Trey Burke had 22 points and seven assists, and the Utah Jazz beat Portland 109-105 Thursday night for their second straight preseason victory over the Trail Blazers.
Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the Nets’ owner, is trying to create a new company by combining his team and arena assets with those owned by the investor group that bought the Los Angeles Dodgers two years ago.
James Harden scored 21 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 113-93 preseason victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, Andre Drummond added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 94-80 on Thursday night in a preseason game.
Derek Fisher doesn’t have to look too far for an example of another local team that absorbed some lumps during the preseason while taking a crash course in a complicated new offensive system.
So it turns out the Knicks were not kidding when they warned us that this triangle offense stuff would take some getting used to — as we saw in their disjointed preseason-opening loss to the Celtics on Wednesday night.