The Denver Nuggets responded to the threat of elimination in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs for a ninth time in 10 years with a 107-100 home win against the Golden State Warriors.
The New York Knicks scored 32 third-quarter points last night, nine more than the Boston Celtics managed in the entire second half, to open a 2-0 lead in their National Basketball Association playoff series.
The annual National Basketball Association All-Star Game isn’t taken too seriously by basketball fans. It’s best appreciated as the culmination of a weekend of parties attended by athletes and their celebrity friends. Before the most recent competition on Feb. 26 at the Amway Center in Orlando, the players mingle beside the court with director Spike Lee and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson. Rapper-turned-actor Common visits Cee Lo Green. Their younger peers, Lil Wayne and his protégé, Drake, make faces for TNT’s cameras.
Billy Hunter was fired as the National Basketball Association players union’s executive director, a move he called “preordained” following a probe that concluded he put his own interests ahead of the group.
Kevin Garnett had 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the first game of their best-of-seven National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference semifinal.