Denver Nuggets: The Nuggets may have lost the latest battle with the Jazz, but they claim the war isn't over."I think we'll be in pretty good shape, and I think you all will see us in the playoffs," Carmelo Anthony said. And he wasn't the only one. "It's certainly not over," guard Jon Barry said in the Rocky Mountain News. "There's a lot of time to go. Just got to get back on track with Seattle on Tuesday, take care of Houston on Friday and see where we're at. It's certainly a long way from over." Even the coach joined in. "This thing could change every day," Jeff Bzdelik said. "We just need to win, plain and simple." Then Marcus Camby got a little carried away. "We're still in control," Camby said. "These last seven ball games, we have to find a way to win all of them."
New York Knicks: While Isiah Thomas has switched to damage control, the rest of the Knicks aren't buying it. "It would definitely be a letdown," Kurt Thomas said in the New York Post. "The last two years not being in the playoffs, then having the opportunity right in front of you, if it didn't happen, it would definitely be disappointing." Recently, Thomas has told reporters that he wouldn't blame his team if it failed to make the playoffs despite a league-high $90 million in payroll with another $37 million in luxury taxes looming.