Hibbert Leads Pacers Past Bucks, NBA Roundup
Published on February 28 2014 6:23 am
Last Updated on February 28 2014 6:23 am
Written by Millie Lange
Pacers Creep Past Bucks
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Roy Hibbert put up 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Pacers past the Bucks, 101-95, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George and Lance Stephenson each contributed 18 points as Indiana won its third straight game. Milwaukee couldn't pull out the victory despite hitting 12-of-24 from behind the arc. Brandon Knight pace the Bucks with 23 points and five assists. Khris Middleton added 22 for Milwaukee, which has lost three of four.
Wizards Sink Raptors In Triple OT
(Toronto, Ontario) -- The Wizards and Raptors clawed back and forth in three overtimes with Washington coming out on top, 134-129, at the Air Canada Centre behind 31 points and nine assists from John Wall. Marcin Gortat also posted 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. The Wizards have won five in-a-row. DeMar DeRozan posted a game-high 34 points in the loss. Greivis Vasquez added 26 off the bench with eight assists, while Kyle Lowry just missed a triple-double with 18, 10 assists and nine boards. Toronto had a three-game winning streak come to an end.
Heat Rock Knicks
(Miami, FL) -- LeBron James cruised to 31 points with four rebounds and four assists as the Heat dumped the Knicks, 108-82, at AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami closed out the second half on a 43-21 run after New York narrowed the lead to four points early in the third quarter. Dwyane Wade added 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting for the Heat, who have won six in-a-row. Carmelo Anthony posted 29 points and seven rebounds, while Tyson Chandler contributed 19 points and 16 boards in the loss. Amar'e Stoudemire and Tim Hardaway Jr. combined to go 4-of-21 off the bench. The Knicks have lost 10 of 12.
Nets Knock Off Nuggets
(Denver, CO) -- A poor first quarter from Denver resulted in a 112-89 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Denver managed only eight points in the first quarter while Brooklyn took advantage jumping out to an early 29-8 lead. Paul Pierce scored 18 points while Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee and Marcus Thornton each had 10. Denver was led by Randy Foye who scored 15 points. J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried each dropped 14 points while Aaron Brooks added 13. Brooklyn has alternated wins and losses in their last seven games and currently hold a 27-and-29 record on the season. Denver sees its losing streak extend to four games and are losers in nine of the last ten.
Bulls Battle Mavericks Tonight In Dallas
(Dallas, TX) -- The Bulls battle the Dallas Mavericks tonight at American Airlines Center. Chicago has won two in-a-row and seven of its last eight overall following Wednesday's 103-83 rout of Golden State. The Bulls sit at 31-26 on the year. The Mavs have won four straight to improve to 36-23.
Thursday, February 27 Scoreboard
Indiana Pacers 101, Milwaukee Bucks 96
Washington Wizards 134, Toronto Raptors 129 (3OT)
Miami Heat 108, New York Knicks 82
Brooklyn Nets 112, Denver Nuggets 89
Friday, February 28 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:30 p.m. - Utah Jazz at Cleveland Cavaliers
7:00 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks
7:00 p.m. - Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder
7:30 p.m. - Chicago Bulls at Dallas Mavericks
7:30 p.m. - Charlotte Bobcats at San Antonio Spurs
9:30 p.m. - Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers
9:30 p.m. - New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns