Joe Lacob leaped out of his courtside seat as the final shot arched toward the basket. As it swished through for a Golden State victory, the venture capitalist and Warriors owner danced onto the court.
Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams was elected as the team’s representative to the National Basketball Association players’ union, lending a veteran voice to an organization in transition after the ouster of Executive Director Billy Hunter.
LeBron James scored 17 points to lead the two-time National Basketball Association champion Miami Heat to a 107-95 victory against the Chicago Bulls, while the Indiana Pacers topped the Orlando Magic 97-87.
Chris Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers six days after the National Basketball Association rejected a deal that would have sent the All-Star guard to the Los Angeles Lakers, who share a home arena with the Clippers.