Monday's NBA Capsules
For Nov. 18, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were boos early and at the end for the winless Washington Wizards, who dropped to a franchise-worst 0-9 with a 96-89 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
Indiana's David West scored 13 of his season-best 30 points in the fourth quarter, and Roy Hibbert broke out of a slump with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Still without point guard John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, and starting center Nene — and no one seems to be sure when either injured player will make his season debut — the Wizards are the only team in the NBA without a victory. They started 0-8 a year ago, the club's previous worst opening to a season.
They were led Monday by rookie Bradley Beal's 18 points, 17 coming in the second half.
Jordan Crawford scored 11 on 2-for-12 shooting for Washington, which was jeered by the announced crowd of 14,426 in the opening minutes and again at the closing buzzer.
NUGGETS 97, GRIZZLIES 92
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and Denver ended Memphis' win streak at eight games.
JaVale McGee finished with 15 points and eight rebounds, and Kenneth Faried added 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Denver outrebound Memphis 47-33.
The victory snapped a three-game skid for the Nuggets, who handed the Grizzlies their first loss since dropping their season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Rudy Gay scored 22 points, Marc Gasol added 16 and Zach Randolph had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis.
CLIPPERS 92, SPURS 87
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Chris Paul had 19 points and eight assists and Los Angeles beat San Antonio for the second time this season.
Matt Barnes had 14 points and Blake Griffin 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers.
Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs, who suffered their second home loss this season. Manu Ginobili added 15 points and Tony Parker 11.
Paul made a five-foot jumper in the lane with 24.6 seconds left to give the Clippers a 91-87 lead. Gary Neal missed a 3-pointer on the subsequent possession, which Eric Bledsoe gathered for his fifth rebound. Bledsoe, who had nine points, made one of two free throws to close it out.
WARRIORS 105, MAVERICKS 101
DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and David Lee's layup with 32.8 seconds left helped Golden State beat Dallas.
Curry had six points and three assists in the extra period. The fourth-year guard passed to Lee on his go-ahead basket that put Golden State up 101-99.
O.J. Mayo scored 27 points, including all 11 of the Mavericks' points in overtime. His 8-footer in the lane tied it at 99 with 41.2 seconds left in the extra period.
Lee had 17 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and rookie Harrison Barnes had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Golden State.
BOBCATS 102, BUCKS 98
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ramon Sessions scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws with 4.2 seconds left to seal Charlotte's win over Milwaukee.
The Bobcats trailed by 11 in the fourth but battled back, going 16 of 16 from the free throw line down the stretch. Sessions' two free throws after Monta Ellis missed a 3-point attempt sent the Bucks to their first road loss and lifted the surprising Bobcats (5-4) back above .500.
Ellis scored 31 points for the Bucks.
Kemba Walker and Byron Mullens each scored 19 points for the Bobcats, while rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist turned in another solid effort with 15 points and nine rebounds.
JAZZ 102, ROCKETS 91
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Reserve Gordon Hayward scored 15 points and Al Jefferson had 14 points and 16 rebounds to help Utah beat Houston.
Randy Foye hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Jazz, who led by as many as 23 in the first half after opening the second quarter with a 13-0 run. Utah led by 17 at halftime.
The Rockets pulled within nine late in the third, but Houston wouldn't get any closer with leading scorer James Harden on the bench with a fever and upper-respiratory infection. Harden started 0 of 6 and finished with six points in 17 minutes before exiting just before halftime.
Patrick Patterson had 19 points and Jeremy Lin added 13 as Houston lost its third straight.
HAWKS 81, MAGIC 72
ATLANTA (AP) — Al Horford scored 15 points and Lou Williams added 14 to lead Atlanta to a win over struggling Orlando.
Zaza Pachulia pulled down 10 rebounds in a reserve role for the Hawks, who have won two straight and three of four.
Glen Davis was the only player to score in double figures with 11 points for the Magic, who have lost two straight and seven of eight.
Orlando seemed to have given itself a break by ending the first quarter with a rare lead. The Magic had trailed after the first 12 minutes in seven of their first nine games.
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