Nuggets Cruise To Win, NBA Roundup
Published on February 21 2014 6:18 am
Last Updated on February 21 2014 6:18 am
Written by Millie Lange
Nuggets Mash Bucks
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Kenneth Faried tallied 26 points and six rebounds as the Nuggets cruised to a 101-90 win over the Bucks at the Bradley Center. J.J. Hickson added 14 points and 10 boards, while Timofey Mozgov contributed 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Denver shot 51-percent on its way to snapping a five-game losing streak. Caron Butler posted a team-high 17 points in the loss. Ersan Ilyasova had a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards. Milwaukee has lost five of six.
Heat Hammer Thunder In OKC
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- The "Big Three" combined for 81 points as the Heat hammered the Thunder 103-81 in Oklahoma City. LeBron James recorded 33 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Miami, which has won four in-a-row and seven of its last eight. Dwyane Wade recorded 24 points, 10 assists and seven boards and Chris Bosh added 24 points and eight rebounds in the victory. Kevin Durant posted 28 points and eight boards to lead the Thunder, who had won their previous three. Russell Westbrook had 16 points on 4-of-12 shooting in his return to action. Westbrook hadn't played since Christmas day following knee surgery, his third knee procedure in a year.
Warriors Nip Rockets In OT
(Oakland, CA) -- Steph Curry hit the game-tying layup with under four seconds to play and scored seven points in overtime to help the Warriors nip the Rockets 102-99 in Oakland. He ended with 25 points and six assists for Golden State, which has won three of its last four. David Lee had 28 points and 14 rebounds while Andre Iguodala tallied 11 points, eight boards and seven assists in the win. James Harden put the Rockets up two on the possession prior to Curry's layup. He finished with 39 points and five assists for Houston, which had won eight straight. Dwight Howard added 11 points and 21 rebounds in the setback.
Bulls Stand Pat At Deadline
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls were quiet as yesterday's trade deadline passed. The team did not make any moves just as executive vice president John Paxon and general manager Gar Forman expected. Veterans Mike Dunleavy and Kirk Hinrich were rumored to be possible trade chips.
The Bulls host the Denver Nuggets tonight at the United Center. Chicago improved to 28-25 with Wednesday's win at Toronto. Denver improved to 25-28 with last night's win at Milwaukee. The Bulls lost at Denver back in late November. Tip is set for 7:00.
Thursday, February 20 Scoreboard
Denver Nuggets 101, Milwaukee Bucks 90
Miami Heat 103, Oklahoma City Thunder 81
Golden State Warriors 102, Houston Rockets 99 (OT)
Friday, February 21 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors
6:00 p.m. - Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers
6:00 p.m. - New York Knicks at Orlando Magic
6:00 p.m. - New Orleans Pelicans at Charlotte Bobcats
6:30 p.m. - Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons
7:00 p.m. - Denver Nuggets at Chicago Bulls
7:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. - San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns
9:00 p.m. - Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers
9:30 p.m. - Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers