DeMarcus Cousins had 31 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 99-88 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
Kenneth Faried scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 98-94 preseason win over the short-handed San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
Victor Oladipo had 12 points and 11 rebounds and fellow rookie Manny Harris scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Orlando Magic to a 102-94 preseason victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
Christopher Johnson and Mirza Teletovic each scored 21 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-97 preseason victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
San Antonio, with nine players from outside the continental United States on its 2013 finals roster, practices a more international approach to basketball than any other N.B.A. team.
Attention K-Mart watchers: Kenyon Martin had his shoeless left ankle wrapped in ice when reporters were allowed in to watch the tail end of practice on Monday, but he and the Knicks were quick to downplay that sighting as little more than a preventative measure.
Aside from one charity game in 2011, Carmelo Anthony will play in Baltimore for the first time since high school when the Knicks visit his hometown to face the Wizards on Thursday. Anthony’s family moved from Brooklyn to Baltimore when he was 8.
Iman Shumpert’s famous high-top fade is gone, which is apparently a big deal because Shumpert, citing exclusive broadcasting rights, declined to discuss his new do. “Check my Twitter, check my Instagram,” he said Monday. “I’m gonna release a video. “Check my Twitter, check my Instagram,” he said Monday. “I’m gonna release a video. I had a video getting the whole haircut and everything. I’ll release it soon.”