With Dwight Howard out, Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 points as the Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Mavericks for a 99-94 victory.
Zach Randolph scored 22 points, and Memphis handed the Mavericks their first three-game losing streak of the season with a 109-90 win Tuesday night in Dallas.
Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ loss at New Orleans on Wednesday night. An MRI exam in San Antonio revealed the tear, the club says.
Dallas led lowly Minnesota by 23 points midway through the fourth quarter, and there was center Tyson Chandler, diving to the floor like it was Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
When the Memphis Grizzlies went ahead with four minutes left, it was time for Dirk Nowitzki to take over. Nowitzki scored 21 points, including the last eight for Dallas in the final two minutes, to lead the Mavericks past the Grizzlies 103-95.
Don’t wait until the last minute. The warning comes whenever a deadline is approaching, and NBA teams have gotten the message. They aren’t waiting to make trades.
Since it started in 2001, the D-League has been focused on fostering and funneling talent to the NBA.
The Nuggets escaped with a win as Mavericks stars Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler all sat out Wednesday night. The teams meet again in Dallas on Friday.
Commissioner Adam Silver thinks it’s ‘inevitable’ that the NBA will one day take after European sports and have sponsor names on jerseys.
Monta Ellis scored 28 points, Rajon Rondo scored 21 points and hit a huge 3-pointer in OT, and the Mavericks beat the Kings by a score of 108-104 on Tuesday night.
Blake Griffin shined for the Clippers with 22 points to blast past Mavericks.
Detroit never trailed in beating the Mavericks by a score of 108-95 on Wednesday night in Dallas. They also came into the match riding on a six-game winning streak.