Saturday's NBA Capsules
Sunday, January 22, 2012
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh scored 30 points, LeBron James added 28 points and nine rebounds and the Miami Heat remained unbeaten without Dwyane Wade in the lineup this season, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 113-92 on Saturday night.
Mario Chalmers scored 11 and Joel Anthony finished with nine points and nine rebounds for Miami, which outrebounded Philadelphia 52-31 and moved into a tie with Orlando for first in the Southeast Division. The Heat are 6-0 this season without Wade, who missed his third straight game with a sprained right ankle.
Lou Williams scored 22 points and Evan Turner added 16 for Philadelphia, which has lost eight of nine against Miami since the start of last season, including a five-game defeat in the opening round of last season’s playoffs.
HAWKS 121, CAVALIERS 94
ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Hawks, coming off a loss that prompted their coach to say they quit, routed the Cavs with their highest scoring output of the season.
Johnson scored 19 of his points in the first half for Atlanta, which sat all its starters in the final quarter. Jannero Pargo, who opened the fourth with back-to-back 3-pointers, had a season-high 14 points.
Jeff Teague also scored 14 points as the Hawks moved past Friday night’s 90-76 loss at Philadelphia. After the loss, coach Larry Drew said “It got tough for us and we quit.”
Kyrie Irving scored 18 points for the Cavs, who have lost three straight and six of eight.
NUGGETS 119, KNICKS 114, 2 OT
NEW YORK (AP) — Danilo Gallinari outplayed Carmelo Anthony in the first meeting since they were swapped in a trade, scoring 37 points as Denver outlasted New York in double-overtime.
Al Harrington, another former Knicks forward, scored 22 of his 24 points after halftime for the Nuggets, allowing them to withstand Anthony’s attempt to rally the Knicks.
Anthony finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds, missing 20 of 30 shots in the Knicks’ sixth straight loss. He missed 14 of his first 17 shots and heard boos, then made his final four of regulation to nearly help New York pull it out.
Anthony spent the first 7 1/2 years of his career with the Nuggets before the trade.
PISTONS 94, TRAIL BLAZERS 91
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored 28 points and Detroit beat Portland for only its second win in 12 games.
Detroit fouled Raymond Felton at midcourt, preventing Portland from trying a 3-point attempt. He made both free throws, but Stuckey made two of his own with 4.4 seconds left.
Tayshaun Prince added 17 points for Detroit, which led by as many as 16 in the third quarter and held on down the stretch.
LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 25 points, one night after a 33-point, 23-rebound effort against Toronto. Felton had 20 points and nine assists.
BULLS 95, BOBCATS 89
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Boozer scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half to lead injury-depleted Chicago over struggling Charlotte.
Luol Deng added 22 points and eight rebounds as the Bulls won their seventh straight at home and improved to an NBA-best 15-3 despite the absence of reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose (sprained left big toe). They also were missing starting center Joakim Noah (left ankle sprain).
Richard Hamilton added a season-high 18 points for Chicago.
Gerald Henderson Jr. had 22 points for the Bobcats, who lost their fifth consecutive road game. They have dropped nine of 10 overall.
GRIZZLIES 128, KINGS 95
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rudy Gay had 23 points, Mike Conley and O.J. Mayo added 22 apiece and Memphis beat Sacramento for its sixth straight win.
Marc Gasol had 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Marreese Speights contributed 12 points and 15 rebounds for Memphis.
Jimmer Fredette led the Kings with a season-high 20 points and six assists, while Donte Greene and DeMarcus Cousins scored 19 apiece. Cousins also had 11 rebounds.
The Grizzlies opened the second half with a 12-0 run to push the lead to 20. The Kings, who snapped a two-game winning streak, trailed by as many as 39 in the fourth quarter.
ROCKETS 105, SPURS 102
HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Martin scored 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 14 points and eight assists, and Houston took advantage of Tim Duncan’s absence to beat San Antonio.
Goran Dragic scored 14 points, and Samuel Dalembert added 12 points and a season-high six blocks for the Rockets, who have won six in a row.
Tony Parker had 24 points and a season-high 13 assists for the Spurs, who were playing their fourth game in five nights. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich rested Duncan, who played 25 minutes in Friday night’s loss to Sacramento. Tiago Splitter had a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs.
MAVERICKS 83, HORNETS 81
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lamar Odom scored 16 points in his first start of the season and Dallas overcame the absence of Dirk Nowitzki to send New Orleans to its seventh straight loss.
Delonte West scored 16, while Shawn Marion had 14 points and a season-high 12 rebounds for the Mavs. Jason Terry added 12 points, including two free throws in the final seconds that made it 83-80 before Jason Kidd fouled Jarrett Jack before he could attempt a game-tying 3.
The foul gave Jack two free throws. He missed the second on purpose, but could not convert a quick putback for the tie.
Emeka Okafor had 16 points and grabbed a season-best 17 rebounds for New Orleans.
THUNDER 84, NETS 74
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 20 points and a season-high 15 rebounds to lead Oklahoma City to a win over New Jersey.
Playing in his first game since signing a five-year, $80 million contract extension, Russell Westbrook added 21 points and six assists. James Harden had 16 points and nine rebounds.
Coming off a loss to lowly Washington, Oklahoma City limited New Jersey to 31 percent shooting from the field, including 3 of 23 from 3-point range. The Thunder also had 10 blocks.
Kris Humphries had 12 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Nets. Deron Williams and MarShon Brooks had 14 points apiece, and Jordan Farmar added 13.
JAZZ 108, TIMBERWOLVES 98
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to power Utah past Minnesota.
Matched up against Kevin Love, Millsap shot 6 of 7 in the final period on a variety of fallaway jumpers and shots at the rim to help the Jazz win for the ninth time in 11 games.
Ricky Rubio, who had 17 points and 11 assists, made a jumper with 5:01 to play to cut the Jazz lead to 100-96. But Minnesota ran out of gas one night after a dramatic win over the Clippers.
The Timberwolves missed six straight shots and had two turnovers down the stretch as Millsap and the Jazz clinched the victory.