Bobcats Best Brooklyn, NBA Roundup
Published on March 27 2014 8:00 am
Last Updated on March 27 2014 8:01 am
Written by Millie Lange
Bobcats Best Brooklyn
(Charlotte, NC) -- Al Jefferson totaled 35 points and 15 rebounds to carry the Bobcats to a 116-111 overtime win against the Nets at Time Warner Cable Arena. Kemba Walker added 20 points and 12 assists for Charlotte, which has won two of three. Chris Douglas-Roberts chipped in with 16 points and five rebounds off the bench in the win. Deron Williams registered 29 points and seven assists for Brooklyn, which has lost two in-a-row. Mirza Teletovic had 22 points off the pine for the Nets.
Suns Slide Past Wizards
(Washington, D.C) -- Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic stole the show as the Suns picked up a 99-93 win over the Wizards at the Verizon Center. Bledsoe and Dragic combined for 48 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds. Gerald Green added 18 points off the bench for Phoenix, which has won five in-a-row. John Wall tallied a game-high 29 points with six assists in the loss. Marcin Gortat posted 17 points and five rebounds against his former team. Washington has lost four out of five.
Waiters, Cavs Sink Pistons At Buzzer
(Detroit, MI) -- Dion Waiters knocked down a 19-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Cavaliers to a 97-96 win over the Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Waiters finished with 18 points, four assists and four rebounds. Matthew Dellavedova posted a team-high 21 points off the bench for Cleveland, which has won three straight. Detroit shot 6-of-19 in the fourth quarter and blew a 16-point lead. Josh Smith tallied 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the loss. The Pistons have dropped six of seven.
Timberwolves Hammer Hawks
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer scored 18 points apiece as the Timberwolves hammered the Hawks 107-83 at the Target Center. Gorgui Dieng racked up 15 points and 15 rebounds for the T'wolves, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Kevin Love added 14 points and 12 boards in the victory. Mike Scott scored 15 points to pace Atlanta, which shot just 37.8-percent as a team. Paul Millsap had 12 points and 10 boards in the setback. The Hawks have lost four straight to fall to 31-39 on the year, but remain ahead of the Knicks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Pelicans Nip Clippers
(New Orleans, LA) -- Anthony Davis totaled 16 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks for the Pelicans in a 98-96 win over the Clippers in New Orleans. Anthony Morrow scored 27 points to pace New Orleans, which has won four in-a-row. Alexis Ajinca had 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench in the win. Blake Griffin posted 21 points and eight rebounds for Los Angeles, which had won two straight. Chris Paul was 0-for-12 with two points and 12 assists for L.A. Jamal Crawford scored a game-high 31 points off the bench in the loss.
Pacers Trip Up Heat
(Indianapolis, IN) -- In a potential preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Pacers grabbed an 84-83 win over the Heat when Chris Bosh missed a long jumper as time expired at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George scored 23 points to go with eight rebounds and four assists, while Roy Hibbert chipped in with 21 points. Indiana has taken two of three from Miami and holds a three-game lead for the top spot in the East. Indy also won its second straight Central Division title. LeBron James posted 38 points, eight rebounds and five assists, but it wasn't enough for the Heat. Dwyane Wade added 15 points. The two teams wrap up teir season series on Friday, April 11.
Spurs Clip Nuggets
(San Antonio, TX) -- The Spurs held off a Nuggets fourth quarter rally to win 108-103 at the AT&T Center behind 29 points, 13 rebounds and five assists from Tim Duncan. Danny Green hit five of San Antonio's eight three pointers on his way to 16 points. The Spurs have won 15 straight and sit three games ahead of the Thunder for the one-seed in the West Denver outscored the Spurs by 12 in the final quarter, but couldn't complete the comeback. Kenneth Faried had a double-double with 24 points and 10 boards, while Aaron Brooks dropped in 25 points with eight assists off the bench. The Nuggets have lost three of four.
Knicks Sink Kings
(Sacramento, CA) -- J.R. Smith tied a franchise record with nine three pointers as the Knicks defeated the Kings, 107-99, at Sleep Train Arena. Smith finished with 29 points, while Carmelo Anthony poured in 36. New York trails the Hawks by two games for the eight-seed in the Eastern Conference playoff. DeMarcus Cousins filled up the stat-sheet with 32 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in the loss. Ben McLemore added 16 points for the Kings, who are 2-2 in their last four.
Grizzlies Rally To Top Jazz
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- The Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point second half deficit to down the Jazz 91-87 in Salt Lake City behind 22 points and 13 rebounds from Zach Randolph. Marc Gasol added 18 points and seven rebounds for Memphis, which has won three in-a-row. Mike Conley scored 19 points with six assists in the win. Enes Kanter totaled 11 points and 15 rebounds for Utah, which has lost eight of nine. Trey Burke registered 11 points and 10 assists in the loss. Derrick Favors recorded 22 points and 10 boards for the Jazz.
Bulls Off Until Friday
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago Bulls continue to get some rest. They are back on the floor Friday night hosting the Portland Trail Blazers. The Bulls improved to 40-31 with a win over the Pacers on Monday. The Blazers are 45-27 and are at Atlanta tonight.
Wednesday, March 26 Scoreboard
Charlotte Bobcats 116, Brooklyn Nets 111 (OT)
Phoenix Suns 99, Washington Wizards 93
Cleveland Cavaliers 97, Detroit Pistons 96
Toronto Raptors 99, Boston Celtics 90
Minnesota Timberwolves 107, Atlanta Hawks 83
New Orleans Pelicans 98, Los Angeles Clippers 96
Indiana Pacers 84, Miami Heat 83
San Antonio Spurs 108, Denver Nuggets 103
New York Knicks 107, Sacramento Kings 99
Memphis Grizzlies 91, Utah Jazz 87
Thursday, March 27 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:30 p.m. - Portland Trail Blazers at Atlanta Hawks
7:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks
7:00 p.m. - Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets
7:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks