Bulls Snap Suns Win Streak, NBA Roundup
Published on February 5 2014 7:27 am
Last Updated on February 5 2014 7:27 am
Written by Millie Lange
Bulls Snap Suns' Win Streak
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Carlos Boozer recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bulls past the Suns 101-92 at US Airways Center. Joakim Noah notched 14 points and as many boards for Chicago, which improved to 2-2 on its six-game road trip. Jimmy Butler and D.J. Augustin both added 18 points in the win. Goran Dragic dropped in a game-high 24 points to pace the Suns, who had their five-game winning streak snapped. Channing Frye had 18 points and eight boards, but shot just 6-of-16 from the field. Gerald Green was held to five points on 2-of-13 shooting.
Bulls center Joakim Noah is being fined 15-thousand-dollars by the NBA. The fine comes after Noah's ejection and verbal attack on officials in Monday's loss at Sacramento. Noah received a second technical foul in the third quarter before going off on all three refs.
Pacers Snip Hawks
(Atlanta, GA) -- The Pacers starved off a Hawks fourth quarter rally to pull out an 89-85 win at Philips Arena behind 22 points and 10 rebounds from David West. Lance Stephenson left the game with a lower back injury during the third quarter after taking a tough fall while attempting a dunk. Stephenson had 10 points in 23 minutes, while Paul George was the only other Indiana player in double figures with 18. The Pacers have won three in-a-row. None of Atlanta's starters tallied more than nine points. Mike Scott paced the Hawks with 15 off the bench, while Elton Brand added 12. Atlanta had a two-game winning streak snapped.
T'wolves Bounce Lakers
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Kevin Love and Kevin Martin carried the Timberwolves to a 109-99 victory against the Lakers at the Target Center. Kevin Love posted 31 points and 17 rebounds, while Kevin Martin paced Minnesota with 32 points and four from behind the arc. The T'wolves snapped a two-game losing streak. Steve Nash and Steve Blake each returned to the lineup for Los Angeles. Nash put up seven points and nine assists in 25 minutes. Blake didn't score, but had six assists, five rebounds and three steals before leaving with an ear injury. Jodie Meeks also left in the first quarter with a banged up ankle. LA lost its seven consecutive contest.
Bobcats Hammer Warriors
(Oakland, CA) -- Al Jefferson posted a game-high 30 points with 13 rebounds to lead the Bobcats in a 91-75 beating of the Warriors in Oakland. Gerald Henderson added 17 points with eight rebounds and six assists as Charlotte won its third in four games. Anthony Tolliver scored 11 points off the bench in the win. Steph Curry led Golden State with 17 points and 11 assists while Klay Thompson chipped in 12 points in defeat. The Warriors had won three of their previous four.
Tuesday, February 4 Scoreboard
Indiana Pacers 89, Atlanta Hawks 85
Minnesota Timberwolves 109, Los Angeles Lakers 99
Chicago Bulls 101, Phoenix Suns 92
Charlotte Bobcats 91, Golden State Warriors 75
Wednesday, February 5 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
6:00 p.m. - Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic
6:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers
6:00 p.m. - San Antonio Spurs at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. - Atlanta Hawks at New Orleans Pelicans
7:00 p.m. - Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies
7:00 p.m. - Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets
7:00 p.m. - Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks
7:00 p.m. - Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Denver Nuggets
9:00 p.m. - Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings
9:30 p.m. - Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers