DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 12 rebounds, John Salmons added 19 points and 11 assists, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 99-80 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.
Danny Green and Tony Parker shot a combined 18 of 22 from the field as San Antonio won for the ninth time in 10 games and pushed its record to 17-4.
The loss in Chicago ended a five-game winning streak for the Knicks, who were inefficient on offense and played their second straight game without Carmelo Anthony.
The addition of Reggie Evans, a 32-year-old forward with a gleeful nasty streak who is averaging 8.1 rebounds in 19.5 minutes a game, has helped the Nets develop an attitude.
After both teams went through substantial off-season makeovers, it’s the Thunder who have taken a step forward while the Lakers have struggled to find chemistry this season.
Chris Kaman scored half as many points as O.J. Mayo for the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Marco Belinelli and Luol Deng scored 22 points apiece as the Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks 93-85 on Saturday night, snapping New York’s five-game winning streak.
The Chicago Bulls have halted the New York Knicks’ five-game winning streak with a 93-85 home win on Saturday, continuing their home dominance at the United Center.
For the Miami Heat, one nearly perfect quarter was more than enough to help stop a two-game slide.
Josh Smith had 24 points, Lou Williams scored 18 of his 21 in the second half, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-83 on Saturday night.
Brandon Knight scored a career-high 30 points and the Detroit Pistons defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in six days with a 104-97 win on Saturday night.
Kevin Garnett scored 19 points, Jeff Green added 16, and the Boston Celtics won the back end of a home-and-home with Philadelphia, beating the 76ers 92-79 on Saturday night.
David Lee had 24 points and 17 rebounds, Klay Thompson added 23 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 101-97 on Saturday night for their third straight road win.
Danny Green scored 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs set a franchise record with 19 3-pointers to hand the Charlotte Bobcats their seventh straight defeat, 132-102 on Saturday night.
Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally with 13 of his 21 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Phoenix, 117-99, on Saturday.
A deep cut on Carmelo Anthony’s left middle finger will keep him out of the Knicks’ game Saturday against the Bulls. He hopes to return Sunday night against Denver.
When the Celtics landed two first-round picks in the 2012 draft, they were able to get one player who could contribute right away and one who was more of a project.
Carmelo Anthony sat out his second straight game on Saturday night, but expects to play against his old team Sunday night when the Nuggets come to the Garden for the only time this season.
On a night where both teams played as if they could have used the day off, the Knicks saw their five-game winning streak snapped in a 93-85 loss to the Bulls.
A fast-running 32-11 through Saturday night’s physical loss to the Bulls, that’s what it is. You know what other coach in the league has a record like that over the same half-season in the NBA? Gregg Popovich, because the Spurs are an amazing 36-7 over the same period. Nobody else.
It’s a busy time of year again for actress Judy Greer, who’s currently making her Broadway debut in “Dead Accounts,â? starring Katie Holmes, and had her latest film, “Playing For Keeps,â? starring Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel, open this weekend.