Magic Top Hawks, NBA Roundup
Published on December 30 2013 11:35 am
Last Updated on December 30 2013 11:35 am
Written by Millie Lange
Magic Top Hawks
(Orlando, FL) -- Nikola Vucevic tallied 16 points and 14 rebounds to carry the Magic to a 109-102 win over the Hawks at the Amway Center. Arron Afflalo totaled 21 points and seven assists for Orlando, which has won two in-a-row. Tobias Harris had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Magic. Jeff Teague registered 22 points and eight assists for Atlanta, which had won two straight. Lou Williams contributed 18 points while Paul Millsap had 17 and seven rebounds in defeat.
Warriors Take Down Cavaliers In OT
(Cleveland, OH) -- Stephen Curry posted 29 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds to help the Warriors defeat the Cavaliers 108-104 in overtime at Quicken Loans Arena. David Lee added 19 points for Golden State, which has won a season-best five straight. Klay Thompson chipped in with 16 points in the win. Kyrie Irving totaled 27 points and nine assists for Cleveland, which has lost five in-a-row. Irving sunk a three pointer with nine seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the game to the extra session. Tristan Thompson registered 17 points and 12 rebounds in the setback.
Thunder Topple Rockets
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Kevin Durant totaled 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists as the Thunder toppled the Rockets 117-86 in Oklahoma City. Jeremy Lamb scored 22 points off the bench for OKC, which has won three straight. Reggie Jackson tallied 16 points and eight assists in the win. Aaron Brooks scored a team-high 17 points off the bench for Houston, which had its three-game win streak end. Omri Casspi and Chandler Parsons each had 15 points in defeat. James Harden and Dwight Howard combined for 17 points on 6-of-22 shooting.
Spurs Use Big Fourth Quarter To Down Kings
(San Antonio, TX) -- Manu Ginobili dropped in 28 points off the bench as the Spurs used a big fourth quarter to beat the Kings 112-104 at the AT&T Center. San Antonio outscored Sacramento 31-17 in the final quarter. Tony Parker posted 22 points and seven assists, while Tim Duncan donated 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who have won three-of-four. Boris Diaw added 14 points, seven helpers and six boards in the victory. DeMarcus Cousins racked up 29 points and 14 boards to pace the Kings, who have lost five of their last seven. Isaiah Thomas tallied 27 points and nine assists and Rudy Gay had 24 points and nine boards in defeat.
Sixers Drop Lakers In LA
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Thaddeus Young scored 25 points with nine rebounds to lead the 76ers in a 111-104 win over the Lakers at the STAPLES Center. Evan Turner added 22 points with seven rebounds and six assists for Philadelphia, which had lost nine out of 10. Spencer Hawes had 19 points and eight rebounds in the win. Nick Young poured in 26 points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench for Los Angeles. Jordan Hill netted 18 points with 13 boards and Shawne Williams added 11 points and 10 rebounds in defeat as the Lakers fell for the fifth straight game.
Bulls Take On Grizzlies Tonight
(Memphis, TN) -- The Bulls are in Memphis to take on the Grizzlies tonight at the FedExForum. Chicago suffered a loss to Dallas Saturday and fell to 11-17. The Grizz are 13-and-16 after a victory over Denver Saturday. Tonight's tip is set for 7.
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is still not ready to join his team on the bench as he continues rehab from right knee surgery. Head coach Tom Thibodeau spoke this weekend saying that Rose is "doing fine." He added that Rose could sit on the bench within the next few weeks.
Sunday, December 29 Scoreboard
Orlando Magic 109, Atlanta Hawks 102
Golden State Warriors 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 104 (OT)
Oklahoma City Thunder 117, Houston Rockets 86
San Antonio Spurs 112, Sacramento Kings 104
Philadelphia 76ers 111, Los Angeles Lakers 104
Monday, December 30 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:30 p.m. - Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons
7:00 p.m. - Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies
7:00 p.m. - Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves
7:00 p.m. - Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans
8:00 p.m. - Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets
8:00 p.m. - Charlotte Bobcats at Utah Jazz
9:30 p.m. - Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers