Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including, a Freeland fight, DeMarcus being a child and Miller moving up a list.
Sacramento @ Los Angeles Clippers
Chris Paul’s record of 13 straight double-doubles to start the season came to an end against the Kings but he did ice the game-winning free throw as the Clippers beat the Kings, 103-102. His 22 points and nine assists were team high’s. DeMarcus Cousins had a huge night with 23 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists but it was his foul on Paul and his buzzer beating shot that was partially blocked that sealed the Kings’ fate.
Cousins smashes one
Cousins won’t allow his team to shake CP3’s hand at the end
Philadelphia @ Indiana
The 76ers kept it close until the third quarter when Indy stepped up their D and held the visitors to just 14 points in the period enroute to a Pacers 106-98 win. Roy Hibbert had 27 points, 13 rebounds and six rebounds to lead his team. Michael Carter-Williams recorded 29 points, seven steals and six rebounds in the loss.
New York @ Washington
John Wall was on his game against the visiting Knicks, terrorizing them for 31 points in a 98-89 victory. Marcin Gortat had a big night too with 16 points and 17 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 12 rebounds in the Knicks’ fifth straight defeat.
John Wall spikes it out of D.C.
Boston @ Atlanta
The Celtics hadn’t won for a while and the Hawks hadn’t lost for a while, so it made perfect sense for Boston to get the 94-87 win. Former Hawk, Jordan Crawford, recorded a double-double against his former team, posting 12 points and 10 assists. Jeff Teague had a similarly solid statline for the Hawks with 13 points and 10 assists.
Millsap makes ’em say ‘UGH’ with this throwdown
Orlando @ Miami
The Magic started the stronger of the two teams but it was the Heat who pulled out the 101-99 win thanks to a LeBron James go-ahead jumper. James finished with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists with none of the points more important than his last two, which gave the Heat their sixth straight W. Wade had 27 points. Big Baby Glen Davis scored 20 points in his first game of the season following a foot injury.
LeBron James’ game-winner
Wade’s pair of dunks
LeBron airballs a lay-up?!:
Minnesota @ Houston
Reserve guard, Aaron Brooks’ 26 points off the pine helped inspire the Rockets to a 112-101 win over the T-Wolves. Terrence Jones and Dwight Howard also chipped in double-doubles in the win. Kevin Love led Minnesota with 27 points and 15 boards.
Charlotte @ Milwaukee
The Bucks have gone under the radar so far this season but this 96-72 loss to the Bobcats highlights their woeful 2-10 start to the year. Five ‘Cats scored in double-digits, who only had to withstand Khris Middleton’s 20 point outburst for the Bucks in a sleepwalking victory.
Cleveland @ San Antonio
The Spurs are not messing about early on in the season, steamrolling the Cavs, 126-96. Scoring 30+ in every quarter, shooting 57.5% from the field, 66.7% from distance and building a 40-point lead were all reasons the Spurs limited their Big 3 to just 15 minutes each in this game. Andrew Bynum was the sole Cavs highlight, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds in only 21 minutes of action.
Just beautiful from Ginobili on this bounce pass
Dallas @ Denver
Dirk Nowitzki was pretty great in this one but the Nuggets were just a little bit better as Denver got the win, 102-100. Dirk’s game-high 27 points weren’t enough for Dallas as Randy Foye canned a late three to give the Nuggets a late lead and ultimately, the win. The Nuggets had contributions from all over the floor but most notably from the Manimal, Kenneth Faried, who had 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Andre Miller moves up to 9th on the all-time assist leader list
Portland @ Golden State
Steph Curry returned to action after two games out with mild concussion but his 22 points and 11 assists weren’t enough to help the Warriors see off the Trailblazers as they went down 113-101 to Portland. LaMarcus Aldridge had a monster 30 point-21 rebound performance and the Blazers backcourt combined for 43 points as Portland won their 10th straight game. Joel Freeland had six points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one fight in only 14 minutes play.
After this scuffle between Bogut and Freeland, three players were ejected