American point guard Jacob Pullen set a Spanish league record for most three-pointers in a game when he drained 12 in Barcelona’s 111-66 victory at Valladolid on Saturday, beating the previous best of 11 set by Oscar Schmidt 20 years ago.
Blake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108 on Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Phil Jackson won 11 championships as a coach but has never been a front-office executive. That could change.
Tony Parker had 30 points as the host San Antonio Spurs overcame the Orlando Magic, 121-112.
Bradley Beal scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Washington Wizards avoid blowing a 28-point lead and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-107 on Saturday night.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points as the Knicks beat the Cavaliers and moved into a tie with Cleveland for 10th in the conference, three and a half games behind eighth-place Atlanta.
LeBron James was at a Cavaliers home game on Saturday to honor a former teammate, but his visit fueled speculation about a possible return to the team he left in 2010.
Tony Parker scored 30 points, Manu Ginobili added 24 and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a lethargic performance to beat the Orlando Magic 121-112 on Saturday night.
Mike Conley scored 20 points, Zach Randolph added 16 and the Memphis Grizzlies turned up their offense in the second half to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 111-89 on Saturday night.
On a night of celebration, there were two surprising, strange sights: LeBron James back on Cleveland’s bench. The Knicks back in the NBA playoff chase.
Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, Alec Burks added 19 and the Utah Jazz beat Philadelphia 104-92 on Saturday night, sending the 76ers to their 16th consecutive loss.
The Knicks came out flat in the third quarter following a lengthy halftime ceremony to honor LeBron James’ former teammate Zydrunas Ilgauskas –- blowing yet another double-digit lead — before they persevered for an important 107-97 win over the Cavaliers.
There was barely a story written six years ago when Donnie Walsh was hired to be the new front-office savior of the Knicks — even if Donnie always said he wasn’t some kind of savior — that didn’t include the word “autonomy.”
When Phil Jackson is standing in front of a top-tier free agent, the Knicks want him to begin his recruiting pitch with an old Pat Riley trick; throw all of his rings on the table. All 13, in fact.
The Cavaliers were honoring one of his former teammates Saturday night, and LeBron James made sure his presence didn’t steal the show.