Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games, including Indiana setting the pace and the Knicks losing to the Bobcats.
Miami @ Toronto
The Heat dispatched the Raptors in Toronto, 104-95, thanks to a near triple-double from LeBron James. His 35-8-8 helped cover for the hole left by Bosh who was absent. DeRozan led the Raptors with 21 points.
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Utah @ Brooklyn
The Nets recorded their first win under Jason Kidd’s stewardship, beating the Jazz, 104-88. Kanter and Haywood continued their impressive starts to the season but didn’t have the supporting cast that they do in Brooklyn as the Nets received solid contributions from six players, led by Lopez’s 27 points.
Indiana @ Detroit
The Pacers preserved their unbeaten start to the season, beating the Pistons, 99-91. Paul George was once again outstanding, scoring 31 points to go with his ten rebounds. Hibbert approached an unusual triple-double with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocks. Greg Monroe continued his strong start to the season with another double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Charlotte @ New York
The Bobcats upset the Garden by narrowly beating the Knicks, 102-97. Charlotte’s 51-33 rebounding advantage was enough to see off the Knicks who had 32 points from Carmelo Anthony. Kemba Walker had 25 points in the win.
Phoenix @ New Orleans
The Suns recovered their winning touch on Tuesday night, topping the Pelicans on the road, 104-98. Goran Dragic was absent through injury but the Suns backcourt pairing contributed 43 points combined to cover any offensive shortfalls. In defeat, Anthony Davis had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks.
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Los Angeles Lakers @ Dallas
The Mavericks put the hurting on LA, running out easy winners, 123-104. Both European big men had quiet nights but it was Dallas who provided the best support, with Monta Ellis racking up a game-high 30 points in the comfortable win. Nick Young scored 21 in defeat.
San Antonio @ Denver
Denver’s sorry start to the season continued last night as they registered another loss, this time being beaten at home by the Spurs, 102-94. Tony Parker led all scorers with 24 points.
Houston @ Portland
Houston recovered from their recent defeat, beating the Blazers in Portland, 116-101. The Rockets’ big two returned to their old selves by combining for 62 points in the win. Lillard had a team high 22 points for the Blazers. Freeland registered a DNP.
Atlanta @ Sacramento
The Hawks continue to surprise those who believed they were going to be in the race for Wiggins this year, beating the Kings, 105-100. Atlanta had double-doubles from three starters in the road victory. Isaiah Thomas top scored for the Kings with 26 points.