New York Knicks
Carmelo Anthony scored 15 of his 19 points in the first quarter to lead five Knicks in double figures, and New York held off a late rally to defeat the Mavericks 92-80 on Sunday night.
Former Mavs star Jason Kidd hopped on with 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday to talk about his retirement, the Mavs championship and his relationships with Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki.
It was 19 years ago when Jason Kidd and Grant Hill were to be named “co-Rookies of the Year’’ and the two of them were guests on my radio show as we made the nation-wide announcement. Now, suddenly the two of them are retired.
Jason Kidd, the 19-year veteran who helped lead the Dallas Mavericks to the 2011 NBA title, has retired from the NBA.
“There’s a lot of different stuff I may have the opportunity to do,” Kidd said. “If I play, I plan on playing for the Knicks. I got to be honest with myself. I’m a young man. (But) I got to see if I could still mentally do the grind all over again.”
Anthony first hurt his left shoulder on April 14 against the Pacers. Now it seems he played the entire playoff run — 12 games — with a partially torn labrum.
John Schmeelk: The chances that coach Mike Woodson ends up looking good for this decision are slim to none.
The Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
The Mavericks are worth a staggering $685 million, the fifth highest total in the NBA, according to an annual study released by Forbes. The average team is worth $509 million.
The Mavericks (7-6), who will be without Dirk Nowitzki maybe another month, avoided going under .500 for the first time this season by beating what had been the NBA’s only one-loss team.