Knicks (10-38) 92, Lakers (13-35) 80
How ’bout these Knicks??? They blew by the Lakers yesterday afternoon behind 31 from Carmelo Anthony, and have now won four of six. Playing in the East, that’s the equivalent of like an 18-game normal-conference streak.
Langston Galloway was solid again, scoring 13 points with 5 boards in 30 minutes. It wasn’t exactly a fancy W, but the Lakers just didn’t show up.
Jordan Clarkson (19) and Carlos Boozer (19 and 10) both played well, but the rest of the team was ice cold. Save for Clarkson, the starters shot 5-of-25, and Jeremy Lin finished with 4 points and 4 turnovers in his return to the Garden.
Heat (21-26) 83, Celtics (16-30) 75
Hassan Whiteside just won’t stop producing. After averaging 13 points, 10.5 boards and 3.5 blocks in January, he started February off with a 20/9/3 line in Boston. He hit 10/17 shots yesterday and I’m not sure why he’d slow down any time soon.
Chris Bosh added 18 and 7 in the win.
Boston’s offense never surfaced. They failed to top 16 points in three out of four quarters, and trailed by double-figures for much of the fourth. Overall, though, I don’t think Boston sports fans can complain about yesterday’s slate.