Saturday's NBA Capsules
Games played Nov. 23, 2013
Originally published November 23, 2013 at 10:27 p.m., updated November 24, 2013 at 1:17 a.m.
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James' jumper with 15.1 seconds left put Miami ahead for good, and the Heat rallied from 16 points down in the second half to beat the Orlando Magic 101-99 on Saturday night.
Dwyane Wade scored 27 points in his return to the lineup after missing two games to rest his knees, James added 22 and Chris Bosh had 15 for the Heat, who have won six straight.
Glen Davis, playing for the first time since Jan. 30 because of a broken left foot, scored 20 points for the Magic, who fell to 0-5 on the road. Arron Afflalo and Victor Oladipo had shots in the final 5 seconds, but neither fell and Miami escaped.
Afflalo scored 18, Oladipo added 17 and E'Twaun Moore had all of his 14 points in the first half for Orlando, which let one slip away.
KINGS 103, CLIPPERS 102
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul scored 22 points, hitting a go-ahead free throw with 2.5 seconds left, to help the Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings after Los Angeles blew a 20-point lead in the first half.
DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Blake Griffin finished with 16 points and 10 boards for the Clippers, who have won 11 of their last 13 against the Kings. J.J. Redick added 15 points.
Paul's NBA-record streak of 13 straight games with at least 10 points and 10 assists to start a season ended when he finished with nine assists.
DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and 19 rebounds for the Kings, who had won two in a row.
Isaiah Thomas added 22 points, making 11 of 13 free throws, and Patrick Patterson scored 21 points off the bench, combining to outscore the Clippers' reserves.
TRAIL BLAZERS 113, WARRIORS 101
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 21 rebounds and Portland beat Golden State for its 10th consecutive win.
Aldridge made 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to highlight his sixth double-double this season. Wes Matthews scored 23 points before getting ejected, one of three players tossed out following a fracas between the teams in the third quarter.
Bay Area native Damian Lillard added 20 points and nine assists for Portland, which overcame a double-digit deficit for the second straight game.
Klay Thompson scored 30 points for Golden State. The Warriors, who played without the injured Andre Iguodala, have lost three straight.
SPURS 126, CAVALIERS 96
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Danny Green had 17 points and San Antonio had a season-high 16 3-pointers, rolling past Cleveland for its 10th straight victory.
Patty Mills had 15 points, Tony Parker added 12 points and Tiago Splitter and Marco Belinelli each had 10 points for San Antonio (12-1), which tied the best start in franchise history.
The Spurs never trailed while scoring a season high in points.
Andrew Bynum had 16 points, Kyrie Irving added 15 points, Matthew Dellavedova had 14 points and Dion Waiters 11 for Cleveland (4-10). Anthony Bennett, the top overall draft pick, had a season-high nine points.
The Spurs were 16 for 24 on 3s while remaining undefeated at home.
NUGGETS 102, MAVERICKS 100
DENVER (AP) — Randy Foye made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:11 left, and Denver hung on to beat Dallas.
Ty Lawson scored 20 points to lead the Nuggets, who won their fifth straight at home while ending Dallas' four-game winning streak. Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Foye finished 17 points.
Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points but missed a shot at the end that would have sent the game into overtime.
Monta Ellis added 25 points and Vince Carter had 16 for the Mavericks, who were without coach Rick Carlisle for most of the game after he drew two technical fouls in succession and was ejected by referee Tony Brothers with 5:14 remaining in the second quarter.
ROCKETS 112, TIMBERWOLVES 101
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Brooks scored a season-high 26 points to pick up the slack for the injured James Harden, and Houston beat Minnesota.
The Rockets led throughout, and Omri Casspi, Jeremy Lin and Brooks made consecutive 3-pointers in a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter and extend the lead to 91-74.
Harden, who leads the Rockets with 24.2 points per game, sat out with a sore left foot. Lin started in his place and scored 19, but it was Brooks who shined.
Brooks, who entered the game averaging 2.8 points, had a big second quarter, making four 3-pointers and scoring 16 points. He finished with six 3-pointers.
Kevin Love had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and Corey Brewer scored 22 for the Timberwolves.
CELTICS 94, HAWKS 87
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Bass had 17 points, seven rebounds and two key blocks and Boston surged past Atlanta.
Jeff Green had 16 points and Jared Sullinger scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Celtics snapped a six-game losing streak.
Al Horford led the Hawks with 18 points and seven rebounds, and Jeff Teague had 13 points and 10 assists. Atlanta had won four of five games before losing for just the second time this season at home.
The Celtics outrebounded the Hawks 47-38 and held the Hawks to 38.7 percent shooting.
Trailing 85-84 with 3:17 to play, the Celtics scored seven straight to take a 91-85 lead with 46 seconds to play.
Jordan Crawford scored five points during the run, which came during a quarter in which the Celtics outscored the Hawks 30-13.
PACERS 106, 76ERS 98
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roy Hibbert had 27 points and 13 rebounds, Paul George added 19 points, and Indiana beat Philadelphia.
Michael Carter-Williams scored 29 points and Evan Turner had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the short-handed 76ers. Spencer Hawes, the team's second-leading scorer, didn't dress because of a sore left knee and Tony Wroten (back) and Thaddeus Young (personal) didn't travel with the team, leaving the Sixers with just nine players in uniform.
Lance Stephenson added 18 points and David West had 17 points and 11 rebounds in Indiana's third straight win, while George Hill finished with 11 points. The Pacers (12-1) are 7-0 at home.
James Anderson scored 13 in the Sixers' fifth loss in six games and fourth straight road loss.
WIZARDS 98, KNICKS 89
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking their poor play at home with them on the road, the New York Knicks allowed Washington's John Wall to score 31 points and dropped into a last-place tie in the Atlantic Division with a loss to the Wizards.
Wall registered at least 30 points in consecutive games for the first time in his NBA career, after scoring 37 in a loss to Toronto on Friday. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft also had seven assists and a soaring block on Iman Shumpert's layup attempt in the closing seconds.
Washington has won three of four games and is 5-8. The Knicks fell to 3-9, the same record as the Brooklyn Nets.
Marcin Gortat added 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Wizards, while Martell Webster scored 19, and Bradley Beal 18. That made up for a paltry six points from Washington's reserves.
Carmelo Anthony led New York with 23 points and 12 rebounds, and J.R. Smith scored 15.
BOBCATS 96, BUCKS 72
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Al Jefferson scored 19 points, Gerald Henderson added 17 and Charlotte handed Milwaukee its eighth straight loss.
Jefferson, in his second game back from an ankle injury, added seven rebounds for Charlotte, which has won two of three.
Khris Middleton had 20 points for the Bucks, who shot just 35 percent. Milwaukee's losing streak is its longest since closing out the 2007-08 season with eight consecutive losses.
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