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Thursday's NBA Capsules

Thursday's NBA Capsules

January 6th, 2012 in News

ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Bosh scored 33 points and the Miami Heat, playing without injured stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-109 in triple-overtime on Thursday night.

Mario Chalmers had 22 of his 29 points after the third quarter for the Heat, including five in the third overtime.

Wade missed his second straight game with a sore left foot and James was held out after he turned his left ankle late in the third quarter of Wednesday night's 118-83 win over Indiana. Neither star was in uniform.

Bosh hit a last-second, tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation to force the first overtime.

Joe Johnson had 20 points for the Hawks, who did not score in the third extra period. Josh Smith added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Atlanta, which was seeking its second win over the Heat in four days but missed 15 of 46 free throws.

KINGS 103, BUCKS 100

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Tyreke Evans made four free throws in the final minute to finish with 26 points, and Sacramento overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to stun Milwaukee hours after the Kings fired coach Paul Westphal.

Evans hit the go-ahead free throws with 18.1 seconds remaining and followed with two more to make former assistant and Golden State Warriors coach Keith Smart a winner in his Kings head coaching debut.

Marcus Thornton scored 27 points and DeMarcus Cousins finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Kings, completing a stretch of three games in three nights at 1-2.

Brandon Jennings scored 31 points, and Drew Gooden had 18 and nine rebounds for the Bucks.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Gerald Wallace had 31 points and sparked a key third-quarter run to lead Portland to its 11th win in the last 13 meetings against the Lakers as the Rose Garden.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 28 points and 10 rebounds for Portland, which led by as many as 14 points. The Blazers had just four turnovers despite pushing the tempo for the entire game.

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points despite a torn ligament in his right wrist, and Andrew Bynum had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who have had trouble at the Rose Garden with losses in 11 of their last 13 game in Portland.

Los Angeles went 0 for 11 from 3-point range.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Matt Bonner scored 17 points and San Antonio limited Dirk Nowitzki to just six in a win over Dallas.

Richard Jefferson scored 16 points and Gary Neal added 12 for the Spurs, who held Nowitzki to his lowest scoring output since he had five points in a Dec. 18, 2009, game that he left early because of injury.

Jason Terry scored 12 points and Delonte West had 10 to lead Dallas, which lost point guard Jason Kidd to a lower back injury with 24.7 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Kidd, who appeared to pull up, was replaced by Vince Carter and didn't return.