Sunday's NBA Capsules
Monday, November 15, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Matt Bonner scored 21 points and just missed the Spurs franchise record by hitting all seven of his 3-point shots, helping San Antonio stretch its winning streak to seven games with a 117-104 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.
Bonner swished home three of his 3s during a 21-8 run to open the fourth quarter, and the NBA’s best 3-point shooting team went 6-for-8 from behind the arc to pull away in the final period.
Bonner led the way, falling one shy of Steve Smith’s record for 3-point accuracy. He went 8-for-8 from 3-point range against Portland on Nov. 3, 2001.
Tony Parker scored 24 points, Manu Ginobili added 21 and Richard Jefferson had 18 for the Spurs.
Kevin Durant had a season-low 23 points and Russell Westbrook scored 19 for the Thunder.
Suns 121, Lakers 116
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Richardson scored 34 points and the Suns hit the second-most 3-pointers in NBA history to hold off the Lakers.
The two-time defending league champions lost their second in a row and first at home this season.
Steve Nash added 21 points and 13 assists, Channing Frye had 20 points, and Hedo Turkoglu had 17 points for the Suns, who beat the Lakers at Staples Center for the first time since Jan. 17, 2008.
The Suns were 22 of 40 from 3-point range, just missing the league record of 23 set by Orlando against Sacramento in January 2009. Their 3s were the most by a Lakers’ opponent in franchise history, bettering their own previous record of 19 in 2005.
Rockets 104, Knicks 96
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Martin scored 28 points, Luis Scola added 24, and the Rockets climbed a little further out of the hole they dug to start the season by beating the struggling Knicks 104-96 on Sunday night
Courtney Lee had 12 for the Rockets, who have won three of four after opening the season with five straight losses. Even without injured starters Yao Ming and Aaron Brooks, they beat the Knicks for the 13th time in 15 meetings.
Amare Stoudemire scored 25 points for the Knicks, who were loudly booed in the fourth quarter of their fifth straight loss. After blowing a 21-point lead Friday in Minnesota, when they were on the wrong end of Kevin Love’s 31-point, 31-rebound performance, they missed their first eight shots in the final period to turn this game into a rout.
Pistons 100, Kings 94
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points and Ben Gordon hit a late 3 that sent the Pistons over Sacramento, the Kings’ fifth straight loss.
The Pistons have won four of five after their 0-5 start.
Gordon’s 3-pointer from the corner put the Pistons ahead 99-94 with 23.9 seconds left. He finished with 16 points.
Tayshaun Prince had 14 points for the Pistons, Richard Hamilton scored 13 and Charlie Villanueva added 11.
Tyreke Evans scored 20 points and Carl Landry had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Kings. Hawks 111, Timberwolves 105
ATLANTA (AP) — Al Horford had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Hawks beat Kevin Love and the Timberwolves to end a four-game losing streak.
Love had 22 points and 17 rebounds in his first game since posting 31 points and 31 rebounds in a win over the Knicks, the NBA’s first 30-30 game since Moses Malone in 1982.
Horford needed three stitches for a cut on the top of his head following a collision with Anthony Tolliver late in the opening quarter. Horford returned midway through the second.
Michael Beasley led Minnesota with 25 points.
Josh Smith had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta.