For the second time in four days, the Golden State Warriors came out cold and lackadaisical; Unlike the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, the Houston Rockets never let up, hammering the Warriors 105-83 at the Toyota Center.
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The Los Angeles Lakers navigated the first 19 games of the season without star Kobe Bryant well enough to welcome him back with a winning record.
Miami Heat’s Ray Allen dabbles in starting role, filling in for Dwyane Wade
The last time Miami Heat guard Ray Allen had started a basketball game, he was in Miami. Of course, that day Allen played for the hated Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2012 Eastern Conference finals.
Sixers Notes: Carter-Williams sidelined by sore knee
CHARLOTTE – Michael Carter-Williams has missed five of the 76ers’ 20 games due to injuries.
Coach Brett Brown isn’t concerned that being injured could become a trend for the 22-year-old rookie point guard.
Bobcats pounce on Sixers early
Without an injured Michael Carter-Williams, Sixers are crushed in Charlotte.
Matthews Scores 24, Trail Blazers Rout Jazz 130-98
Wesley Matthews scored 24 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 130-98 Friday night for their 15th victory in 16 games.
Lakers Beat Kings 106-100, Await Bryant’s Return
Jodie Meeks made two huge 3-pointers in the final minutes to finish with 19 points, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers past the Sacramento Kings 106-100 Friday night in what was expected to their last game before Kobe Bryant returns.
Melo, Knicks cruise to second straight win in blowout over Magic
Call them the 12 games of Christmas. The suddenly surging Knicks don’t face another team that began play Friday with a record above .500 until Oklahoma City comes to town on Dec. 25.
Knicks Insider: Anthony points at recruiting Rondo, H.S. caoch reveals
Perhaps Carmelo Anthony wants to stay in New York after all. Anthony’s former high school coach at Oak Hill Academy, Steve Smith, told USA Today on Thursday that Anthony has been actively “recruiting” Boston point guard Rajon Rondo “to come to New York,” a possible sign that Anthony, who said he will opt out of his contract after the season, is trying to add a player that would make it worth his while to remain a Knick.
Humphries gets turn
Maybe this was Kris Humphries’ way of ringing the opening market bell.Mid-December is when playoff aspirants start making deals, and the former Net is just one player on the Celtics roster with a place in Danny Ainge’s trade portfolio.But regardless of Humphries’ future, his 18-point, 8-for-11, seven-rebound performance last night validated one of Brad Stevens’ core beliefs.
Bench vet easy to admire
It’s been easy to respect Kris Humphries. Last evening was but a glimpse of why he has earned the esteem of his teammates and all those around the Celtics these last several weeks.Eighteen points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench in a 106-98 victory over Denver is relatively modest in relation to what he has done to make such a performance a possibility.
Rondo shooting for later date
Though a source told the Herald last week that Rajon Rondo was expected to meet with his knee surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, at some point between Dec. 7 and 10 for clearance to practice, Rondo pushed the date back to an equally vague date.“I might see him during my holidays,” he said last night before the Celtics beat the Denver Nuggets, 106-98.
Matthews scores 24, Trail Blazers rout Jazz 130-98 (Yahoo Sports)
Wesley Matthews scored 24 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 130-98 Friday night for their 15th victory in 16 games. Damian Lillard added 21 points and Nicolas Batum had 13 for the Blazers, who won their fourth straight and broke a franchise mark with 17 3-pointers. Portland set a season high for points and shot 73.9 percent from 3-point range (17 for 23), an NBA record for a team with at least 20 attempts, according to basketball-reference.
Lakers beat Kings 106-100, await Bryant’s return (Yahoo Sports)
The Los Angeles Lakers navigated the first 19 games of the season without star Kobe Bryant well enough to welcome him back with a winning record. Jodie Meeks made two huge 3-pointers in the final minutes to finish with 19 points, lifting the Lakers past the Sacramento Kings 106-100 Friday night in what’s expected to be their last game before Bryant returns. ”You know who he is, he’s Kobe Bryant. But he’s not going to be able to do it by himself,” said Lakers center Jordan Hill, who had seven points and nine rebounds.
Trail Blazers rout Jazz for 15th win in last 16 games
Wesley Matthews scored 24 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 130-98 Friday night for their 15th win in theri last 16 games.
Knicks beat Magic by 38, end home skid at seven
Carmelo Anthony had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the New York Knicks snapped a seven-game home losing streak by beating the Orlando Magic 121-83 on Friday night for their first victory at Madison Square Garden since October.
WATCH: Iman Shumpert throws down monster dunk
Iman Shumpert had a highlight dunk during the New York Knicks game against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden. During the third quarter the ball was swung to Shumpert who drove to the basket and threw down a monster dunk that increased the lead to 16. The ferocious dunk got the Knicks faithful out of their seats which hasn’t been the case for much of this season. Check out the monster dunk: The post WATCH: Iman Shumpert throws down MONSTER dunk! appeared first on New York Sports Kings.
WATCH: Kyle Korver breaks NBA 3-point record
Kyle Korver made history tonight, hitting a three-pointer for the 90th consecutive game, breaking the NBA’s all-time record. The record was set during the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers-Atlanta Hawks game. Korver received a nice ovation from his team and the home fans after the made triple. Check out the video of the historic moment below.
Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics 12/6/13: Video Highlights and Recap
Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets traveled to Boston Friday night to battle Jeff Green and the Celtics, who have somehow found themselves in first place in the Atlantic Division despite an 8-12 record.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards 12/6/13: Video Highlights and Recap
Rising star John Wall and the Washington Wizards welcomed O.J. Mayo and the Milwaukee Bucks into town Friday night with their sights set on getting over .500 for the first time in more than four years.