Tuesday's NBA Capsules
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dwyane Wade tied a franchise record for most points in a first half with 31, and finished with 41 overall to help the Miami Heat defeat the Indiana Pacers 110-103 on Tuesday night.
Wade also finished with 12 rebounds for the Heat, who bounced back from a loss to Boston on Sunday.
LeBron James scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Chris Bosh added 22 points and eight rebounds for Miami, which has won eight of nine.
Roy Hibbert scored 18 points and Tyler Hansbrough added 16 for the Pacers. Indiana has won seven of nine under interim coach Frank Vogel, with both losses coming against the Heat.
Miami led by 24 points in the first half, then lost the lead before regaining it for good in the fourth quarter.
Thunder 126, Kings 94
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) — Daequan Cook scored 20 points and Russell Westbrook added 10 points and 11 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder set the team’s season high for points.
Oklahoma City scored 68 points in the first half, a season high for a half, and led by as many 25 before leading by 18 at the halftime break as the Thunder topped the Kings for the second time in four days.
Kevin Durant went 5 for 18 from the field and scored 17 points, and Nenad Krstic had 16 for Oklahoma City as seven players finished in double figures in scoring.
DeMarcus Cousins returned from a one-game suspension to lead Sacramento with 21 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.
Bulls 106, Bobcats 94
CHICAGO (AP) — Luol Deng scored 24 points, Derrick Rose had 18 points and 13 assists after a slow start, and the Chicago Bulls beat the pesky Charlotte Bobcats for their ninth win in 11 games.
In a game of momentum swings, the Bulls needed a strong finish to pull this one out and put away a team that blew out the Lakers the previous night. Chicago opened the fourth quarter on a 10-2 run to take control on a night when Bobcats owner Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen sat next to each other at courtside.
Deng hit 10 of 19 shots. Rose, who outscored Deron Williams and Chris Paul by a combined 52-26 in wins at Utah and New Orleans, shot just 5 of 14 but came up big down the stretch.
Gerald Henderson led Charlotte with 22 points.
Grizzlies 102, 76ers 91
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley scored all 22 of his points in the second half, helping the Memphis Grizzlies hold off the Philadelphia 76ers.
Zach Randolph had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis, along with a season-high seven assists as Memphis won its fourth straight. Sam Young added 12 points and Rudy Gay had 11 before leaving in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. He did not return.
Thaddeus Young led Philadelphia with 23 points, while Lou Williams added 18 off the bench. Elton Brand finished with 13, and Jrue Holiday had 10 points and five assists.
Suns 102, Jazz 101
PHOENIX (AP) — Channing Frye scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns kept Utah winless in the post-Jerry Sloan era with a victory over the short-handed Jazz.
Al Jefferson scored 32 and C.J. Miles 19 for the Jazz, who led by eight in the fourth quarter before an 11-0 run put the Suns ahead for good.
Steve Nash had 20 points and 14 assists for Phoenix, which has won seven of its last nine. The Suns playmaker passed Gary Payton for seventh on the NBA’s career assists list. With three 3-pointers, Nash also tied Eddie Jones for 10th on the career list.
The Jazz, with four players out with injuries, has lost 12 of 16 and fell to 0-2 since Sloan resigned and was replaced by Tyrone Corbin, both losses to the Suns.
Warriors 102, Hornets 89
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 21 points and Dorell Wright added 16 to help the Golden State Warriors overcome an early 15-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Hornets.
David Lee also scored 16 points and Stephen Curry had 14 and eight assists for the Warriors, who have won six of eight games. Five of those wins have come against teams with winning records as Golden State heads into its final game before the All-Star break Wednesday night in Utah playing its best basketball of the season.
All-Star point guard Chris Paul was held scoreless for the final 39 minutes for the Hornets, who are limping toward the All-Star break without injured center Emeka Okafor. New Orleans has lost eight of 10 heading into the final game before the break at Portland on Wednesday night.