All the losing the Knicks have done in November is not a total loss. Remember, Phil Jackson does own a first-round pick in the June draft, which looks more like a lottery selection each day.
Brett Brown is nearing 100 games with Philadelphia, and not many coaches had fewer victories when they got there.
Saturday’s meeting between a potentially underrated New Orleans team and Washington will test the Wizards, who have performed well but have not yet had many tough opponents.
Wilson Chandler scored 19 points and Ty Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists, helping the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-94 in overtime on Sunday night.
Gasol had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Marreese Speights scored 28 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-86 on Sunday night.
John Welch, a 51-year-old assistant coach for the Nets, plays aggressive one-on-one defense in practice against the team’s much larger players.
Marc Gasol had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 107-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night.
Luol Deng scored 26 points, Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each added 20 and the Miami Heat held on in the final seconds to beat the Charlotte Hornets 94-93 on Sunday night and snap a three-game home slide.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.