HOUSTON (AP) -- They'd already competed long and hard at pingpong, Chutes and Ladders and checkers. After all those years, Jeff and Stan Van Gundy finally faced off as basketball coaches.
In just the second time in NBA history that brothers coached against each other, Jeff's Houston Rockets sent Stan's Miami Heat 90-70 on Tuesday night.
Not only did Jeff beat his brother, the Rockets handed the Heat its second worst loss in a string of seven straight losses to open the season. Miami is the only winless team in the NBA.
The Van Gundys joined Herb and Larry Brown as the only brothers to coach against each other in the NBA.