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On Pro Basketball: The Vibe Is Better for the Knicks, but There Are Perils Ahead

After Monday’s loss, New York was 17-16 and facing a long, tough stretch on the road. And the Knicks have been weak away from home this season.

Warriors 99, Cavaliers 92: Warriors Defeat the Cavaliers in Stephen Curry’s Absence

Kevin Durant delivered a towering performance for the Warriors, defending LeBron James and scoring 25 points.

Pistons 104, Knicks 101: Knicks Fall After Taking a Late Lead in Detroit

The Knicks, who trailed for most of the game, held a 4-point lead with 1 minute 48 seconds to play. Then the Pistons regained control.

Jojo Is the Artist of Choice Among N.B.A. Stars

Joseph Anavim, a Long Island native, has made pop-art paintings for Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and many others.

Keeping Score: In Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers Found a Gem Late in the First Round

Taken 27th, a point in the N.B.A. draft typically reserved for Europeans and players with discernible flaws, Kuzma immediately thrived for the Lakers.

How This Lithuanian Outpost Lured LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball

It all started with a message on Twitter in the wee hours of the morning. Less than a week later, the brothers signed a contract and sent the town into a frenzy.

On Pro Basketball: Why the Dowdy Celtics Are Trying to Wear Supreme

The N.B.A. wants to run a 2017 sports business, and even teams that have historically resisted change are getting on board.

Hornets 109, Knicks 91: Kaminsky and Hornets End Knicks’ Winning Streak

Frank Kaminsky scored 24 points for Charlotte and his slick shooting stopped the Knicks’ winning streak at four games.

Our Journalists Share Their Most Memorable Interviews of 2017

Times reporters reflect on the conversations that stuck with them long after their assignments ended.

On Pro Basketball: For Kobe Bryant, a Double Salute, With Two Numbers Headed to the Rafters

For two decades in the N.B.A., Bryant was almost singular in his intensity. And on Monday night, the numbers he wore — No. 8 and 24 — will be retired.

Knicks 111, Thunder 96: Carmelo Anthony, Back in New York, Gets Cheers, a Video and a Loss

Anthony also heard some jeers, and he made just 5 shots in 18 attempts during his first game at Madison Square Garden since the Knicks traded him to Oklahoma City.

Ex-Wife of Lorenzen Wright Charged With Murder in 2010 Death

The body of the former N.B.A. player was found near some woods in 2010, 10 days after he was reported missing in Tennessee.

It Will Be Anthony vs. Knicks, but Maybe Not Anthony vs. Porzingis

The Knicks’ new franchise player injured his knee against the Nets on Thursday night and is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game.

On Pro Basketball: An N.B.A. Team in Mexico City: How Realistic Is That?

Smog, traffic, security concerns — all are issues the league is assessing. But there are lots of reasons to think it might move aggressively into Mexico.

N.B.A. Gives Referee Monty McCutchen New Job in League Office

As vice president, head of referee development and training, he will mentor and coach referees from the N.B.A., N.B.A. G League and the W.N.B.A.

On Pro Basketball: Live From New York, It Will Be a Struggling Carmelo Anthony

The former Knicks star makes his New York return on Saturday night, and he will arrive here as a member of a Thunder team not doing all that great.

On Pro Basketball: Jahlil Okafor Gets a Second Chance, and Nets Get a Bargain

Okafor, the No. 2 draft pick in 2015, lost his spot to Joel Embiid in Philadelphia but now has the opportunity to develop in Brooklyn.

Fix Lonzo Ball’s Shot? Here’s the Blueprint

Kevin Martin’s stroke in college was nearly identical to Ball’s unorthodox method, but Martin managed to slowly improve it and become an effective shooter.

Bulls 104, Knicks 102: Knicks’ Rally Late, but Can’t Beat Bulls at the Buzzer

The Knicks scored 10 consecutive points to tie the score at 102, but Kristaps Porzingis’s last-second 3-pointer just missed.

Jahlil Okafor Headed to Nets in Trade With 76ers

The Nets have two of the top three picks in the 2015 draft after adding Okafor, along with Nik Stauskas and a draft pick, in exchange for Trevor Booker.

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