SACRAMENTO — Kings coach Keith Smart found out 30 minutes before Friday night’s game against the Orlando Magic that swingman Tyreke Evans left knee would keep him out of the contest.
Dec 7 (Reuters – Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook gorged himself with 27 points in the first half as the Thunder extended their recent dominant run with a 114-108 win over the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. The victory was the Thunder’s seventh in a row, and their 16th win of the season, while the Lakers are struggling at 9-11. After trailing by a point after the first quarter, the Thunder (16-4) exploded in the second with 41 to open up a 14-point lead at the half, a gap the Lakers could not reel in. …
A pair of losses have the Miami Heat searching for answers defensively.
Since the Charlotte Bobcats matched their win total from last season’s record-setting debacle, they’ve slipped right back into their losing habits.
The Memphis Grizzlies’ 13-game win streak over Eastern Conference foes could be put to the test Saturday night.
The New York Knicks may be without Carmelo Anthony again, so Raymond Felton looks to continue shaking off his own injury in an attempt to pick up the slack in his absence.
MILWAUKEE – It’s been an up-and-down season for Ersan Ilyasova, but his season-high 21-point, 12-rebound performance Friday in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 108-93 victory over Charlotte may be the latest sign that a turnaround is underway.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks played with a sense of urgency and came away with the victory.
MILWAUKEE – Ersan Ilyasova set season highs with 21 points and 12 rebounds, providing an off-the-bench spark in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 108-93 runaway victory Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats in Milwaukee.
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Smith had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Al Horford also posted a double-double and the Atlanta Hawks beat Washington 104-95 on Friday night to keep the Wizards winless on the road.