Cards won by Golden State and New York on Sunday night and the Cardinals’ win over the Warriors on Sunday are the first times in franchise history that the teams have won the same game.
They were the Cardinals (35-11) over the Knicks (23-15) in the third round of the 2017 playoffs in New York.
The teams last meeting, a 98-97 victory on Jan. 6, is the only time the teams were tied in the playoffs.
“It’s the only game in the history of the NBA where we won a game on the road and won the game in overtime, and that’s amazing,” said Golden State guard Jordan Bell, who finished with 24 points.
“I think it’s a testament to how well we played.
I don’t know how many times we have done it in the postseason, but we just never lose.”
New York was led by rookie point guard Jarrett Jack (13 points), who led the Knicks with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
“The ball was in their hands, they were just not able to shoot, and they got a little tired,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.
The Warriors shot 62.4 percent, and the Bulls shot 41.5 percent.
The Bulls led 27-15 midway through the second half, but Golden State scored the final 10 points of the period to pull within 44-41.
The Cardinals scored the first 11 points of overtime, but the Warriors led 52-46 after the break.
They tied it at 47 with 6:24 left, but a dunk by Marcus Smart gave New York a 55-52 advantage.
The Knicks led 54-46 at halftime.
The game was tied at 66 with 8:10 left in the fourth quarter when Golden State’s Taj Gibson blocked a shot by New York guard DeAndre Liggins and took a bounce pass in from the right wing.
Gibson, who is out with a fractured left hand, then beat Liggins with a step-back jumper that gave the Knicks a 67-65 lead.
The team’s second-leading scorer, DeMarcus Cousins, missed his second straight game with a sore left hamstring.
“We played some good defense,” Golden States coach Luke Walton said.
“They shot the ball really well, and we just didn’t get the shot.
It was a close game.”
The Bulls are coming off a 97-94 win at the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
They shot 56.3 percent in a 112-91 loss in the first round of last season’s playoffs.
The Clippers won their next four, but have not been able to score more than 50 points in any of those games.
The Rockets beat the Warriors 111-106 on Monday.
Houston is 9-6 when leading at the half.
“That’s a game we’ve been looking forward to the whole season,” Harden said.
Golden State has won 10 of the last 11 matchups.
Houston has won nine of its last 12 meetings with the Cardinals, but has lost three of the past four.
The Lakers, who have won three of four, have lost four of five.
“If they go down, you don’t give them the game,” Walton said of the Cardinals.
“You want to get back up.
They are not going to give us a chance to get a win.
It’s not about us, it’s about them.
It makes us tougher to play against.”
The Lakers shot 51.5% in the opening period and were outscored 32-8 in the second quarter.
“Defensively we were pretty good, and offensively we didn’t do anything,” guard Julius Randle said.
Sacramento guard Cody Zeller had 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.
Forward DeMarcus Cousin added 19 points and six assists for the Lakers.
The Pelicans led 40-23 at halftime and led 46-34 after the first quarter.
Sacramento outscaled the Lakers by a wide margin in the paint, outscoring them 19-5 in the period.
“Every game, we want to be aggressive,” Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday said.
“[The Lakers] were very aggressive, so they had to be.
They did a good job of shutting us down.
Sacramento also outscared the Lakers 42-29 in transition.
“Our guys were aggressive and they were getting shots,” Sacramento coach Monty Williams said.