Pacers Make Easy Work Of Nuggets, NBA Roundup
Published on February 11 2014 6:20 am
Last Updated on February 11 2014 6:20 am
Written by Millie Lange
Pacers Smoke Nuggets
(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Pacers made easy work of the Nuggets with a 119-80 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse behind 25 points from David West. Denver shot 31.5-percent from the field, while Indiana connected on 57.5-percent of its attempts. Roy Hibbert posted 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, while Paul George and Lance Stephenson each added in 12 points. The Pacers have won five out of six. Wilson Chandler tallied a team high 17 points in the loss, but missed 13-of-19 shots. The Nuggets were without Ty Lawson who suffered a broken rip in the team's game on Saturday. Denver has lost three in-a-row.
Raptors Clip Pelicans
(Toronto, Ontario) -- Kyle Lowry's double-double led the way for the Raptors as they defeated the Pelicans, 108-101, at the Air Canada Centre. Lowry tallied 19 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds for Toronto, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Patrick Patterson and DeMar DeRozan each added 22 points in the win. Tyreke Evans came off the bench to pace New Orleans with 23 points, 10 helpers and five boards. Anthony Davis contributed 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals. The Pelicans went on to their second straight loss despite shooting 51-percent from the field.
Pistons Top Spurs
(Auburn Hills, MI) -- Brandon Jennings led six players in double-figures with 21 points as the Pistons topped the Spurs 109-100 at The Palace. John Loyer, who replaced the fired Maurice Cheeks as interim head coach, earned the win in his debut. Rodney Stuckey scored 20 points and Greg Monroe posted 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons, who have won three in-a-row for the first time since early December. Andre Drummond donated 14 points and nine boards in the victory. Marco Belinelli dropped in 20 points off the bench to lead San Antonio, which has lost two-of-three since a three-game winning streak. Boris Diaw added 12 points, while Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Cory Joseph all had 11 points in defeat.
Celtics Blow Out Bucks
(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Celtics outscored the Bucks by 14 in the fourth quarter to clinch a 102-86 win at the Bradley Center. Jeff Green led Boston with 29 points and both Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger logged double-doubles. Olynyk posted 14 points and 11 rebounds and Sullinger had 13 and 10. Boston has won four of its last five games. Brandon Knight paced the Bucks with 22 points and Gary Neal added 17. Milwaukee has lost three straight and has the NBA's worst record at 9-and-42.
Rockets Smack Timberwolves
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Dwight Howard posted a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds to help the Rockets pound the Timberwolves, 107-89, at the Target Center. Chandler Parsons paced Houston with 20 points and six assists, while James Harden added 19 with five assists and five rebounds. The Rockets have won six in-a-row. Kevin Love returned to the court after missing one game to post 31 points and 10 rebounds. Minnesota shot 36-percent as a team and turned the ball over 17 times. The T'Wolves have lost four straight and six of seven.
Warriors Romp 76ers
(Oakland, CA) -- Marreese Speights dropped 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds off the bench as the Warriors punished the 76ers, 123-80, at ORACLE Arena. Philadelphia was coming off a 45-point loss to the Clippers on Sunday. Stephen Curry connected on 6-of-9 threes on his to 23 points in the victory. Golden State has split its last four games. Michael Carter-Williams paced the Sixers with 24 points, four boards and three assists. The only two other Philadelphia players in double figures were Thaddeus Young and Evan Turner with 12 points apiece. Philly has lost seven in-a-row.
Bulls Host Hawks Tonight
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls are back home to host the Atlanta Hawks tonight at the United Center. Chicago went 3-and-3 on its six-game road trip following Sunday's 92-86 loss to the Lakers in LA. The Bulls sit at 25-25 on the season. The Hawks are 25-24. After tonight's game, the Bulls will host Brooklyn Thursday.
Monday, February 10 Scoreboard
Indiana Pacers 119, Denver Nuggets 80
Toronto Raptors 108, New Orleans Pelicans 101
Detroit Pistons 109, San Antonio Spurs 100
Boston Celtics 102, Milwaukee Bucks 86
Houston Rockets 107, Minnesota Timberwolves 89
Golden State Warriors 123, Philadelphia 76ers 80
Tuesday, February 11 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Bobcats
6:00 p.m. - Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers
7:00 p.m. - Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls
7:00 p.m. - Washington Wizards at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. - Miami Heat at Phoenix Suns
9:00 p.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers
9:30 p.m. - Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers