Since the Charlotte Bobcats matched their win total from last season’s record-setting debacle, they’ve slipped right back into their losing habits.
MILWAUKEE – It’s been an up-and-down season for Ersan Ilyasova, but his season-high 21-point, 12-rebound performance Friday in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 108-93 victory over Charlotte may be the latest sign that a turnaround is underway.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks played with a sense of urgency and came away with the victory.
MILWAUKEE – Ersan Ilyasova set season highs with 21 points and 12 rebounds, providing an off-the-bench spark in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 108-93 runaway victory Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats in Milwaukee.
Playing the team with the Eastern Conference’s longest losing streak might be just what the Milwaukee Bucks need to break out of their recent funk.
Carmelo Anthony’s hand might not have been feeling 100 percent following his New York Knicks’ too-close-for-comfort road win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. But he was still feeling up to making jokes, which is about all you can ask for, really.
Anthony — who led the Knicks with 23 points in 38 minutes on Wednesday, but struggled from the floor, missing 14 of his 22 field-goal attempts — injured himself on this dive for a loose ball following a key J.R. Smith block on Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo with 2:10 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Knicks trailing Charlotte by two:
Knicks fans appreciate the hustle from Melo, who’s made something of a habit of this recently, but were none too thrilled with the result — a deep cut on his left middle finger, sending him to the locker room for five stitches and knocking him out for the remainder of the game, which the Knicks won on an appropriately hilarious Smith game-winner .
Unfortunately for Knicks fans, the injury might also force Anthony out of the lineup for Thursday night’s nationally televised TNT tilt against the defending NBA champion Miami Heat, whom the Knicks beat handily in their first game of the season. Asked late Wednesday what his status for the rematch would be, Melo demurred, and then teed up a goof. From Frank Isola at the New York Daily News :
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — J.R. Smith is normally the guy watching Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning shot, not the one knocking it down.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — J.R. Smith hit an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer to give the New York Knicks a 100-98 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Knicks coach Mike Woodson says guard Jason Kidd will play Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats but won’t start. He says Kidd but will see action at point guard and the No. 2 spot coming off the bench.
New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd was expected to see limited duty Wednesday night against Charlotte after missing four games because of back problems.