Friday's NBA Capsules
Saturday, November 27, 2010
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points and the Dallas Mavericks halted San Antonio’s winning streak at 12 games, beating the Spurs 103-94 on Friday night.
Shawn Marion scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for Dallas, which probably took extra satisfaction finally handing the Spurs a loss. Last time the Mavs were in San Antonio, their season ended in a stunning playoff ouster to the Spurs.
Manu Ginobili had 31 points for the Spurs, 16 in the first quarter.
But the Mavericks, who lost all three playoff games in San Antonio in their first-round loss last season, pulled away with a 14-2 run within the final five minutes.
Tyson Chandler scored 13 of his 19 points from the foul line for Dallas, which has won four straight.
Heat 99, 76ers 90
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 23 points, LeBron James added 20 and Miami pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Chris Bosh scored 18 points and Carlos Arroyo had a season-high 17 for Miami, which needed a 12-2 run at the start of the fourth quarter to pull away from Philadelphia — the team off to the worst start in the Eastern Conference.
Jodie Meeks scored 18 of his 21 points in the second quarter for the 76ers, who dropped their third straight.
Jazz 102, Lakers 96
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deron Williams scored 29 points and Andrei Kirilenko grabbed two key rebounds late as Utah rallied from a 19-point, first-half deficit to beat Los Angeles for its fourth straight victory.
Williams tied the score at 96 with 1:16 remaining on a 3-pointer, then stole the ball and passed to Raja Bell for what proved to be the game-winner.
Ron Artest and Paul Gasol both missed shots late for the Lakers (13-3), which saw their five-game winning streak end.
Nuggets 98, Bulls 97
DENVER (AP) — Carmelo Anthony made a jumper as time expired and Denver, after blowing a 19-point, third-quarter lead, came back to beat Chicago.
Anthony finished with 22 points, including his 14th career game-winner. Nene added 18 points and Ty Lawson had 17.
C.J. Watson led the Bulls with 33 points and Luol Deng had 24. Joakim Noah added 17 points and 16 rebounds.
Both teams played without their starting point guards. Chicago’s Derrick Rose had a sore neck, apparently from having slept on it wrong the night before. Denver’s Chauncey Billups missed a second consecutive game since spraining his right wrist and breaking his nose in last Saturday’s game against New Jersey.
Magic 111, Cavaliers 100
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dwight Howard had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Jameer Nelson scored 20 points, and Orlando beat Cleveland.
J.J. Redick, starting for the second straight game in place of the injured Vince Carter, added 15 points for Orlando, which won for the sixth time in its last seven games. Quentin Richardson and Rashard Lewis had 14 apiece for the Magic, who put all five starters in double figures.
Antawn Jamison came off the bench to score 22 points and Mo Williams contributed 20 for the Cavaliers, who fell behind by 12 early in the second quarter and couldn’t get the deficit under 10 the rest of the game.
Celtics 110, Raptors 101
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Shaquille O’Neal added 16 points and nine boards, and Boston avenged a loss to Toronto.
It was the Celtics’ third straight win after they had consecutive losses for the only time this season, the second coming at Toronto on Sunday.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis had 10 of his 18 points in the final quarter for Boston. Paul Pierce finished with 18 points, Ray Allen 17 and Rajon Rondo collected 14 assists in his first game after missing three straight with a strained left hamstring.
The Celtics lost 102-101 in Toronto, squandering a lead in the final 21 seconds.
Linas Kleiza led Toronto’s balanced scoring with 18 points. The Raptors, who had won four straight, had six players in double figures. Jose Calderon had 14 assists and 12 points.
Thunder 110, Pacers 106, OT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 43 points and Kevin Durant made clutch shots late in Oklahoma City’s victory over Indiana.
Westbrook was 13 of 24 from the field and made 17 of 18 free throws and Oklahoma City overcame a 14-point second-half deficit to win its fifth consecutive road game.
Durant added 25 points with a strong finish.
Danny Granger led Indiana with 30 points.
Bobcats 99, Rockets 89
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gerald Wallace overcame a poor shooting night to score 21 points and grab 14 rebounds, Boris Diaw added 20 points and 10 boards, and Charlotte beat slumping Houston to snap a two-game losing streak.
Stephen Jackson scored 16 points and his 3-pointer with 2:41 left put Charlotte ahead 93-82 as it recovered from an 11-point, first-half deficit.
Chase Budinger scored 19 points off the bench and Kevin Martin added 16, but they combined to shoot 12 of 32 from the field for the Rockets, who lost for the fifth time in six games as they play without the injured Yao Ming and Aaron Brooks.
With owner Michael Jordan sitting courtside, the Bobcats dominated the second half behind the versatile Diaw, who hit 9-of-14 shots. He made up for Wallace’s 6-of-21 night.
Hornets 97, Trail Blazers 78
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Reserve Willie Green scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, Trevor Ariza added 18, and New Orleans got back on track with a victory over Portland.
Chris Paul had 16 points and 13 assists for the Hornets, who had one of the best starts in the NBA but had dropped two of their previous three games on a West Coast road trip. The Hornets (12-3) have beaten Portland four straight times.
Brandon Roy scored 27 points, leading the Blazers in his return from a sore knee that kept him out three games. LaMarcus Aldridge added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Blazers, losers of four of their last six. No other Blazer scored in double figures.
Grizzlies 116, Warriors 111
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rudy Gay scored 25 points, O.J. Mayo added 23 in his new role off the bench, and Memphis withstood a late rally to beat Golden State.
Mayo, who served in a reserve role for the third straight game, shot 8 of 14, including 2 of 5 outside the arc as Memphis won its season-high third straight game.
Golden State center Andris Biedrins had season highs of 28 points and 21 rebounds. Stephen Curry added 26 points, while Monta Ellis added 23 points and eight assists for the Warriors.
Curry’s two free throws with 11.6 seconds left pulled the Warriors within 112-111. But Gay and Mayo both hit a pair in the final 11 seconds to seal the victory.
Suns 116, Clippers 108
PHOENIX (AP) — Jason Richardson scored 29 points, reserve Hakim Warrick had a season-high 25 and Phoenix kept Los Angeles winless on the road.
The victory was the Suns’ ninth in a row over the Clippers and extended their home winning streak against Los Angeles to seven. No visiting Pacific Division team other than the Los Angeles Lakers has left US Airways Center with a win since April 17, 2007 — a total of 27 games. Besides the Clippers, the Suns have won 10 straight at home against both Sacramento and Golden State.
Steve Nash added 16 points and 10 assists for the Suns, Channing Frye scored 16 with four 3-pointers and Grant Hill had 12.
Eric Gordon topped the Clippers with 32 points, Ryan Gomes had a season-high 20, and Blake Griffin had 20 points and 14 rebounds. Brian Cook had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the Clippers’ eighth consecutive road loss of the season and their 12th straight over two years.
Pistons 103, Bucks 89
DETROIT (AP) — Rodney Stuckey had 18 points and seven assists, Richard Hamilton contributed 15 points and nine assists and Detroit beat Milwaukee.
Charlie Villanueva added 15 points and eight rebounds for Detroit, which had seven players score in double figures.
Brandon Jennings had 25 points and six assists for Milwaukee, which lost its fifth straight.