Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss loved to win. He especially relished beating the Boston Celtics.
Klay Thompson had 28 points and eight rebounds, David Lee finished with 19 points and 11 boards and the Golden State Warriors snapped a season-high, six-game losing streak by beating the Phoenix Suns 108-98 on Wednesday night.
Deron Williams scored 23 points and C. J. Watson added 17, helping the Nets come back from an 11-point deficit late in the third quarter.
James Harden finally beat his former team on Wednesday night.
The Knicks did not take their thrashing from the Pacers with grace: While giving up 74 points in the first half alone, they whined to officials and argued with one another.
The Indiana Pacers looked ready for the playoffs. The New York Knicks looked like they wanted a longer All-Star break.
The Memphis Grizzlies, playing against Rudy Gay for the first time since trading their top scorer to Toronto, scored an 88-82 victory over the Raptors on Wednesday.
Shawn Marion and Elton Brand scored 17 apiece, Vince Carter again provided a spark off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Orlando Magic 111-96 on Wednesday night.
Deron Williams scored 23 points and Brooklyn escaped with a 97-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after Monta Ellis missed a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds.
Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 105-100 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
Miami scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter to erase Atlanta’s 10-point lead and the Heat, led by LeBron James’ 24 points, beat the Hawks 103-90 on Wednesday night to extend their season-best winning streak to eight games.
Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and tied a career high with 18 rebounds to power the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 94-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Greg Monroe scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, stepping up with Brandon Knight on the bench nursing a hyperextended right knee, to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 105-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
Zach Randolph had 17 points and 18 rebounds, Mike Conley scored 17 points and the Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth straight game Wednesday, beating the Toronto Raptors 88-82.
There had been plenty of talk but very little action by Wednesday evening, with the deadline looming at 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday.
Ramel Bradley grew up in Brooklyn dreaming of an N.B.A. career. He is playing professionally at 28, but he plays for a team in Israel, not the United States.
The Houston Rockets acquired No. 5 pick Thomas Robinson and forwards Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt from Sacramento on Wednesday for forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich and point guard Toney Douglas.
Mike Woodson’s reeling team was embarrassed by a more athletic and disciplined Indiana Pacers team that crushed the Knicks, 125-91. The no-show performance on the eve of the NBA trade deadline will undoubtedly have the Knicks’ reclusive front office seriously considering a move.
INDIANAPOLIS â?? Mike Woodson said earlier this week he wasn’t going to “panicâ? over the Knicks’ disappointing showing before the NBA All-Star break â?? when they lost three of their last four and looked mediocre for much of January and February.
Well guess what? It’s time to panic.
INDIANAPOLIS â?? The Knicks hadn’t played in a week because of the All-Star break. It looked like they hadn’t played in a year.
They are a mess, and picked the worst time to show their worst qualities on the eve of the trading deadline.
In their first game out…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? As much as they investigated, the Knicks are expected to stand pat at Thursday’s 3 p.m. trading deadline for the second straight year.
The reasons are partly because of their awkward mix of contracts and partly because the franchise feels it can topple the defending-champion Miami Dream…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? Iman Shumpert had a companion during his All-Star break trip to Houston, where he did some promotional appearances.
The Knicks coaches and video staff gave him a DVD of his highlights from last season, when he made the All-Rookie first team. Shumpert hasn’t been the same player since…