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National Basketball Association Game Capsules(Saturday, December 7th)
Final Score: Denver 103, Philadelphia 92
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Nate Robinson scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 103-92 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Jordan Hamilton and Randy Foye netted 13 points apiece and J.J. Hickson tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who will face the Washington Wizards on Monday. Wilson Chandler added 10 points in the victory. Tony Wroten dropped in 20 points, Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes each added 14 and Hollis Thompson had 10 points and nine rebounds for Philadelphia, which has lost six of its last seven.
Final Score: Cleveland 88, Los Angeles 82
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Tristan Thompson recorded his 10th double- double of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds to help lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 88-82 win over the Los Angeles Clippers from Quicken Loans Arena. Kyrie Irving also scored 20 with six assists, while Andrew Bynum deposited 18 points with six boards for the Cavs, who have won three of their last four. Los Angeles had trouble putting the ball in the hoop all night as the Clippers shot 28-of-87 (32.2 percent) from the field. Jamal Crawford paced all Clippers with 19 points on 5-of-18 shooting, while Chris Paul added 13 points and 15 helpers. DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin each posted a double-double as Jordan netted 12 points with 13 rebounds, while Griffin finished with 10 points to go along with 10 boards.
Final Score: Detroit 92, Chicago 75
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Jennings scored a game-high 33 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 92-75 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Kyle Singler had 12 and Josh Harrellson added 10 points for the Pistons, who have won four straight. Taj Gibson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Mike Dunleavy had 16 points and Carlos Boozer added 13 points and seven rebounds for Chicago, which has lost three of its last four.
Final Score: Golden State 108, Memphis 82
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Klay Thompson had 30 points and Stephen Curry added 22 points, 15 assists and six rebounds as the Golden State Warriors snapped an 11-game skid against the Memphis Grizzlies with a 108-82 triumph on Saturday night. David Lee tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Bogut pulled down 12 boards for the Warriors, who hadn't beaten the Grizzlies since Nov. 3, 2010. Zach Randolph had 15 points and six rebounds and Kosta Koufos registered 10 points and 16 boards for Memphis, which has dropped five of its last seven games.
Final Score: Miami 103, Minnesota 82
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James recorded his third double- double of the season and finished two assists shy of a triple-double in the Miami Heat's 103-82 rout of the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves. James finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for Miami, which got a scare in the first quarter when Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade suffered injuries. Bosh went to the locker room for most of the period to get his eye looked at before returning to start the second. Wade banged knees with Kevin Martin but stayed in the game and scored 19 points. Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis added 11 and 10 points, respectively, as the Heat bounce back from consecutive losses to Detroit and Chicago.
Final Score: Brooklyn 90, Milwaukee 82
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Brook Lopez dumped in 32 points on an efficient 11-of-13 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets handed the Milwaukee Bucks their third loss in four games with a 90-82 win at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Joe Johnson scored 15 points with five assists, while Alan Anderson added 13 points for the Nets, who have won three consecutive games against Milwaukee. O.J. Mayo led the Bucks with 22 points and John Henson scored 18 points with seven rebounds. Brandon Knight was the only other Buck in double figures as the point guard finished with 10 points and six rebounds.
Final Score: Indiana 111, San Antonio 100
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - In order to reverse a losing trend in the Alamo City, the Indiana Pacers needed their best. Their performance in the second and third quarters was about as good as it gets. Paul George had 28 points and six assists and David West added 20 points and eight rebounds as the Pacers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 111-100 in a matchup between two of the NBA's best teams. Indiana outscored the Spurs 67-37 in the second and third frames and snapped an 11-game losing streak in San Antonio. The Pacers shot 63.2 percent (12-of-19) in the second and 68.4 percent (13- of-19) in the third. Indiana was 9-of-11 from beyond the arc and held San Antonio to a 34.1 percent clip (15-of-44) during those two frames. Indiana has won nine of its last 10 games. Kawhi Leonard had 18 points to lead San Antonio, which has dropped three of its last five.
Final Score: Sacramento 112, Utah 102 (OT)
Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points and Isaiah Thomas added 26 off the bench as the Sacramento Kings topped the Utah Jazz, 112-102, in overtime. Cousins shot 10-of-15 from the floor and filled the stat sheet with seven rebounds and three blocks as the Kings snapped a six-game losing streak. Thomas also handed out a game-high eight assists in the triumph. Ben McLemore, not to be out-done by fellow rookie Trey Burke, scored 15 points for the Kings and drained a 3 in the final seconds of regulation to force the extra session after Burke made a pair of free throws. Burke turned in one of the best games of his young career for Utah, tallying 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven helpers in the setback. Gordon Hayward paced the Jazz with 22 points and Alec Burks netted 19 off the bench.
Final Score: Dallas 108, Portland 106
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points with seven assists and six rebounds, Monta Ellis added 22 points, including the game- winner as time expired, and the Dallas Mavericks snuck past the Portland Trail Blazers with a 108-106 win on Saturday night. The Blazers trailed 106-103 with 6.8 seconds left when LeMarcus Aldridge received an inbounds pass out of a timeout and passed it to Damian Lillard on the near wing. Lillard pump faked to get Shawn Marion in the air and he connected his 3-point attempt to tie the game with 1.9 seconds left. On the ensuing possession, Ellis collected the inbound pass from Calderon, dribbled to his right and drilled a pullup jumper from the top of the key as the horn sounded. Jose Calderon and DeJuan Blair netted 15 points apiece for Dallas, which won its third straight contest and snapped Portland's eight-game home winning streak. Lillard matched a season-high with 32 points and Aldridge posted 19 points with 13 rebounds in Portland's second home loss of the season. Nicolas Batum scored 22 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and Robin Lopez had a double-double with 14 points and 14 boards.
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