Kobe Bryant played relentless defense, spurring his fellow Los Angeles Lakers to do the same. Dwight Howard dominated the paint, scoring easy baskets and blocking shots against the bewildered Bucks.
Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant formed a dominant inside-outside combination to maintain the Los Angeles Lakers’ winning momentum with a 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.
Wilson Chandler hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds remaining in overtime and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-111 Tuesday night for their season-best sixth consecutive victory.
Playing in the closing minutes of a tight game for the first time in a while, Mirza Teletovic’s 10 points in a career-high 22 minutes helped Brooklyn beat Toronto at Barclays Center.
Chicago’s Joakim Noah was of the opinion that the Knicks’ three losses against the Bulls might have been a factor.
Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 30 points and the visiting Los Angeles Clippers looked good without Chris Paul in a 117-109 win over the struggling Houston Rockets.
Brook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
Roy Hibbert had 18 points and seven rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers handed the Charlotte Bobcats their 13th straight home loss with a 103-76 victory Tuesday night.
Greivis Vasquez scored 23 points, Eric Gordon added 19 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-99 on Tuesday night.
Sacramento’s mayor has won consent from the NBA to submit a proposal that would keep the Sacramento Kings from leaving town, a spokesman said on Tuesday, amid reports that an investor group was looking to buy the team and move it to Seattle.
Still deft at irking opponents, Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls is averaging season highs in points, assists, blocks and minutes.
LONDON â?? The man behind the window is generous to a fault.
“It is cold outside,â? he says. “Can I get you some coffee? Some tea?â?
I do not want coffee. I do not want tea, or hot chocolate, or even a room-temperature ale. I want to place a bet.
LONDON â?? You could call Carmelo Anthony deaf and numb.
The Knicks superstar said he was unaware he was being miked up for Friday’s Bulls game and Sunday’s game vs. the Hornets on orders from owner James Dolan, and he doesn’t care.
As Anthony arrived with his wife…
LONDON â?? Knicks coach Mike Woodson won’t rule out starting Iman Shumpert Thursday when he makes his season debut.
Shumpert, returning from ACL surgery after a first-team All-Rookie campaign, will participate in one last practice Wednesday in London before Woodson declares him a definite. But unless there’s a setback…
LONDON â?? Roger Moreland, the British basketball chairman, knows two things about Thursday’s Knicks-Pistons contest at O2 Arena.
First, it will continue the recent popularity of basketball in Britain.
And secondly, there will be more fans pulling for the orange and the blue. The British just don’t do holidays…
At least when the Beatles touched down on New York soil nearly 50 years ago there were screaming girls and television cameras to welcome the boys from Liverpool. When the NBA’s oldest roster arrived here early Tuesday they did so with little fanfare, fewer fans and very groggy from the red eye flight.