Bulls Drop Loss To Timberwolves, NBA Roundup


Published on January 28 2014 6:23 am
Last Updated on January 28 2014 6:23 am
Written by Millie Lange

T'Wolves Take Care Of Bulls

(Chicago, IL) -- The Timberwolves are back at .500 again after beating Bulls, 95-86, at the United Center behind 31 points and eight rebounds from Kevin Love. Each of the past nine times Minnesota has been even in the win-loss column they have lost the next game. Ronny Turiaf contributed 14 points and seven rebounds off the bench in the victory. Chicago was without center Joakim Noah who missed the game because of an illness. Carlos Boozer paced the Bulls with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists as they have lost two of three.

Suns Dump 76ers

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Suns' backcourt of Goran Dragic and Gerald Green torched the 76ers during Phoenix's 124-113 victory at the Wells Fargo Center.  Green nailed 10-of-12 shots on his way to 30 points, while Dragic added 24 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Phoenix has won four of five and with 26 wins on the season have already passed its win total from last season. Michael Carter-Williams posted 22 points and 11 assists in the loss. Thaddeus Young and Evan Turner each contributed 21 for Philadelphia, which has lost three in-a-row.

Nets Falter Against Raptors

(Brooklyn, NY) -- The Nets fell apart in the closing moments to give the Raptors a 104-103 victory at the Barclays Center. Brooklyn Guard Deron Williams threw away an inbounds pass leading to Patrick Patterson's game-winning jumper with six seconds left. Paul Pierce missed a desperation three as time expired for the Nets. Kyle Lowry exploded for 31 points, seven assists, five rebounds and five steals helping Toronto extend its lead over Brooklyn in the Atlantic Division to two-and-half games. Pierce posted a game-high 33 points with seven threes in the loss.

KD, Thunder Sink Hawks

(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Kevin Durant nailed a jumper with less than two seconds left to lift the Thunder to a 111-109 win against the Hawks at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Durant finished with 41 points, five assists and four rebounds on his way to his 11th straight game of 30 points or more.  "KD" scored Oklahoma City's final seven points as it won for the eighth straight game. Reggie Jackson chipped in 18 points and five assists in the victory.  Atlanta had seven players in double figures led by Paul Milsap with 23 points, eight boards and four assists. Mike Scott tallied 16 off the bench for the Hawks, who 3-and-4 in their last seven.

Clippers Blast Bucks

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Jamal Crawford scored a game-high 25 points off the bench as the Clippers blasted the Bucks 114-86 at the Bradley Center. Blake Griffin netted 20 points, while Darren Collison chipped in with 15 points and seven assists for the Clippers, who have won three in-a-row and nine of their last 11.  DeAndre Jordan ripped down 18 rebounds to go with eight points and J.J. Redick contributed 14 points in the victory. LA shot 54 percent from the field, while Milwaukee made just 38 percent of its shots.  Ersan Ilyasova posted 16 points and eight boards to lead the Bucks, who have lost three straight and 12-of-13 overall. Khris Middleton added 14 points in defeat.

Jazz Top Kings

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- Derrick Favors recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Jazz past the Kings 106-99 at EnergySolutions Arena. Marvin Williams added 16 points and 11 boards and Enes Kanter also scored 16 points for the Jazz, who have won two in-a-row after a two-game skid. Jeremy Evans donated 14 points and 10 boards off the bench in the victory. Jason Thompson tallied 19 points and 11 boards in Sacramento's fourth straight loss. Derrick Williams had 17 points and 15 rebounds in the setback.

Monday, January 27 Scoreboard


Phoenix Suns 124, Philadelphia 76ers 113

Toronto Raptors 104, Brooklyn Nets 103

Oklahoma City Thunder 111, Atlanta Hawks 109

Los Angeles Clippers 114, Milwaukee Bucks 86

Minnesota Timberwolves 95, Chicago Bulls 86

Utah Jazz 106, Sacramento Kings 99

Tuesday, January 28 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - New Orleans Pelicans at Cleveland Cavaliers

6:30 p.m. - Boston Celtics at New York Knicks

6:30 p.m. - Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons

7:00 p.m. - San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets

9:00 p.m. - Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers

9:30 p.m. - Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Lakers

9:30 p.m. - Washington Wizards at Golden State Warriors