Stephen Curry’s shooting stroke flowed so smoothly he swished shots without even looking at the basket.
Miami trailed by 12 in the opening minutes and dug its way out of a 6-point hole in the final 3 minutes 2 seconds of regulation to beat Dallas.
The Knicks have gone just 5-5 in their last 10 games, allowing an average of 101.3 points per game, which ranks a dismal 25th for that span.
Joe Johnson scored 33 points and Deron Williams had 13 assists as the Nets, coming off a dismal December, beat Oklahoma City for the first time in eight attempts.
The Chicago Bulls haven’t felt like themselves for much of the past few weeks.
LeBron James got off to a surprisingly slow start but kicked into top gear to lift the NBA champion Miami Heat to a 119-109 overtime win over the stuttering Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
Gordon Hayward scored 17 points, Enes Kanter had 15 and the Utah Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-84 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Luis Scola scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half and the Phoenix Suns beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-89 Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
Tony Allen scored a season-high 15 points to help his current team beat his old one. Then he went down the sideline trading fist-bumps and hugs with his former teammates and coaches.
LeBron James got off to a surprisingly slow start but kicked into gear to lift NBA champions Miami to a 119-109 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
Tim Duncan had 28 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, and the San Antonio Spurs used torrid first-half shooting to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-110 Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
James Harden had 31 points and seven assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 104-92 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
Joe Johnson scored a season-high 33 points, Deron Williams added 19 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped Oklahoma City’s 12-game home winning streak by beating the Thunder 110-93 Wednesday night in a game featuring the first ejection of Kevin Durant’s career.
LeBron James scored 32 points and finished one assist shy of a triple-double, Dwyane Wade scored 27 and the Miami Heat rallied both early and late before beating the Dallas Mavericks 119-109 in overtime Wednesday night.
Amar’e Stoudemire, at Knicks practice on Wednesday, took a swipe at his former coach, Mike D’Antoni, saying that he had never been properly taught how to play defense.
Jason Thompson scored 19 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points Wednesday night, leading the Sacramento Kings to their second road win of the season, 97-94 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Paul George had 29 points and 13 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 18 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 89-81 on Wednesday night.
Terrence Ross scored a career-high 26 points, DeMar DeRozan had 24 and the Toronto Raptors snapped an eight-game losing streak against Portland by beating the Trail Blazers 102-79 on Wednesday night.
Explanations for the struggles of the Nets’ point guard include fatigue, a bum wrist and, according to him, a loss of confidence.
Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva has been fined $25,000 for a flagrant foul on Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas, the National Basketball Association said on Wednesday.
Amar’e Stoudemire added some fuel to the New York-L.A. rivalry when he heaped praise on Mike Woodson on Wednesday, while also indirectly criticizing Mike D’Antoni for his failure to teach defense when he was coaching in New York.
From their alarming defensive lapses, to Raymond Felton’s absence and to the return of Amar’e Stoudemire possibly screwing up Carmelo Anthony’s MVP bid, the Knicks find themselves in their first great crisis of the season.
Too bad the Knicks and Lakers are done playing for this season . . . unless they meet in the Finals.