Boston Celtics Pull Away From 76ers, NBA Roundup
Published on February 6 2014 11:26 am
Last Updated on February 6 2014 11:26 am
Written by Millie Lange
Celtics Run Past 76ers
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Jeff Green exploded for 36 points on 11-of-18 shooting with eight rebounds as Boston pulled away from the 76ers, 114-108, at the Well Fargo Center. Rajon Rondo just missed out on a triple-double with eight points, 11 assists and nine boards as Boston won its second straight. Jared Sullinger added 19 points, 10 boards, five assists and four blocks in the victory. Thaddeus Young posted 20 points for Philadelphia, which has lost four in-a-row and seven out of eight. Spencer Hawes tallied a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Tony Wroten added 18 points off the bench.
Magic Maul Pistons
(Orlando, FL) -- Victor Oladipo posted a team-high 20 points off the bench to carry the Magic to a 112-98 win over the Pistons in Orlando. Arron Afflalo added 15 points, seven assists and five rebounds for Orlando, which snapped a two-game slide. Glen Davis scored 18 points in the win. Josh Smith, Andre Drummond and Brandon Jennings all had double-doubles for Detroit, which has lost two in-a-row. Smith had 25 points and 12 rebounds while Drummond had 15 and 14. Jennings chipped in with 15 points and 10 assists in the loss.
Lakers Cruise Past Cavs To End Skid
(Cleveland, OH) -- Steve Blake recorded a triple-double to lead the Lakers to a 119-108 win over the Cavaliers at The Q. Blake ended with 11 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, while rookie Ryan Kelly scored a career-high 26 points for LA, which put an end to its seven-game losing streak. Jordan Farmar notched 21 points and eight assists and Wesley Johnson added 20 points and nine rebounds in the victory. C.J. Miles dropped in a game-high 27 points off the bench to pace the Cavs, who have lost six straight and nine-of-11 overall. Anderson Varejao donated 15 points, 13 boards and five assists in the setback.
Spurs Dump Wizards In Double OT
(Washington, DC) -- Tim Duncan put up 31 points, 11 rebounds and five assists before fouling out in the second overtime as the Spurs snuck past the Wizards, 125-118, at the Verizon Center. Duncan threw away an inbound pass in the closing seconds of the first overtime leading to a John Wall layup to force another extra session. Danny Green tallied 22 points, while Patty Mills added 23 off the bench in the victory. Tony Parker left the game with lower back tightness for San Antonio, which has won three straight. Wall finished with 29 points, nine helpers, five boards and four steals. Bradley Beal chipped in with 19 points for the Wizards, who fell back to .500 at 24-24.
Pelicans Use Big Fourth Quarter To Beat Hawks
(New Orleans, LA) -- Anthony Davis compiled 27 points and 10 rebounds as the Pelicans used a big fourth quarter to beat the Hawks 105-100 at New Orleans Arena. The Pelicans outscored the Hawks 34-25 in the final quarter to pull out their fifth win in seven games. Brian Roberts netted 19 points and Eric Gordon added 18 in the victory. Paul Millsap posted 26 points and 10 boards to lead Atlanta, which has lost two in-a-row. DeMarre Carroll chipped in with 22 points and Jeff Teague tallied 11 points and 13 assists in the setback.
Dirk, Mavericks Down Grizzlies
(Memphis, TN) -- Dirk Nowitzki hit 10-of-14 shots on his way to 26 points as the Mavericks downed the Grizzlies 110-96 at FedExForum. Brandan Wright scored 17 points off the bench, while Samuel Dalembert and Monta Ellis both added 14 for Dallas, which has won three in-a-row. Dalembert also had a game-high 10 rebounds, and Vince Carter chipped in with 13 points and seven assists in the victory. Zach Randolph recorded 25 points and nine boards to lead the Grizzlies, who have dropped two straight since a six-game winning streak. Courtney Lee donated 22 points in defeat.
