Faried Leads Nuggets Past Magic, NBA Roundup


Published on March 13 2014 6:27 am
Last Updated on March 13 2014 6:27 am
Written by Millie Lange

Nuggets Run Past Magic

(Orlando, FL) -- Kenneth Faried scored 26 points with nine rebounds to help the Nuggets power past the Magic, 120-112, at the Amway Center. Wilson Chandler added a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while J. J. Hickson had 20 and nine off the bench. Denver snapped a two-game losing streak. Arron Afflalo knocked down 10-of-18 shots on his way to 24 points in defeat. Nikola Vucevic contributed 20 points and 16 rebounds for Orlando, which has dropped four in-a-row.


Nets Sneak By Heat

(Miami, FL) -- The Nets continue to have the Heat's number after beating Miami, 96-95, at AmericanAirlines Arena behind 29 points and four rebounds from Paul Pierce. Pierce hit 9-of-12 shots as Brooklyn improved to 3-and-0 against the Heat this season. The two teams play again on April 8th. Mirza Teletovic added 17 points off the bench for the Nets, who are 33-30. Chris Bosh had 24 points and seven rebounds in the loss. Dwyane Wade connected on 8-of-11 shots for 22 points for Miami, which is 44-18.


Kings Send Sixers To 18th Straight Loss

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Rudy Gay poured in a game-high 27 points as the Kings crushed the 76ers 115-98 at the Wells Fargo Center. DeMarcus Cousins chipped in with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Isaiah Thomas tallied 20 points, six assists and five boards for Sacramento, which snapped a three-game losing streak.  Ben McLemore added 15 points in the victory. Henry Sims notched 20 points and 10 boards to pace the Sixers, who have now lost 18 straight. James Anderson scored 17 points and Thaddeus Young had 16 in the setback.


Bobcats Knock Off Wizards

(Washington, DC) -- Al Jefferson recorded 26 points and 10 rebounds as the Bobcats knocked off the Wizards 96-85 at the Verizon Center. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 10 points and 12 boards, while Kemba Walker donated 16 points for Charlotte, which has won four-of-five since a three-game losing streak.  Gerald Henderson had 13 points in the victory. John Wall netted 23 points to lead the Wizards, who have dropped two in-a-row.  Bradley Beal posted 18 points and Marcin Gortat tallied 12 points and 10 boards in defeat.


Knicks Dominate Celtics

(Boston, MA) -- Carmelo Anthony's 34 points and nine rebounds helped the Knicks stay hot by defeating the Celtics 116-92 at the TD Garden. Tim Hardaway Junior was on fire for the second straight game, hitting three from behind the arc on his way to 22 points off the bench. Making his first career start, Cole Aldrich tallied a double-double with 12 points, 10 boards and three blocks. New York picked up its fifth straight victory. Jeff Green put up a team-high 27 points in the loss. Rajon Rondo sat out after playing 40 minutes on Tuesday. Boston is 2-4 in its last six games.


Grizzlies Sink Pelicans Late

(New Orleans, LA) -- Mike Conley connected on a floater with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Grizzlies to a 90-88 win over the Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. Memphis outscored New Orleans by nine in the fourth quarter as the Grizz won its fourth straight. Conley finished with 16 points, while Marc Gasol added 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the victory. Anthony Davis posted a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans. New Orleans shot 41-percent and missed 14-of-18 threes. The Pelicans saw a three-game winning streak come to an end.


Mavericks Drop Jazz

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- Dirk Nowitzki drained 12-of-14 shots for 31 points and also had eight rebounds as the Mavericks earned a 108-101 win over the Jazz in Salt Lake City. Monta Ellis gathered a double-double with 16 points, 11 assists and seven boards for Dallas, which has won three of four to improve to 39-27. Trey Burke tallied 20 points and six assists in the loss. Enes Kanter came off the bench for 18 points and 11 boards. Utah has lost two straight and seven of eight.


Spurs Blast Blazers

(San Antonio, TX) -- Patty Mills led six players in double figures with 15 points off the bench as the Spurs blasted the Trail Blazers 103-90 at the AT&T Center. Danny Green added 14 points and six rebounds, while Tiago Splitter posted 12 points and 10 boards for the Spurs, who led 56-40 at halftime and never looked back. San Antonio has won eight in-a-row and 11 of its last 12 overall. Tim Duncan donated 10 points and 11 boards in the victory. Damian Lillard scored a game-high 23 points for Portland, which has lost a season-high four straight. Nicolas Batum had 13 points and 14 rebounds in the setback. LaMarcus Aldridge netted 14 points before leaving in the third quarter with a back contusion.


Cavaliers Stun Suns; Spoil Bledsoe's Return

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Kyrie Irving recorded a game-high 23 points to go with nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavaliers stunned the Suns 110-101 at US Airways Center. Spencer Hawes netted 17 of his 19 points in the opening quarter for the Cavs, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Luol Deng added 18 points in the victory.  Goran Dragic dropped in 20 points and Markieff Morris had 18 points and 10 boards for the Suns, who have lost three in-a-row. Eric Bledsoe posted 15 points and nine assists in his return from knee surgery. He missed the previous 33 games.


Clippers Take Care Of Warriors

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Clippers put more space between them and the Warriors after pulling out a 111-98 win at the STAPLES Center behind 30 points and 15 rebounds from Blake Griffin. Los Angeles leads Golden State by five games in the Pacific Division. Chris Paul chipped in 16 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and three steals for the Clippers. Danny Granger added 18 points off the bench. Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting. David Lee tallied 20 points, seven boards and four helpers in the loss.


Bulls Ready For Rockets

(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls are back in action tonight against the Houston Rockets. Chicago is 35-29 and have alternated wins and losses in their last six contests. The Rockets enter the game with a 44-20 record and had their five-game win streak snapped on Tuesday against Oklahoma City. The Bulls dropped the lone contest of the season to Houston 109-94 back in December.


Stars' Peverley To Have Surgery, Out For Season

(Dallas, TX) -- The season is over for Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley. The 31-year-old will undergo surgery to try and regulate his heart beat after collapsing on the team's bench during Monday night's game against Columbus. Peverley was treated for what was called a "cardiac event" and was revived with a defibrillator. Once he has the surgery, doctors say recovery time will be several months.


Wednesday, March 12 Scoreboard


Denver Nuggets 120, Orlando Magic 112

Toronto Raptors 101, Detroit Pistons 87

Brooklyn Nets 96, Miami Heat 95

Sacramento Kings 115, Philadelphia 76ers 98

Charlotte Bobcats 98, Washington Wizards 85

New York Knicks 116, Boston Celtics 92

Memphis Grizzlies 90, New Orleans Pelicans 88

Dallas Mavericks 108, Utah Jazz 101

San Antonio Spurs 103, Portland Trail Blazers 90

Cleveland Cavaliers 110, Phoenix Suns 101

Los Angeles Clippers 111, Golden State Warriors 98


Thursday, March 13 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p. m. - Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls

6:30 p. m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks

8:30 p. m. - Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder