Bulls Beat Lakers In OT, NBA Roundup
Published on January 21 2014 11:52 am
Last Updated on January 21 2014 2:40 pm
Written by Millie Lange
Gibson's Layup Sends Bulls Past Lakers
(Chicago, IL) -- Taj Gibson hit a layup as time expired in overtime to send the Bulls to a 102-100 win over the Lakers at Chicago's United Center. Gibson finished with 12 points and six rebounds while Joakim [[ joe-keem ]] Noah poured in 17 points with 21 rebounds and six assists for Chicago. D.J. Augustin hit five three-pointers on his way to 27 points off the bench as the Bulls won their third in four games. Nick Young scored a game-high 31 points for the Lakers while Pau Gasol added 20 points and 19 boards in defeat. Los Angeles saw a brief two-game win streak end.
Mavericks Hold On Against Cavaliers
(Cleveland, OH) -- Monta Ellis poured in 22 points as the Mavericks held off a late Cavaliers' charge for a 102-97 win at Quicken Loans Arena. Ellis also had eight assists, Shawn Marion scored 18 points, and Dirk Nowitzki added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas. The Mavs have won six of their last seven games against the Cavs. Kyrie Irving nearly had a double-double with 26 points and nine assists, and Anderson Varejao netted 18 points and grabbed 21 rebounds for Cleveland in defeat.
Clippers, Jordan Too Much For Pistons
(Auburn Hills, MI) -- Center DeAndre Jordan was all over the boards, registering a double-double as the Clippers coasted past the Pistons 112-103 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Jordan had 16 points, 21 rebounds and four blocks, while Jamal Crawford netted 26 points and Blake Griffin had 25 for Los Angeles. J.J. Redick also had 20 points, including a pair of four-point plays, as the Clippers won for the sixth time in seven games. Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points and Josh Smith added 24 for Detroit, which has dropped seven of its last 10 games.
Wizards Take Care Sixers At Home
(Washington, DC) -- Bradley Beal nearly registered a triple-double as the Wizards took care of the 76ers 107-99 at the Verizon Center. Beal had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists while and Kevin Seraphin scored 16 points for Washington. John Wall added 14 points for the Wiz, who have won four-of-five games and are back to .500 on the season at 20-20. Michael Carter-Williams led all scorers with 31 points for Philadelphia. Thaddeus Young netted 18 for the Sixers, who have lost seven of their last eight games.
Bobcats Hold Off Raptors
(Charlotte, NC) -- Bobcats center Al Jefferson filled up the stat sheet as the Bobcats held off the Raptors 100-95 win at Time Warner Arena. Jefferson had a 22-point, 19-rebound, seven-assist and two-block performance for Charlotte, which has traded wins and losses in its last six games. Ramon Sessions scored a team-high 23 points in the win. The 'Cats have won seven straight at home against Toronto. DeMar DeRozan netted a game-high 25 points for Toronto, which has lost three of its last four games. Kyle Lowry added 21 points for the Raptors in defeat.
Nets Knock Off Knicks At MSG
(New York, NY) -- Joe Johnson dropped in 25 points to lead the Nets to a 103-80 rout of the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Andray Blatche added 19 points and 12 rebounds for Brooklyn, which has won seven of eight games this month. Deron Williams returned from a five-game absence due to a sore ankle to score 13 points off the bench in the win. Carmelo Anthony logged a game-high 26 points and grabbed 12 boards for New York, which dropped its fourth straight game. J.R. Smith added 15 points off the bench for the Knicks in the setback.
Pelicans End Skid Against Grizzlies
(Memphis, TN) -- Pelicans forward Anthony Davis came up big down the stretch as New Orleans snapped its eight game losing streak against Memphis 95-92 from the FedExForum. Davis scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half, along with 10 rebounds, four steals and four blocks. Tyreke Evans netted 15 points off the bench and guard Brian Roberts added 13. Memphis forward Zach Randolph tallied 23 points and grabbed 20 boards, as the Griz saw its five-game winning streak snapped.
Despite LeBron's 30, Hawks Beat Heat
(Atlanta, GA) -- Hawks forward Paul Milsap scored 26 points and Atlanta held off Miami with a 121-114 victory from Philips Arena. DeMarre Carroll added 19 points, and Pero Antic netted 17 as the Hawks snapped its nine-game losing streak against the Heat. LeBron James poured in 30 points to lead all scorers, while Chris Bosh scored 21. The Heat have lost three-of-five, and were without Dwyane Wade, who sat out of the contest with a sore knee for the second-straight game.
Rockets Romp Blazers
(Houston, TX) -- The Rockets went off for 71 points in the first half and held on for a 116-113 over the Blazers at the Toyota Center. Chandler Parsons paced Houston with 31 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while Dwight Howard added 24 points and 12 boards. James Harden contributed 22 on 7-of-15 shooting for the Rockets, who have won five of six. LaMarcus Aldridge tallied his third 20-20 game of the season with 27 points and 20 rebounds in the loss. Damian Lillard chipped in 24 points and five assists. Portland allowed the Rockets to shoot 52-percent from the field and connect with 16 shots from behind the arc. The Blazers had five-game winning streak come to a halt.
Pacers Down Warriors
(Oakland, CA) -- Paul George had 23 points and all five starters scored in double-digits to lift the Pacers to 102-94 win over the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena. Indiana led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, but Golden State rallied to bring the score to within three with 3:44 left in the game. The Pacers pulled away from there, thanks to hot three-point shooting from Lance Stephenson and George Hill. Stephenson notched 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists while center Roy Hibbert added 14 points and 13 rebounds in the win. The Pacers won their fifth straight and advanced to a league-best 33-7. Stephen Curry added 24 points, and David Lee recorded 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors in the setback. Golden State is 26-17.
Monday, January 20 Scoreboard
Dallas Mavericks 102, Cleveland Cavaliers 97
Los Angeles Clippers 112, Detroit Pistons 103
Washington Wizards 107, Philadelphia 76ers 99
Charlotte Bobcats 100, Toronto Raptors 95
Brooklyn Nets 103, New York Knicks 80
New Orleans Pelicans 95, Memphis Grizzlies 92
Atlanta Hawks 121, Miami Heat 114
Chicago Bulls 102, Los Angeles Lakers 100 (OT)
Houston Rockets 126, Portland Trail Blazers 113
Indiana Pacers 102, Golden State Warriors 94
Tuesday, January 21 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:30 p.m. - Boston Celtics at Miami Heat
6:30 p.m. - Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets
7:00 p.m. - Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder
7:00 p.m. - Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans
8:00 p.m. - Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz