Boston coach Doc Rivers greets his son Austin, a New Orleans guard, before Wednesday's game. "I didn't enjoy it, honestly," said the elder Rivers of the first matchup between the two.
BOSTON - New Orleans Hornets rookie Austin Rivers sank a layup and ran past the Boston Celtics' bench on his way back down the floor.
Goran Dragic of the Suns passes around Cleveland's Jeremy Pargo during the fourth quarter. Dragic had a nice little stat line in the Phoenix victory: 19 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block.
CLEVELAND - Goran Dragic scored 19 points Tuesday night, Michael Beasley added 15, and the Phoenix Suns took control late in the third quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-78.
Goran Dragic scored 26 points for Phoenix, which trailed 18-2 and 42-16 in the first half before coming back to beat the Cavaliers.
PHOENIX - Shannon Brown scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and helped key a late 14-4 run as the Phoenix Suns rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat Cleveland 107-105 Friday.
OAKLAND, Calif. - David Lee and rookie Harrison Barnes each scored 16 points, and fill-in starter Jarrett Jack had a big game as the Warriors beat Phoenix 107-92 on Tuesday night to close out their preseason.
The Lakers' Kobe Bryant, battling Utah's Enes Kanter in the first half, finished with 31 points in a 114-80 win over the Jazz. "Hopefully, we can get Dwight (Howard) out there," Bryant said.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Coach Mike Brown has insisted he wouldn't be even slightly concerned if the revamped Los Angeles Lakers went winless in the preseason. After another blowout loss to Utah, nobody seemed worried the Lakers are halfway there.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Sacramento Kings, who defeated the Phoenix Suns 102-97 on Wednesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.