Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games, including the Sixers extending their unbeaten streak.
Cleveland @ Indiana
The Pacers maintained their unbeaten start to the season with an 89-74 win over the visiting Cavaliers. Lance Stephenson was 5-of-7 from deep as he finished with 22 points. Cavs second year guard, Dion Waiters, had 17 points in defeat.
Chicago @ Philadelphia
Michael Carter-Williams may be new to the NBA but he’s playing like a seasoned pro. His 22 point, 10 assist contribution helped the Sixers overturn a 20 point first-half deficit and help them win their third straight game of the season: a 107-104 win over the Chicago Bulls. Spencer Hawes came up big on both ends in the closing seconds; first denying Derrick Rose and then hitting the game winning three. He finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Luol Deng had 20 points but missed two threes late in the game. Derrick Rose had 13 points and eight turnovers as he continued to shake off the rust from injury.
MCW puts on a show!
Charlotte @ New Orleans
This game was all but over at the half with the Pelicans up 56-41, making the second half all a formality for New Orleans as they notched their first win of the season, 105-84. The Pelicans protected their rim as a team, swatting away 18 shots in the game. The Bobcats’ Ramon Sessions had a team-high 22 points.
Memphis @ Dallas
The Mavericks brushed off their loss to Houston the previous night and handed the Memphis Grizzlies a 111-99 defeat in Texas. The Mavericks shot 46 free throws, making 40 of them in the win. All five Dallas starters and Vince Carter had double digit points. Zach Randolph had 21 points and 14 rebounds and was one of three Grizzlies starters who finished in double-digit points.
Toronto @ Milwaukee
The Raptors topped the Bucks out East with a 97-90 win. Rudy Gay had 18 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in the win while for Milwaukee, rookie point guard Nate Wolters recorded 10 dimes and only a single turnover in his first NBA start.
These two teams met in pre-season but on a different floor. It was an ice-rink…
Houston @ Utah
The Jazz made if difficult for the Rockets to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, leading by 16 at the half but in the end, behind Chandler Parsons’ 24 points and 12 rebounds, Houston was able to pull out the 104-93 road victory. The Jazz’s balanced offense was led by Richard Jefferson’s 18 points.
San Antonio @ Portland
Tim Duncan scored 24 points in his return to the Spurs but it wasn’t enough as the Blazers grabbed the win, 115-105. The Blazers FT advantage of 18 to the Spurs’ eight helped them edge their Western Conference foes. Batum recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Freeland had four points in eight minutes.
Sacramento @ Golden State
The Warriors hosted the Kings in a double-double fest with both teams racking up a couple of big performances as the home team took the win, 98-87. David Lee recorded a 15 point/12rebound line while team mate Steph Curry had 22 points and 12 assists. Travis Outlaw and Jason Thompson notched 15 points/12rebounds and 12 points/10 rebounds respectively off of the Kings bench in the defeat. Every single starter for GSW had a positive plus/minus, the Kings, not so much.