Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including, Rose possibly re-injuring his right knee, Hawes being a hero and Brooklyn getting beaten.
Phoenix @ Charlotte
The Suns snapped their two-game losing skid brought on by back-to-back losses to the Kings, with a 98-91 win over the Bobcats. Channing Frye led all scorers with 20 points, his largest game total since returning to action after being out for a year with heart problems. The Bobcats struggled from deep all night, hitting only 21.4% in the loss.
Milwaukee @ Philadelphia
Down 99-102 with mere seconds remaining, which Sixer would you give the ball to nail the three? Spencer Hawes? Spencer Hawes. And that’s exactly what Philadelphia did, putting the ball in the big man’s hands for him to nail a one-legged, falling out of bounds game-tying, contested three. Overtime saw the Sixers outscore the Bucks 13-5 to take the win 115-107. Spencer Hawes had 25 points (hitting three 3’s) and 12 rebounds for Philly. Caron Butler had a game-high 38 points.
Slo-mo footage of Hawes draining the late three
Sixers connect on the HUGE alley-oop
Washington @ Toronto
The Raptors scored 30 points in the fourth quarter and held Washington to below 20 points, as they got the win at home, 96-88. Gay and DeRozan scored 17 apiece and Jonas recorded a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds. John Wall had a season-high 37 points on 15-of-21 shooting for Washington.
Gay says ‘Nu-uh’ to Nene
Raptors get bucket off Webster’s shoulder
Indiana @ Boston
The Pacers moved to 11-1 on the season with a 97-82 win over the visiting Celtics. The only significant contributions the Celtics received were from Crawford and Green who combined for 44 points while for the Pacers, Lance Stephenson had a triple-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Luis Scola scored 17 points off the bench and Paul George had a game-high 27 points.
Atlanta @ Detroit
Josh Smith played his former team for the second time in three days and it ended disastrously for him and his new side. Not only did the Hawks win 96-89 but Smith was held scoreless – the first time since his rookie year. Kyle Singler had 22 points and Andre Drummond had a double-double in the loss. The Hawks saw every starter score in double-digits, led by Teague’s 18.
San Antonio @ Memphis
The Spurs really know how to kill a vibe – visiting the Grizzlies and ending their four-game win streak by beating them 102-86. After four solid wins over Western conference foes, the Grizzlies lost Marc Gasol to injury early on and didn’t have enough to beat the robotic Spurs who have produced wins this season as regularly as toys made on a Taiwan assembly line. The Spurs have won nine straight with the latest being thanks to Ginobili’s 15 points off the bench and Splitter’s season-high 17 points. Mike Conley won the battle of the point guards, outscoring TP 28-20 but lost the war as the Spurs got the win.
Ginobili’s beautiful half-court bounce pass
Brooklyn @ Minnesota
If you’re a Brooklyn fan, look away now because the following doesn’t read well for you. A 30-point crushing at the hands of the Timberwolves saw the Nets lose 111-81. Every one of the TWolves starters scored in double-digits with Love also grabbing 16 boards to register a double-double. The Nets struggled most in holding onto the ball, turning it over 20 times while only dishing it out on 7 occasions. The Nets have now lost four straight and seven of their last eight.
Cleveland @ New Orleans
The Pelicans moved to 6-6 on the season with this 104-100 win over the visiting Cavs. Anthony Davis had 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks and Holiday and Evans each had a double-double (15 points and 11 assists, 19 points and 10 rebounds respectively). Even though Kyrie Irving’s 22 points anchored the starters in scoring, the Cleveland bench outscored them 54-46.
Utah @ Dallas
Monta Ellis led the Mavs in scoring once again, notching 26 points to help his side get the 103-93 win over the Jazz. Ellis is averaging around 24ppg since his move to the Mavs in the summer – the third highest points per game total of his career. Nowitzki added 19 points in the win. Marvin Williams led the Jazz with 19 points from the bench.
Chicago @ Portland
If they keep up their current form, people will have to start taking the Blazers seriously. Their 98-95 win over the visiting Bulls was their 9th straight victory and keeps them sitting pretty in the West with the second best record, third best in the NBA. In this contest, Rose left the game late on with an injury to his right knee, Lopez and Deng each had a double-double, the Blazers backcourt had 48 points between them and Deng missed a game-tying three attempt at the buzzer. Deng finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Freeland had just two rebounds in over 14 minutes.
Golden State @ Los Angeles Lakers
Still no Steph Curry (out with a mild concussion) for the Warriors who dropped their second straight game, losing to the Lakers 102-95. Nick Young scored 21 points off the bench and Gasol had 24 points and 10 rebounds in the win for the Lakers. David Lee racked up 21 points and 13 rebounds in defeat for Golden State.