Knicks Run Ends At 13 – NBA Roundup For April 12th
UNDATED (AP) — Thirteen was lucky enough for the New York Knicks. But getting Number-14 was an impossible task.
The Chicago Bulls have done it again. Two weeks after ending the Miami Heat’s 27-game streak, the Bulls snapped the Knicks’ 13-game win streak, 118-111 in overtime. Tiny Nate Robinson came up big, pouring in a season-high 35 points.
Jimmy Butler added 22 points and Luol Deng (LOO’-ul dehng) added 16 for the Bulls.
In the only other NBA game of the night, Oklahoma City breezed by Golden State 116-97. That moves the Thunder a half-game ahead of San Antonio in the race for best record in the Western Conference. Kevin Durant led the way with 31 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. The Warriors clinched a playoff berth the other night.
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane (dwayn) Wade plans to return to the Miami Heat lineup tonight, when the reigning NBA champions play host to the Boston Celtics.
Wade has missed Miami’s last six games while dealing with knee and ankle issues. Wade tells The Associated Press doctors eventually discovered three separate bone bruises around his right kneecap, but that rest and treatment has largely taken care of the problem.
Wade says he isn’t sure how much he will play against Boston. Standings-wise, the game means nothing to the Heat, who will finish the regular season with the best record in the NBA and have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.