The New York Knicks defeated the Detroit Pistons 87-77 without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony to maintain their division lead over the Brooklyn Nets, who topped the Charlotte Bobcats 99-78.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended for tonight’s game against the Brooklyn Nets for grabbing an opponent around the neck and striking him in the jaw.
University of Kentucky freshmen Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight, and junior DeAndre Liggins declared for the National Basketball Association draft without signing with an agent.
For the National Basketball Association’s top draft prospects, a lockout would mean continuing what they started in college.
The Cleveland Cavaliers got the top pick in next month’s draft after posting the second-worst record in the National Basketball Association in their first season since LeBron James left.
James Harden had 37 points and 12 assists in his first game with the Houston Rockets, who rallied to a 105-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons in their National Basketball Association season opener.
Shaka Smart and his Virginia Commonwealth University team play Butler University in what may be the most improbable Final Four in the history of college basketball’s national men’s tournament.
The University of Kentucky’s all- underclassmen starting lineup is leaving school for the National Basketball Association after winning the men’s college basketball national championship.