National Basketball Association Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkFebruary 20, 2014 

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Jefferson netted 33 points and brought down 10 rebounds to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 90-87 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Cody Zeller and Kemba Walker scored 13 points apiece, while the latter dished out eight helpers for the Bobcats, who have won three straight. Zeller went 7-for-8 from the foul line. Anthony Davis tallied 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the Pelicans, who have lost four of five. Brian Roberts and Eric Gordon tallied 20 and 14 points, respectively.

Final Score: Orlando 129, New York 121 (2-OT)

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Victor Olapido's re-insertion into the starting lineup paid instant dividends for the Orlando Magic, who came through with a 125-121 double-overtime victory over the New York Knicks behind the rookie's 30 points and career-high 14 assists. Put back with the first unit following the Magic's contract buyout of Glen Davis on Friday, Oladipo scored seven points in the final 2 1/2 minutes of the second OT and narrowly missed his second NBA triple-double, finishing with nine rebounds. Arron Afflalo came up big as well, recording 32 points to help the Magic overcome a 14-point third-quarter deficit as well as a 44-point outburst from Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony. Tobias Harris contributed 22 points and eight boards to Orlando's sixth win in its last seven outings at Amway Center. Anthony added 11 rebounds in the loss, New York's fourth in five games. Raymond Felton and Tim Hardaway Jr. each had 15 points for the Knicks, with Tyson Chandler posting 14 along with 11 rebounds.

Final Score: Dallas 124, Philadelphia 112

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points on 9- of-12 shooting in the Dallas Mavericks' 124-112 victory over the struggling Philadelphia 76ers. Nowitzki went 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and also pulled down seven rebounds for the Mavericks, who started a three-game road trip on Friday. Shawn Marion tallied 22 points and seven boards. DeJuan Blair and Monta Ellis added 18 and 11 points, respectively, for Dallas, which has won seven of nine. Thaddeus Young ended with 30 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and seven steals for the Sixers, who have lost 10 in a row and nine straight at home. Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten had 25 and 21 points, respectively. Philadelphia had just eight players in uniform after being very active during Thursday's trade deadline. The biggest move of the deadline saw the Sixers ship Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Danny Granger, a former All-Star turned role player, and a 2015 second-round pick. The 76ers traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday and, combined with a small deal involving the Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets, acquired Earl Clark, Harry Sims, Eric Maynor and four second-round picks. The Sixers waived Clark on Friday. One final move brought center Byron Mullens to Philadelphia from the Los Angeles Clippers.

Final Score: Toronto 98, Cleveland 91

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonas Valanciunas scored 10 of his 18 points during a dominant third quarter and the Toronto Raptors came from behind to snap Cleveland's six-game winning streak with a 98-91 victory over the Cavaliers at Air Canada Centre. Terrence Ross netted 20 points and matched a career-high with three steals to lead the Raptors, who outscored the Cavs 37-21 in the third after trailing at halftime. Kyle Lowry stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds and DeMar DeRozan scored 14 in the triumph. Luol Deng had a game-high 21 points with 11 rebounds for Cleveland, which had won six in a row on the heels of a six-game losing skid. All-Star MVP Kyrie Irving had 17 and nine assists, but shot just 3-of-16 from the floor. Spencer Hawes scored seven points with 10 boards in his Cleveland debut after coming over in a deadline deal from Philly while the Cavs' top draft choice Anthony Bennett, whose struggles this season have been well documented, played well in his homecoming. The Toronto native shot 4- of-6 for nine points in the setback, also in a reserve role.

Final Score: Detroit 115, Atlanta 107

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Greg Monroe led six Detroit players in double figures as the Pistons took down the injury-plagued Atlanta Hawks, 115-107, on Friday. Monroe had a 22-point, 15-rebound performance, while Andre Drummond and Kyle Singler both contributed 20 points. Singler made 4- of-6 from beyond the arc to help solidify the win. Brandon Jennings poured in all 12 of his points in the third and dished out 14 assists for the Pistons, who snapped a three-game skid. Paul Millsap had a game-high 23 points with eight boards and four assists for Atlanta. Shelvin Mack scored a career- high 21 and Mike Scott chipped in 20 points off the bench in Atlanta's eighth straight loss. Jeff Teague was the latest Hawk to go down after he sprained his left ankle in Wednesday's 114-97 loss to Washington. Atlanta was already without Al Horford (pectoral muscle), Pero Antic (ankle) and Gustavo Ayon, who missed a second straight game with a shoulder injury.

