Noel Gillespie didn't like what he was seeing. From the bench, the Phoenix Suns assistant coach watched his basketball team easily give up 48 points to the Golden State Warriors halfway through a game last year.
Carmelo Anthony had 21 points and the New York Knicks survived a late Boston rally to win 88-80 and wrap up their first-round National Basketball Association series against the Boston Celtics on the third try.
The Houston Rockets avoided being swept out of the National Basketball Association playoffs with a 105-103 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks also had postseason wins.
Late in the third quarter, with his Celtics down 20 points, David Nikiel of Citigroup’s institutional equity sales in Boston bought a half dozen pals each a $12.25 shot of Crown Royal whiskey to toast the end of an inspired run.
The Golden State Warriors became the first National Basketball Association team this postseason to wrap up a playoff series at home, and the Brooklyn Nets won on the road to force a decisive Game 7 tomorrow against Chicago.
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.
Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 18 rebounds as the Boston Celtics avoided National Basketball Association postseason elimination for the second straight game with a 92-86 victory last night at the New York Knicks.
If anyone can relate to Jason Collins, it’s Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, a former National Basketball Association chief marketing officer who says the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. team sport can cash in by coming out.