Chris Paul scored career preseason high of 40 points and added 11 assists to lead to the Los Angeles Clippers to a 118-111 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.
David West scored 20 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-79 on Saturday night for their first preseason victory.
Anthony Davis scored 16 points and blocked Bradley Beal’s game-tying drive attempt with 11.9 seconds left to help the New Orleans Pelicans remain unbeaten with a 93-89 exhibition victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Shawn Marion had 13 points and eight rebounds, leading the Dallas Mavericks to an 89-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.
LeBron James spent most of the night sitting with fans, Ray Allen didn’t re-enact his famous shot and the Larry O’Brien Trophy was nowhere to be found.
LeBron James missed Miami’s preseason game against San Antonio on Saturday night, sitting out in favor of rest and maintenance.
So this was the first official week of a season that will be about Melo-Drama Anthony, who’s almost as difficult to guard talking about his impending free agency as he often is when he gets hot shooting a basketball.
You can remove Amar’e Stoudemire from the side of those milk cartons. Missing in action for the first 18 days of training camp, Stoudemire took a small but significant step Saturday in Knicks practice when he went through 5-on-5, halfcourt contact drills for the first time.