Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including the Pacers moving to 16-1 and Kevin Durant’s triple-double.
Denver @ Toronto
The Nuggets made light work of the Raptors, beating them 112-98. Denver’s bench outscored the Raptor’s bench 72-16 led by Nate Robinson’s 23 points. Rudy Gay also had 23 points in the game.
Indiana @ Los Angeles Clippers
This was a highly anticipated match-up between the best team in the East and one of the best team’s in the West and it didn’t disappoint with the Pacers winning a close one, 105-100. Paul George led the Pacers to victory with 27 points and he was ably supported by David West’s 24 points and 12 rebounds. Three Clippers finished with double-doubles and Jamal Crawford had 20 points off the bench but it wasn’t enough for the Clips who dropped to 12-6 on the season. Indiana is now 16-1 to start 2013/14.
Philadelphia @ Detroit
The Pistons hosted the Sixers on Sunday night and dispatched them behind a 40-point first quarter, 115-100. Andre Drummond was a beast with 31 points, 19 rebounds and six steals while Brandon Jennings had 20 points and 12 assists. Thaddeus Young top scored for the Sixers with 24 points.
Drummond’s monster night:
Golden State @ Sacramento
The Warriors pipped the Kings on the road, 115-113 making it the fourth time in the last two weeks that the Kings have taken West coast opposition to the wire before losing. Steph Curry nailed the go-ahead free throws and Andrew Bogut blocked Isaiah Thomas’ late drive to seal victory. Curry and Klay Thompson had 36 and 28 points respectively (Thompson hit eight threes) in the win. DeMarcus Cousins finished with 24 points on the night.
Curry and Thompson go off!:
Charlotte @ Miami
Chris Bosh hit three three pointers in a 79-second spell enroute to a 22-point night as the Heat came from behind against the Bobcats to win, 99-98. LeBron James led the Heat with 26 points while for the Bobcats, Kemba Walker smashed his season average of 16.6ppg as he scored 27 points.
The Heat make a comeback:
Minnesota @ OKC
Kevin Durant’s triple-double of 32 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists was enough for the Thunder to win their seventh straight game, 113-103. Reggie Jackson added 18 points off the OKC bench while for the TWolves, Kevin Martin scored 24 points against his former team.
Durant’s no-look dime:
New Orleans @ New York
Make it nine-straight losses for the Knicks now as they lost to the Pelicans,103-99. The home side had looks late on to win it but couldn’t convert a couple of threes as the Pelicans took the win. Ryan Anderson was the star of MSG, nailing 7-of-11 three pointers for a game-high 31 points. But it wasn’t all celebrations for the Pelicans, as rookie Anthony Davis broke his hand after only 10 minutes of action.
Portland @ Los Angeles Lakers
LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard combined for 53 points as the Blazers pulled out the road win and got them back to winning ways, 114-108. Xavier Henry top scored for the Lakers with 27 points off the bench. LA was still without Chris Kaman, Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant in the loss.