Saturday's NBA Capsules
Games played Nov. 24, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Byron Mullens scored 27 points, Ramon Sessions had 20 and Ben Gordon added 19 as the Charlotte Bobcats earned their seventh win of the season and kept the Washington Wizards winless with a 108-106 double-overtime victory on Saturday night.
Last season, the Bobcats went 7-59 in the lockout-shortened season, the lowest winning percentage in NBA history, but have already equaled that victory total in their 12th game.
Washington fell to 0-11 despite the spark supplied by Nene, who energized the Wizards during most of his 29 minutes, but in the end, the Bobcats pulled out the win.
Martel Webster had 21 points for Washington and Nene scored 19.
LAKERS 115, MAVERICKS 89
DALLAS (AP) — Metta World Peace hit three early 3-pointers to spark a Los Angeles barrage from long range, and the Lakers scored 36 points before Kobe Bryant took his first shot.
Bryant, the league's leading scorer, finished with 19 once he did start shooting as the Lakers hit the century mark for the first time in four games under hobbled coach Mike D'Antoni.
The Lakers won for the first time in five road games and avoided their worst start away from home in nearly 20 years.
O.J. Mayo, who led the league in 3-pointers going in, was 0 of 5 from long range and finished with 13 points. Vince Carter led Dallas with 16.
HEAT 110, CAVALIERS 108
MIAMI (AP) — Ray Allen took a pass from LeBron James and made a 3-pointer with 18.2 seconds left, and Miami rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 1:52 to beat Cleveland.
James finished with 30 points for the Heat, who remained perfect at home despite leading for only 2 minutes, 29 seconds. Chris Bosh scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and Allen finished with 17 for the Heat, who lost Shane Battier in the third quarter to a sprained right knee.
Cleveland had a good look at the lead, but Wade blocked Jeremy Pargo's jumper with 3 seconds left, and Allen added one free throw to stretch the lead to two. Cleveland controlled the rebound with 0.6 seconds left, but never got anything near the rim.
THUNDER 116, 76ERS 109, OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 and Oklahoma City beat Philadelphia.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points for the defending Western Conference champions, who've won nine of 11 to go to 10-4.
Thad Young had a season-high 29 points and career-high 15 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 26 points for Philadelphia, which has lost two in a row after winning three straight.
HAWKS 104, CLIPPERS 93
ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Atlanta won its fifth straight by beating Los Angeles.
Blake Griffin scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 19 for the Clippers.
Los Angeles has lost a season-high three consecutive games after winning six in a row.
Lou Williams finished with 18 points and Josh Smith added 17 for Atlanta.