Gregg Popovich spent 19 seasons teaching his players how to use teamwork and ball movement to break down defenses.
Steve Kerr is smiling a lot these days.
Kevin Durant’s shots kept dropping, and it didn’t seem to matter whether he was off-balance, falling away or putting the ball up in traffic.
The Liberty re-signed three free agents: Alex Montgomery, Avery Warley-Talbert and Natasha Lacy.
Down 14 points early, host Miami posted its biggest comeback victory of the season.
DeAndre Jordan had 22 points and a career-high 27 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers won without Blake Griffin, beating Dallas 115-98 Monday night after the Mavericks lost Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis to injuries in the first 4 minutes.
Gordon Hayward scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half, and the Utah Jazz overcame a 14-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 100-96 on Monday night.
Gregg Popovich’s grand plan has produced plenty of wins.
Khris Middleton scored 12 of his 18 points in the third quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 103-97 on Monday night.
Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and DeMarre Carroll added a career-best 26 points to lift the Atlanta Hawks to a 117-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Chris Bosh scored 32 points, Mario Chalmers added 18 and the Miami Heat pulled away from the New York Knicks for a 109-95 win on Monday night.
Stephen Curry scored 20 points, Leandro Barbosa had 16 off the bench and the Golden State Warriors snapped Philadelphia’s four-game home winning streak with an 89-84 win over the 76ers on Monday night.
John Wall fell one point shy of his first triple-double of the season, Marcin Gortat had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Orlando Magic 96-80 on Monday night to sweep the season series.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will not punish New York Knicks owner James Dolan for his controversial and angry email to an unhappy fan of the team.
James L. Dolan, the Knicks’ owner, will not face discipline from the N.B.A. over an email in which he told a fan to start following the Nets “because the Knicks don’t want you.”
The Knicks can look to the Heat for a recent example of a team that bottomed out before quickly rebuilding into a championship contender.
Carmelo Anthony was a good person to ask about Knicks owner James Dolan’s spiteful email exchange with an angered longtime fan.
Adam Silver’s worst nightmare for All Star Weekend isn’t frigid temperatures, traffic jams or injured superstars.
A day after James Dolan called him “a hateful mess,” longtime Knicks fan Irving Bierman said he was still “sadly” a fan of the team.
Pardon me, wasn’t this the season James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan vowed to distance himself from the Knicks?