J.R. Smith should know the score when the Knicks and Mavericks line up at center court for the opening tip. Or at least he’d better. The same games last year’s Knicks used to win, this year’s Knicks lose in the most exasperating of ways.
Thaddeus Young matched his season-high with 30 points and the Philadelphia 76ers held off a furious late rally by the Portland Trail Blazers to pull out a 101-99 victory Saturday night for their fourth straight win, all on the road.
Kemba Walker scored 30 points, Al Jefferson had a season-high 27 and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 113-103 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
Despite a third-quarter lull, the Nets beat the Cavaliers at Barclays Center and achieved consecutive victories for only the second time this season.
Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scored 23 points in the fourth quarter and hit the winning shot to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Dennis Rodman has named a team of former N.B.A. players to participate in an exhibition game in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Gerald Green had a season-best 24 points and a career-high five steals starting in place of the injured Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns beat the sloppy Milwaukee Bucks 116-100 Saturday night.
Tiago Splitter had a season-high 22 points before he was hurt, Tim Duncan added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Clippers 116-92 Saturday night in their first game without injured All-Star Chris Paul.
Kevin Durant scored 23 of his season-high 48 points in the fourth quarter and hit the winner with 4 seconds to play to rally the Oklahoma City Thunder from 13 points down in a 115-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
Mike Dunleavy scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 91-84 Saturday night.
Paul George scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead four Pacers in double figures and Indiana rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit for a 99-82 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
Deron Williams scored 21 points, Paul Pierce added 17 while moving past Allen Iverson into 19th place on the NBA’s career scoring list, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 89-82 on Saturday night.
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each had 20 points and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Orlando Magic 110-94 on Saturday night.
Some of the best point guards in the N.B.A. are ailing, and the quality of play may be suffering as a result.