Wednesday's NBA Capsules
Thursday, November 25, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS — Manu Ginobili scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to rally the San Antonio Spurs from 21 points down for their 12th straight victory, 113-109 in overtime over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Richard Jefferson added 19 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and six assists for the Spurs, an NBA-best 13-1.
Kevin Love had 32 points and 22 rebounds, and Darko Milicic had 22 points, eight rebounds and five blocks for the Timberwolves, who blew a fourth-quarter lead for the third time this season.
Dallas 111, Oklahoma City 103
Dirk Nowitzki scored 34 points, Tyson Chandler had season highs with 17 points and 18 rebounds and the Mavericks charged past the Thunder in the fourth quarter.
Nowitzki and Jason Terry teamed to score 10 straight points in a 57-second span to put Dallas up for good midway through the final period, and the Mavericks sealed it with a 12-0 run.
Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City with 32 points but was held in check in the fourth before two dunks with the game out of reach in the final minute. Jeff Green added 17 points for the Thunder, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.
Orlando 104, Miami 95
The Heat's miserable start hit another low.
Dwight Howard had 24 points and 18 rebounds, J.J. Redick scored 20 points and the Magic beat Miami to hand the Heat's All-Star trio its first three-game losing streak.
Jameer Nelson had 17 points and a career-high 14 assists, coming up with some big shots late to help Orlando pull away and avenge a 26-point loss at Miami earlier this season.
LeBron James had 25 points, Chris Bosh finished with 21 and Dwyane Wade scored 18 for Miami. The Heat also lost to Memphis and Indiana in the last week.
Boston 89, New Jersey 83
Shaquille O'Neal scored a season-high 25 points, even hitting four straight free throws in the fourth quarter as the Celtics came back to beat the Nets.
Paul Pierce scored 18 and Ray Allen had 15 points and seven assists for the Celtics, who have won consecutive games after losing two straight for the first time all season.
With point guard Rajon Rondo already out due to a strained hamstring, Delonte West left the game late in the first half when he crashed to the floor after a layup and broke his right wrist.
New York 99, Charlotte 95
Raymond Felton had 23 points and 13 assists against his former team, Amare Stoudemire added 20 points and six blocks, and the Knicks to their fifth straight win.
Toronto 106, Philadelphia 90
Andrea Bargnani scored 24 points, Reggie Evans had a career-high 22 rebounds and a season-high 12 points and the Raptors extended their winning streak to four games.
Cleveland 83, Milwaukee 81
Mo Williams dropped a 15-foot jumper over Brandon Jennings as time expired as the Cavaliers ended a three-game losing streak.
Memphis 105, Detroit 84
Zach Randolph had 21 points and 14 rebound and the Grizzlies outscored the Pistons 33-18 in the third quarter.