Los Angeles belongs to the Clippers right now, and they’re looking for much more than city dominance at this point.
Chris Paul and the Clippers maintained a grip on top billing in Los Angeles with a tense 107-102 victory over the Lakers on Friday to cement their status as the city’s best team.
Two days after defeating one of the N.B.A.’s best teams, the Nets needed a game-winning shot from Joe Johnson in double overtime to beat the Wizards, who are the league’s worst team.
Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and Chicago outrebounded Miami, 48-28, to drop the Heat to 15-3 at home this season.
The Miami Heat’s rebounding troubles cost them dearly as Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and pulled down 12 boards to spark the Chicago Bulls to a 96-89 win over the NBA champions in South Florida on Friday.
Even when seated, the Chicago Bulls outrebounded the Miami Heat.
Al Jefferson scored 21 points and Paul Millsap added 19 to lead the Utah Jazz past the slumping Phoenix Suns, 87-80 on Friday night.
The Knicks got back to executing their defense and the Nets got another good game from center Brook Lopez this week in big wins over two of the best teams in the West.
James Harden scored 29 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 115-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
Carlos Boozer scored 27 points as the Chicago Bulls pulled off a 96-89 win over the NBA champion Miami Heat in South Florida on Friday.
Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, J.J. Hickson added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 86-84 on Friday night.
Joe Johnson’s jumper with 0.7 seconds left in the second overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 115-113 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Kevin Garnett scored 18 points before he was ejected for a flagrant foul in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers 94-75 on Friday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back from a rare home loss to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-85 on Friday night.
Austin Daye had a season-best 20 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 85-84 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Kyrie Irving scored 33 points, including a pull-up jumper from the foul line with one second left, to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-104 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-high 31 points and matched his career high with 20 rebounds, John Salmons scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings beat the Toronto Raptors 105-96 on Friday night.
Kobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He’s on Twitter.
His timing and fitness will improve, but Amar’e Stoudemire is clearly encouraged by one aspect of his comeback: Knicks fans not only have forgiven him, they’ve embraced him.
Amar’e Stoudemire will honor his late brother, Hazell Stoudemire, by inviting 30 children from their hometown of Lake Wales, Fla., to watch the Knicks play the Orlando Magic on Saturday.