Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including, monster games from Roy Hibbert and Josh Smith.
Milwaukee @ Indiana
The Pacers weren’t bothered by the visiting Bucks, beating them 104-77 to remain the league’s only unbeaten side.
Roy Hibbert was two blocks away from a triple-double, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 boards along with eight blocked shots. The Bucks’ O.J Mayo had 20 points in defeat.
Hibbert on D
Chicago @ Toronto
The Bulls travelled to Toronto on Friday night and walked away with the 96-80 win. DeRozan torched the Bulls for 37 points but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Rose-less Bulls, who saw Luol Deng step up in Rose’s absence with 19 points and nine boards.
Philadelphia @ Atlanta
Jeff Teague had 33 points and 10 rebounds as the Hawks beat the Sixers, 113-103. Evan Turner led the Sixers with 27 points but also had seven turnovers in defeat.
Portland @ Boston
Portland continued their sharp start to the season, beating the Celtics on the road, 109-96. LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Jared Sullinger scored 26 off the Boston bench. Freeland had two points, four rebounds and one block in 12 minutes.
Charlotte @ Cleveland
Kyrie Irving has struggled to rediscover last season’s form and a late turnover against the visiting Bobcats helped condemn the Cavaliers to defeat, 86-80. Charlotte had five players in double-digit points.
Dallas @ Miami
Dallas thought that by sending the Heat to the free throw line late in the game, they might see the Heat choke. But hitting 25-30 at the charity stripe saw Miami take this one 110-104. Lebron James needed to score 39 points for the Heat to win. Nowitzki’s 28 points led the Mavs but weren’t enough for the W. Wade had a career-high eight steals.
Minnesota @ Denver
The Timberwolves were playing well heading into Friday’s game against the Nuggets. But Denver’s balanced offense derailed Kevin Love and Co., 117-114. Love had 28 points and 10 boards on the night. Rubio had 12 assists and zero points.
Brooklyn @ Phoenix
Brooklyn squeaked past the Suns in Phoenix, beating then 100-98 in overtime. Joe Johnson hit the shot to take the game to overtime and then nailed the game winner with time about to expire. Deron Williams played only five minutes before being subbed out with an ankle injury. Goran Dragic had 19 points and 10 assists for the Suns.
JJ wins the game
San Antonio @ Utah
The Spurs beat the Jazz in Utah, 91-82. Derrick Favours’ monster night of 20 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks wasn’t enough to win the Jazz their second game of the season. Tony Parker had 22 points in the win.
Tony’s tough reverse
Memphis @ Los Angeles Lakers
Zach Randolph had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies over the Lakers, 89-86. Jodie Meeks scored 25 points for LA as they lost a close one at home.
Ridiculous Randolph bucket
Detroit @ Sacramento
The Kings tried to keep it close late but the Pistons pulled away for the 97-90 win. Josh Smith was one block shy of a 5×5 game, recording 21 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, five steals and four blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 boards for Sacramento.