Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including, a pair of easy wins in LA.
Detroit @ Brooklyn
A self-destructive third period saw the Nets blow a seven point half-time lead and hand the advantage to a Pistons side who were able to hold onto their own advantage for the 109-97 victory. Detroit’s 34-15 third quarter was the key in this game as was Rodney Stuckey’s team-high 27 points. Joe Johnson scored a game-high 34 points in the loss for the Nets, who were without four key players.
Chicago @ Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers walked all over a Rose-less Bulls side on Sunday night, winning with ease 121-82. Every Clipper scored in the lop-sided victory, as Chris Paul recorded a double-double of 16 points and 17 assists. For Chicago, Deng was just one of three players to score in double figures, notching 22 in defeat. The Clippers shot 58.5% from the field in the win.
Blake Griffin’s tough And-one:
Seventeen dimes from CP3:
Phoenix @ Orlando
Phoenix were able to hold on to their first period advantage to beat the Magic, 104-96. Goran Dragic had a strong 23 points and 13 assists in the win. Nik Vucevic had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic.
Morris Bros connect on the Oop:
Gerald Green with the windmill flush:
Utah @ OKC
The Jazz dropped further into obscurity with this 95-73 loss to the Thunder. Their 1-14 record is a league worst and their losing shows no sign of abating. Ibaka’s 17 points and 11 rebounds led the Thunder to their fourth straight victory while the Jazz’s highest scorers had 10 points each. The Thunder held a 46-33 rebounding advantage in this one.
Sacramento @ Los Angeles Lakers
Double-doubles for front court pairing, Jordan Hill and Pau Gasol, helped the Lakers roll to a comfortable 100-86 win. Xavier Henry poured in 21 points off the bench for the Lakers. Vasquez had 20 points and seven assists in defeat. DeMarcus Cousins recorded a 17-point, eight rebounds, seven assist effort for the 4-9 Kings.
Blake’s nice feed to Hill: