J.R. Smith http://wamc.org en Knicks Crush Celtics 114-88, Avenging Embarrassing Home Loss http://wamc.org/post/knicks-crush-celtics-114-88-avenging-embarrassing-home-loss <p>In the NBA, Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds in just 28 minutes, and the New York Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss by beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 for their third straight victory.</p><p>Jeremy Tyler added a career-high 17 points. Fellow reserve J.R. Smith also scored 17 for the Knicks, who lost by 41 last time the Celtics came to Madison Square Garden.</p><p>Elsewhere, Kobe Bryant's recovery from a knee injury is taking longer than expected, and he's now expected to be out for at least three more weeks.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:31:39 +0000 Jaired Crofut 82794 at http://wamc.org Knicks Crush Celtics 114-88, Avenging Embarrassing Home Loss Bruins And Stars Engage In 7-Player Trade http://wamc.org/post/bruins-and-stars-engage-7-player-trade <p>Sports fans in Boston have some good reasons to be excited.</p><p>In hockey, the Bruins and Dallas Stars completed a 7-player blockbuster trade. Its Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Stars for forward Loui Eriksson and prospects Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser and Joe Morrow.</p><p>In the NBA, the Celtics will introduce former Butler coach Brad Stevens as the team's new coach today at a news conference. The New York Knicks are also keeping J.R. Smith after agreeing to a new deal.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:13:47 +0000 Jaired Crofut 68519 at http://wamc.org Bruins And Stars Engage In 7-Player Trade WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-93 <p>In the NBA playoffs, Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over Indiana in Game 5 on Thursday night.</p><p>Reserves J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each had 13 points for the Knicks, who trail 3-2 and will need a victory Saturday in Indiana to force a seventh game on Monday.</p><p>Elsewhere, the Spurs moved into the NBA's Western Conference finals after downing the Warriors 94-82 in Game 6. Stephen Curry finished with a team-high 22 points.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 09:59:39 +0000 Jaired Crofut 64900 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-50 <p>In the NBA, Miami's quest to break the NBA record for consecutive wins was ended by a Chicago Bulls team that was without four key players. The final of 101-97 ended the Heat's winning streak at 27, six short of the mark set by the 1971-72 Lakers. LeBron James did his best to keep the streak going with 32 points.</p><p>J.R. Smith scored 35 points, his second straight 30-point game, and the New York Knicks withstood a furious rally to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-101. Carmelo Anthony added 22 points.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:42:07 +0000 Jaired Crofut 60883 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-32 <p></p><p>In the NBA, Amare Stoudemire scored 22 points, J.R. Smith added 18 and the New York Knicks overcame a 22-point deficit without All-Star Carmelo Anthony to beat the Cavaliers 102-97 last night.</p><p>The Knicks trailed 52-30 in the second quarter of this one when Anthony injured his right knee. He stumbled and fell awkwardly after catching a pass and did not return.</p><p>The Miami Heat set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:28:31 +0000 Jaired Crofut 59100 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update