The Lakers were the designated home team this time. That meant the Clippers had to put up with looking at all those championship banners and retired numbers that their co-tenant at the Staples Center has had hanging on the wall since the arena opened 15 seasons ago — and weren’t able to cover them up with banners of their own players.
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed against the Miami Heat, weathering a sluggish third quarter for an intense 111-87 victory.
Gerald Green scored 25 of his career-high 41 points in the third quarter and the Phoenix Suns erased a 16-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-122 on Thursday night.
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed against the Miami Heat, weathering a sluggish third quarter for a 111-87 victory at home.
Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms when the Nets visit Boston on Friday, the team’s last trip this season to his old home.
Acquired in a trade for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry, Marcus Thornton has proved to be powerful off the bench.
The Knicks may be 22-40, but there’s always hope. Remember the team of Patrick Ewing, Allan Houston and Larry Johnson that advanced to the N.B.A. finals as an eighth seed?
The WNBA and the players’ union have agreed to a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement Thursday night, pending approval by the league’s Board of Governors.
When it comes to expressing himself publicly, whether it be about the Knicks or the quality of hot dogs served at the Gulag, James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan has mostly reserved his right to remain silent. This leaves his thoughts and thought process open to all kinds of speculation.
Mike Woodson called a flagrant tampering foul on the Bulls’ Joakim Noah on Thursday amid reports that Chicago’s center tried to actively recruit Carmelo Anthony at last month’s All-Star weekend to sign with the Bulls this summer.