Bulls Put Cavaliers Away, NBA Roundup
Published on November 12 2013 11:28 am
Last Updated on November 12 2013 11:28 am
Written by Millie Lange
Bulls Dominate Cavs
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls closed out the fourth quarter on an 18-to-6 run to put the Cavaliers away, 96-81, at the United Center. Derrick Rose posted 16 points on 8-of-21 shooting with seven assists, but left late in the final quarter with a hamstring injury. Carlos Boozer added 17 points for Chicago, which won its second straight to even up its record at three. Andrew Bynum played 21 points in his first start of the season, finishing with 11 points and six rebounds in the loss. Kyrie Irving struggled shooting 5-of-19 from the field, yet still scored a team-high 16 points. Cleveland is 3-5.
Nuggets Keep Jazz Winless
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- Ty Lawson racked up 17 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to lead the Nuggets to a 100-81 rout of the Jazz in Utah. Kenneth Faried notched 15 points and 13 boards, while Andre Miller added 15 points off the bench for Denver, which improved to 2-4. J.J. Hickson had 14 points and nine boards in the victory. Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 22 points and Derrick Favors posted 21 points and 13 boards for the Jazz, who remain the only winless team in the NBA at 0-8. Enes Kanter was the only other player in double-figures with 12 points in defeat.
Trail Blazers Lubricate Pistons
(Portland, OR) -- Damian Lillard posted 25 points with five rebounds and five assists to lead the Trail Blazers in a 109-103 win over the Pistons at the Rose Garden. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and 12 rebounds while Robin Lopez posted 17 points with ten boards. Portland moved to 5-and-2 with its third straight win. Brandon Jennings poured in a game-high 28 points for Detroit while Andre Drummond netted 16 points to go with 16 rebounds. Greg Monroe also had 19 points and eight boards as the Pistons fell to 2-4 with their third straight loss.
Clippers Hang On For Win Over Wolves
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Clippers withstood three shot attempts on the final possession to hang on for a 109-107 win over the Timberwolves at STAPLES Center. Blake Griffin scored 25 points to go with ten rebounds and five assists while Chris Paul added 21 points and 11 dimes. DeAndre Jordan poured in 14 points and grabbed 11 boards as Los Angeles grabbed its second straight win to move to 5-3. Kevin Martin had a game-high 30 points for Minnesota while Kevin Love netted 23 points with 19 rebounds and seven assists. Nikola Pekovic contributed 25 points and ten boards as the Wolves saw a two-game win streak end and fell to 5-3.
Hawks Soar Past Bobcats
(Charlotte, NC) -- Al Horford finished with 24 points and five rebounds to lead the Hawks in a 103-94 win over the Bobcats in Charlotte. Jeff Teague added 14 points and 12 assists while Kyle Korver made a three-pointer for the 80th consecutive game and finished with 11 points. Atlanta has won three out of four to move to 4-3. All five of Charlotte's starters finished in double-figures led by Josh McRoberts' 19-point effort. McRoberts added seven assists and six rebounds while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 16 points and six boards in defeat. The 'Cats lost their second straight and dipped to 3-4.
Spurs Romp 76ers
(San Antonio, TX) -- The Spurs hot start continued as they mopped the floor with the 76ers, 109-85, at the Wells Fargo Center behind 14 points and nine assists from Tony Parker. San Antonio is 7-1. Danny Green hit five three pointers on his way to 18 points. After a slow start to the season, Green has hit 11-of-16 from deep in the last two games. Philadelphia was outscored 31-to-13 in the first quarter and was never able to recover. Spencer Hawes posted 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Evan Turner paced the Sixers with 20 points. Philly fell to 4-4.
Pacers Pummel Grizzlies
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Lance Stephenson had his first career triple-double with 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds as the Pacers rolled the Grizzlies, 95-79, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George paced Indiana with 23 points and seven rebounds while Roy Hibbert blocked five shots. The Pacers are off to an 8-0 start. Memphis was led by Marc Gasol, who had 15 points and six rebounds. Mike Conley and Zach Randolph were the only two other Grizz players in double-figures. Memphis has alternated wins and losses on its way to 3-4.
Rockets Sink Raptors In Double OT
(Houston, TX) -- The Rockets were able to pull out a wild back-and-forth game with the Raptors, 110-104, in double overtime at the Toyota Center. Jeremy Lin scored a game-high 31 points, while James Harden tallied 26 points and 10 assists. Toronto forward Rudy Gay sent the game to the second extra session hitting a three-pointer as time expired, but hit only 11-of-37 shots on the night. Houston improved to 5-3 with the 76ers on the road on tap Wednesday.
Celtics Outrun Magic
(Boston, MA) -- All five Celtics starters were in double figures as Boston bounced the Magic, 120-105, at the TD Garden. Jordan Crawford posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists, while Avery Bradley paced the Celts with 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting. Boston has won four in-a-row after an 0-4 start. The Celtics continue their three-game homestand Wednesday against Charlotte.
Monday, November 11 Scoreboard
Atlanta Hawks 103, Charlotte Bobcats 94
San Antonio Spurs 109, Philadelphia 76ers 85
Indiana Pacers 95, Memphis Grizzlies 79
Boston Celtics 120, Orlando Magic 105
Chicago Bulls 96, Cleveland Cavaliers 81
Houston Rockets 110, Toronto Raptors 104 (2OT)
Denver Nuggets 100, Utah Jazz 81
Portland Trail Blazers 109, Detroit Pistons 103
Los Angeles Clippers 109, Minnesota Timberwolves 107
Tuesday, November 12 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat
7:30 p.m. - Washington Wizards at Dallas Mavericks
9:30 p.m. - Detroit Pistons at Golden State Warriors
9:30 p.m. - New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers