Chris Paul had 21 points and eight assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points before both All-Stars sat out the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers breezed to a 108-76 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
Kevin Martin scored 26 points, Kevin Love had 22 and the Minnesota Timberwolves reached .500 with a 108-97 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
Robin Lopez scored 18 points, LaMarcus Aldridge returned from an injury to add 16, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 102-96 on Saturday night to sweep the series for the first time in 15 years.
The Nets’ reserves scored 54 points in a victory that capped a 4-2 trip and pulled the team within three and a half games of Toronto in the Atlantic Division.
The newer mask seemed to bother LeBron James more than the black one did, but he finished with 20 points and led Miami to its seventh straight win.
Zach Randolph had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies used a big second half to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-96 Saturday night.
Marcus Thornton scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 107-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Paul George scored 10 of Indiana’s last 12 points and the Pacers beat the Boston Celtics 102-97 on Saturday night, two days after beating another of the NBA’s worst teams.
Terrence Jones had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets opened a big early lead and beat the Detroit Pistons 118-110 on Saturday night for their third win in four games.
Trevor Ariza made eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 40 points to help the Washington Wizards win their sixth straight game, 122-103 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
LeBron James’ switch to a clear mask didn’t hinder his shooting eye, and he had 20 points Saturday to help the Miami Heat earn their seventh consecutive victory by beating the Orlando Magic 112-98.
LeBron James dispensed with his menacing black mask at the NBA’s request and switched to a clear protective cover for the Miami Heat’s game Saturday night against the Orlando Magic.
Allen Iverson cupped his hand to his left ear and asked to hear his favorite tune one more time.
The Chicago Bulls and former BYU sensation Jimmer Fredette have tentatively agreed to a contract after he parted with the Sacramento Kings earlier in the week, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.
We talk all the time about the glory days at Madison Square Garden and the old Knicks of Clyde and Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere and Bradley and Earl the Pearl.
As undermanned as they are for yet another game, they’ll show heart, they’ll play together and they’ll definitely battle until the final buzzer. Of course we’re not talking about the Knicks.