Tuesday's NBA Capsules
Games played Nov. 12, 2013
Originally published November 13, 2013 at midnight, updated November 13, 2013 at 12:44 a.m.
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 33 points and got the entire fourth quarter off, Michael Beasley scored 19 off the bench and the Miami Heat had little trouble in beating the Milwaukee Bucks 118-95 Tuesday night.
Mario Chalmers finished with 15 points and seven assists for the Heat, whose previous biggest victory margin was a 12-point triumph over Chicago on opening night. Chris Bosh scored 10 for Miami (5-3).
John Henson and Gary Neal each scored 18 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 11 for Milwaukee — all three of them putting up those points off the Bucks' bench. Caron Butler was the only double-digit-scoring starter for the Bucks (2-4), finishing with 10.
Miami played without Udonis Haslem (back) and Ray Allen (ill). Shane Battier started in Haslem's place.
MAVERICKS 105, WIZARDS 95
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki had 19 points to pass Jerry West on the NBA's career scoring list and help Dallas beat Washington.
Nowitzki hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the third quarter, the second one putting him at 25,194 points for 16th place, two ahead of West.
Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with 27 points, including five 3-pointers. He also had seven rebounds and four steals.
Monta Ellis started slowly from the field before scoring 10 in the fourth quarter to help the Mavericks improve to 4-0 at home this season. Ellis matched Nowitzki with 19.
Nowitzki ended up 8 of 19 from the field with eight rebounds, two assists and steals. He has 25,197 points for his career. Reggie Miller is 15th on the scoring list with 25,279 points.
LAKERS 116, PELICANS 95
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Hill had a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds in his first start of the season, and Pau Gasol added 14 points and eight rebounds in Los Angeles' victory over New Orleans.
Nick Young scored 17 points for Los Angeles, which lost five of its last seven before trouncing the Pelicans, who beat them handily last week in New Orleans.
Jodie Meeks and Xavier Henry scored 15 points apiece for the Lakers, who led by 20 points in the first half before coasting to their 12th win in their last 13 regular-season meetings with New Orleans.
Eric Gordon scored 17 points for the Pelicans, who have lost on the first two stops of their three-game West Coast road trip.
WARRIORS 113, PISTONS 95
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 25 points and eight assists, helping Golden State build a 19-point first-quarter lead before sitting out the final 12 minutes of the win over Detroit.
David Lee added 17 points and nine rebounds, while Klay Thompson had 14 points for the Warriors, who have won five straight over the Pistons.
Curry scored 12 points as part of a 19-4 run in the third quarter then sat out the entire fourth quarter when Golden State coach Mark Jackson emptied his bench.
Detroit's Andre Drummond had 16 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double and fourth in seven games.
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