Heat Hands Bulls Loss, NBA Roundup
Published on February 24 2014 11:17 am
Last Updated on February 24 2014 11:17 am
Written by Millie Lange
Heat Handle Bulls
(Miami, FL) -- Chris Bosh posted 28 points and 10 rebounds to lift the Heat to a 93-79 win over the Bulls in Miami. The Heat were without LeBron James due to a broken nose. Dwyane Wade added 23 points, 10 boards and seven assists for Miami, which has won eight of its last nine. It's the 300th career win for head coach Erik Spoelstra. Joakim Noah had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks for Chicago, which had won five straight. Taj Gibson chipped in with 20 points and 10 caroms in the loss.
Clippers Beat Thunder
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Jamal Crawford posted a team-high 36 points to carry the Clippers to a 125-117 win over the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Chris Paul had 18 points with 12 assists and eight rebounds for Los Angeles, which snapped a two-game skid. DeAndre Jordan tallied 18 points with 12 rebounds in the win. Kevin Durant had 42 points and 10 assists for Oklahoma City, which has lost two straight. Serge Ibaka added 20 points and six boards in the loss.
Wizards Whip Cavaliers
(Cleveland, OH) -- John Wall totaled 21 points and nine assists as the Wizards whipped the Cavaliers 96-83 from Cleveland. Trevor Ariza added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Washington, which has won three straight. Marcin Gortat chipped in with 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Luol Deng tallied 17 points and seven rebounds for Cleveland, which has lost two in-a-row. Kyrie Irving turned in 15 points, five assists and five rebounds for the Cavs while Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.
Raptors Roll Magic
(Toronto, Ontario) -- Kyle Lowry was tied for a game-high with 28 points as the Raptors rolled the Magic 105-90 in Toronto. DeMar DeRozan chipped in with 24 points for Toronto, which shot over 52-percent from the floor. Terrence Ross added 16 points as the Raptors won their fifth game in six tries. Tobias Harris also had 28 points for Orlando, which has lost four-of-five. E'Twaun Moore scored 16 points off the bench in the loss.
Kings Crush Nuggets With Huge Third Quarter
(Denver, CO) -- The Kings outscored the Nuggets by 21 in the third quarter en route to a 109-95 win at the Pepsi Center. Isaiah Thomas dropped in a game-high 33 points, while Rudy Gay added 32 points and 11 rebounds for Sacramento, which has won three-of-four. DeMarcus Cousins chipped in with 27 points, nine boards, five assists and five blocks in the victory. Randy Foye and Evan Fournier scored 27 points apiece for the Nuggets, who have lost seven of their last eight. Kenneth Faried was the only other player in double-figures with 10 points in the setback.
Rockets Slip Past Suns
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Dwight Howard recorded 25 points and nine rebounds as the Rockets slipped past the Suns 115-112 at US Airways Center. James Harden added 23 points, seven assists and five boards for Houston, which has won nine of its last 10 games. Patrick Beverley scored five of 20 points in the final 34 seconds, including a go-ahead three-pointer. Goran Dragic netted 25 of his game-high 35 points in the first half for the Suns, who had won three in-a-row since the All-Star break. Gerald Green chipped in with 23 points and Markieff Morris had 21 off the bench in defeat.
Nets Clip Lakers In Collins Debut
(Los Angeles, CA) -- History was made as the Nets defeated the Lakers, 108-102, at the STAPLES Center Sunday night. Jason Collins became the first openly gay player to participate in an NBA game. Collins played 11 minutes off the bench with zero points, two rebounds and five fouls, but he was a plus-eight for the game. Deron Williams exploded for 30 points, seven assists, six steals and five boards for Brooklyn, which is 2-2 in its last four. Pau Gasol posted 22 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Los Angeles has the worst record in the Western Conference at 19-37.
Blazers Overcome Large Deficit For Win Over Wolves
(Portland, OR) -- The Blazers trailed by as many as 18 points in the second quarter but blew past the Timberwolves, 108-97. Portland got 32 points including five three-pointers from Damian Lillard and 22 points and 10 rebounds from Nicolas Batum. Thomas Robinson added 14 points and 18 rebounds off the bench. The Timberwolves' Kevin Love led his team with 31 points and 10 rebounds. J.J. Barea added 21 points. Portland has won two straight while the Wolves' three-game winning streak came to an end.
Sunday, February 23 Scoreboard
Los Angeles Clippers 125, Oklahoma City Thunder 117
Miami Heat 93, Chicago Bulls 79
Washington Wizards 96, Cleveland Cavaliers 83
Toronto Raptors 105, Orlando Magic 90
Sacramento Kings 109, Denver Nuggets 95
Houston Rockets 115, Phoenix Suns 112
Brooklyn Nets 108, Los Angeles Lakers 102
Portland Trail Blazers 108, Minnesota Timberwolves 97
Monday, February 24 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers
6:30 p.m. - Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks
6:30 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at Detroit Pistons
7:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans
8:00 p.m. - Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz