NBA roundup: Clippers ease past Bobcats

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Final Score: LA Clippers 111, Charlotte 86

Charlotte, NC - Blake Griffin scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers dominated the Charlotte Bobcats, 111-86, at Time Warner Cable Arena. Each of Griffin's fellow starters scored in double figures, with Chris Paul netting 18 points and 14 assists, Caron Butler picking up 16 points, Randy Foye adding 12, and DeAndre Jordan finishing with 11 points and 12 boards. Los Angeles won its second game in as many nights and their fourth in five tries on its current six-game road trip, which ends Monday at Dallas. Kemba Walker continued his impressive rookie campaign, pacing Charlotte with 19 points. Corey Maggette added 12 and six rebounds and Tyrus Thomas had 11 points off the bench for the Bobcats, who set an unfortunate franchise record with their 14th consecutive loss.

Final Score: Denver 113, Indiana 109

Indianapolis, IN - Ty Lawson scored 27 points to lead the Nuggets to a 113-109 win over the Pacers on Saturday. Denver had five scorers in double figures, including 23 points from Arron Afflalo and 19 from Corey Brewer, as the Nuggets snapped a five-game losing streak. Danny Granger led the way for the Pacers with 26 points and David West chipped in 22 points and seven rebounds. A.J. Price scored 13 points off the bench for a Pacers team that has now dropped a season-high three straight games.

Final Score: Philadelphia 99, Cleveland 84

Cleveland, OH - Jrue Holiday led a balanced Philadelphia attack with 20 points as the 76ers rolled to a 99-84 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lou Williams added 19 points, Thaddeus Young had 16, Elton Brand dropped in 11, and Jodie Meeks and Nikola Vucevic each contributed 10 as the Sixers snapped their season-high two-game losing streak. Antawn Jamison paced the undermanned Cavaliers with 20 points, while Ramon Sessions and Alonzo Gee had 19 and 17, respectively, in the Cleveland's second straight loss and its sixth in the last nine games. Cleveland was playing its third straight game without its No. 1 pick Kyrie Irving because of a concussion. The Cavs were also without guard Anthony Parker (lower back spasms) and center Anderson Varejao (broken right wrist).

Final Score: New York 100, Minnesota 98

Minneapolis, MN - The legend of "Linsanity" grew a bit larger on Saturday as Jeremy Lin scored 20 points, including a game-winning free throw with the game tied to lead the Knicks over the Timberwolves 100-98 at Target Center. Lin also had eight assists, while Iman Shumpert added 20 points and Landry Fields contributed 19 for the Knicks, who have now won five straight games. Kevin Love had a game-high 32 points to go with 21 rebounds and Nikola Pekovic added a double-double with 21 points and 13 boards as Minnesota lost its third straight game after winning the previous three.

Final Score: San Antonio 103, New Jersey 89

Newark, NJ  - A balanced San Antonio offensive attack, led by Gary Neal's 18 points off the bench, powered the Spurs past New Jersey, 103-89, at Prudential Center. Tim Duncan filled the stat sheet with 13 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Tony Parker added 12 points, DeJuan Blair dropped 11, and Tiago Splitter and Danny Green each contributed 10 for the Spurs, who have won seven straight games. All-Star reserve Deron Williams paced all scorers with 27 points for the Nets. Kris Humphries and Jordan Farmar chipped in 15 and 12, respectively, for New Jersey, who dropped their sixth consecutive contest. The Nets have also lost 17 of the last 18 times they've faced the Spurs.

Final Score: Dallas 97, Portland 94 (2-OT)

Dallas, TX - Delonte West scored six of his 10 points in the second overtime period as the Dallas Mavericks took a 97-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at American Airlines Center. Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high 20 points for the Mavericks, who led by as many as 14 points in the third quarter before allowing Portland to claw its way back into the game. Jason Terry added 19 points off the bench in Dallas' third straight win. LaMarcus Aldridge netted a game-high 33 points for the Blazers, including the game-tying bucket with 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Aldridge also pulled down 12 rebounds, while Jamal Crawford contributed 19 points for Portland, which dropped its third game in four tries.

Final Score: Orlando 99, Milwaukee 94

Milwaukee, WI - Jason Richardson made 9-of-11 from long range, including four in the last five minutes of the game, to lead the Orlando Magic with 31 points as they defeated Milwaukee, 99-94, at the Bradley Center. Richardson's nine threes ties him for second-most all-time in Magic history behind only Dennis Scott, who knocked down 11 on April 18, 1996. Hedo Turkoglu added 19 points and Dwight Howard contributed a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Magic, who have won five of their last seven. Drew Gooden scored 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points and 16 boards as Milwaukee had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Phoenix 98, Sacramento 84

Sacramento, CA - Jared Dudley had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Phoenix Suns eased past the Sacramento Kings, 98-84, at Power Balance Pavilion. Steve Nash missed the second quarter after taking a shot to the face from Sacramento's Isaiah Thomas late in the first quarter as Thomas' arm flailed into Nash's head after running into a pick set by Marcin Gortat. Nash, though, returned in the second half after getting four stitches in his lip and finished the game with four points and 15 assists in the Suns' fourth win in five games. DeMarcus Cousins netted 26 points and Marcus Thornton dropped in 21 for the Kings, losers of two of their past three.

 


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