SAN ANTONIO — In recent years, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has carried on his legendary schtick in giving very short, bland non-answers to most questions he doesn't find appealing. Popovich did perk up Friday when the subject came around to Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis, then he watched the Latvian nearly deal his club their first…
Tim Duncan is the ultimate franchise player, a star who over the years has sacrificed salary, shots and minutes for the good of the Spurs.
Carmelo Anthony was filled with self-doubt immediately after Jose Calderon’s corner jumper sailed long and the Knicks’ comeback fell short.
Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and 12 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs held off Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks 100-99 on Friday night to remain undefeated at home.
Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder barely survived Lou Williams’ 44-point performance for a 117-113 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points and grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds as the Spurs shaded the New York Knicks 100-99 to win their 22nd straight home game this season.
The San Antonio Spurs got the test they were expecting all season at home, and it almost proved too much for them to overcome.
Klay Thompson scored 36 points, making seven 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 128-108 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
Zach Randolph scored a team-high 24 points off the bench as the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Denver Nuggets 91-84 victory at FedExForum.
Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points for the Knicks, who fell short at the buzzer and failed to stop San Antonio’s regular-season home winning streak.
Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson, Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams each had 13 points, and the No. 1 Connecticut women’s team easily overcame a slow start for its 50th straight victory, 76-37, over host Houston.
Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns for the 11th straight time with a 103-95 victory Friday night.
Kevin Love was back in Minnesota again, and this time the boos he heard were half-hearted and faint from the Target Center crowd.
Zach Randolph scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half and Mario Chalmers made a pair of 3-pointers in the final 1:30 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 91-84 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
Khris Middleton’s driving layup with less than 10 seconds to play carried the Milwaukee Bucks to a 96-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
A comment by Jimmy Butler had raised questions about the chemistry in the Bulls’ locker room. But that had been in December, before the team won a season-high six games in a row.
Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic led the Orlando Magic to an 83-77 victory over the Nets, who have lost nine straight home games.
Ian Mahinmi had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers posted a 91-86 win over a reeling New Orleans Pelicans team that lost Anthony Davis to a lower back bruise early in the game Friday night.
Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic each scored 20 points Friday night to lead the Orlando Magic to an 83-77 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who have lost nine straight home games.
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 of his season-high 35 points in the second half, Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 97-88 on Friday night.