Playing for the Reno Bighorns, Brady Heslip has been scoring 1.4 points per minute in a barrage of 3-pointers, but he has his eye on the N.B.A.
Taj Gibson stole the ball from Jamal Crawford and passed to Jimmy Butler, who sank a 17-footer, got fouled and made the free throw with two-tenths of a second left in first half.
For a night, the Houston Rockets’ new defensive mindset was blown up completely, leading to a blowout by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
Sacramento is protesting last Thursday’s loss at Memphis, saying the Grizzlies’ winning shot should not have counted.
The Heat came out on top in a game between teams that have changed a great deal from when they met in the conference semifinals last season.
Ty Lawson scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo added 23 and Denver ended Cleveland’s four-game winning streak with a 106-97 victory.
LeBron James began the day by missing the morning shootaround because of a cold. A loss to the struggling Denver Nuggets didn’t make him feel any better.
Matt Bonner had 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs Big Three got some rest, handing the Philadelphia 76ers a 100-75 loss — their 10 straight loss to open the season — on Monday night.
Markieff Morris scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Bledsoe had a key steal and breakaway dunk in the closing minute to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 118-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.
Dirk Nowitzki takes a lot of pride in his most recent milestone.
Mario Chalmers scored 22 points, Chris Bosh ended his shooting slump and added 15 points and nine rebounds, and the Miami Heat snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 95-83 on Monday night.
Tobias Harris scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Orlando Magic pulled away late to beat the Detroit Pistons 107-93 Monday night.
Raymond Felton is expected to begin serving his four-game suspension on Monday, which would make him available to face the Knicks next Wednesday.
The toughest part about being Derek Fisher is that the losses count against your career record while players, fans and even media have a tendency to connect the wins to Phil Jackson’s legacy.