Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including Bogut’s dominant game for Golden State and OKC’s all-round excellence against the Spurs.
Memphis @ New York
Zach Randolph manhandled the Knicks, posting 25 points and 15 rebounds in a 95-87 Memphis win. The Grizzlies success came as a result of their work on the glass where they outrebounded the Knicks 56-29. The win stopped a Grizzly five-game losing streak for Memphis and consigned the Knicks to their 18th loss of the season.
This is how you run a fastbreak:
Washington @ Boston
Trevor Ariza’s season-high 27 points propelled the Wizards to a 106-99 victory over the Celtics. John Wall chipped in 20 points, nine assists and six steals. Despite the win, the Wizards still sit below Boston in the Eastern Conference standings due to the Celtics leading the Atlantic division.
Sacramento @ Orlando
Every time Orlando has given up over 100 points in a game, they’ve lost and last night was no different as the Kings beat them 105-100. Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay scored 23 points apiece and Marcus Thornton added 15 points off the bench in the win. Arron Afflalo scored a game-high 26 points.
Utah @ Charlotte
With an 88-85 win over the Bobcats, the Jazz moved to 5-1 on the season when they hold teams to under 90ppg. Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson both had opportunities to tie the game at the end but missed their shots to give the Jazz only their 8th win of the year. Trey Burke finished with 20 points for the Jazz.
Houston @ Detroit
Dwight Howard had an incredible night in the Rockets’ 114-97 win over the Pistons, finishing with 35 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and three blocks. The Pistons only took 12 three’s in the game but made just one as they crashed to their second straight defeat.
Breakaway windmill from Drummond:
Cleveland @ Chicago
The Bulls broke the 100-point barrier for only the fifth time this season as they beat the visiting Cavaliers, 100-84. Carlos Boozer’s team-high 19 points led the Bulls to victory and to break their five-game losing streak.
Philadelphia @ Milwaukee
The Bucks remain rooted to the bottom of the standings despite winning their clash with the 76ers, 116-106. Khris Middleton finished with 27 points while Thaddeus Young had a game-high 30 points for the Sixers. Rookie, Michael Carter-Williams, finished with 19 points and 12 assists.
OKC @ San Antonio
The Thunder made a statement with their 113-100 win over the Spurs, showing their fearlessness against their rivals. Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson combined to score 52 points on 21-of-36 shooting. Serge Ibaka helped out with 14 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Dallas @ Phoenix
The Suns blew the Mavericks apart, 123-108, behind 25 points from Bledsoe and 22 off the bench from Green. As a team, Phoenix shot 51.2/50/90.9 as they recorded their highest number of points in a game this season.
New Orleans @ Portland
The Blazers survived two late attempts by the Pelicans to tie the game, eventually taking the win 110-107. Nicolas Batum nailed two late free throws to give Portland a three point lead before Ryan Anderson and Tyreke Evans missed from deep. Joel Freeland had four points and six rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
Ridiculous shot from Lillard:
Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State
Nick Young’s game-high 20 points were enough to lead both teams in scoring but weren’t enough to give the Lakers their joint longest winning streak of the season as the Warriors came out on top, 102-83. A 26-15 third quarter from the Warriors was the difference in this otherwise-close contest. Andrew Bogut had 12 points, 20 rebounds and three blocks to anchor the Warriors.
Denver @ Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers outscored the Nuggets in every quarter to take the win, 112-91. Jamal Crawford led all scorers with 27 points from the Clips starting line-up. Blake Griffin had 24 points and 16 rebounds.
Collison with the circus shot: