Spurs Maul Mavericks, NBA Roundup
Published on January 9 2014 7:03 am
Last Updated on January 9 2014 7:03 am
Written by Millie Lange
Spurs Maul Mavericks
(San Antonio, TX) -- Tony Parker dropped in a game-high 25 points and dished out seven assists as the Spurs mauled the Mavericks 112-90 at the AT&T Center. Tim Duncan recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds in three quarters of action. Marco Belinelli added 17 points off the bench for the Spurs, who have won three in-a-row and six of their last seven overall. Kawhi Leonard added 12 points and eight boards in the victory. Monta Ellis scored 21 points to pace Dallas, which has lost three-of-four on the heels of a three-game winning streak. Dirk Nowitzki was held to just eight points on 3-of-14 shooting from the field.
Raptors Rip Pistons
(Toronto, Ontario) -- Kyle Lowry scored 21 points with nine assists and five rebounds to help the Raptors top the Pistons 112-91 in Toronto. Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 11 rebounds while Amir Johnson tallied 10 points and 11 boards for Toronto, which snapped a two-game slide. DeMar DeRozan chipped in with 19 points in the win. Brandon Jennings totaled 22 points and nine assists for Detroit, which has lost six straight. Greg Monroe added 11 points and as many rebounds in the setback.
Nets End Warriors Win Streak
(Brooklyn, NY) -- The Nets put an end to the Warriors 10-game winning streak with a 102-98 victory at the Barclays Center behind 27 points from Joe Johnson. Golden State was trying to become the first team in NBA history to end a road trip with a 7-0 record. Kevin Garnett and Shaun Livingston each added 13 points for the Nets, who have won four in-a-row. Steph Curry put up 34 points despite shooting 2-of-10 from behind the arc in the loss. David Lee posted 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Hawks Drop Pacers
(Atlanta, GA) -- The Hawks surprised the Pacers, 97-87, at Philips Arena behind 17 points from Kyle Korver. Jeff Teague added 15 points, six assists and five rebounds for Atlanta, which ended a three-game losing streak. Indiana turned the ball over 20 times and shot 40-percent from the field. Paul George posted a game-high 28 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. Indiana had won its three previous games. Roy Hibbert was quiet shooting 1-of-8 from the field with two points and four rebounds.
Rockets Roll Lakers
(Houston, TX) -- James Harden posted 38 points and five steals to guide the Rockets to a 113-99 win over the Lakers at the Toyota Center. Dwight Howard chipped in with 20 points and 13 rebounds for Houston, which has won two in-a-row. Terrence Jones added 15 points and 13 boards in the win. Pau Gasol totaled 21 points with 12 rebounds for Los Angeles, which has lost three straight and nine of the last 10. Jodie Meeks also had 21 points while Nick Young scored a team-best 25 points off the bench in the setback.
Wizards Dump Pelicans
(New Orleans, LA) -- Trevor Ariza's 21 points and 10 rebounds help lift the Wizards to a 102-96 win against the Pelicans at New Orleans Arena. Washington outscored New Orleans by 17 in the third quarter and held on to for its second straight win. Marcin Gortat added a double-double and John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 37 points. Anthony Davis tallied 21 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the loss. Eric Gordon posted a game-high 23 points for the Pelicans, who have lost three in-a-row.
Suns Clip Timberwolves Late
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Gerald Green nailed a fadeaway corner jumper with under four seconds left to lift the Suns to a 104-103 victory against the Timberwolves at the Target Center. Kevin Martin missed an easy eight-foot floater as time expired for Minnesota. Phoenix erased a nine-point deficit in the final four-and-a-half minutes. Goran Dragic led the way for the Suns with 26 points, nine assists and six rebounds while Channing Frye sunk five threes on his way to 22 points. Phoenix is 2-and-2 in its last four games. Kevin Love shot 4-of-20 from the field but still had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Martin finished with 20 points. The T'wolves have lost two of three.
Blazers Use Huge Fourth Quarter To Beat Magic
(Portland, OR) -- Nicolas Batum recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds as the Trail Blazers used a huge fourth quarter to beat the Magic 110-96 at the Rose Garden. Portland outscored Orlando 39-19 in the fourth to avoid its first three-game losing streak of the season. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 36 points for the Blazers, while Wesley Matthews added 17. Arron Afflalo netted 22 points and Jameer Nelson had 17 points and 10 assists for the Magic, who have lost five straight and 16 of their last 20 overall. Glen Davis donated 16 points and Victor Oladipo had 14 in the setback.
Clippers Bounce Celtics
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Doc Rivers finished off a two-game season sweep of his old team as the Clippers defeated the Celtics, 111-105 at the Staples Center. Blake Griffin led the way for Los Angeles with 29 points, eight assists and six rebounds including a highlight reel dunk on Kris Humphries. Jamal Crawford added 26 points, while DeAndre Jordan chipped in 11 points and 13 boards. LA has won four out of five. Jordan Crawford and Avery Bradley each tallied 24 points in the loss. Boston was never able to make up the nine-point deficit after the first quarter on its way to a sixth straight loss.
Bulls Battle Bucks Friday
(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Chicago Bulls are at the Bradley Center Friday night facing the Bucks. The Bulls defeated the Suns 92-87 on Tuesday to up their mark to 15-and-18 on the season. The Bucks are an NBA-worst 7-27 overall. The teams have split the first two meetings this season.
Wednesday, January 8 Scoreboard
San Antonio Spurs 112, Dallas Mavericks 90
Toronto Raptors 112, Detroit Pistons 91
Brooklyn Nets 102, Golden State Warriors 98
Atlanta Hawks 97, Indiana Pacers 87
Houston Rockets 113, Los Angeles Lakers 99
Washington Wizards 102, New Orleans Pelicans 96
Phoenix Suns 104, Minnesota Timberwolves 103
Portland Trail Blazers 110, Orlando Magic 94
Los Angeles Clippers 111, Boston Celtics 105
Thursday, January 9 Schedule (All Times Central)
7:00 p.m. - Miami Heat at New York Knicks
9:30 p.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets