OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook hugged Derek Fisher after the Thunder shredded the Knicks 105-78 Friday night. The hug was little solace for the Knicks coach, who played for the…
Carmelo Anthony was back on the court and firing up shots two hours before tipoff on Friday following a few days of back-spasm hell.
An injured star triumphantly returned to his team’s lineup here on Friday night, but it certainly was not Carmelo Anthony.
During the pregame on-court invocation, the officiant prayed for Russell Westbrook. But the Knicks were the ones in need of prayer, and they didn't have one against Westbrook.
Rookie guard Zach LaVine scored 18 of his team-high 28 points off the bench in the second quarter, and Mo Williams had 25 points and 11 assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Los Angeles Lakers 120-119 on Friday night. Kobe Bryant missed a 3-pointer as time expired that helped seal the win for Minnesota.
Marc Gasol had 26 points and nine assists as the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Trail Blazers 112-99 on Friday night to snap a nine-game Portland winning streak.
The game was the first trip back to Oklahoma City for Fisher, who closed out his playing career with the Thunder before he accepted the Knicks’ coaching job in June.
Golden State extended its winning streak to eight games with a 106-101 victory at Charlotte.
Carmelo Anthony missed his second straight game for the Knicks, who struggled to keep up with a Thunder team that benefited from Russell Westbrook’s return.
Arron Afflalo led seven Nuggets in double figures with 22 points, and Denver won its fourth straight at home by beating the Phoenix Suns 122-97 on Friday night.
Tony Parker had 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 112-104 on Friday night, —their second straight victory without Gregg Popovich.
Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, and the Thunder rolled past the Knicks 105-78 on Friday night.
Blake Griffin had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Jamal Crawford added 21 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers coast to a 102-85 win over the injury-depleted Houston Rockets on Friday night.
Coach Steve Kerr knew when he arrived at Golden State that Marreese Speights would figure into the mix somehow this season with the Warriors.
Rodney Stuckey had a season-high 24 points and David West had 18 points in his first game of the season to lead Indiana to a 98-83 win over Orlando on Friday night.
Monta Ellis scored 15 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Tyson Chandler had 11 points and 10 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Toronto Raptors 106-102 on Friday night
Jeff Teague scored 26 points, DeMarre Carroll added 19 points as the Atlanta Hawks held off the New Orleans the Pelicans 100-91 on Friday night.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 22 points and Jared Dudley added 16 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the slumping Detroit Pistons 104-88 Friday night.