitated Bulls was no exception; while a few offensive bursts allowed New York to build up a 23-point lead, every bit of it evaporated as the Knicks succumbed to a wounded opponent and their own worst tendencies. They did everything they could to lose their 16th game of the season (and their third straight) save to punch the defeat through, but were credited with a win only because some team had to be.
Stephen Curry knocked down a game-winning jumper with 1.5 seconds left to push Golden State to a 95-93 home win over Dallas on Wednesday night.
Doc Rivers was nearly moved to tears by a standing ovation from the TD Garden crowd during his first return to Boston since joining the Clippers over the summer.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis celebrated Orlando’s 92-83 road win against Charlotte by wrapping his arm around Fox Sports Florida sideline reporter Dante Marchitelli and getting a little goofy during his post-game interview.
“I want to get close and personal with you, because you’re a great guy,” Davis told Marchitelli.
Doc Rivers may not have left Boston under the best of circumstances, but the Celtics faithful certainly didn’t hold it against him when he returned to TD Garden as head coach of the Clippers on Wednesday. After Rivers’ name was announced along with the Clipper starters prior to the game, much of the arena rose to its feet to applaud the man who coached the Celtics for eight seasons and helped bring the franchise its 17th NBA title in 2008. Then, after a video tribute played in the arena prior to the second quarter, Rivers again received an ovation. It was a warm welcome for a coach who, in effect, forced his way out of town for another prime coaching gig.