NEW YORK—Pau Gasol scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut to help the Bulls spoil Derek Fisher’s first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks, 104-80, on Wednesday. Reserve Taj Gibson finished with 22 points to lead the Bulls and Derrick Rose scored 13 points after missing most of the last two seasons. OTHER RESULTS: Heat 107, Wizards 95; Celtics 121, Nets 105; Hornets 108, Bucks 106, OT; Grizzlies 105, T’wolves 101; Pacers 103, 76ers 91; Raptors 109, Hawks 102 AP
Free-agent Spanish center Pau Gasol says he has decided to join the Chicago Bulls.
Nick Young scored 15 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit Sunday to defeat Toronto 112-106.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo returned from a knee injury and missed a 3-pointer that could have sent the game into overtime, allowing the Los Angeles Lakers to beat Boston 107-104 on Friday night.
Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni was among a trio of NBA coaches feeling decidedly un-festive this week as Christmas approached with their teams mired in December difficulties.