Doc Rivers rested all of his starters throughout the fourth quarter against New Orleans on Friday night, a rarity for the Clippers coach this season.
The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0.
Golden State guard Stephen Curry scored 41 points and made nine 3-pointers as the Warriors extended their unbeaten streak to start the season to an NBA-record 17 games in a 135-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Kawhi Leonard is on quite a roll. The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year also is being noticed for his play on the offensive end.
Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, Zach LaVine added 19 points and eight rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves got a big game from their reserves in a 101-91 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Gerald Green scored a season-high 25 points in Miami’s 97-78 win over New York on Friday, but his defensive effort against Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony might have been the most impressive part of his performance.
With Philadelphia desperately for its first win, James Harden took over for the Houston Rockets.
James Harden had 50 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, and the Rockets beat the 0-17 Philadelphia 76ers, 116-114, in Houston.
Jamal Murray had 21 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the final 15 points of the first half on the way to beating South Florida, 84-63, in the Hoop-Hall Miami Invitational.
The Mexican basketball federation was suspended by the world governing body FIBA because of the national government’s interference in how the sport is run.
Paul George and the Indiana Pacers picked up right where they left off before a three-day break.
Elfrid Payton has been inconsistent this season for the Orlando Magic.
Paul Millsap had 23 points and 14 rebounds, one of six Atlanta Hawks players who scored in double figures during a 116-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.
The Knicks withered against the Miami Heat, their third consecutive defeat. The ugly loss ensured that the searching and tinkering would need to continue for the team.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 13 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 103-87 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
LeBron James extended his personal run of dominance against the Charlotte Hornets by leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-90 victory Friday night.
Gerald Green scored a season-high 25 points while starting in place of Luol Deng, and the Miami Heat beat New York 97-78 on Friday night for their second victory over the Knicks this week.
Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters and Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, leading the Boston Celtics to a 111-78 rout of the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
LeBron James had 25 points and 13 rebounds, extending his personal run of dominance against the Charlotte Hornets by leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-90 victory Friday night.
Black Friday traditionally signifies the start of the holiday shopping season, but the carnage inside the Garden mostly was tinted Green.
There was a time when the rival Heat sharing an in-season holiday meal with anyone on the Knicks was unthinkable.
The Knicks probably would have ended up happy either way. Once in consideration to be taken by the Knicks with the fourth overall pick in the draft, used on Kristaps Porzingis, Heat forward Justise Winslow displayed the two-way skills that made the Duke swingman such an attractive rebuilding piece in Miami's 97-78 win at the…