ICYMI: Suggested Basketball Reading From Across the Web

Something rare happened last night in the Association, as both the New York Knicks AND Brooklyn Nets secured victories on the same night. Plus, both of them were against strong Western Conference opponents, the Knicks knocking off the San Antonio Spurs and the Nets taking one from the Oklahoma City Thunder on a  Joe Johnson buzzer beater. Aside from that bizarre occurrence, we also saw a thrilling matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat, with the Warriors holding off the Heat in the 4th quarter, thanks to big nights from Steph Curry and David Lee. The Portland Trail Blazers also put up an incredible 134 points in their win over the Charlotte Bobcats. As for tonight, there are 7 games set to tip, but until then, take some time to enjoy some reading with today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.

Jordan Crawford finds his inner point guard for Celtics: By Sean Highkin (@highkin)

As you may be aware, Jordan Crawford is having the best season of his still young career this year for the Boston Celtics. He’s managed to shed his “me first gunner” reputation as he’s filled in nicely at the point in Rajon Rondo’s absence. Last night in Chicago, Sean Highkin of USA Today caught up with the candidate for Most Improved Player.

Theater Of Pain: The New York Knicks As Performance Art: By Robert Silverman (@BobSaietta)

The Knicks, even with their win last night over the Spurs, have been having a brutally bad season. The win last night moved them to only 10-21 and they currently sit 13th in the Eastern Conference. Over at The Classical, Robert Silverman wrote about the Knicks dismal season as performance art.