Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including the Bucks breaking their streak and tricky Ricky Rubio’s sweet dime.
Atlanta @ Washington
The Wizards beat the Hawks 108-101 behind John Wall’s 26 points, 12 assists and five steals. Trevor Ariza helped out with 24 points. Paul Millsap had 23 points and 10 rebounds in defeat for the Hawks.
John Wall goes behind-the-back and finishes in traffic:
Chicago @ Cleveland
The Cavs won their first game in six tries, beating the Bulls, 97-93. The Bulls missed three point-blank looks to tie the game when Noah and Boozer failed to convert the putbacks. In 30 minutes, Andrew Bynum had 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots. Dion Waiters contributed 20 points off the Cavs bench. For Chicago, Luol Deng had 27 points and 11 assists.
Vintage Andrew Bynum:
Kyrie does the dirty on the defender:
Brooklyn @ Memphis
Quincy Pondexter’s 22 points off the Memphis bench wasn’t enough for the home side as they lost to the struggling Nets, 97-88. Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each had 20+ points in the Nets’ fifth win of the season – their second in three games.
Minnesota @ Dallas
The Timberwolves ended their largest losing streak of the season with a 112-106 win over the Mavericks. Kevin Love had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Martin finished with 27 points in the win. For Dallas, Monta Ellis top scored with 26 points.
Rubio with the beautiful behind-the-back-pass:
Houston @ San Antonio
The Rockets handed the Spurs their second defeat in three days with a 112-106 win on the road. James Harden’s 31 points led all scorers and he was backed-up by Chandler Parsons’ 25 points. Tony Parker returned from injury for the Spurs and put up 27 points.
Utah @ Phoenix
The Jazz played the Suns for the second time in as many days, only this time it was Utah who came out on top, 112-104. Seven of nine Jazz players finished with double-digit points, led by rookie Trey Burke’s 20 points. Goran Dragic scored 24 points and handed out nine assists in defeat.
Boston @ Milwaukee
The Bucks won only their third game of the year as they beat the Celtics 92-85, breaking their 11-game losing streak in the process. Brandon Knight’s 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists were the performance of the night and he was ably supported by OJ Mayo’s 22 points and John Henson’s 13 points and 13 rebounds. Jared Sullinger posted 21 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.
Faverani with the big stuff: