Tyler Hansbrough appeared to be looking for a fight … until he discovered his combatant would be Metta World Peace.
Jordan Farmar scored 13 of his 20 points during a 3:17 span of the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers got double-digit scoring from three other reserves en route to a 108-94 preseason victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.
Gerald Green and Eric Bledsoe both had 15 points and P.J. Tucker added 13 to lead the Phoenix Suns past the depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 88-76 in preseason play Tuesday night.
Patty Mills scored 22 points and Kawhi Leonard added 19 and the San Antonio Spurs routed the Orlando Magic 123-101 on Tuesday night in their penultimate preseason game.
Greg Monroe scored 18 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards 99-96 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
David West had 24 points and seven rebounds, Paul George had 17 points and Luis Scola scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 107-89 preseason victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
Jason Terry, who is set to make his Nets debut Wednesday, is one of the N.B.A.’s most superstitious players and one of its most accomplished bench scorers.