Monday's NBA Capsules
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 26 and the Miami Heat pulled away steadily to beat Washington 105-94 on Monday night, keeping the Wizards winless away from home this season.
Chris Bosh finished with 20 for the Heat, who won for just the second time in their past six games. James got Miami going with 20 in the first half, Wade then helped seal the win with 22 in the second half.
It was the 100th regular-season win for Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, in his 182nd game.
Andray Blatche scored 26 points and had nine rebounds for Washington, which is 0-8 on the road. Gilbert Arenas added 23 for Washington.
The Wizards were without No. 1 draft pick John Wall, who missed his second straight game with a bruised right knee.
Thunder 95, Hornets 89
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 12 of his 25 points during a decisive 14-0 run late in the fourth quarter and also had 11 assists as the Thunder rallied to beat the Hornets.
Westbrook scored six in a row to tie the game, then kept going with a driving layup and a 3-pointer that put the Thunder up 88-81 with 1:38 to play. After the 3-pointer, he mocked slamming guns down into holsters at his side.
Kevin Durant hit four free throws down the stretch to seal the game and finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
David West scored 20 points to lead New Orleans but missed his final six shots while Oklahoma City was making its comeback. Chris Paul added 17 points, 14 assists and five steals as the Hornets lost for the fourth time in five games after an 11-1 start.
Mavericks 101, Rockets 91
DALLAS (AP) — Caron Butler scored 13 of his 19 points during a decisive third-quarter run, Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak to six games with a victory over the Rockets.
Shawn Marion added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and J.J Barea scored 11 for Dallas.
Kevin Martin’s 17 points and Luis Scola’s 15 paced the Rockets, who’ve lost six of eight.
Dallas used a 17-6 third-quarter spurt capped by 11 straight from Butler to expand a seven-point halftime edge to 77-59.
The Mavs carried an 83-71 lead into the final quarter, and were up by as many as 22 down the stretch.
Jazz 109, Bucks 88
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Al Jefferson had 22 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots to lead the Jazz to a victory over injury-depleted Milwaukee.
Deron Williams also scored 22 points for the Jazz (14-5), who have won six straight.
Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee (6-11) with 27 points while Ersan Ilyasova added 18 for the Bucks. Milwaukee, again missing three key players because of injury, made 7 of 12 3-pointers in the first half to keep it close.
But the Bucks couldn’t keep up with Utah’s inside game without big men Andrew Bogut and Drew Gooden. The Jazz held a 54-18 advantage in the paint and 48-26 edge in rebounds. They also had 10 blocked shot.
On the flip side, Utah committed 20 turnovers.