James Harden scored 49 points on a whopping 41 shots from the field and the undermanned Houston Rockets won their seventh straight gamer, 125-105 over the Minnesota Timberwolves
Paul George scored 37 points in his Clippers home debut, Lou Williams added 25 points, and Los Angeles led all the way in routing the Atlanta Hawks 150-101
NBA Veteran Carmelo Anthony Joins Portland Trail Blazers. According to ESPN, the 10-time All Star will sign a non-guaranteed deal. The deal will become official if he is still with Portland after January 7. Last season, the 16-year vet played in just 10 games with the Houston Rockets. The 35-year-old averaged 13.4 points, but made only two starts. The Rockets then traded him to the Bulls, but he was waived before getting a chance to play with Chicago. For his career, Anthony has played in over 1,060 regular season games and has a scoring average of 24.0 PPG. In 72 playoff games, he has averaged 24.5 points per game. Should Anthony get back to form, it would be a welcoming sign for the Blazers. The struggling squad currently holds a 4-8 record in the Western Conference
Jayson Tatum dunked after a jump ball with 1:36 left to put Boston ahead, and the Celtics held off the undermanned Golden State Warriors 105-100 for their 10th straight win since losing the season opener
CJ McCollum had 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-116 on Saturday night to spoil Tim Duncan’s first turn as head coach following Gregg Popovich’s ejection
Bill Russell finally accepted his Basketball Hall of Fame ring after passing in 1975 because he felt he didn’t deserve to be the first black player inducted.
Devonte’ Graham made his ninth 3-pointer of the game with 2.8 seconds remaining, finishing with 29 points to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 103-102 victory over the New York Knicks
Marcus Morris made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.2 seconds remaining to delight a Madison Square Garden crowd that booed Kristaps Porzingis all night, and the New York Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks 106-103 on Thursday
Steph Curry 'Definitely' Expects to Return to Warriors by Spring. Curry spoke to reporters on Monday about his hope to return to the court this season. "I definitely expect to be ready to play. I don't know when, but at some point in early spring. It's just a matter of the rehab process." - Steph Curry, via statement. Curry broke his left hand and had surgery on Nov. 1. The Warriors said Curry would be out for at least three months before being re-evaluated. Curry said on Monday that he would have another procedure in December to remove pins from his hand. Golden State is currently in last place in the Western Conference with a 2-8 record. Warriors coach Steve Kerr previously revealed that Klay Thompson will likely miss the entire season. while he recovers from a torn ACL suffered during the 2019 NBA Finals. Draymond Green returned on Monday night after missing five games with a torn ligament in his left hand
Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers
Freshman Joseph Girard III made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points in his first collegiate start, and Syracuse came out blistering to beat Seattle 89-67 in the first meeting between the schools
San Antonio Spurs Retire Tony Parker's No. 9 Jersey. The ceremony took place on Monday night after the Spurs game against the Memphis Grizzlies. San Antonio selected Parker with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft. The French point guard played for the Spurs for 17 seasons. He won four NBA titles with the Spurs, including the 2007 NBA Finals MVP. "Thanks for all those years. It was a crazy ride." - Tony Parker, via statement. "If somebody has exhibited a long career of excellence on the field, on the court and at the same time done it with class ... a jersey retirement will naturally follow." - Gregg Popovich, Spurs coach, via statement. "It doesn't happen very often. But when it does happen, that individual was very special. And that was certainly Tony." - Gregg Popovich, via statement. Fans in attendance were given black T-shirts that said, "Merci Tony."
Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists Saturday night, and the Milwaukee Bucks hounded the Indiana Pacers into their worst shooting of the season in a 102-83 rout
LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists in three quarters, Kyle Kuzma added 22 points while starting for Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled past the hobbled Golden State Warriors 120-94
Kawhi Leonard sat out against the Atlanta Hawks because of a left knee contusion, delaying his first game with Los Angeles Clippers teammate Paul George
James Harden scored 47 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Clippers 102-93 in a wild game that saw Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers ejected in the fourth quarter