DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 19 rebounds, and Derrick Williams scored a career-high 31 to pace the Sacramento Kings to a 112-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points and Damian Lillard added 17 to propel the Portland Trail Blazers to a 105-94 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
Zach Randolph had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Jon Leuer added 16 points and a career-best 12 boards to lead the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies to a 94-85 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
Wilson Chandler scored 17 points, Nate Robinson added 16, and Kenneth Faried had a key block and transition dunk with 33 seconds left to lift the Denver Nuggets to 75-74 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Kemba Walker scored 27 of his 31 points in the second half, and the Charlotte Bobcats ruined Stephen Curry’s homecoming with a wire-to-wire 115-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.
Blake Griffin scored 26 points, Chris Paul added 25 points and 13 assists, and the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 94-83 Monday night.
Royce White advocated for the N.B.A. to establish a mental health protocol after he was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and though he was waived, he says he is ready to get back in the game.
Nets point guard Deron Williams is set to play Tuesday against the Celtics, and Knicks center Tyson Chandler hopes to be back before Jan. 1.
Kobe Bryant had the ball in his hands and the crowd on its feet for the final possession of the first half in his comeback game.
Tyson Chandler participated in contact drills Monday for the first time since breaking his right leg on Nov. 5 and is hopeful of returning within the next 10 days. “It feels good just to be back on the floor and part of practice, try and help the guys out and get myself in some better condition,” Chandler said.
What James Dolan said to Mike Woodson and the manner in which that message was delivered is unknown, but the Knicks owner was, as expected, waiting for his head coach just moments after an embarrassing, 41-point home loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday.