Five years have passed since Carmelo Anthony forced his way from the Nuggets to the Knicks, and now both teams are struggling.
The flop epidemic may be over.
Wasington visits Portland on Tuesday, and the Wizards have performed below expectations while the Trail Blazers have defied predictions.
James Harden scored 40 points and had 14 assists, and the Rockets ended the Raptors’ franchise-record 12-game home winning streak.
James Harden had 40 points and 14 assists, and the Houston Rockets beat Toronto 113-107 on Sunday night to end the Raptors’ franchise-record, 12-game home winning streak.
Curry and Bryant, at opposite ends of the spectrum in their brilliant careers, were among those who witnessed a rarity on Sunday: powerful Golden State falling to lowly Los Angeles.
Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points, D’Angelo Russell added 21 and the Los Angeles Lakers stunned the Golden State Warriors 112-95 on Sunday, handing the defending NBA champions just their sixth loss of the season, all on the road.
Connaughton, a rookie with the Portland Trail Blazers, also wants to pitch in the major leagues, and one baseball official said Connaughton “has the talent to be a top-of-the-rotation guy.”
Reggie Jackson scored 30 points in another big game against Portland, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Trail Blazers 123-103 on Sunday night.
Hassan Whiteside had seven blocked shots, including a pivotal one late as the Miami Heat won their fifth in a row, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 103-98 on Sunday.
D.J. Augustin scored Denver’s last eight points of overtime, including two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, and the Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 116-114 on Sunday.
Even a team that dominates the way the Golden State Warriors have this season is bound to stumble every now and then.