Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including Portland’s franchise record and a bunch of Bobcats highlights.
Los Angeles Lakers @ Charlotte
It took a season-high 21-points from Kobe Bryant for the Lakers to beat the Bobcats, 88-85. Bryant also registered seven rebounds and eight assists in the win. The Bobcats had a chance to win it late on but Kemba Walker – who finished with a team-high 24 points for the Bobcats – missed an off-balance three, before Gasol blocked a close-up attempt.
Jeffrey Taylor nails the 270 dunk:
Kemba Walker goes to the playground move for the score:
Los Angeles Clippers @ Washington
Chris Paul’s 38 points and 12 assists enabled the Clippers to blow-out the Wizards, 113-97. Paul shot an incredible 11-of-14 from the field and a perfect 11-from-11 at the free throw stripe as the Clippers moved to 16-9 on the season. John Wall led the Wizards with 24 points and 12 assists.
Cleveland @ Miami
The Big Three each scored over 20 points as the Heat beat the Cavs, 114-107. Wade top scored with 24 points while Bosh led the Heat with 12 rebounds and LeBron had nine rebounds and nine assists. Kyrie Irving’s 19 points were a team-high.
Atlanta @ New York
Carmelo Anthony’s game-high 35 points helped edge the Knicks past the Hawks, 111-106. Bargnani added 23 points and Hardaway Jr chipped in 13 off the bench as the Knicks withstood 27 points from Lou Williams to take the win.
Toronto @ Chicago
Since Derrick Rose’s season-ending injury, the Bulls have gone 3-8 with the latest loss coming at the hands of the Raptors, 99-77. Jonas Valanciunas had a big night for the Canadian ball club with 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Luol Deng returned for the Bulls, playing 35 minutes and scoring 17 points and grabbing seven rebounds.
Portland @ Philadelphia
The Blazers destroyed the 76ers, 139-105 behind a 40-15 third quarter. LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 16 rebounds in just 28 minutes, leading eight Blazers in double-digit points. The Blazers also made a franchise record 21 three-pointers. Freeland had eight points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in just over 15 minutes. Tony Wroten had 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Sixers.
Portland’s franchise-record 21 three-pointers:
Milwaukee @ Dallas
The Mavs beat the visiting Bucks 106-93 thanks to their strong showing in the opening three quarters. Holding a 33-point lead heading into the final period, the Mavericks were never threatened by the Bucks, despite Milwaukee outscoring the Mavs 32-13 in the final period. Brandan Wright led the Mavs with 19 points off the bench, while Dirk Nowitzki recorded a double-double. John Henson had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
San Antonio @ Utah
Tim Duncan’s 22 points and 12 rebounds led the Spurs to the easy 100-84 win over the Jazz. The Utah backcourt of Trey Burke and Gordon Hayward combined for 38 points in defeat.