Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including Rudy Gay starring in a Sacramento win and Damian Lillard got the win for Portland.
Houston @ Sacramento
Former-Raptor, Rudy Gay, scored 14 points in the first quarter and finished with 26 points as the Kings beat the visiting Rockets, 106-91. In his first two games for the Kings, Gay has been shooting a combined 56% from the field despite coming under fire for his poor shooting while at Memphis and Toronto. DeMarcus Cousins chipped in 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Kings win. James Harden led the Rockets with 25 points.
Minnesota @ Memphis
Kevin Love’s 30 points were a game-high and helped his side get the 101-93 win over the Grizzlies. The win helped Minnesota get back to the .500 mark after they dipped below it with a loss to San Antonio on Friday. Zach Randolph posted a 20-point, 12 rebound game despite rumours that he may be traded. Mike Conley scored 28 in defeat.
Portland @ Detroit
Damian Lillard broke Pistons hearts with a difficult fade-away jumper in overtime to get the win for the Blazers, 111-109. Lillard’s shot gave him 23 points for the night and moved the Blazers to 21-4 on the season. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks while Josh Smith had a game-high 31 points on 13-of-17 shooting for the Pistons. Joel Freeland played his usual 15 minutes, registering four points, five rebounds and one assist in that time.
Lillard rescues Portland:
Orlando @ OKC
The Thunder were given a scare by the Magic on Sunday night as Orlando went on a late 10-0 run but a missed Big Baby three-pointer and a Serge Ibaka block sealed the victory for the Thunder, 101-98. Kevin Durant had 28 points and Russell Westbrook posted 20 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Arron Afflalo led the Magic in scoring with 25.
Westbrook soars-in for the tip:
New Orleans @ Denver
The Nuggets overcame 26 points from Ryan Anderson to beat the Pelicans, 102-93. J.J. Hickson finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win and Nate Robinson added 14 points off the bench as the Nuggets moved to 14-9 on the season.
Golden State @ Phoenix
The Suns continued to surprise everyone this season, with a 106-102 win over the erratic Warriors. Two of the best backcourt pairings in the league went head-to-head with Thompson and Curry outscoring Bledsoe and Dragic 49-45 but with the Phoenix bench contributing more than the Warriors’, Phoenix got the win.
Bogut with the nifty behind-the-back pass to Curry for the score: