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National Basketball Association Game Capsules(Tuesday, December 3rd)
Final Score: Philadelphia 126, Orlando 125 (2-OT)
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Carter-Williams recorded his first triple-double and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Orlando Magic, 126-125, in two overtimes. Carter-Williams, who was named Rookie of the Month earlier Tuesday, totaled 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the Sixers, who had lost four in a row and eight of their previous nine. Thaddeus Young chipped in 25 points and 12 boards in a game that featured 23 lead changes and 16 ties. Evan Turner scored 24 points but committed eight of Philadelphia's 23 turnovers, missed a runner at the regulation buzzer and fouled Arron Afflalo taking a 3-pointer near the end of the first extra session.
Final Score: Boston 108, Milwaukee 100
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Crawford had a game-high 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 points and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak against the Milwaukee Bucks with a 108-100 win at TD Garden. Brandon Bass netted 16, while Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger tallied 15 and 12 points, respectively, as every Boston starter scored in double figures. O.J. Mayo paced Milwaukee with 19 points and Brandon Knight scored 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting in the loss. Milwaukee snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 92-85 win against Boston on Saturday, but couldn't secure the second leg of the home-and-home.
Final Score: Denver 111, Brooklyn 87
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Timofey Mozgov led six Denver scorers in double figures with 17 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds, as the Nuggets used a third-quarter surge to blow past the Brooklyn Nets, 111-87, on Tuesday at Barclays Center. Jordan Hamilton and Kenneth Faried both netted 15 points, while Ty Lawson added 13 points and six assists for the Nuggets, who have won seven straight. Randy Foye and Darrell Arthur added 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the victory. Joe Johnson led the short-handed Nets with 22 points, while Andray Blatche tallied 15 points off the bench for Brooklyn, which has lost eight of its last 10 games.
Final Score: Detroit 107, Miami 97
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Singler led seven Pistons in double figures with 18 points, and Detroit snapped Miami's 10-game winning streak with a 107-97 victory at American Airlines Arena. The Heat hadn't lost since Nov. 9 at home against Boston on a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Jeff Green. Miami played Tuesday without star guard Dwyane Wade, who was held out due to knee soreness. Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey both added 16 points for the Pistons, who have posted back-to-back triumphs. Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith posted 15 points, while Andre Drummond totaled 10 points and 18 rebounds before fouling out in the game's final minute. LeBron James and Michael Beasley scored 23 points for the two-time defending NBA champions, who lost to the Pistons for just the third time in the last 17 matchups.
Final Score: Memphis 110, Phoenix 91
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Conley scored 18 points and handed out 14 assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 110-91 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. Jon Leuer added 23 points and nine rebounds and Ed Davis finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have won two of their last three games. Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph missed his second straight game due to a toe injury. Marcus Morris netted a team-high 18 points and Goran Dragic added 16 points and five assists for the Suns, who have dropped two straight.
Final Score: Dallas 89, Charlotte 82
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki poured in 21 of his game- high 25 points in the second half, Monta Ellis added 22, and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 89-82, on Tuesday night. Jose Calderon netted 12 and Vince Carter added 10 points off the bench for Dallas, which maintained its perfection at home against Charlotte with its 10th win in as many chances. Al Jefferson scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, while Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson tallied 16 points apiece in the setback. Jefferson became the first Bobcat to record three straight double-doubles since Gerald Wallace Feb. 4-7, 2011.
Final Score: Oklahoma City 97, Sacramento 95
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Isaiah Thomas put the Kings on his back in the fourth quarter and nearly rallied them from a 17-point deficit against the Thunder. Thomas scored 21 of his 24 points in the final frame but was short on a 14-footer at the buzzer as Oklahoma City escaped Sleep Train Arena with a 97-95 victory. Kevin Durant totaled 27 points and 11 rebounds and Russell Westbrook chipped in 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the Thunder's eighth straight win.
Final Score: Golden State 112, Toronto 103
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Curry poured in 27 points and 10 assists, Klay Thompson netted 22 points and the Golden State Warriors outscored the Toronto Raptors 42-15 in the fourth quarter en route to an improbable 112-103 win. Harrison Barnes scored 19 points, while David Lee added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors. DeMar DeRozan paced the Raptors with 26 points, Kyle Lowry scored 20 points with nine assists, and Rudy Gay tallied 18 points in the brutal setback.
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