Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks showed his team each of the 12 3-pointers Houston made in its 73-point first half Thursday night.
The Sacramento Kings will become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases.
Indiana improved to a league-best 20-1 at home in a victory over the Knicks on Thursday that featured the return of J. R. Smith to the rotation.
Lance Stephenson savors each opportunity he gets to beat up on his hometown teams — especially when the Pacers are winning.
In what he said would be his final news conference as N.B.A. commissioner, Stern said the ultimate aim was to have a European division with perhaps five teams in major cities like London, Berlin and Paris.
The Bulls, who traded the All-Star forward Luol Deng to the Cavaliers on Jan. 7, are a team filled with veterans still intent on winning, and a front office squarely committed to the future.
The Nets will play Atlanta on Thursday at O2 Arena as the N.B.A. takes its game on the road.
Mikhail D. Prokhorov attended the Nets’ game against the Hawks in London, the second game he has seen in person this season.
The Brooklyn Nets topped the Atlanta Hawks 127-110 on Thursday in the NBA’s annual London match, a fixture which incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says will remain on the league’s calendar.
INDIANAPOLIS — J.R. Smith returned from his benching with mixed results and a mixed tone. Although Smith scored 12 points in 28 minutes, the majority of his production and playing time came after halftime, when the Knicks faced a 63-48 hole. The enigmatic, troubled guard had four points at the break in New York’s 117-89 blowout defeat at the hands of the Indiana Pacers. Smith’s benching after a reported run-in with coach Mike Woodson lasted one game.
INDIANAPOLIS — Amar’e Stoudemire stood just outside the visiting team’s trainer’s room staring down at a stream of water trickling from his left knee to the floor. Stoudemire’s ice pack wasn’t the only thing that sprung a leak Thursday night. The New York Knicks’ defense folded, a team with enough poor injury luck got more bad news and the Indiana Pacers issued a beating so gruesome that many Knicks struggled to describe the damage.
Carmelo Anthony was determined to challenge Roy Hibbert at the rim just as famously did last May. The stakes were entirely different on Thursday when Anthony tried to dunk over the Pacers giant center but the results were shockingly similar.
J.R. Smith’s one-game benching ended on Thursday, but while he returned, the Knicks may have lost three others. Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin both sprained their left ankles during the 117-89 loss to the Pacers, and neither forward will be available for Friday’s home game against the Clippers.
INDIANAPOLIS — When it rains, it pours. In the Knicks case, whenever they're about to return to full health, injuries reign again. And just when Amar'e Stoudemire was in a…
The biggest difference in the Knicks' 117-89 pummeling from last year's by Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is their season isn't over.