Spurts Down Bulls, NBA Roundup


Published on March 12 2014 6:18 am
Last Updated on March 12 2014 6:18 am
Written by Millie Lange

Spurs Beat Bulls For Seventh Straight Win

(Chicago, IL) -- Manu Ginobili led five players in double figures with 22 points as the Spurs beat the Bulls 104-96 at the United Center. San Antonio jumped out to a 38-14 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Tony Parker posted 20 points and nine assists, while Tim Duncan donated 16 points and nine boards for the Spurs, who have won seven straight and now hold the best record in the NBA at 47-16. D.J. Augustin scored a game-high 24 points and Jimmy Butler added 23 for the Bulls, who have alternated wins and losses over their last six games. Joakim Noah recorded 13 points, eight boards and seven assists in the setback.

Pacers Beat Boston To Snap Skid

(Indianapolis, IN) -- David West dropped in a game-high 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting, as the Pacers snapped their season-high four-game losing streak with a 94-83 win over the Celtics at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  Paul George and George Hill added 12 points apiece for Indiana, which shot 54.8-percent as a team.  Andrew Bynum posted eight points and 10 rebounds in 16 minutes of action in his Pacers debut. Jared Sullinger led five Celtics in double figures with 17 points and also grabbed nine rebounds. Kris Humphries had 15 points and nine boards for Boston, which has lost five straight on the road. Jeff Green was held to 12 points on 3-of-16 shooting from the field.

Pistons Sink Kings

(Auburn Hills, MI) -- Josh Smith posted 24 points and eight rebounds to help the Pistons defeat the Kings, 99-89, at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Rodney Stuckey added 23 points off the bench, while Andre Drummond totaled 15 with eight boards and five blocks. Detroit ended a three-game losing streak to get to 25-39. DeMarcus Cousins contributed 13 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in the loss. Rudy Gay paced Sacramento with 20 points, but it took him 21 shots.  The Kings have lost three in-a-row.

Thunder Take Care Of Rockets

(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Kevin Durant went off for 42 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Thunder won a hotly contested battle with the Rockets, 106-98, in Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook chipped in with 24 points, seven helpers, four boards and four steals for the Thunder, who snapped a two-game losing streak. James Harden almost put together a triple-double with 28 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in the loss. Dwight Howard missed eight of his 12 shots and was 1-of-6 from the free throw line. Houston had a five-game winning streak come to a close.

Timnberwolves Top Bucks

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Kevin Love racked up 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Timberwolves topped the Bucks 112-101 at the Target Center. Kevin Martin dropped in 26 points and J.J. Barea scored 19 off the bench for the T'wolves, who have won five of their last seven. Ricky Rubio contributed 11 points and 10 assists in the victory. Brandon Knight netted 21 points to pace Milwaukee, which was once again denied its first winning streak of the season. Nate Wolters donated 14 points and Jeff Adrien added 12 points and seven boards in defeat.

Grizzlies Rock Blazers

(Memphis, TN) -- The Grizzlies shot 56-percent form the field on their way to a 109-99 win over the Trail Blazers at the FedExForum. Marc Gasol filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while Zach Randolph posted a double-double tallying 18 points and 12 boards. Mike Miller added 14 off the bench for Memphis, which has won three in-a-row and five of six.  Damian Lillard posted a game-high 32 points with seven assists and four boards in the loss. LaMarcus Aldridge shot 8-of-23 from the field, but still had a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards. Portland has lost three straight and four of five.

Warriors Handle Mavericks

(Oakland, CA) -- Jordan Crawford poured in a team-high 19 points off the bench as the Warriors downed the Mavericks 108-85 in Oakland. Andrew Bogut added 15 points and 10 rebounds while Klay Thompson had 14 points for Golden State. Steph Curry was held to 10 points for the Warriors, who have won five straight. Monta Ellis had 15 points to lead Dallas while Dirk Nowitzki added 12 points and six assists. Jose Calderon netted 13 points for the Mavs, who have lost four out of six.

Tuesday, March 11 Scoreboard


Indiana Pacers 94, Boston Celtics 83

Detroit Pistons 99, Sacramento Kings 89

Oklahoma City Thunder 106, Houston Rockets 98

Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Milwaukee Bucks 101

Memphis Grizzlies 109, Portland Trail Blazers 99

San Antonio Spurs 104, Chicago Bulls 96

Golden State Warriors 108, Dallas Mavericks 85

Wednesday, March 12 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic

6:00 p.m. - Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors

6:00 p.m. - Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat

6:00 p.m. - Sacramento Kings at Philadelphia 76ers

6:00 p.m. - Charlotte Bobcats at Washington Wizards

6:30 p.m. - New York Knicks at Boston Celtics

7:00 p.m. - Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Pelicans

8:00 p.m. - Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz

8:30 p.m. - Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs

9:00 p.m. - Cleveland Cavaliers at Phoenix Suns

9:30 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers