D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 Tuesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.
Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105. The Nuggets have won four straight and clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2012-13. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 30 points.
Emmanuel Mudiay provided 28 points and eight assists as the Knicks beat the Lakers, 124-123 to end an eight game losing streak. New York closed on a 13-1 run and clinched the victory when Mario Hezonja blocked LeBron James' potential game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds to play.
The Washington Capitals remain two points better than the New York Islanders atop the NHL's tight Metropolitan Division race. Brett Connolly scored twice and Tom Wilson notched his 20th goal of the season in the Capitals' eighth win in nine games, 5-2 at Philadelphia.
In the finals of the MAAC Tournament at Albany’s Times Union Center, Quinnipiac won the women’s title by beating Marist, 81-51, and Iona topped Monmouth to take the men’s title, 81-60. Iona was one of two teams to earn a NCAA bid yesterday, along with Wofford College from the Southern Conference.
The Philadelphia 76ers welcomed back Joel Embiid and took a big step toward securing home-court advantage in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Embiid poured in 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in his first game in 3 ½ weeks to guide the Sixers past the Pacers, 106-89.
The MAAC basketball tournament kicked off at Albany's Times Union Center yesterday. In the first round of the women's playoffs, Iona topped Siena, 75-64. In the men's tournament, Saint Peter's defeated Marist, 71-68.
The Pistons and Nets continue to share sixth place in the Eastern Conference after Spencer Dinwiddie scored 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter of Brooklyn's 113-107 victory over the Cavaliers. D'Angelo Russell added 25 points for the Nets, who trailed 85-80 heading into the final period.
Gordon Hayward scored 30 points off the bench, Kyrie Irving had 19 points and 11 assists, and the Boston Celtics ran away from the Golden State Warriors early on the way to a 128-95 win in a game that turned testy with the two-time defending champions down big.
DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Rodions Kurucs had 19 and the Brooklyn Nets easily snapped a three-game losing streak with a 127-88 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Caris LeVert added 18 points and Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 16.
The Washington Capitals have regained sole possession of first place in the NHL's Metropolitan Division, thanks to a little help from video review and the Philadelphia Flyers. Alex Ovechkin was credited with a goal in the fourth round of the shootout to lead the Capitals to their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Rangers in New York.
About 400 years ago, the first Africans were brought to North America as slaves. All these years later, proof of that history struggles to be seen. Now in New York’s Hudson Valley, the Kingston Land Trust is leading a campaign to purchase and protect a residential property thought to be a historic African burial ground. I toured the site on a windy day with the Trust’s executive director, Julia Farr.
Tobias Harris scored 32 points and Ben Simmons had a triple-double to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-104. Harris, acquired earlier in February in a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, posted his highest point total in eight games with the 76ers.
Washington slowed Brooklyn's playoff push as Bradley Beal scored 31 points and Trevor Ariza had 23 with 10 rebounds in the Wizards' 125-116 victory against the Nets. Backup Thomas Bryant had 18 points to help the Wizards end a four-game skid and halt the Nets' two-game winning streak.
The Knicks have strung together back-to-back home wins since dropping 18 straight at Madison Square Garden. Emmanuel Mudiay, Mitchell Robinson and the rest of the Knicks' backups outscored Orlando's by a whopping 75-7 in a 108-103 victory over the previously-hot Magic.
The Nets earned a 101-85 victory against the Spurs behind D'Angelo Russell' 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Joe Harris and Caris LeVert each added 15 points for Brooklyn, which made 19 3-pointers and caused San Antonio to finish 1-7 on its eight-game road trip.
Damyean Dotson scored 27 points and the Knicks ended their franchise-record 18-game losing streak by outscoring the Spurs, 130-118. Kevin Knox, Dennis Smith Jr. and Emmanual Mudiay all had 19 points in the Knicks' first home victory since Dec. 1 against Milwaukee.
Emphasizing a need for collective bargaining and compromise, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont presented his first budget proposal to the General Assembly Wednesday. It comes as the state’s new fiscal year beginning July 1 is projected to be $1.5 billion dollars in the red, while fiscal year 2021 is expected to have a $2.2 billion dollar deficit.