Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.
Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin’s 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
Judge Richard Fruin, in Los Angeles Superior Court, found that V. Stiviano presented no evidence to support her claim that Sterling had called her a thief and an embezzler in public forums.
Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis scored 14 points each to lead seven Dallas players in double figures as the Mavericks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-103 on Monday night.
Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night.
Paul Millsap scored 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after losing a fourth-quarter lead to beat the Charlotte Hornets 117-114 in overtime in an exhibition game on Monday night.
Anthony Davis scored 14 points and Ryan Anderson had 11 as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Washington Wizards 88-84 on Monday night in the next-to-last preseason game for both teams.
LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.
Fisher was opposed by Jason Kidd in a preseason game against the Bucks, and perhaps there was a bit of symbolism as two former point guards went about the business of coaching their new teams.
Imported point guard Jose Calderon left Monday’s preseason loss to the Bucks early in the first quarter with a strained right calf and did not return. ‘We’re not sure at this moment, but it’s not an extremely serious injury,’ Derek Fisher said.
Milwaukee is very different from Brooklyn for Jason Kidd, twice as lucrative and with a far greater upside in the standings. He would never admit it, because Kidd doesn’t admit much of anything, but any coach would prefer to mentor a young Jabari Parker than instruct a fading Deron Williams; Khris Middleton, rather than a rickety Kevin Garnett.
Derek Fisher offered a new wrinkle to the remaining questions surrounding his starting lineup on Monday night, going with veteran big man Amar’e Stoudemire at center against Milwaukee at the Garden.
The regular season is still more than a week away, but if Monday night was any indication, the Knicks have a few things to clean up on defense before they hit the big stage. New York gave up 120 points to a Milwaukee Bucks team missing its starting point guard in a loss at home. The Knicks allowed the Bucks to hit 60 percent of their shots, including 12 of 24 from beyond the arc. “It was a tough night from a matchup standpoint,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said after the game, noting the Knicks had “a lot of breakdowns on defensive concepts.