Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including a Lakers comeback and Kyrie Irving going scoreless.
Philadelphia @ Charlotte
The Bobcats beat the Sixers, 105-88, with Jeff Taylor leading in scoring with 20 points. He received help from Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker who both finished with double-doubles. Tony Wroten had a near-triple-double with 21 points, eight rebounds and nine assists for Philly.
Milwaukee @ Washington
The Bucks came up big when it counted, scoring the final five points in regulation and finishing off the Wizards in OT for the 109-105. Khris Middleton had 29 points and John Henson had a 19-point, 17-rebound double-double for the Bucks. John Wall’s 30 points and eight dimes were wasted in the Wizards loss.
O.J Mayo shows off his handle:
Cleveland @ Atlanta
The Hawks led by 17 points after one quarter and never had to look back again, as they beat the visiting Cavs, 108-89. Seven Hawks players scored in double-digits including Korver, who hit a three midway through the first quarter to give him the NBA record for most consecutive games played with a made three pointer – it was his 90th straight. Kyrie Irving was 0-9 from the field and 0-3 from the charity stripe as he was held scoreless. Andrew Bynum had 20 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks.
Millsap nails one from half-court:
Korver gets record:
Korver talks post-NBA record:
Denver @ Boston
A 39-15 opening quarter helped Boston establish an early lead from which they never looked back, beating the Nuggets, 106-98. Jordan Crawford top scored with 22 points for the Celtics, who received 18 points from Kris Humphries off the bench. Ty Lawson had 20 points to lead the Nuggets in scoring.
Orlando @ New York
One night after snapping their losing streak by spanking the Nets, the Knicks showed it was no fluke as they demolished the Magic, 121-83. Shooting 50% from beyond the arc opened up the game for the Knicks, who overcame an early nine-point Orlando lead before scoring 30 points in the second, third and fourth quarters. Carmelo Anthony finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds and Tim Hardaway Jr was 5-of-7 from deep for 15 points. Arron Afflalo finished with 20 points for the Magic.
Shumpert sick slam in slo-mo:
Oladipo comes up with the big denial of Melo:
Golden State @ Houston
The Rockets broke their two-game losing streak with a 105-83 win over conference rivals, the Golden State Warriors. Dwight Howard was dominant with 22 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks while James Harden scored 34 points to lead all scorers. The Warriors’ 12 point first quarter provided them with too big of a deficit to recover from.
OKC @ New Orleans
Kevin Durant did a little of everything as the Thunder beat the Pelicans, 109-95. Durant posted 29 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks in the Thunder’s 14th win of the season. Serge Ibaka had another big game with 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.
Westbrook nails one from deep:
Holiday leaves Russ stunned with this behind-the-back crossover:
Toronto @ Phoenix
Friday night’s game against the Raptors showed the disparity in conferences with the Suns languishing in 9th position in the West with an 11-9 record while the Raptors are 9th in the East but with a record of 6-12. The Suns may have used that bitterness to inspire them to beat the Raptors, 106-97. Markieff Morris had 25 points and 11 boards and PJ Tucker had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Amir Johnson scored 22 points off the bench for the Raptors to lead them in scoring.
Dragic dribbles round in circles until he gets what he wants:
Utah @ Portland
The Trailblazers blitzed the visiting Jazz, 130-98, behind Wesley Matthews’ 24 points. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed a 20-point, 15-rebound night as the Blazers hit 73.9% of their threes – an NBA record. The Jazz were helpless to stop the runaway Blazers, as they lost their 17th game of the season. Freeland had four points, three rebounds, one assist and one block.
Los Angeles Lakers @ Sacramento
The Lakers outscored the Kings 25-13 in the final period to steal the road win, 106-100. Pau Gasol and Jodie Meeks both scored 19 each in the win, while DeMarcus Cousins and Ben McLemore each posted 20 points for the Kings. Kobe Bryant’s anticipated return to action is scheduled for Sunday against the Raptors.
Vasquez lasers a pass through the paint:
Williams with the reverse jam: