Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including, Suns missing at the rim a lot and Ibaka and Barnes’ double ejection.
Milwaukee @ Orlando
The Bucks jumped out to an early first quarter lead but lost every quarter after, eventually going down to the Magic, 94-91. Aaron Afflalo scored a career-high 36 points including eight three pointers, while O.J Mayo and Caron Butler combined for 45 points in defeat.
Antetokounmpo gets up to get down
Houston @ Sixers
Neither the Rockets nor the Sixers are strangers to overtime having both competed in a double-OT game recently. So when Wednesday night’s contest headed into the extra period, both teams would not have been surprised. Philadelphia were slightly better prepared though, beating the Rockets in overtime, 123-117. James Anderson finished with a game-high 36 points and it was his game tying three that ensured there would be OT. Dwight Howard finished with a monster line of 23 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots while Lin had 34 points including nine threes. James harden was sidelined for the night.
Charlotte @ Boston
The Bobcats travelled to Boston with former Celtic, Al Jefferson, in the line-up and it was his 22 points which helped put the Celtics away 89-83 to stop Boston’s recent good run of form. Big Al also grabbed 11 rebounds. Jeff Green had 19 points in the loss.
Taylor’s reverse flush
Toronto @ Memphis
The Grizzlies have so far struggled to get their season underway and last night’s loss to the Raptors won’t have helped. Toronto started the game the quicker of the two sides and finished it by outscoring the Grizzlies 25-16, to comprehensively beat Memphis 103-87. Kyle Lowry scored 21 points for the Raptors while Conley posted 29 points for the Grizzlies.
New York @ Atlanta
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and Andrea Bargnani chipped in 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Knicks recovered from their thumping at the hands of the Spurs, to narrowly beat the Hawks, 95-91. Jeff Teague and Al Horford combined for 48 points in the loss.
Washington @ San Antonio
The Spurs moved well clear atop the Western Conference standings with a 92-79 win at home to the Wizards. Defence was the key as the Spurs held the Wiz to only 33-of-91 shooting.
Los Angeles Lakers @ Denver
The hot-n-cold Lakers couldn’t get back-to-back wins as the Nuggets handed them a 111-99 defeat. Denver’s bench contributed 51 points to the Lakers’ 28. Mozgov starred with 23 points, nine boards and four blocks.
New Orleans @ Utah
The Jazz did something new this season – getting a win – as they beat the Pelicans, 111-105. Five Utah players finished with double-digit points and three starters registered double-doubles in the Jazz’s first win in nine attempts. Anthony Davis continued his dominant start to the season with 29 points and 15 rebounds.
Phoenix @ Portland
Three consecutive misses by the Suns with time expiring condemned them to defeat in Portland, 90-89. Lillard struggled from the field all night but hit the go ahead bucket with seven seconds remaining to seal Portland’s sixth win of the season. Bledsoe led the Suns in scoring with 23. Freeland had two points, three boards and two assists in just under 14 minutes.
Suns blow point blank looks late
Thomas Robinson brings the nasty
Brooklyn @ Sacramento
Brooklyn has the joint second worst record in the league after their 107-86 defeat to the Kings. Marcus Thornton’s 24 points off the bench for the Kings were a game-high as Jason Kidd’s early season coaching struggles continued.
OKC @ Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers beat the Thunder in one of the first big clashes in the West this season. Chris Paul’s double-double streak to start the year continued as he registered 14 points and 16 assists in LA’s 111-103 win. Durant and Westbrook combined for 52 points and 20 assists in defeat.
Barnes and Ibaka get ejected (full game highlights)