Final Score: Chicago 117, Denver 89

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - D.J. Augustin had 22 points, eight assists and two steals in the Chicago Bulls' 117-89 rout of the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Augustin went 5-of-7 from beyond the arc for the Bulls, who have won five in a row. Tony Snell and Taj Gibson added 20 and 15 points, respectively, with Gibson also pulling down 10 boards. Joakim Noah tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for Chicago, which shot 50 percent from the floor and went 23-of-27 from the foul line. Mike Dunleavy and Carlos Boozer each had 10 points. Randy Foye made five 3-pointers en route to 23 points for the Nuggets, who have dropped six of seven. Aaron Brooks tallied 17 points in his Nuggets debut. On Thursday, Denver acquired Brooks from the Houston Rockets in exchange for swingman Jordan Hamilton. The Nuggets also sent unhappy backup point guard Andre Miller to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Jan Vesely, who ended with five points on Friday.

Final Score: Memphis 102, LA Clippers 96

Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph scored 21 points, including six in the final three minutes to enable the Memphis Grizzlies to hold off the Los Angeles Clippers for a 102-96 win at FedExForum. Randolph added 11 rebounds and Marc Gasol notched a double-double as well, recording 17 points and 10 boards along with four blocks in the resurgent Grizzlies' fourth straight victory and 16th in their last 20 games. Blake Griffin finished with 28 points -- his 10th consecutive outing with 25 or more -- but the Clippers were held to just 38.8 percent shooting by Memphis' tight defense to drop their second in a row. Jamal Crawford had 23 points in defeat, while Chris Paul ended with 18 along with 14 assists.

Final Score: Phoenix 106, San Antonio 85

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Prior to Friday's game against the Suns, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he coveted Jeff Hornacek as a player and had nothing but praise for the job the rookie head coach has done in Phoenix. Hornacek's Suns took it to Popovich's Spurs on Friday night, virtually leading all the way in a 106-85 triumph. Markieff Morris had 21 points, five assists and five rebounds, Channing Frye tallied 17 points and eight rebounds and Ish Smith added 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Suns, who have won three in a row on the heels of a 1-3 stretch. Phoenix's bench outscored the Spurs', 60-34. Danny Green netted 15 points for San Antonio, which was just 2-of-21 from beyond the arc and shot 34.9 percent (29-of-83) from the floor. The Spurs had their three-game winning streak snapped and finished 6-3 on their annual rodeo road trip.

Final Score: Portland 102, Utah 94

Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - With one All-Star in street clothes, the other stepped up in a big way as Damian Lillard netted 14 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 102-94 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday. Lillard also handed out seven assists while Robin Lopez grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds and blocked four shots to help Portland snap a three-game losing skid without the services of LaMarcus Aldridge, who missed his second straight out of the All-Star break with a strained left groin. Wesley Matthews added 24 points and Mo Williams had 13 off the bench for Portland, which shot a perfect 17-of-17 from the charity stripe. Enes Kanter tallied 25 points and 10 boards for Utah while Trey Burke and Gordon Hayward each stuffed the stat sheet in defeat. Burke had 21 points, seven assists and six boards while Hayward went for 17, seven and seven.

Final Score: LA Lakers 101, Boston 92

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore provided season-high point totals in their Los Angeles Lakers debuts. Brooks had 10 of his 14 during a key fourth-quarter run, while Bazemore provided 15 in the Lakers' 101-92 win over the Boston Celtics. Brooks and Bazemore were acquired Thursday from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for point guard Steve Blake. LA's bench outscored Boston's 63-21 and scored the final 44 points for its team. Pau Gasol added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Lakers, who snapped their eight-game home losing skid. Jeff Green tallied 21 points and Brandon Bass added 20 points and eight boards for Boston, which has dropped three straight. Jared Sullinger contributed a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double.

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