Saturday's NBA Capsules
Sunday, December 5, 2010
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 26 and the Miami Heat scored 11 straight points in the final minutes to beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-77 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
LeBron James added 22 points for Miami. The three Heat stars combined for 75 points.
Al Horford scored 22 points on 10-for-11 shooting for Atlanta, which had its five-game winning streak snapped and lost for just the third time in 10 road games. Jamal Crawford and Josh Powell scored 12 points apiece for the Hawks, Josh Smith had 11, and Mike Bibby 10.
Mavericks 105, Kings 103
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Jason Terry had 23 and Dallas rallied its ninth straight victory, outscoring Sacramento 15-4 in the final 5 1/2 minutes.
The Mavericks improved to 8-1 on the road and 16-4 overall with their seventh straight victory against Sacramento. Tyreke Evans had 25 points and eight assists for Sacramento. The Kings have lost seven straight and 13 of 14.
Bucks 96, Magic 85
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew Bogut scored a season-high 31 points and had 18 rebounds in his return from a back injury, and Brandon Jennings had 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee.
Vince Carter scored 20 points and Quentin Richardson added 16 for Orlando, down to eight active players because of illness and injury. Starters Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson missed the game for the Magic, which had its winning streak snapped at six.
76ers 109, Bobcats 91
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jodie Meeks scored a career-high 26 points, 20 in a big first-quarter run, and Thaddeus Young added 20 points for Philadelphia.
Meeks matched Allen Iverson’s arena record for points in a first quarter with 20, scoring all 20 during a 26-5 run in a 5:11 span. Meeks made his first six 3-pointers and finished 7 of 10, and 9 of 16 overall.
Boris Diaw led the Bobcats with 19 points.
Bulls 119, Rockets 116, OT
CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 30 points and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation to send the game into overtime, and Chicago went on to beat Houston.
Rose added seven rebounds, 11 assists and five steals, and Carlos Boozer, in his best game for the Bulls, had 25 points and nine rebounds. Brad Miller scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Rockets overcame a 14-point deficit.
Timberwolves 128, Cavaliers 95
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Love had 28 points and 19 rebounds and Minnesota snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over Cleveland, two days after the Cavaliers were thrashed by LeBron James.
The Timberwolves hit a franchise-record 18 3-pointers to blow out the Cavaliers.
Antawn Jamison had 17 points for Cleveland.