Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points to help the New York Knicks snap a seven-game losing streak with a 118-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Tyson Chandler had 15 points and 14 rebounds and Amare Stoudemire added 18 points and eight
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
The Knicks should have their size back in time for their playoff opener, with Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin both on the mend.
Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has been named as a nominee for the 12-man U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, according to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo.