Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is in favor of an NBA franchise in Mexico City, but he might have to settle for a midseason tournament.
As the NBA continues to brainstorm ways to make regular-season games for exciting throughout the 82-game grind, NBA commissioner Adam Silver hinted Saturday of more games south of the border.
Russell Westbrook recorded his 17th triple-double of the season in the Thunder’s 121-106 win over the Nuggets. The point guard finished with 32 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists. This was Westbrook’s third straight triple-double against Denver.
The Mavericks’ backcourt duo of Wesley Matthews and Deron Williams failed to impress during Dallas’ 97-82 loss to the Hawks. Both guards shot just 3 of 12 from the field. Matthews finished with nine points, and Williams mustered just seven points. The Mavericks need to get younger (and just plain better).
Butler finished the Bulls’ 123-118 overtime win over the Raptors with 42 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. This came just five days after he dropped 52 points on the Hornets.
Rockets (29-9) at Raptors (24-12) 6 p.m. ET — Two playoff-contending Super Cheap Jerseys teams face off in an enticing matchup. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan lead Toronto, while James Harden has been something of a one-man wrecking crew under Mike D’Antoni. The supporting casts may decide this Personalized Cheap Jerseys showdown, however; Houston needs Ryan Anderson to hit shots from beyond the arc, and the Raptors need Jonas Valanciunas to dominate the paint.