Rockets Torch Suns
(Houston, TX) -- Dwight Howard racked up 34 points and 14 rebounds as the Rockets torched the Suns 122-108 at the Toyota Center. James Harden dropped in 23 points, while Chandler Parsons posted 19 points, seven boards and six assists for the Rockets, who have won three in-a-row and six-of-eight overall. Terrence Jones totaled 19 points and nine rebounds in the victory. Goran Dragic recorded 23 points, eight helpers and six boards to pace Phoenix, which has lost two straight on the heels of a five-game winning streak. P.J. Tucker, Gerald Green and Leandro Barbosa all added 13 points in the setback.
Trail Blazers Sink Knicks
(New York, NY) -- Nicolas Batum posted 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Trail Blazers held off the Knicks, 94-90, at Madison Square Garden. LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 points, but shot 5-of-17 from the field. Wesley Matthews chipped in 18 points for Portland, which has won two of three. Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 26 points, despite not scoring in the fourth quarter. J.R. Smith contributed 18 points and six assists off the bench. New York has lost three in-a-row.
Thunder Trounce T'wolves
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Kevin Durant dropped in 26 points with nine rebounds and seven assists as the Thunder topped the Timberwolves 106-97 in Oklahoma City. Reggie Jackson helped out with 20 points and nine assists for OKC, which has won two in-a-row. Serge Ibaka chipped in with 14 points and seven boards in the win. Ricky Rubio tallied 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Minnesota, which has lost three-of-four. Dante Cunningham posted 18 points and eight rebounds in place of Kevin Love, who was out with a stiff neck.
Nuggets Sink Bucks
(Denver, CO) -- Wilson Chandler led the way with 24 points as the Nuggets took care of the Bucks, 110-100, at the Pepsi Center. Ty Lawson put together a double-double with 18 points, 13 assists and seven boards, while Randy Foye sunk five threes on his way to 20 points. Denver has won two consecutive games. Larry Sanders and Khris Middleton each dropped 25 points in the loss. Sanders added 15 rebounds. Milwaukee was denied its first winning streak of the season.
Heat Hold Off Clippers In LA
(Los Angeles, CA) -- LeBron James racked up 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds as the Heat held off the Clippers 116-112 at the STAPLES Center. Chris Bosh and Ray Allen both scored 15 points, while Dwyane Wade and Shane Battier had 14 apiece for Miami, which has won three straight and six of its last seven overall. Blake Griffin erupted for 43 points, 15 boards and six assists for the Clippers, who have lost three-of-four on the heels of a four-game winning streak. Jamal Crawford chipped in with 31 points and DeAndre Jordan posted 16 points and as many rebounds in defeat.
Kings Edge Raptors
Rudy Gay recorded his 10th double-double of the season, 23 points and 10 rebounds, as Sacramento held on to beat Toronto 109-101. DeMarcus Cousins tallied 25 pts, 10 rebounds and 4 assists, while Isiah Thomas added 23 points and 5 assists.
Bulls Battle Warriors
(Oakland, CA) -- The Chicago Bulls battle the Golden State Warriors in Oakland tonight. The Bulls are coming off a win over the Suns in Phoenix Tuesday to move to 24-24. The Warriors are 29-20 after a loss to Charlotte Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 5 Scoreboard
Boston Celtics 114, Philadelphia 76ers 108
Orlando Magic 112, Detroit Pistons 98
Los Angeles Lakers 119, Cleveland Cavaliers 108
San Antonio Spurs 125, Washington Wizards 118 (2OT)
New Orleans Pelicans 105, Atlanta Hawks 100
Dallas Mavericks 110, Memphis Grizzlies 96
Houston Rockets 122, Phoenix Suns 108
Portland Trail Blazers 94, New York Knicks 90
Oklahoma City Thunder 106, Minnesota Timberwolves 97
Denver Nuggets 110, Milwaukee Bucks 100
Sacramento Kings 109, Toronto Raptors 101
Miami Heat 116, Los Angeles Clippers 112
Thursday, February 6 Schedule (All Times Central)
7:00 p.m. - San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets
9:30 p.m. - Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors