National Basketball Association Game Capsules
(Sunday, March 16th)
Final Score: Charlotte 101, Milwaukee 92
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Kemba Walker scored 21 points with eight assists to help the Charlotte Bobcats take down the Milwaukee Bucks, 101-92, on Sunday. Al Jefferson netted 20 points with seven rebounds and Gary Neal added 18 off the bench for Charlotte, which has won four straight. Brandon Knight finished with 21 points for Milwaukee, who lost for the fourth time in a row. Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien scored 18 and 12 points, respectively, in the setback.
Final Score: Phoenix 121, Toronto 113
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerald Green scored a team-high 28 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 121-113 win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Green finished 5-of-8 from 3-point range in just under 27 minutes of action. Goran Dragic added 19 points, Markieff Morris had 16 points and 14 rebounds and P.J. Tucker chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Suns, who have won two straight after dropping three in a row. Kyle Lowry finished with 28 points and 13 assists, while Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson donated 22 and 20 points, respectively, for the Raptors, who had won two straight entering the contest.
Final Score: Miami 113, Houston 104
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ray Allen scored a season-high 25 points to help the Miami Heat to a 113-104 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each notched 24 points for the Heat, who snapped their two-game losing streak. Wade added seven assists in the win. James Harden netted a game-high 30 points, while Dwight Howard contributed a 21-point, 14-rebound double-double and Patrick Beverley chipped in 15 points for the Rockets, who have dropped three straight.
Final Score: Minnesota 104, Sacramento 102
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Martin scored a game-high 31 points and Kevin Love added 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves edged the Sacramento Kings, 104-102, on Sunday. Martin was 14-for-14 from the free throw line and Love went 9-for-15 from the field. Gorgui Dieng recorded his first double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and also added five blocks and Ricky Rubio had 12 points and nine assists for the Timberwolves, winners in three of their last five. Isaiah Thomas poured in 27 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds and Derrick Williams finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Kings, losers in five of their last six games.
Final Score: Dallas 109, Oklahoma City 86
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Shawn Marion led the sharp-shooting Mavericks with 19 points as Dallas handled the Oklahoma City Thunder, 109-86, on Sunday. Vince Carter netted 18 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 17 and Dallas shot 53.3 percent from the field and 13-of-24 from behind the arc in a surprising rout. The Mavs head into their eight-game homestand riding a 4-1 stretch that includes wins over Portland, Indiana and now Oklahoma City, though the Thunder were without star guard Russell Westbrook in Sunday's matchup. Jose Calderon took advantage of Westbrook's absence with 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds for Dallas. Kevin Durant poured in 30 points for the Thunder, who gave Westbrook a rest having won five of their previous seven games.
Final Score: San Antonio 122, Utah 104
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Seven Spurs reached double figures, with Manu Ginobili's 21 points leading the way in San Antonio's 122-104 over the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Tony Parker went for 18 points and seven assists, while Tim Duncan donated 16 points, six rebounds and six assists in the rout. Tiago Splitter had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli each needed just seven shots for 12 points in reserve roles. The Spurs, winners in 10 straight, will embark on a three-game road trip starting in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Derrick Favors poured in a career-high 28 points for Utah, while he and Enes Kanter contributed 10 and 11 rebounds, respectively, as the Jazz fell for the fourth straight time. Gordon Hayward had 17 points, six boards and six helpers in the setback.
03/16 21:38:10 ET