Kevin Durant said the mutual admiration between the Thunder and the Trail Blazers only goes so far.
Reserve Alec Burks scored 13 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz sent the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers to a franchise record-tying sixth straight home loss, 96-79 on Tuesday night.
Joakim Noah scored 19 points as part of a triple-double, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks.
LeBron James rebounded from one of his worst games of the season to score 37 points and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 103-97 on Tuesday night.
Nick Calathes and Marc Gasol scored 18 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies survived a career-best 37 points from Washington’s Bradley Beal to defeat the Wizards 92-89 on Tuesday night.
Joakim Noah scored 19 points as part of a triple-double, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-85 on Tuesday night.
Al Jefferson scored 30 points, Anthony Tolliver added 22 points, and the host Charlotte Bobcats earned a rare win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Luol Deng scored 22 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers avenged a 44-point loss to Sacramento with a 109-99 win over the Kings on Tuesday night.
Charlotte had lost 17 of 18 against the Mavericks, but it scored 60 points in the paint and tied a season-high with 12 3-pointers to snap Dallas’ five-game winning streak.
If only practices were a barometer of a team’s success, the Knicks would be undefeated during the N.B.A. season.
So, once again, the New York Knicks are interested in executing an Iman Shumpert-for-Kenneth Faried swap. ESPN’s Marc Stein has the details here. The immediate question that comes to mind: Does this make sense for New York?In the short term, it doesn’t seem like Faried would be the best fit for this team. But in the long term, getting an asset like Faried for Shumpert, who has struggled to score consistently this season, would be a good get for New York.
Knicks guard J.R. Smith suffered a small fracture in his left cheekbone on Sunday in Oklahoma City, but he’s expected to play Wednesday against Sacramento after being fitted for a protective face mask.
Carmelo Anthony will be back among the NBA’s elite this weekend, with an opportunity to trade stories and elicit firsthand advice about the Knicks’ future and his pending free agency.