Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including, the Clippers close win and J.J Hickson crushing one on the Jazz.
Atlanta @ Charlotte
The Hawks got the 103-94 win on the road over the Bobcats thanks to 25 points from Al Horford and a double-double from guard, Jeff Teague. Josh McRoberts led the Bobcats with 19 points including five-of-eight from distance.
Memphis @ Indiana
The Pacers saw off the Memphis Grizzlies 95-79 to extend their unbeaten streak to start the season. Lance Stephenson recorded a triple double of 13 points, 11 boards and 12 assists while Paul George chipped in 23 points.
San Antonio @ Philadelphia
Tim Duncan sat out the Spurs’ game against the Sixers and saw his team get the comfortable 109-85 win in Philadelphia. Spencer Hawes had 17 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.
Orlando @ Boston
Led by Avery Bradley’s 24 points, the Celtics made light work of the visiting Magic, beating them 120-105. Both teams had seven players score in double digits.
Cleveland @ Chicago
Billed as the Battle of the Point Gods, it was Rose who came away the winner, as his Bulls won the game 96-81. Both Irving and Rose have so far struggled to regain form from previous seasons and both finished with 16 points. Rose however, was forced to leave the game in the fourth period with a hamstring injury. Worrying time for Bulls fans. Andrew Bynum started his first game in over a year, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks. Luol Deng had 12 points in the win.
Rose crosses up Kyrie
Vintage Rose results in injury
Toronto @ Houston
They had to overcome two overtime periods but eventually, the Rockets saw off the Raptors, 110-104. Harden and Lin both missed opportunities to end the game at the end of regulation and overtime respectively before closing the game out in the second added period. Howard had 18 points, 24 rebounds and five blocks while Lin and Harden combined for 57 points. Rudy Gay had 29 points, including the overtime tying shot but it wasn’t enough.
Game-tying three from Gay
Denver @ Utah
As good as the Pacers have been during their unbeaten streak, the Jazz are bad during their winless drought. This time they posed no threat to the Denver Nuggets who brushed them aside 100-81. Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and Derrick Favours all had double-doubles on the night.
Detroit @ Portland
Portland continued their decent start to the season, holding off the visiting Pistons for the 109-103 victory. Not even Andre Drummond’s 16 point, 16 rebounds nor Brandon Jennings’ 28 points could stop the Blazers who had good production from their own bigs, plus 25 points from Lillard.
Minnesota @ Los Angeles Clippers
The Timberwolves had three chances to tie the game up in the dying seconds but missed point blank looks to gift the Clippers the 109-107 win. Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Love finished with a combined 45 points and 29 rebounds but both missed late looks as the Clippers, led by Blake Griffin’s 25 and 10 rebounds, won the Western Conference battle. Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan also finished with double-doubles.
CP3 snaps Brewer’s ankles