Sixers Down Magic In Double OT, NBA Roundup
Published on December 4 2013 11:21 am
Last Updated on December 4 2013 11:21 am
Written by Millie Lange
Carter-Williams Powers Sixers Past Magic In Double-OT
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Rookie Michael Carter-Williams posted his first-career triple-double to lead the 76ers to a 126-125 double-overtime win over the Magic at the Wells Fargo Center. Carter-Williams finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for Philadelphia, which stopped a four-game slide. Thaddeus Young scored 25 points with 12 rebounds while Evan Turner added 24 points in the win. Fellow Magic rookie Victor Oladipo also posted his first triple-double, making it the first time in NBA history where two rookies have done such a thing in the same game. Oladipo netted 26 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Orlando, which has lost three straight. Arron Afflalo had a game-high 43 points while Glen Davis poured in 33 points in defeat.
Nuggets Crush Nets
(Brooklyn, NY) -- The Nets embarrassing start to the season continued as they fell to the Nuggets, 111-87, at the Barclays Center. Denver outscored Brooklyn by 16 in the third quarter. Timofey Mozgov posted 17 points and 20 rebounds off the bench for Denver. Ty Lawson added 13 points and six assists as the Nuggets improved to 11-6 with their seventh straight win. Joe Johnson tallied a game-high 22 points in the loss. Brooklyn fell to 5-13 with an inner city battle against the equally disappointing Knicks on tap for Thursday. Earlier in the day, Nets head coach Jason Kidd told the media assistant Lawrence Frank had been reassigned in the organization and would no longer be on the bench during games or at practice.
Pistons Surprise Heat
(Miami, FL) -- The Pistons used a balanced effort with seven players in double figures as Detroit pulled past the Heat, 107-97, at AmericanAirlines Arena. Kyle Singler led the way with four three-pointers and 18 points off the bench. Andre Drummond had a double-double tallying 10 points and 18 rebounds, while Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings each chipped in 15 points. Detroit won its second straight to move to 8-10. Miami was without Dwyane Wade, who missed the game due to knee soreness. LeBron James dropped a game-high 23 points with six assists and five rebounds in the loss. Michael Beasley matched LeBron's 23 points off the bench. The Heat had a 10-game winning streak end and fell to 14-4.
Celtics Stop Bucks
(Boston, MA) -- Jordan Crawford's 25 points led the Celtics to a 108-100 win over the Bucks at the TD Garden. Brandon Bass added 16 points and nine rebounds and six Celtics scored in double figures. Jeff Green finished with 18 points. Boston won the second of back-to-back game against Milwaukee after losing on Monday. The Celtics are 8-12. The Bucks got 19 points from O.J. Mayo in the loss. They have lost 12 of the last 13 games they've played and are 3-14.
Grizzlies Torch Suns
(Memphis, TN) -- Ed Davis led a balanced attack with 21 points and 12 rebounds as the Grizzlies torched the Suns 110-91 at FedExForum. Mike Conley posted 18 points and 14 assists, while Jon Leuer scored a game-high 23 points off the bench for the Grizz, who moved back above the .500 mark at 9-8. Kosta Koufas added 14 points and 12 boards in the victory. Marcus Morris netted 18 points and Goran Dragic donated 16 for Phoenix, which has lost two in-a-row after winning four-of-five. Miles Plumlee posted 11 points and eight boards in defeat.
Mavericks Tame Bobcats
(Dallas, TX) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points to lead the Mavericks in an 89-82 win over the Bobcats in Dallas. Monta Ellis added 22 points with five rebounds and five assists for the Mavs, who had lost four out of five. Al Jefferson led the way for Charlotte with 19 points and 12 rebounds in defeat. Kemba Walker had 16 points with seven rebounds and five assists while Gerald Henderson also scored 16 points. The 'Cats have dropped four of their last five.
Thunder Edge Kings
(Sacramento, CA) -- The Thunder didn't score in the last two minutes and 25 seconds of the game, but held on for a 97-95 win over the Kings at Sleep Train Arena. Kevin Durant led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Russell Westbrook added 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. OKC improved to 13-3 with its eighth straight win. Isaiah Thomas led the Kings with 24 points but missed a short jumper at the buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime. Jason Thompson added 10 points and 10 rebounds but the Kings were without leading scorer DeMarcus Cousins, who missed the game with an ankle injury. Sacramento lost its fifth straight to fall to 4-12.
Warriors Have Epic Comeback
The Warriors came through with an absolutely epic comeback and posted a 112-103 win over the Raptors on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. Trailing by as many as 27 in the second half, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson caught fire late and combined for 26 of the team’s 42 points in the fourth quarter. Curry finished with 27 points, 10 assists and five steals and Thompson had 22 points, including four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. The Warriors out-scored Toronto 42-15 in the final period and closed the game on a 64-28 run. Harrison Barnes had 14 of his 19 points in the second quarter, David Lee added 18 points and Jermaine O’Neal fueled the game-closing run with 11 points, eight rebounds and some tough defense in the paint. Winners of two straight, the Warriors will head out on a three-game road trip that opens on Friday in Houston.
Bulls Assign Teague To D-League
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls are sending second-year guard Marquis Teague to the NBA Development League. Teague will join the Iowa Energy after falling out of coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation this past weekend. Teague was drafted 29th overall in the 2012 NBA draft.
Bulls general manager Gar Forman says the team is hopeful to re-sign Luol Deng. Forman told ESPN 1000 that Deng is a big piece of the team's success in recent years. Deng's name surfaced in trade rumors after the injury to Derrick Rose.
The Bulls welcome one of the Eastern Conference's best tomorrow night in the Miami Heat. Chicago has lost six out of seven to dip to 7-9 on the season. Miami is one of just two teams in the East above the .500 mark at 14-3.
Tuesday, December 3 Scoreboard
Philadelphia 76ers 126, Orlando Magic 125 (2OT)
Denver Nuggets 111, Brooklyn Nets 87
Detroit Pistons 107, Miami Heat 97
Boston Celtics 108, Milwaukee Bucks 100
Memphis Grizzlies 110, Phoenix Suns 91
Dallas Mavericks 89, Charlotte Bobcats 82
Oklahoma City Thunder 97, Sacramento Kings 95
Golden State Warriors 112, Toronto Raptors 103