It was a showdown between two of the best defensive teams in the NBA when Utah and San Antonio met on Thursday and despite an inspired effort from the Jazz, who are in the fight for the final Western Conference playoff spot, the Spurs won 96-78.
Guard James Harden scored 46 points as the Houston Rockets rallied from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-105 at the Moda Center on Thursday.
The San Antonio Spurs showed why they’re the top defensive team in the league Thursday, stifling a Utah team that had found an offensive groove recently.
Stephen Curry scored 51 points and set an NBA record with a 3-pointer in his 128th consecutive game as the Golden State Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 130-114 on Thursday night.
James Harden scored 46 points and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Trail Blazers 119-105 on Thursday night, snapping Portland’s six-game winning streak.
Anthony Davis used his potent combination of quickness and length to reject high-scoring Thunder guard Russell Westbrook late in the fourth quarter. The clutch defensive play led directly to a transition 3-pointer on the other end by Ryan Anderson while Davis lay on his back, clutching his knee after an awkward landing.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Nets to their 16th win of the season.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 24 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 116-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night in a game between two of the NBA’s worst teams.
Stephen Curry’s smile gave way to laughter.
Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics recorded their ninth straight home victory, 112-107 over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.
Stephen Curry has hit a 3-pointer for the 128th consecutive game, setting an NBA record.
Knicks Daily Links: Friday
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Despite the disappointments, the downward spiral and that loss to the Pacers on Wednesday night, Kristaps Porzingis thinks the Knicks are learning something that can help them win a championship someday.
At 7-foot-3 and possessing a future brighter than a car's high beams, Kristaps Porzingis is literally and figuratively the Knicks biggest building block moving forward. Wherever that path leads, Porzingis wants Carmelo Anthony beside him. "Obviously, I wouldn't want to lose him. He is who he is on our team, he's very special, and we…
They are not really connected to each other yet. The communication level is subpar. The passing needs work. And they need more scrimmages. Aside from those points, these Knicks are solid. But it could be tough attaining their only goal: the playoffs. That is the reality interim coach Kurt Rambis inherited when he replaced Derek…