Heat Burns Raptors, NBA Roundup


Published on November 6 2013 6:49 am
Last Updated on November 6 2013 6:49 am
Written by Millie Lange

James Helps Heat Burn Raptors

(Toronto, Ontario) -- LeBron James poured in 35 points with eight rebounds and eight assists to lead the Heat in a 104-95 win over the Raptors from Air Canada Centre. James became the fifth player in NBA history to score at least 10 points in 500 consecutive games, joining Michael Jordan, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, Karl Malone and Moses Malone. James says he's honored to join such a class.

Dwyane Wade added 20 points with six rebounds and five assists as Miami moved to 3-and-2 with its first road win. Ray Allen contributed 14 points off the bench for the Heat, who were without Chris Bosh. DeMar DeRozan had 21 points to lead Toronto while Rudy Gay added 13 points and ten rebounds in defeat. Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and nine boards as the Raptors dipped to 2-2.


Pacers Top Pistons To Remain Perfect

(Detroit, MI) -- Paul George posted 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Pacers past the Pistons 99-91 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. George says he's not focused on being the last unbeaten team in the NBA.

C.J. Watson netted 15 points and David West added 12 points and eight boards for Indiana, which remains the lone unbeaten team in the NBA at 4-0. Brandon Jennings dropped in 17 points to pace the Pistons, who fell to 2-2. Josh Smith scored 16 points and Greg Monroe had 14 points and 10 boards in defeat.


Bulls Face Pacers Tonight

(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Bulls take the court tonight in Indianapolis against the Pacers. Chicago is just 1-2 to start the season following Saturday's loss at Philadelphia. Indiana enters tonight's game with a perfect 4-0 mark. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.


Nets Dominate Jazz

(Brooklyn, NY)  --   Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson led the Brooklyn Nets to a 104-88 win over the Utah Jazz at Barclays Center.  Lopez finished with 27 points and seven rebounds and Johnson added 12 points, three rebounds and two assists for the Nets, who evened their record at 2-and-2.  Gordon Hayward scored 22 points to go with five rebounds and four assists, while Enes Kanter dropped in 21 points and snatched eight rebounds for the Jazz, who are winless through four games this season.


Bobcats Beat Knicks At MSG

(New York, NY)  --  Kemba Walker led a balanced attack with 25 points as the Bobcats beat the Knicks 102-97 at Madison Square Garden.  Gerald Henderson had 18 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 16 points and eight rebounds for Charlotte, which evened its record at 2-and-2.  Jeffery Taylor chipped in with 13 points off the bench in the win.  Carmelo Anthony dropped in a game-high 32 points for the Knicks, who fell to 1-and-3.  Metta World-Peace netted 18 points and Raymond Felton and Iman Shumpert both scored 14 in defeat.


Suns Slip Past Pelicans

(New Orleans, LA)  --  Eric Bledsoe scored a game-high 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field, as the Suns slipped past the Pelicans 104-98 at New Orleans Arena.  Gerald Green started in place of the injured Goran Dragic and scored 18 points on six three-pointers.  Markieff Morris added 17 points and Marcus Morris had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Suns, who improved to 3-and-1.  Eric Gordon netted 20 points to pace the Pelicans, who dipped to 1-and-3.  Anthony Davis had 17 points and 11 boards in the setback.


Mavs Maul Lakers

(Dallas, TX)  --  Monta [[ MON-tay ]] Ellis scored a game-high 30 points as the Mavericks mauled the Lakers 123-104 at American Airlines Center.  Jae Crowder netted 18 points off the bench, while Dirk Nowitzki [[ nuh-VIT-skee ]] posted 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Mavs, who improved to 3-and-1.  Jose Calderon chipped in with 12 points, five helpers and four boards in the victory.  Nick Young netted 21 points to lead LA, which slipped to 2-and-3.  Jordan Farmar and Jodie Meeks both added 11 points in the setback.


Spurs Take Out Nuggets

(Denver, CO)  --  Tony Parker scored 24 points and dished out six assists to lead the Spurs in a 102-94 win over the Nuggets in Denver.  Tim Duncan posted 17 points with eight rebounds and eight assists for San Antonio, which moved to 3-and-1 on the young season.  Ty Lawson had a team-high 20 points with eight dimes while Kenneth Faried scored 15 points with eight rebounds for the Nuggets.  Denver remains winless in three games.


Hawks Hang On Beat Kings

(Sacramento, CA)  --  The Hawks jumped out to a 17-point lead after the third quarter and held on to beat the Kings 105-100 at Sleep Train Arena.  Al Horford had 27 points and 10 rebounds and Paul Milsap added 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks, who evened their record at 2-and-2.  Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points and had five assists, while Marcus Thornton and Ben McLemore both had 15 points for the Kings, who fell to 1-and-3.  DeMarcus Cousins added 11 points and six rebounds in defeat.


Behind Harden, Rockets Beat Blazers

(Portland, OR)  --  James Harden led the Houston Rockets to a dominate 116-101 victory over the Portland Trailblazers at the Rose Garden.  Harden had 33 points, seven rebounds and three assists and Dwight Howard added 29 points and 13 boards for the Rockets, who improved to 4-and-1 on the young season.  Damian Lillard had 22 points and five assists and LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 21 points and five boards for the Blazers, who are now 2-and-2 on the year.


Tuesday, November 5 Scoreboard


Miami Heat 104, Toronto Raptors 95

Indiana Pacers 99, Detroit Pistons 91

Brooklyn Nets 104, Utah Jazz 88

Charlotte Bobcats 102, New York Knicks 97

Phoenix Suns 104, New Orleans Pelicans 98

Dallas Mavericks 123, Los Angeles Lakers 104

San Antonio Spurs 102, Denver Nuggets 94

Atlanta Hawks 105, Sacramento Kings 100

Houston Rockets 116, Portland Trail Blazers 101


Wednesday, November 6 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - Bulls at Indiana Pacers

6:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando Magic

6:00 p.m. - Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers

6:00 p.m. - Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Bobcats

6:30 p.m. - Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics

7:00 p.m. - Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks

7:00 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 p.m. - New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies

7:30 p.m. - Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs

8:30 p.m. - Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder