Gonzaga left KeyArena roaring and Gill Coliseum in silence almost simultaneously Sunday.
Barring a major turn of events, the only thing the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks have left to play for is the NBA’s best record.
Archie Goodwin hasn’t made a bigger shot in his young NBA career.
Jeremy Lin scored a season-high 29 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-87 on Sunday night in the first meeting of the season between two of the NBA’s worst teams.
San Antonio and Dallas are barely separated in the standings, but the Spurs are playing their best basketball of the season, and the Mavericks are still trying to adjust to roster changes.
Tiago Splitter scored a season-high 23 for the Spurs as San Antonio won its third straight and Atlanta, which leads the Eastern Conference, lost its third straight.
Mo Williams scored 24 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Al Jefferson each added 18 and the Charlotte Hornets snapped their three-game skid by beating Minnesota 109-98 on Sunday night.
Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high 40 points and former Magic guard Jameer Nelson came off the bench to ignite a big rally Sunday night, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 119-100 victory over Orlando.
Rudy Gay scored 26 points and the Sacramento Kings led most of the way in beating the Washington Wizards 109-86 on Sunday for their second straight victory.
Andre Drummond scored 18 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Detroit Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 105-97 on Sunday.
Nash’s artistry during the height of his abilities with the Suns stood out as the essence of individual expression connected to the welfare of the team.
Lowry, second on the Raptors in scoring, was inactive, but DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 23 points as the Knicks lost their third in a row.
The cruising NBA team, and not the bumbling local NHL entry, has emerged as the unlikely star attraction in these parts north of the border.