NBA Roundup -- December 9


Published on December 10 2013 6:28 am
Last Updated on December 10 2013 6:28 am
Written by Millie Lange

Nuggets Hold Off Wizards In DC

(Washington, DC) -- Trevor Ariza missed a three-pointer in the closing seconds as the Nuggets held on for a 75-74 win over the Wizards at the Verizon Center.  Wilson Chandler had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead the way for Denver while Nate Robinson chipped in 16 points off the bench. J.J. Hickson added nine points and eight boards for the Nuggets, who have won two straight to erase a two-game slide. John Wall posted a game-high 20 points with eight assists for Washington while Marcin Gortat had 16 points and eight boards. Trevor Booker netted 12 points with 12 rebounds for the Wiz, who have dropped three out of five.

Bobcats Outgun Warriors

(Charlotte, NC) -- Kemba Walker led the Bobcats to a 115-11 win over the Warriors with 31 points, five assists and five rebounds at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Gerald Henderson added 24 points to help Charlotte pull within one game of .500 at 10-and-11. The Bobcats had a 12-point lead at the half. Stephen Curry posted 43 points, nine assists and six rebounds in the loss. Sixteen of Curry's 32 shot attempts were three pointers and he knocked down five of them.  Klay Thompson chipped in 22 points and hit 4-of-12 from behind the arc.  Golden State fell to 12-10.

Clippers Top Sixers

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Chris Paul posted 25 points and 13 assists and DeAndre Jordan added 11 points and 21 rebounds as the Clippers topped the 76ers 94-83 at Wells Fargo Center. Blake Griffin added a game-high 26 points to go with eight boards for LA, which has won two-of-three to improve to 14-8 on the season. Evan Turner tallied 25 points, eight boards and five assists to lead the Sixers, who have dropped three in-a-row and seven of their last eight overall. Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the setback.

Grizz Bounce Magic

(Memphis, TN) -- Zach Randolph put up 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Grizzlies take care of the Magic, 94-85, at the FedExForum. Jon Leuer added 16 points and 12 boards off the bench and Memphis hit 10-of-17 from behind the arc. The Grizz had lost five of seven coming into the game. Orlando outscored Memphis by 12 in the second half, but couldn't finish off the comeback. Andrew Nicholson and Jameer Nelson paced the Magic with 19 points. Orlando only received four points from its bench as it dropped its sixth straight contest.

Blazers Wash Jazz

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- LaMarcus Aldridge dropped in 24 points with six rebounds and four assists to help the Blazers cruise to a 105-94 win over the Jazz in Salt Lake City. Damian Lillard added 18 points, while Wesley Matthews chipped in 16. Nicolas Batum dished out 11 assists and grabbed eight rebounds to go with seven points. Portland has scored at least 100 points in nine consecutive games for the first time since 1994. The Blazers lead the Western Conference 18-4. Alec Burks scored a team-high 20 points off the bench in the loss. Trey Burke added 15 points with six rebounds and five assists. Utah fell to 4-and-19 including a 3-9 record at home.

Kings Maul Mavs

(Sacramento, CA) -- DeMarcus Cousins racked up game-high's of 32 points and 19 rebounds as the Kings mauled the Mavericks 112-97 at Sleep Train Arena.  Derrick Williams added a career-high 31 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the field for the Kings, who have won two in-a-row on the heels of a six-game losing streak. Isaiah Thomas tallied 24 points and a career-best 12 assists in the victory. Monta Ellis netted 21 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points, seven assists and six boards for Dallas, which had won its previous three. Jose Calderon chipped in with 11 points in defeat. Earlier Monday, the Kings acquired forward Rudy Gay in a seven-player trade with Toronto.


Bulls Host Bucks Tonight

(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to the United Center tonight. Chicago is coming off Saturday's 92-75 loss to the Pistons which dropped its record to 8-10 on the year. Milwaukee comes in at 4-16 so far. Tonight's game tips at 7:00.


Blues Hit The Road

(Winnipeg, Manitoba) -- The Blues head north for a one-game road trip against the Winnipeg Jets tonight. After a strong start to the season, St. Louis has dropped three of its last four games and has been outscored 9-1 in the first period of those past four games. Winnipeg is 14-13-4 and is finally returning home after a six-game road trip.


Monday, December 9 Scoreboard


Charlotte Bobcats 115, Golden State Warriors 111

Los Angeles Clippers 94, Philadelphia 76ers 83

Denver Nuggets 75, Washington Wizards 74

Memphis Grizzlies 94, Orlando Magic 85

Portland Trail Blazers 105, Utah Jazz 94

Sacramento Kings 112, Dallas Mavericks 97


Tuesday, December 10 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers

6:00 p.m. - San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors

6:00 p.m. - Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers

6:30 p.m. - Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets

6:30 p.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder at Atlanta Hawks

6:30 p.m. - Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistons

7:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls

9:30 p.m. - Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers