National Basketball Association Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkJanuary 5, 2014 

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jon Leuer poured in a game-high 23 points and had eight rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 112-84 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Ed Davis scored 17 and had 11 rebounds and Zach Randolph had 16 points, 16 rebounds and five assists for the Grizzlies, who have alternated wins and losses over the last seven games. Tayshaun Prince and Mike Conley added 15 points apiece for the visitors. Greg Monroe totaled 19 points and eight rebounds and Andre Drummond had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Detroit, which has lost four straight. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Josh Smith had 14 and 13 points, respectively, while the latter contributed nine rebounds.

Final Score: Indiana 82, Cleveland 78

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George led a balanced attack with 16 points and six assists to help the Indiana Pacers to their ninth straight victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers with an 82-78 win from Quicken Loans Arena. Roy Hibbert scored 15 points with six rebounds, while David West added 11 points and seven boards in the win. Lance Stephenson and Danny Granger scored 10 points apiece for Indiana, which has won seven of its last eight. CJ Miles posted a game-high 21 points for Cleveland, which has lost eight of its last nine games overall. Tristan Thompson contributed a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Dion Waiters scored 14 and Matthew Dellavedova netted 11 points in his third career start. Kyrie Irving (left knee contusion) and Jarrett Jack (back spasms) were both held out of the contest. Irving has missed the Cavs' last three tilts.

Final Score: Miami 102, Toronto 97

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James netted 30 points and put the game away at the foul line as the Miami Heat edged the surging Toronto Raptors, 102-97, from American Airlines Arena. James' midrange jumper gave Miami a 92-86 lead with 4:47 to play, but Toronto kept it close with an Amir Johnson three-point play and Jonas Valanciunas layup. It was 96-95 after DeMar DeRozan's driving dunk with a minute left. James came up flat with a long jumper on the next Heat possession and Johnson had a chance to put Toronto in front, but his short hook shot with 24.9 ticks remaining rimmed off. Dwyane Wade and James each made a pair at the line around a quick Valanciunas layup, giving Toronto one last chance to knot the contest. Kyle Lowry dribbled on the right wing and created space with a stepback, but missed a 3-pointer over Norris Cole. James grabbed the rebound and hit two more free throws to seal it. Michael Beasley scored 17 points off the bench for the Heat, winners in four of five, while Wade added 14 and nine rebounds as he played in the second tilt of a back-to-back for the first time since Nov. 16. The loss snapped Toronto's season-long five-game winning streak.

Final Score: Golden State 112, Washington 96

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - David Lee had 21 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as the Golden State Warriors routed the Washington Wizards 112-96 Sunday to notch their ninth straight win. Klay Thompson netted 26 points, while Andrew Bogut added 15 points and 11 boards for the Warriors, who haven't lost since Dec. 19 when they fell to the San Antonio Spurs. John Wall tallied 14 points and 10 assists for Washington, which has dropped three consecutive contests.

Final Score: Oklahoma City 119, Boston 96

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Reggie Jackson poured in a game-high 27 points on an efficient 9-of-12 shooting to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 119-96 thrashing of the Boston Celtics. Kevin Durant deposited 21 points to go along with eight assists and seven rebounds, while Serge Ibaka contributed a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Jeff Green and Avery Bradley had 19 points apiece for Boston, losers in four straight.

Final Score: New York 92, Dallas 80

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Carmelo Anthony had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the New York Knicks defeated the Dallas Mavericks 92-80 on Sunday night. Kenyon Martin added 14 points and six rebounds off the bench for New York, which had dropped four of its last five coming in. Dirk Nowitzki tallied 18 points and nine boards for the Mavericks, who have dropped back-to- back tilts on the heels of a three-game winning streak.

Final Score: Denver 137, LA Lakers 115

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists as the Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 on Sunday night. Nate Robinson netted 21 points off the bench, Timofey Mozgov tallied 20 points and seven rebounds and Kenneth Faried added 17 points and 13 boards for the Nuggets, who have won back-to-back games on the heels of an eight-game losing streak. Pau Gasol had 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Los Angeles, which has dropped seven of its last eight tilts. Jodie Meeks scored 23 points and Kendall Marshall dished out 17 assists in defeat.

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