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National Basketball Association Game Capsules(Monday, December 9th)
Final Score: Charlotte 115, Golden State 111
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Kemba Walker poured in 31 points and the Charlotte Bobcats staved off a comeback effort from the Golden State Warriors to come away with a 115-111 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena. Gerald Henderson added 24 points and Josh McRoberts scored 11 along with 10 rebounds and six assists as the Bobcats earned their second straight win and spoiled the homecoming of Warriors star Stephen Curry. Curry put on quite a show in defeat, with the Charlotte native racking up 43 points -- 19 of which came in the fourth quarter -- in addition to dishing out nine assists. Klay Thompson also overcame a slow start to tally 22 points for the Warriors, with David Lee posting 14 points and 16 rebounds in the loss.
Final Score: LA Clippers 94, Philadelphia 83
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Paul tallied 25 points and 13 assists and DeAndre Jordan fell one rebound shy of a career-high as the LA Clippers downed the Philadelphia 76ers, 94-83, from Wells Fargo Center. Jordan shot 5-of-7 for 11 points while grabbing a season-high 21 rebounds as the Clippers improved to .500 on the road. LA is 2-2 on its current seven-game road trip with visits to Boston, Brooklyn and Washington still on tap. Blake Griffin scored a game-high 26 points in the triumph. Evan Turner finished with 25 points, eight boards and five assists in the setback, as Philly lost its third straight and seventh in eight tries. Thaddeus Young registered a 16- point, 11-rebound double-double while Tony Wroten, starting for the injured Michael Carter-Williams, stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, 10 boards and seven helpers. Philly did receive good news before the game as Carter- Williams, who missed his third straight game with an infection in his right knee after registering his first career triple-double against the Magic on Dec. 3, was released from the hospital prior to the game. Carter-Williams has re-joined the team and is considered day-to-day.
Final Score: Denver 75, Washington 74
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Wilson Chandler scored 17 points with eight rebounds as the Denver Nuggets pulled out the victory over the Washington Wizards, 75-74, at Verizon Center. Nate Robinson netted 16 points for the Nuggets, who will host the Jazz Friday. John Wall poured in a game high 20 points and had eight assists, Marcin Gortat scored 16 points with eight rebounds and Trevor Booker had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Washington, which will travel to Atlanta Friday to face the Hawks.
12/09 21:43:39 ET