Kristaps Porzingis will need a big comeback to become the first rookie since Yao Ming to get voted into the All-Star game.
Chris Paul and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers’ starters thought they were done after three quarters. Despite a 28-point lead, they were wrong.
Buddy Hield scored 34 points and Jordan Woodward had 28 — both career highs — to help No. 3 Oklahoma beat Harvard, 83-71.
Chase Fischer led Brigham Young to an 84-76 win over Northern Iowa on Friday in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.
Bosh had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade added 19 as Miami improved its record on the holiday to an N.B.A.-best 10-2.
The Houston Rockets had their best defensive performance of the season in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.
Even when all those long-range shots aren’t falling like usual, the defending-champion Golden State Warriors showed they are quite comfortable grinding out wins.
The Cavaliers waited more than six months for another crack at the Warriors, who defeated them in the finals, but the result was the same as Golden State overcame sloppy play to improve to 28-1.
Bryant’s 719,235 votes more than doubled the total of LeBron James, the N.B.A. said in announcing the first returns.