Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points on 15-for-29 shooting to keep the Knicks alive.
Steve Blake (No. 5) is not known for his intense defense or as one of the more feared clutch shooters in the league. But in Sunday's Game 4 in Denver, the Lakers guard came up big in both ways, as evidenced by this play on Corey Brewer (No. 13) and big bombs down the stretch to lift the Lakers to a 92-88 win and 3-1 series lead. Blake finished with 10 points; fellow reserve Jordan Hill had 12 points and 11 rebounds in only 23 minutes.
Bynum is big
After seemingly disappearing in a Game 3 loss, Lakers big man Andrew Bynum put in 19 points and added seven rebounds on Sunday.
Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (No. 35) pulls down a first-half rebound. After sparking the Nuggets in Game 3, Faried managed only six points and seven rebounds on Sunday.
Don't forget about me
Oh yeah, Kobe Bryant (No. 24) led the game with 22 points on 10-of-25 shooting in 39 minutes — the same as his much younger backcourt mate Ramon Sessions.
Boston's Kevin Garnett is quite emphatic after his first-quarter basket in Sunday's Game 4 against Atlanta. The play and reaction were quite fitting, as the Celtics routed the Hawks in Boston to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series and send the Hawks back to Atlanta in must-win mode on Tuesday. Garnett was one of six Celtics to score in double figures.
Not for long
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (No. 9) lies on the court after being fouled by Atlanta Hawks point guard Jannero Pargo (in red), but got up in time to drop 20 points and hand out 16 assists in Boston's Game 4 win.
The Celtics' Marquis Daniels misses a basket in the second quarter, but it was a rare miss in the first half . . . the Celtics led the Hawks 64-41 at the break.
It's no use
Josh Smith returns to the Hawks' lineup in Game 4, and even threw down this dunk in front of the Celtics' Kevin Garnett. But Smith's 15 points and 13 rebounds (he was the only player to grab double-digit rebounds in the game) were far from enough in a 22-point loss in Boston.
Out of control
Atlanta's Jeff Teague (No. 0) collides with Boston's Brandon Bass (No. 30) during the first quarter of Game 4. Teague finished with seven points; Bass had 10.
LeBron James drives past Tyson Chandler during the second half of Game 4. The Heat lost the game 89-87.
New York Knick Carmelo Anthony calls for help for injured teammate Baron Davis during the second half of Game 4. He was carted off the court on a stretcher with what appeared to be a severe knee injury.
At least he's smiling
Because much of the Knicks' faithful isn't as point guard Baron Davis is carted off the court with what turned out to be a dislocated kneecap in Sunday's Game 4. The Knicks did get the win to stretch the series to a fifth game, but with Jeremy Lin out, lack depth at point.
The New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler reacts after fouling the Miami Heat's Joel Anthony during the second half of Game 4.
Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks fights for position against LeBron James of the Miami Heat in New York City.
J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks drives for a shot attempt against Shane Battier and LeBron James of the Miami Heat.
Carmelo Anthony drives against LeBron James in the first quarter of Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.
What's up there?
J.R. Smith, Joel Anthony and Tyson Chandler wait for a rebound at Madison Square Garden.
New York Knick Carmelo Anthony and Heat star Shane Battier battle for the ball during the first half.
Miami Heat's LeBron James drives the ball around New York Knick Baron Davis during the first half. The Knicks went on to win the game.
Richard Hamilton of the Chicago Bulls goes to the basket against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Let it go
Carlos Boozer of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot over Spencer Hawes of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls dishes off a passes in between Elton Brand and Spencer Hawes of the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4.
Jrue Holiday of the 76ers grabs a rebound over Omer Asik of the Chicago Bulls in Philadelphia.
Evan Turner of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up for a shot against Omer Asik of the Chicago Bulls in Game 4.
Doug Collins directs his players during the 76ers game against the Chicago Bulls.