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.
Phil Jackson, who guided the Los Angeles Lakers to five National Basketball Association championships and the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls to six, will advise the Detroit Pistons on their coaching search.
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.
The Toronto Maple Leafs’ return to the National Hockey League playoffs for the first time in almost a decade has sent ticket prices soaring and signals Rogers Communications Inc.’s purchase of the team with rival BCE Inc. is beginning to pay dividends.
LeBron James scored 29 points to help the Miami Heat defeat the Detroit Pistons 103-89 and extend their winning streak to 25 games, while the New York Knicks clinched a playoff berth with a 99-94 victory at the Toronto Raptors.