Bulls Beat Celtics, NBA Roundup

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Published on March 31 2014 10:20 am
Last Updated on March 31 2014 10:20 am
Written by Millie Lange

Bulls Beat Celtics

(Boston, MA) -- Joakim Noah totaled 13 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds to guide the Bulls by the Celtics 107-102 at TD Garden. D.J. Augustin scored a game-high 33 points off the bench for Chicago, which has won three of four. Jimmy Butler added 15 points and five rebounds in the win. Rajon Rondo contributed 17 points and 11 assists for Boston, which has lost four straight. Jared Sullinger turned in 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in defeat.


Cavaliers Crush Pacers

(Cleveland, OH) -- Dion Waiters scored a game-high 19 points to help the Cavaliers cruise by the Pacers 90-76 in Cleveland. Tristan Thompson had 12 points and 16 rebounds for Cleveland, which has won four of five. Jarrett Jack chipped in with 11 points, nine assists and six rebounds in the win. Paul George totaled 15 points, seven rebounds and five steals for Indiana. Indy has failed to crack 80 points in four of the last five games, which were all losses.  David West scored 14 points in the loss.


Thunder Topple Jazz

(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Kevin Durant dropped in 31 points with nine assists as the Thunder dumped the Jazz 116-96 in Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook added 19 points and five boards while Serge Ibaka had 17 points, six boards and four blocks. Caron Butler scored 15 points off the bench for Oklahoma City, which has won two straight. Enes Kanter posted 18 points and 12 rebounds for Utah, which has lost four in-a-row.  Richard Jefferson turned in 17 points while Derrick Favors grabbed 13 rebounds.


Nets Knock Off Timberwolves

(Brooklyn, NY) -- Paul Pierce posted 22 points and five rebounds as the Nets knocked off the Timberwolves 114-99 at the Barclays Center. Joe Johnson helped out with 19 points for Brooklyn, which has won two straight. Andray Blatche chipped in with 14 points and six boards off the bench in the win. Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer each tallied a team-high 21 points for Minnesota, which had won two in-a-row.  Kevin Love contributed 14 points and nine rebounds in defeat.


Knicks Sneak Past Warriors

(Oakland, CA) -- The Knicks outscored the Warriors by 22 in the second quarter then held on for an 89-84 victory at ORACLE Arena. J.R. Smith scored a team-high 21 points, while Amar'e Stoudemire put up a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony tallied 19 points and nine rebounds for New York, which pulled to within one game of the Hawks for the eighth spot in the East at 31-43. Stephen Curry dropped 32 points, but turned the ball over with an errant pass with under five seconds left and Golden State trailing by three. Klay Thompson chipped in 15 points for the shorthanded Warriors, who were without starting big men Andrew Bogut and David Lee. Golden State is 45-28.


Blazers Drum Grizzlies

(Portland, OR) -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points to help the Trail Blazers pick up a 105-98 win against the Grizzlies at the Moda Center. Portland shot 52-percent from the field with Mo Williams knocking down 7-of-9 shots off the bench on his way to 17 points. The Blazers sit two games ahead of the Warriors for the fifth-seed in the West at 48-and-27. Zach Randolph posted 21 points, while Marc Gasol added 20 in the loss. Mike Conley contributed 16 points and nine assists, but missed 13-of-19 attempts. The Grizz are a half-game behind the Suns and Mavericks for the final two playoff spots out West.


Lakers Level Suns

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Chris Kaman posted 28 points, 17 rebounds and six assists to guide the Lakers to a 115-99 win over the Suns at the STAPLES Center.  Kendall Marshall added 13 points and 11 assists against his former team. Jodie Meeks chipped in with 22 points while Ryan Kelly scored 17 off the bench for Los Angeles, which snapped a two-game skid. Gerald Green scored 22 points off the bench for Phoenix, which saw a six-game win streak end. Markieff Morris was also a reserve with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.


Sunday, March 30 Scoreboard

NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers 90, Indiana Pacers 76

Oklahoma City Thunder 116, Utah Jazz 96

Brooklyn Nets 114, Minnesota Timberwolves 99

Toronto Raptors 98, Orlando Magic 93

Chicago Bulls 107, Boston Celtics 102

New York Knicks 89, Golden State Warriors 84

Portland Trail Blazers 105, Memphis Grizzlies 98

Los Angeles Lakers 115, Phoenix Suns 99


Monday, March 31 Schedule (All Times Central)

NBA

6:00 p.m. - San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers

6:00 p.m. - Washington Wizards at Charlotte Bobcats

6:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons

6:30 p.m. - Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks

6:30 p.m. - Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat

7:00 p.m. - Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls

7:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 p.m. - Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans

8:00 p.m. - New York Knicks at Utah Jazz

8:00 p.m. - Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets