• Knicks clinch at least an NBA play-in spot after Raptors loss

    Knicks clinch at least an NBA play-in spot after Raptors loss

    Even if the Knicks lose their final nine games, they are assured of playing in “postseason” games.
  • Short-handed Nets no match for Raptors

    Short-handed Nets no match for Raptors

    The Raptors was rested and resurgent, and played like it. The Nets were tired and shorthanded, and their struggles showed that too. At least once the bottom fell out. The undermanned Nets coughed up
  • Pascal Siakam ‘crossed the line’ in blowup with Raptors coach Nick Nurse

    Pascal Siakam ‘crossed the line’ in blowup with Raptors coach Nick Nurse

    The Raptors’ run as a model NBA franchise has ended abruptly this season. The drama behind the scenes appears to be worse than previously thought, with Sportsnet reporting on a a heated locker
  • Knicks eyeing Raptors’ Norman Powell ahead of NBA trade deadline

    Knicks eyeing Raptors’ Norman Powell ahead of NBA trade deadline

    Add Raptors shooting guard Norman Powell to the list of persons of interest for the Knicks before Thursday’s trade deadline. While the Raptors are shopping point guard Kyle Lowry, the Knicks have
  • Nets’ season ends after getting crushed by Raptors in NBA playoffs

    Nets’ season ends after getting crushed by Raptors in NBA playoffs

    For the Nets — or what’s left of them — the craziest campaign in NBA history ended Sunday at the hands of the Raptors. It remains to be seen if interim coach Jacque Vaughn’s stay ended with it. The season started by adding Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving last summer, and tipped off amidst an …
  • Knicks must go hard after Fred VanVleet in NBA free agency

    Knicks must go hard after Fred VanVleet in NBA free agency

    The Knicks have had as good an offseason as a franchise mired in a 20-year slump can have. They hired the best man available for their open coaching job in Tom Thibodeau. They have made a slew of excellent hires to flush out his staff and the front office, notably assistant coaches Kenny Payne and …
  • Nets’ disastrous final possession dooms upset chance against Raptors

    Nets’ disastrous final possession dooms upset chance against Raptors

    After getting mauled by Toronto in their Eastern Conference playoff opener, the Nets had to prove they can play with the Raptors. They did that Wednesday, but now they have to show they can beat the defending champions. Monday’s first-round Game 1 blowout loss to Toronto was humbling. This was more heartbreaking, as the Nets …