Thursday's NBA slate provided us with what'll likely be one of the most memorable games of the 2015-16 regular season, and Friday's schedule promises even more fireworks. It's time to look both backwards and forwards with our NBA: News, Rumors, Recaps -- Everything You Need To Know From Last Night And Previewing Friday.
The Golden State Warriors/Los Angeles Clippers rivalry took yet another sharp left turn on Thursday night. The Warriors completed the biggest comeback in the NBA this season, riding 40 from the molten-hot Stephen Curry while erasing a 23-point first half deficit in a thrilling 124-117 road win. With the win, the 13-0 Warriors move to within one win of tying the 1957-58 Boston Celtics for the best start to a season by a defending NBA champion, and to within two wins of the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and 1993-94 Houston Rockets for the NBA record for most wins to start any NBA regular season (15-0)
There were two other games on Thursday's undercard, with the Miami Heat taking down the Sacramento Kings 116-109 on South Beach and the defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavs beating the Milwaukee Bucks going away in a 115-100 home win.
Tonight's Key Games
The night is headlined by Golden State's bid for a perfect 14-0 record, when they host the Chicago Bulls (8-3) at Oracle Arena in the second game of a back-to-back at 7:30pm PST. The Bulls will be without both PGs Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks due to injury. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The first game of ESPN's doubleheader looked a lot better on paper before the 2015-16 season, with the San Antonio Spurs (9-2) traveling to face a New Orleans Pelicans squad (1-11) which has failed to crack 100 points in four of the team's five games during its current losing streak. Tipoff is at 5:00pm PST.
Other key matchups include: New York Knicks (6-6) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (7-5) at 5:00pm PST, Utah Jazz @ Dallas Mavericks at 5:30pm PST, and Phoenix Suns (6-5) at Denver Nuggets (6-6) at 6:00pm PST.
News & Notes
Cleveland Cavs center Timofey Mozgov will be out 10-14 days with a strained right deltoid, per a Cavaliers press release.
The Sacramento Kings will not chase Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari, a source tells NBC's Pro Basketball talk.
Sergey Karasev denies that he made a trade request to the Brooklyn Nets after they declined his 2016-17 option, per an interview with the New York Post. The original report of a trade request stemmed from an interview conducted with Karasev's dad.Back to the NBA Newsfeed