Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including, OT in Utah and more wins for San An, Portland and Miami.
Boston @ Charlotte
Gerald Wallace recorded 17 points and outscored the entire Bobcats’ bench as the Celtics beat Charlotte, 96-86. Kemba Walker led all scorers with 28 points.
Minnesota @ Indiana
The Pacers ended their game against the TWolves on a 33-18 run and got the win, 98-84. Paul George and George Hill scored 26 apiece for the Pacers. Kevin Love had 20 points and 17 rebounds for Minnesota. The TWolves’ Derek Williams didn’t play in this one as Minnesota advanced trade talks with the Sacramento Kings that would see Luc Mbah a Moute move the other way.
Paul George with the vicious windmill:
Milwaukee @ Detroit
The Bucks lost their ninth straight game as they fell to the Pistons on the road, 113-94. The two Brandon’s – Knight and Jennings – faced off against their former teams for the first time after being traded for one another during the off-season. Jennings had the better game in Detroit’s win, scoring 15 points and dishing out 13 assists. Knight finished with just 8 points and 4 dimes in 22 minutes.
Phoenix @ Miami
The Heat are starting to hit their stride this season with the 107-92 win against the Suns being their seventh straight victory. Lebron James finished with 35 points and Wade had a double-double of 21 points and 12 assists. Dragic flirted with a triple-double, scoring 14 points, grabbing eight rebounds and handing out nine assists in defeat.
Morris dunks all over Birdman:
Heat show their speed on offense:
Houston @ Memphis
The Rockets posted a 38-point fourth quarter which allowed them to pull out the win on the road, 93-86. Omri Casspi had 16 points off the bench for the Rockets as the Grizzlies lost their second-straight game since Marc Gasol was ruled out for the season with an MCL sprain.
Denver @ Dallas
The Nuggets beat the Mavericks 110-96 behind J.J. Hickson’s 22 points. Denver has now won three straight games and moved to above .500 on the season at 7-6. Shawn Marion had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points, passing Kevin Garnett on the All-time scorers list in the process. Ty Lawson had 19 points and 11 assists for the Nuggs.
Dirk passes KG on the all-time scorers list:
New Orleans @ San Antonio
Make that 11-straight wins for the Spurs after this 112-93 win over the Pelicans at home. Manu Ginobili’s 16 points were a team-high. Ryan Anderson had a game-high 17 points off the pine for the Pelicans in the loss. Seven Spurs scored in double digits in the win.
Belinelli with the sweet no-look dime:
Chicago @ Utah
The Jazz were taken to overtime by the Bulls but held on for an 89-83 win. Gordan Haywood had a double-double of 15 points and 12 assists as the Jazz won only their second game of the season. Deng and Boozer combined for 50 points and 26 rebounds for the Bulls.
New York @ Portland
The Knicks never led in this one, as they went down to the Trailblazers, 102-91. Carmelo Anthony wasn’t able to do it all himself as his 34 point, 15 rebound assist game was wasted by the Knicks. LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 14 rebounds and Lillard scored 23 points as the Blazers won their 11th game in a row. Freeland had two points, one steal and one rebound in 13 minutes.