Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including Kobe scoring 20, the Pacers overcoming the Heat and Kyrie’s night against New York.
New York @ Cleveland
Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 37 points, as well as dishing out 11 assists in the Cavaliers’ 109-94 win over the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony’s team-high 29 points were not enough to stop the Knicks losing for the 11th time in 13 games.
Irving comes up big against NY:
Miami @ Indiana
In the battle for supremacy in the East, the Pacers got early bragging rights with a 90-84 win. Despite trailing early on in the contest, the Pacers rallied to win the game and remain unbeaten at home this season. Roy Hibbert led all scorers with 24 points while LeBron James finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in the loss.
San Antonio @ Toronto
The Raptors were without their newest arrivals post-Gay trade and it mattered, as the Spurs handed them a 116-103 defeat. Both Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan finished with 19 points but it wasn’t enough against a balanced Spurs offense that saw seven players finish in double-digit points.
Amir floors Kawhi with the block:
OKC @ Atlanta
Atlanta’s two-game winning run came to an end when the Thunder rolled in to town, as they went down 101-92. Kevin Durant once again led the team in scoring with 30 points, along with 10 boards, five assists and two blocks. Paul Millsap had a double-double in defeat of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Korver extended his NBA record for consecutive games with a three point field goal made, to 91.
Boston @ Brooklyn
Deron Williams and former-Celtic, Paul Pierce, returned to action Tuesday night and helped the Nets see off the visiting Celtics 104-96. Williams finished with 25 points and seven assists in the win, while ex-Celtic, Garnett, ended with 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Pierce had four points and seven boards. Avery Bradley finished with 22 points.
Deron Williams is back in Brooklyn:
Minnesota @ Detroit
The Timberwolves headed into their game with the Pistons having only won one of their last five encounters, while the Pistons had only lost one of their last five. But it was the TWolves who broke the mold with a 121-94 victory. Kevin Love had 26 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists while Pekovic and Martin combined for 36 points on 12-23 shooting. The Pistons had 20 turnovers to the Wolves’ 12.
Jennings with the behind-the-back to Drummond for the big slam:
Love gets blocked on the break by Pistons guard:
Milwaukee @ Chicago
Both teams shot 40% or under in this low scoring contest that the Bucks won, 78-74. John Henson had 25 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots and Brandon Knight added 19 points and 10 boards. The Bulls were without Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose who were all missing through injury.
Phoenix @ Los Angeles Lakers
The Suns picked up the road win over the Lakers, 114-108 thanks to Goran Dragic’s game-high 31 points. The Morris twins combined for 37 points off the Phoenix bench in the win. Kobe Bryant continued his comeback by scoring 20 points on 6-for-11 shooting.