Bulls Dump Cavaliers, NBA Roundup
Published on January 23 2014 11:47 am
Last Updated on January 23 2014 11:47 am
Written by Millie Lange
Deng, Cavs Fall To Bulls
(Cleveland, OH) -- Luol Deng didn't get to enjoy the matchup with his former team as the Bulls dumped the Cavaliers, 98-87, at Quicken Loans Arena. All but four of Chicago's 98 points came from its starting lineup, with D.J. Augustin leading the way with 27 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Taj Gibson added 26, while Joakim Noah posted nine points, 18 boards and six helpers. The Bulls moved above .500 at 21-20. Deng, who spent his first nine-plus seasons in Chicago, was held to 11 points on 2-of-11 shooting. Kyrie Irving paced Cleveland with 26 points, six boards and five assists. The Cavs fell to 15-27.
The Chicago Bulls are the third-most valuable franchise in the NBA. Forbes released its annual valuation list for all 30 teams Wednesday. Chicago comes in at one-billion-dollars, which is up 25-percent from last season. The Knicks are first on the list a $1.4-billion. The Lakers are second at $1.35-billion.
The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Mike James to a 10-day contract. James appeared in seven games with Chicago earlier this year and averaged under a point and one rebound per game before he was waived on December 16. The 11-year veteran has averaged 10 points and 3.5 assists over 591 games in his NBA career.
Hawks Edge Magic
(Orlando, FL) -- Pero Antic made four clutch free throws in the final 22 seconds to lift the Hawks past the Magic 112-109 at the Amway Center. Paul Millsap scored 24 points and Jeff Teague tallied 23 for Atlanta, which has won two in-a-row and four of its last six. DeMarre Carroll chipped in with 17 points and eight rebounds while Antic ended with 10 points and 12 boards in the victory. Victor Oladipo recorded 24 points, seven boards and seven assists to lead the Magic, who have dropped 12-of-13. Tobias Harris had 19 points and 12 boards in defeat.
Wallace Lifts Celtics Past Wizards
(Washington, DC) -- Gerald Wallace's layup with 2.9-seconds left lifted the Celtics past the Wizards 113-111 in overtime at the Verizon Center. Jeff Green poured in a season-high 39 points for Boston, which snapped its three-game losing streak and won for just the second time in 14 games. Phil Pressey posted 20 points and Jared Sullinger had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. John Wall recorded 28 points, 11 boards and 10 assists for his second career triple-double for the Wizards. Nene notched 17 points and nine boards, while Marcin Gortat added 11 points and 13 boards for Washington, which has dropped two-of-three on the heels of a three-game winning streak.
Raptors Rip Mavericks
(Toronto, Ontario) -- DeMar DeRozan dropped a career-high 40 points to pace the Raptors to a 93-85 win over the Mavericks in Ontario. Greivis Vasquez had 17 points and seven assists off the bench for Toronto, which snapped a two-game slide. Jonas Valanciunas added 12 points and 10 boards in the win. Monta Ellis scored a team-high 21 points and dished out six assists for Dallas, which has alternated wins and losses the last six games. Brandan Wright and Jose Calderon both scored 13 points in the setback.
Bobcats Beat Clippers
(Charlotte, NC) -- Al Jefferson posted 24 points and 10 rebounds to guide the Bobcats to a 95-91 win over the Clippers in Charlotte. Josh McRoberts had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists while Gerald Henderson chipped in with 13 points and seven boards. Charlotte has won four of its last six overall. Blake Griffin had a game-best 27 points with seven caroms and six assists for Los Angeles, which has lost two-of-three Jamal Crawford scored 20 points on 21 shots off the bench in the loss.
Sixers Rock Knicks
(New York, NY) -- Evan Turner blew up for 34 points and 11 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the Knicks, 110-106, at the Madison Square Garden. Michael Carter-Williams filled up the stat sheet in the victory with 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Philadelphia snapped a three-game losing streak. Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks with 28 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Tyson Chandler had a double-double with 10 points and 14 boards. New York's eight-game homestand is off to an 0-3 start and the Knicks have lost five in-a-row overall.
Bucks Beat Pistons To Snap Nine-Game Skid
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Caron Butler poured in 30 points off the bench as the Bucks snapped their nine-game losing streak with a 104-101 win over the Pistons at the Bradley Center Brandon Knight racked up 16 points, nine assists and seven boards for the Bucks, who earned their first victory since New Year's Eve. Ersan Ilyasova and John Henson added 12 points apiece in the win. Brandon Jennings netted 30 points to pace the Pistons, who have dropped three-of-four. Rodney Stuckey scored 23 off the pine and Greg Monroe had 18 points and nine boards in defeat.
Rockets Roll Kings
(Houston, TX) -- Dwight Howard posted 26 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks to carry the Rockets to a 119-98 win over the Kings at the Toyota Center. James Harden added 24 points and nine assists while Chandler Parson scored 19 points with 10 rebounds for Houston, which has won three straight. Omri Casspi chipped in with 20 points and 12 boards off the bench in the win. Derrick Williams tallied 22 points and 11 rebounds for Sacramento, which has lost three of its last four. Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins both left in the first half with injuries.
Thunder Top Spurs In Texas
(San Antonio, TX) -- Kevin Durant recorded his ninth straight game with at least 30 points as the Thunder topped the Spurs 111-105 at the AT&T Center. Durant ended with 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists but had 11 of his team's 15 turnovers. Reggie Jackson added 27 points and eight helpers in OKC's fifth straight win. The Thunder are now 33-and-10 on the season, a half-game ahead of the Spurs for the best record in the Western Conference. Serge Ibaka notched 14 points, nine boards and five blocks in the victory. Tony Parker poured in a season-high 37 points to lead the Spurs, who have dropped two-of-three on the heels of a six-game winning streak. Tim Duncan donated 14 points and 13 boards in defeat.
Suns Slam Pacers
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee took it to their former team helping the Suns crush the Pacers, 124-100, at the US Airways Center. Green went off for 23 points, while Plumlee added 11 points and seven rebounds. The 124 points Phoenix put up on Indiana were the most the Pacers had allowed all season. The Suns have won three of four. Paul George posted a game-high 26 points along with seven rebounds. George Hill chipped in 16 on 4-of-4 shooting for Indiana, which had a five-game winning streak snapped.
Wednesday, January 22 Scoreboard
Atlanta Hawks 112, Orlando Magic 109
Boston Celtics 113, Washington Wizards 111 (OT)
Chicago Bulls 98, Cleveland Cavaliers 87
Toronto Raptors 93, Dallas Mavericks 85
Charlotte Bobcats 95, Los Angeles Clippers 91
Philadelphia 76ers 110, New York Knicks 106
Milwaukee Bucks 104, Detroit Pistons 101
Houston Rockets 119, Sacramento Kings 98
Oklahoma City Thunder 111, San Antonio Spurs 105
Phoenix Suns 124, Indiana Pacers 100
Thursday, January 23 Schedule (All Times Central)
7:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat
9:30 p.m. - Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers