Knicks Make Quick Work Of Celtics, NBA Roundup
Published on January 29 2014 6:24 am
Last Updated on January 29 2014 6:24 am
Written by Millie Lange
Knicks Romp Past Celtics
(New York, NY) -- The Knicks made quick work of the Celtics, outscoring them by 16 in the first quarter en route to a 114-88 win at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony led the way with 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals in only 28 minutes. J.R. Smith added 17 points and five assists, while Jeremy Tyler contributed 17 points and five boards. New York has won three in-a-row. Boston shot 39-percent from the field and turned the ball over 17 times. Rajon Rondo couldn't get it going, shooting 3-of-13 from the field with seven points and five assists. The Celtics were paced by Jeff Green's 14 points as they lost their third straight.
Pelicans Smoke Cavaliers
(Cleveland, OH) -- Anthony Davis poured in 30 points with eight blocks and seven rebounds to carry the Pelicans to a 100-89 victory against the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Eric Gordon chipped in 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for New Orleans, which have won three in-a-row and four-of-five. Cleveland shot 41-percent from the floor and missed 10 free throws. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points with five helpers, while Dion Waiters added 21 points off the bench. The Cavs have lost four of five.
Pistons Fire Past Magic
(Auburn Hills, MI) -- Brandon Jennings scored 20 points and dished out eight assists to help the Pistons defeat the Magic, 103-87 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Center Andre Drummond was also a force with 13 points and 17 rebounds. The Pistons broke out of a four-game losing streak to improve to 18-27. Rookie Victor Oladipo led Orlando with 19 points and Tobias Harris added 14 points and nine rebounds. The Magic have lost four of its last five games and sit at 12-34.
Rockets Sink Spurs
(Houston, TX) -- The Rockets didn't have a problem dispatching the Spurs without James Harden as they picked up a 97-90 victory at the Toyota Center. Harden missed the game with an injured thumb. Dwight Howard picked up the slack going off for 23 points and 16 rebounds, while Terrence Jones posted 21 points and nine boards. Jeremy Lin contributed 18 points and eight assists for Houston, which ended a two-game losing streak. Boris Diaw paced San Antonio with 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Tim Duncan dialed up 12 points, 14 boards and four blocks in the loss. The Spurs have dropped all three games for Houston this season and the teams play one more time on April 14th.
Grizzlies Dump Blazers
(Portland, OR) -- Zach Randolph torched his former team for 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Grizzlies made 52 percent of their shots in a 98-81 win over the Blazers in Portland. Memphis won its third straight game and eighth in the past nine. Mike Conley added 19 points in the win. Portland finished with only a 34-point-5 field goal percentage, although LaMarcus Aldridge hit for 27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. The Blazers have lost two straight and four of their last six games but are 33-13 on the season.
Pacers Cruise Past Lakers In LA
(Los Angeles, CA) -- David West led six players in double-figures with 19 points as the Pacers cruised past the Lakers 104-92 at STAPLES Center. Lance Stephenson racked up 15 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, while Roy Hibbert added 11 points and 10 boards for Indiana, which has won seven of its last nine. Paul George netted 14 points but shot just 4-of-21 from the field for the Pacers. Pau Gasol posted 21 points and 13 boards and Jodie Meeks also scored 21 points for the Lakers, who have lost five straight and 17-of-20 overall. Jordan Hill had 10 points and 12 boards off the bench in defeat.
Wizards Trip Up Warriors
(Oakland, CA) -- Stephen Curry missed a left-handed three-point attempt as time expired the Warriors fell to the Wizards, 88-85, at ORACLE Arena. Bradley Beal posted 20 points with seven rebounds and four assists, while John Wall tallied 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Washington has won two of three to get back to .500 at 22-22. Curry finished with 23 points, but shot 8-of-23 and turned the ball over six times. David Lee was 2-for-10 and Klay Thompson missed 12-of-17 attempts. Golden State has lost three of four.
Bulls Take On Spurs
(San Antonio, TX) -- The Bulls are in San Antonio to take on the Spurs tonight. Chicago fell back to .500 with Monday's loss to the Timberwolves. The Bulls are now 22-22 on the year. The Spurs sit at 33-12 after a loss at Houston last night. Tip from the AT&T Center is set for 8:30.
Tuesday, January 28 Scoreboard
New Orleans Pelicans 100, Cleveland Cavaliers 89
New York Knicks 114, Boston Celtics 88
Detroit Pistons 103, Orlando Magic 87
Houston Rockets 97, San Antonio Spurs 90
Memphis Grizzlies 98, Portland Trail Blazers 81
Indiana Pacers 104, Los Angeles Lakers 92
Washington Wizards 88, Golden State Warriors 85
Wednesday, January 29 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat
6:00 p.m. - Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors
6:30 p.m. - Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks
6:30 p.m. - Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics
7:00 p.m. - Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks
7:00 p.m. - New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves
7:30 p.m. - Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks
8:00 p.m. - Charlotte Bobcats at Denver Nuggets
8:30 p.m. - Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs
9:00 p.m. - Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings
9:30 p.m. - Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Clippers