Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including, New York losing a tough one at home and Dallas going the distance against Houston.
Brooklyn @ Charlotte
Kemba Walker’s season-high 31 points helped the Bobcats beat the Nets 95-91 and pour more pressure onto rookie coach, Jason Kidd, in the process. Deron Williams returned to action for the Nets but it couldn’t help them sliding to defeat against the 6-6 Bobcats.
Kemba nails the difficult shot
Washington @ Cleveland
The Wizards beat the Cavaliers 98-91 thanks to Bradley Beal’s team-high 26 points. Nene chipped in 24 points in the win, which helped the Wizards jump above the Cavaliers in the standings. Irving led all scorers with 28 points.
Indiana @ New York
Not even Carmelo Anthony’s incredible line of 30 points and 18 rebounds could help the Knicks who remain winless at home in the month of November after this overtime loss to the Pacers, 103-96. Paul George sunk three free throws at the end of regulation to send the game into the extra period and then scored nine of the Pacers’ 14 OT points to get them the win.
Miami @ Orlando
The Heat blew the Magic out the water, beating them 120-92. Lebron James had 21 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the lopsided victory. Rookie, Victor Oladipo, started for the Magic and finished with 20 points.
James throws it down
Toronto @ Philadelphia
DeMar DeRozan had 33 points on 10-of-19 shooting as the Raptors beat the Sixers in Philly, 108-98. Spencer Hawes had 28 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.
Detroit @ Atlanta
Josh Smith returned to his former ballclub but left empty handed, as the Hawks dispatched the Pistons, 93-85. Smith could only muster 11 points on the night, as his replacement – Paul Millsap – finished with 19 points for the Hawks.
Millsap dunks on Detroit
Portland @ Milwaukee
The Blazers are in great shape right now, improving their record to start the season to 10-2 with a win over the Bucks, 91-82. LaMarcus Aldridge led three Blazers in double-digit points, with 21 in the victory. Freeland had five boards in just under 17 minutes.
Freeland’s big block
Los Angeles Clippers @ Minnesota
Just as they did four games ago, the Clippers edged a close one over the Timberwolves with Chris Paul recording a double-double. His 20 points and 11 assists helped the Clips beat the TWolves 102-98. Blake Griffin had 20 points and 10 rebounds while his opposite number, Kevin Love, had 10 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Martin led the TWolves in points with 28 as well as grabbing 10 boards.
Utah @ New Orleans
The Jazz are now 1-12 for the season after falling to the Pelicans on the road, 105-98. Anthony Davis had 22 points on 9-12 shooting and eight blocks in the win, while Ryan Anderson had another strong game since returning to action a few days ago, scoring 19 points. Derrick Favours had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. In his first NBA game, Trey Burke finished with 11 points.
The Jazz prank Burke on his NBA debut
Houston @ Dallas
In the Battle of Texas, the Mavs came out on top, winning a high-scoring close one, 123-120. Having passed Jerry West on the scoring list earlier this season, Nowitzki moved above Reggie Miller as well as he scored 35 points in the win. Monta Ellis, not to be outdone, posted a game-high 37 points. Dwight Howard had 33 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
Coach Carlisle nails the Gregg Popovich impression
Boston @ San Antonio
A 104-93 victory over the Celtics pushed the Spurs’ win streak to eight as they continued their strong start to the season. Balanced scoring from the Spurs was enough to stop a Celtics side who wasted a Jared Sullinger 19 point, 17 rebound performance.
Manu fires one down the lane from a tough angle
Sacramento @ Phoenix
Facing off against each other for the second time in a row, the Kings also made it two wins out of two, beating the Suns, 113-106. The Kings’ good third quarter defence that limited the Suns to only 12 points was almost undone as they gave up 44 points in the final period but were able to hold on for the crucial victory. Cousins posted 19 points and 12 rebounds while Isaiah Thomas again produced from the bench, scoring 23. Gerald Green also had 23 in the loss for the Suns.
Memphis @ Golden State
The Grizzlies held the Warriors to a season low 81 points, beating them in overtime 88-81 after Marc Gasol had sent them there with two late free throws. Shooting percentages for both sides were poor but double-doubles from both Randolph and Gasol pushed the Grizz to the win. The Warriors were without Steph Curry in defeat.
Koufos dunks on the Warriors D