March Madness Cinderellas To Pick In Your Bracket

New Mexico v HarvardThe NCAA Tournament isn’t always as wide open as it is this year, so it may be that much harder to spot which team’s collective foot will fit the glass slipper. Last year, 15-seed Florida Gulf Coast — aka “Dunk City” — toppled Georgetown and San Diego State before finally succumbing in the Sweet 16 to Florida, while 14-seed Harvard upset a New Mexico team that many had pegged as a dark horse headed to the Final Four. And there was 13-seed La Salle that made a run to the second weekend. So as you fill out those brackets (and then revise them again and again) here are five double-digit seeds capable of becoming this year’s tournament darlings — and of making you the envy of your office pool. Continue reading “March Madness Cinderellas To Pick In Your Bracket”

ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS

s-CARMELO-ANTHONY-largeNEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game, leading the New York Knicks to a 113-97 victory over the reeling Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Anthony’s scoring overshadowed outstanding games by New York big men Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire who combined for 35 points on 17 of 18 shooting from the field against the Magic, who lost their seventh straight and 18th in 20 games.

Chandler finished with 21 points on 10 of 11 shooting, along with seven rebounds and a season-high five assists. Stoudemire hit all seven of his shots and scored 14 points as the Knicks beats Orlando for the third time this season. Continue reading “ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS”

Brooklyn Nets Debut At Barclays Center With Win Over Wizards

NEW YORK — The Nets brought professional sports back to Brooklyn with a victory Monday night, beating the Washington Wizards 98-88 in the first basketball game at the Barclays Center.

Brook Lopez had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, who left New Jersey after last season for a new $1 billion home in Brooklyn. They were greeted by 14,219 fans on the night they became Brooklyn’s first major pro sports team since the Dodgers left for Los Angeles in 1957. Continue reading “Brooklyn Nets Debut At Barclays Center With Win Over Wizards”