Harden rallies Nets to 115-113 win over Magic as Durant sits

The shots were not falling for James Harden on Friday, except when he was at the free-throw line. He was nearly perfect there, going 19 for 20 as he scored 36 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 115-113 victory over the Orlando Magic.

Spurs frustrate Magic with timely defense in 102-89 victory

In addition to Dejounte Murray shooting the 3-pointer better and scoring at a career-best clip, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said his point guard has shown marked improvement in his leadership abilities and knowing when to take games over.

Knicks make 24 3s, cruise past rebuilding Magic 121-96

As Tom Thibodeau headed in for his postgame news conference following the New York Knicks’ 121-96 rout of the Orlando Magic on Friday night, a fan implored the notoriously grumpy head coach to “be happy.”