Phil Jackson is backpedaling faster than a defender in front of Stephen Curry. And with just as much grace.
It took the Los Angeles Clippers a while to get going against a team with nothing left to play for this season.
Chris Paul had 23 points and 12 assists for Los Angeles, which has beaten the Nets in five consecutive games at Staples Center.
Russell Westbrook had 20 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 131-116 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
First, Kevin Love signaled that the Indiana Pacers should’ve been called for an eight-second violation in the backcourt.
Zach Randolph scored 22 points, including successive baskets during a key fourth quarter sequence, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Denver Nuggets 103-96 on Monday night.
On a day off (in this case meaning they did not have to play), the struggling Knicks showed feistiness on social media, at least.
The rest helped LeBron James. The replay aided the Cavaliers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his second career triple-double with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted the Houston Rockets for a 128-121 win on Monday night.
Jae Crowder had 22 points, and the Boston Celtics extended their home win streak to 11 with a 100-95 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
John Wall scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, Marcin Gortat added 18 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards rallied for a 116-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.