Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including Portland’s getting back on the winning trail.
Golden State @ Charlotte
The Bobcats claimed their first big scalp of the season as they beat the visiting Warriors, 115-111. Kemba Walker finished with 31 points to lead the ‘Cats, while Steph Curry had a season-high 43 points in defeat. Steve Clifford has coached the Bobcats to a 10-11 record so far this season.
Henderson’s ridiculous shot:
Los Angeles Clippers @ Philadelphia
The Clippers received big contributions from the usual suspects in their 94-83 win over the 76ers. Blake Griffin scored 26 points, DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and a mammoth 21 rebounds and Chris Paul put up 25 points, 13 assists and three steals. Evan Turner had 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists in defeat.
Denver @ Washington
Despite registering a season low in points, the Nuggets still got the win, 75-74. Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 17 points. John Wall finished with 20 points and eight assists as the Wizards missed two late chances to win the game.
Orlando @ Memphis
The Magic are in the middle of their longest losing streak of the season with last night’s 94-85 defeat to Memphis making it six straight games. The Grizzlies held the visitors to just 30 points in the first half, a total that Orlando matched in the third quarter alone. Zach Randolph and Jon Leuer both had double-doubles in the win.
Portland @ Utah
Last time the two clubs met four days ago, the Jazz got bounced by 32 points. This time they only lost by 11, 105-94. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 24 points to lead all scorers. Joel Freeland notched two points, four boards, a block and a steal in 14 minutes play.
Dallas @ Sacramento
DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 19 rebounds as the Kings beat the visiting Mavs, 112-97. Derrick Williams chipped in 31 points for the home team as Rudy Gay looked on from the stands having just been traded to the team from Toronto. Monta Ellis led the Mavericks with 21 points.