Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert worked out on a side court as the Knicks dispersed following practice Saturday, a reminder that the team’s winningest November in 40 years has come without two injured regulars.The Knicks are 11-4 entering Sunday’s home matinee against Phoenix, their most wins in that month since they won a dozen games in 1972 en route to the franchise’s last NBA championship.
Resting players is a topic that has been widely discussed in the N.B.A this week, after the Spurs were fined for sitting out players. But the Knicks have been resting players behind the scenes â?? with limited practice.
Stephen Curry had 20 points and a season-high 11 assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 103-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
Tony Parker scored 30 points, Tim Duncan had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the host Spurs, in their first game since being fined $250,000 by the N.B.A., beat the Grizzlies, 99-95, in overtime.
A commercial during Bulls telecasts features Derrick Rose’s return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. In reality, he is expected to rejoin the Bulls sometime in February.
Jamal Crawford scored 17 points off the bench, leading seven Clippers in double-digit scoring, and Los Angeles rested all of its starters in the fourth quarter of a 116-81 blowout of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
So that’s what $250,000 worth of rest looks like.
O.J. Mayo broke out of a shooting slump with 27 points and Dallas celebrated Derek Fisher’s Mavericks debut with a 92-77 victory against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
Larry Sanders had 18 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied for a 91-88 victory after the Boston Celtics scored the first 17 points of Saturday night’s game.
More than four hours before game time, Dwyane Wade was alone on the Miami Heat practice court, just getting some shots up by himself. No coaches around, no teammates, no trainers, just him, a ball and his thoughts.
Luol Deng scored a game-high 25 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-88 Saturday night.
Last week Michael Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, said that he would be open to changing the team’s name to the Hornets should the franchise in New Orleans follow through with plans to change its name to something more befitting that city.
The NBA champion Miami Heat fought back from a 14-point deficit on Saturday to beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-89 and maintain their perfect home record this season.
Nicolas Batum’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin had 19 apiece and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 124-116 on Saturday night.
Kevin Durant scored 20 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight game, 100-79 over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night.
Gregg Popovich said Saturday night he doesn’t know if the San Antonio Spurs will appeal a $250,000 fine from the NBA for sending his star players home to rest instead of playing them against the Miami Heat.