National Basketball Association Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkMarch 3, 2014 

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Danny Green led six San Antonio players in double figures with 24 points to help the Spurs rout the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-101 on Tuesday. Kawhi Leonard added 18 points, Patty Mills and Boris Diaw both scored 16 and Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli finished with 11 apiece for the Spurs, winners in four straight. Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters finished with 24 points apiece and Spencer Hawes scored 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers, losers in five of their last seven. Waiters, who went 11-for-18 from the field, had missed the previous seven games with a knee injury.

Final Score: Golden State 98, Indiana 96

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Klay Thompson had 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead jumper with 0.6 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors edged the Indiana Pacers 98-96 on Tuesday night. After Paul George was off the mark on a potentially go-ahead step-back right wing 3-pointer with 23.9 seconds left, Stephen Curry secured the rebound and called timeout with 10.9 ticks on the clock. Following the stoppage, Thompson got the ball in the post on the lower right block on George Hill. He backed him down for a few dribbles before turning around and swishing the jumper for a 98-96 Warriors lead. George clanked his left wing triple from well beyond the arc off the back of the rim as time expired. Curry tallied 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Warriors, who have won six of their last eight games. George supplied 26 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, while David West added 27 points and seven rebounds for Indiana, which had its five-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Houston 106, Miami 103

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - All five Houston starters reached double figures, with Dwight Howard leading the way with a 22-point, 16-rebound effort in the Rockets' 106-103 win over the surging Miami Heat. James Harden tallied 21 points and 11 assists, while Patrick Beverley and Terrence Jones netted 19 apiece in Houston's fourth win in its last five games. Chandler Parsons had 10 points and eight assists in the triumph. One night after scoring a career-high and franchise record 61 points, LeBron James was held to 22 as Miami's eight-game winning streak came to a end. Dwyane Wade and Michael Beasley each deposited 24 points to lead the Heat, who had a chance to tie things late after an unforced Houston turnover, but James' deep 3-pointer was off the mark as the buzzer sounded.

Final Score: Oklahoma City 125, Philadelphia 92

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Though neither one played the fourth quarter, Kevin Durant had 42 points and Russell Westbrook recorded a triple- double as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Philadelphia 76ers 125-92 on Tuesday night. Durant, who also grabbed nine rebounds, was 14-of-20 from the field and 12-of-18 from the foul line while Westbrook tallied 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in the first three quarters. Reggie Jackson and Serge Ibaka added 14 points apiece for the Thunder, who have won three straight on the heels of their three-game skid. Ibaka also sat the entire fourth quarter with the win well in hand. James Anderson provided 20 points to lead Philadelphia, which has dropped 15 in a row.

Final Score: LA Clippers 104, Phoenix 96

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Barnes had 28 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Phoenix Suns, 104-96, on Tuesday night. Blake Griffin provided 22 points, six assists and five rebounds, Chris Paul added 14 points and nine assists and DeAndre Jordan snatched 17 rebounds for the Clippers, who won four straight. Gerald Green supplied 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while P.J. Tucker gave 18 points and 10 boards for Phoenix, which has dropped four of its last six.

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