Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including Lillard’s game winner and Iguodala’s return.
Sacramento @ Charlotte
The Bobcats broke their longest losing streak streak of the season with a 95-87 win over the Kings. Charlotte’s defence held the Kings to just 37.5% shooting, while their backcourt combined for 44 points. DeMarcus Cousins recorded 30 points, 17 rebounds and six assists in the loss.
Portland @ Cleveland
Damian Lillard hit a mid-court bomb to give the Blazers a 119-116 win, the second time in consecutive games that Lillard has hit a game-winner. The second-year guard finished with 36 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds and was 8-for-12 from beyond the arc. LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 15 rebounds. Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters combined for 50 points in the Cavs defeat. Joel Freeland played over 27 minutes and finished with seven rebounds (five offensive), one assist and one block.
Lillard nails it from beyond deep:
Los Angeles Lakers @ Memphis
Kobe Bryant tied Pau Gasol for the most points in the game with 21, as the Lakers beat the Grizzlies, 96-92. The defeat condemned the Grizzlies to their fourth straight loss of the season – a season-longest streak. Zach Randolph finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds.
OKC @ Denver
Kevin Durant’s 30 points and Russell Westbrook’s 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists helped the Thunder beat the Nuggets in Denver, 105-93. Ty Lawson and J.J Hickson both finished with double-doubles for the Nuggets. The Thunder now have the joint second best record in the league at 20-4.
New Orleans @ Golden State
Andre Iguodala returned to the Warriors starting line-up for the first time since late November and helped Golden State get the win, 104-93. Iggy had sat out 12 games following a hamstring injury suffered against the Lakers, a period of time that saw the Warriors go 5-7 in the league. Steph Curry had 28 points and 12 assists in last night’s win while for the Anthony Davis-less Pelicans, Ryan Anderson had a team-leading 21 points.
Flashy handle from Iguodala: