Heat Clips Cavaliers, NBA Roundup
Published on March 19 2014 10:19 am
Last Updated on March 31 2014 2:09 pm
Written by Millie Lange
Heat Clip Cavaliers
(Cleveland, OH) -- LeBron James didn't treat his former team too nicely, going off for 43 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Heat clipped the Cavaliers, 100-96, at Quicken Loans Arena. James scored 25 points in the first quarter for Miami, which has won two in-a-row. Chris Bosh added 21 points and six boards in the victory. Cleveland was without guard Kyrie Irving, who is out with a biceps injury. Dion Waiters had his first career double-double with 17 points and 11 assists, while Jarrett Jack paced the Cavs with 22 points in the loss. Cleveland has dropped two straight.
Blazers Edge Bucks In OT
(Portland, OR) -- Wesley Matthews led a balanced attack with 26 points as the Trail Blazers edged the Bucks 120-115 in overtime at the Moda Center. Nicolas Batum just missed a triple-double with 21 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Mo Williams dropped in 23 points off the bench, while Damian Lillard added 20 for the Blazers, who have won two-of-three on the heels of a four-game skid. Robin Lopez donated 15 points and 14 boards in the victory. Brandon Knight netted 24 points and Ramon Sessions scored 23 for Milwaukee, which has lost five straight and eight-of-nine overall. Zaza Pachulia posted 17 points and 13 boards in defeat.
Kings Sing Wizards In OT
(Sacramento, CA) -- Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas each scored 24 points to help the Kings defeat the Wizards, 117-111, in overtime at Sleep Train Arena. Sacramento outscored Washington 17-to-11 in the extra session. Along with the 24 points, Thomas put together a triple-double tallying 11 rebounds and 10 assists. The Kings had lost five of their previous six games. Marcin Gortat posted 19 points and 14 rebounds in the loss. Bradley Beal also scored 19, while Drew Gooden chipped in 18 off the bench. Washington had a two-game winning streak snapped.
Warriors Crush Magic
(Oakland, CA) -- Stephen Curry hit 9-of-13 shots on his way to 23 points to help the Warriors sink the Magic, 103-89, at ORACLE Arena. David Lee and Klay Thompson each added 20 points for Golden State, which is 7-2 in its last nine games. The Warriors are a game-and-a-half behind the Blazers for the fifth seed in the West. Nikola Vucevic posted 15 points and Tobias Harris contributed 14 off the bench in the loss. Orlando is 4-31 on the road and has lost six straight.
Bulls At 76ers
(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Bulls try to hand the 76ers their 22nd straight loss tonight at Wells Fargo Center. Chicago's two-game winning streak came to an end with an 87-85 loss to the Thunder Monday. The Bulls are 37-30, while Philly is 15-52.
It was a weird scene for Bulls fans Tuesday as Phil Jackson was introduced as the president of basketball operations for the Knicks. Jackson coached the Bulls to six NBA Championships. Chicago was referenced a couple times during the presser as Jackson used pushing for the Bill Cartwright-Charles Oakley trade as an example for dealing with personnel decisions. He also discussed choosing to stay on as a coach with the Bulls in 1989 instead of leaving to join New York.
Tuesday, March 18 Scoreboard
Miami Heat 100, Cleveland Cavaliers 96
Atlanta Hawks 118, Toronto Raptors 113 (OT)
Portland Trail Blazers 120, Milwaukee Bucks 115 (OT)
Sacramento Kings 117, Washington Wizards 111 (OT)
Golden State Warriors 103, Orlando Magic 89
Wednesday, March 19 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p. m. - Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers
6:30 p. m. - Miami Heat at Boston Celtics
6:30 p. m. - Charlotte Bobcats at Brooklyn Nets
7:00 p. m. - Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks
7:00 p. m. - Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies
7:00 p. m. - Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans
7:30 p. m. - Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas Mavericks
8:00 p. m. - Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets
9:00 p. m. - Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns
9:30 p. m. - San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers