Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including Doc Rivers returning to Boston.
Orlando @ Charlotte
A 92-83 win over the Bobcats helped the Magic break their six-game losing skid. Seven players scored in double digits with Nik Vucevic and Glen Davis both finishing with double-doubles. Gerald Henderson’s 12 points were a Bobcats team-high.
Josh McRoberts goes behind his back on this assist:
Los Angeles Clippers @ Boston Celtics
Clippers coach, Doc Rivers, received a standing ovation from the Boston crowd on his return to the city he helped bring a championship to. Rivers not only took their applause but his Clippers took the win, beating the Celtics 96-88 behind Chris Paul’s 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Jamal Crawford added 21 points off the bench as Stephen Jackson played his first game as a Clipper. He finished 0-for-3 in a little over 12 minutes. Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and dished out nine assists in defeat.
DeAndre Jordan smashes one down…kinda:
Crawford with the crossover and dime:
Doc Rivers returns to Boston:
OKC @ Memphis
The Thunder made light work of the Grizzlies, seeing them off 116-110. Russell Westbrook had a big night, scoring 27 points to lead all scorers while also registering nine assists, six rebounds and two steals. The Grizzlies 10-11 on the season and have lost six of their last nine games since Marc Gasol was ruled out indefinitely with an MCL sprain.
San Antonio @ Milwaukee
The Spurs led by as many as 38 points at one stage, as they left Milwaukee with an easy 109-77 victory. Tim Duncan had 21 points on 9-for-12 shooting, 16 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in under 25 minutes of action. The Bucks starters combined for just 19 points.
Philadelphia @ Minnesota
The Sixers jumped out to a 39-20 first quarter lead but weren’t able to maintain that lead as the Timberwolves came back to take 106-99 win at home. Kevin Love had 26 points and 16 boards and Nik Pekovic had 20 points and nine rebounds in the come-from-behind victory. Spencer Hawes and Tony Wroten both finished with 20 points in the Sixers loss.
Detroit @ New Orleans
Jason Smith had a huge night for the Pelicans, scoring 22 points and adding 16 rebounds as New Orleans beat the Pistons in overtime, 111-106. Brandon Jennings had a chance to win the game for the Pistons in regulation but blew two jumpers which ultimately condemned his team to their third straight loss. Greg Monroe had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons.
Chicago @ New York
The Knicks beat the shorthanded Bulls, 83-78. Carmelo Anthony finished with a game-high 30 points and Amar’e Stoudemire added 14 points after playing in his first back-to-back of the season. Mike Dunleavy led the Bulls in scoring with 20 points.
JR Smith spins and dishes for the score:
Utah @ Sacramento
The Jazz made sure the Kings didn’t win their third straight game of the season with a comprehensive 122-101 win. The Kings were without their trio of former Toronto players in the loss. DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas combined for 41 points in defeat while the Jazz shot 56.5% from beyond the arc and had six players score in double-digits.
Dallas @ Golden State
The Warriors mounted an impressive second half comeback to win their game against the Mavs, 95-93. A Steph Curry elbow jumper sealed the win and gave him 33 points (6-for-11 from deep) and nine assists. Both Nowitzki and Ellis had 21 points in a game that Dallas threw away in the final quarter.