NBA Roundup -- November 26
Published on November 27 2013 11:23 am
Last Updated on November 27 2013 11:23 am
Written by Millie Lange
Wizards Run Past Lakers
(Washington, D.C.) -- John Wall went off for 31 points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals to help the Wizards get by the Lakers 116-11 at the Verizon Center. Wall knocked down 10-of-18 shots and 11-of-12 from the charity stripe. Nene scored a career-high 30 points to go with five assists for Washington, which has won four-of-five to move to 6-8. Jordan Farmar contributed 22 points and eight assists in the loss. Pau Gasol chipped in 17 points, eight helpers and six boards. LA dropped back under .500 at 7-8.
Nets Declaw Raptors, End Skid
(Toronto, Ontario) -- Amir Johnson missed a three-pointer as time expired as the Nets held on for a 102-100 win over the Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Andray Blatche netted 24 points with five rebounds to lead the Nets. Joe Johnson added 21 points and six boards while Paul Pierce chipped in 16 points with four rebounds and four assists. Brooklyn ended a five-game losing streak to improve to 4-10. DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 27 points with six rebounds for Toronto while Kyle Lowry scored 24 points to go with six assists. The Raptors saw a two-game winning streak end and fell to 6-8.
Magic Dump Hawks
(Atlanta, GA) -- The Magic rocked the Hawks 109-92 behind 26 points and four three-pointers from Arron Afflalo at Philips Arena. Andrew Nicholson and Victor Oladipo added 18 points for Orlando, which ended a four-game losing streak. Atlanta was hurt in the third quarter after being outscored by 16 points. Jeff Teague and Al Horford paced the Hawks with 15 points apiece. Kyle Korver was held to three points and hit 1-of-6 from behind the arc. Atlanta fell to 8-7.
Warriors Hold Off Pelicans
(New Orleans, LA) -- Eric Gordon missed a potential game-winning three-pointer in the closing seconds as the Warriors held on for a 102-101 win over the Pelicans from the New Orleans Arena. Klay Thompson scored 22 points with eight assists to lead Golden State while David Lee posted 19 points and seven rebounds. Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double with 16 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the Warriors stopped a three-game slide. Gordon finished with 16 points and seven assists for the Pelicans while Jrue Holiday added 17 points and seven dimes. Anthony Davis netted 14 points and grabbed 11 boards as New Orleans dropped its second straight since a three-game winning streak.
Bulls GM: No Roster Overhaul With Rose Out
(Auburn Hills, MI) -- Bulls general manager Gar Forman says the team isn't looking to overhaul the roster after Derrick Rose's season-ending injury. Forman tells ESPN they are still positioned well without Rose, who tore the meniscus in his knee. Forman calls Rose's latest setback a "freak injury."
The Bulls look to stop a four-game losing streak tonight against the Pistons from The Palace of Auburn Hills. Chicago has dipped to 6-7 following Monday's overtime loss to the Jazz. Detroit is 6-8 so far this year. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30.
Lakers' Bryant Happy With Extension
(Washington, DC) -- Lakers star Kobe Bryant says he is happy to have a two-year contract extension that will keep him in Los Angeles for the rest of his career. Speaking before Tuesday's game in Washington, Bryant says the deal came together very quickly.
The new pact is worth a reported $48.5-million. Bryant is making more than $30-million this season in the final year of his current deal. The 35-year-old has yet to play this season as he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon. The five-time NBA champion has averaged 25.5 points for his career.
Tuesday, November 26 Scoreboard
Washington Wizards 116, Los Angeles Lakers 111
Brooklyn Nets 102, Toronto Raptors 100
Orlando Magic 109, Atlanta Hawks 92
Golden State Warriors 102, New Orleans Pelicans 101
Wednesday, November 27 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Bobcats
6:00 p.m. - Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic
6:30 p.m. - Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons
6:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets
6:30 p.m. - Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers
6:30 p.m. - Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics
7:00 p.m. - Atlanta Hawks at Houston Rockets
7:00 p.m. - Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves
7:00 p.m. - San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder
7:00 p.m. - Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks
7:30 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks
8:00 p.m. - Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns
9:30 p.m. - New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers