Highlights from Monday's NBA games
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[January 10, 2017]
Jan 9 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association games:
Pelicans 110, Knicks 96
Anthony Davis poured in 40 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked
three shots to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 110-96 win over
the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
It was the fifth time this season Davis scored at least 40 points,
second most to Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, and his 25th
double-double. Davis was forced to leave the game late in the third
quarter with a hip injury he sustained after a hard foul from Kyle
The Knicks, losers of eight of their last nine games, were without
guard Derrick Rose, whom team officials would only say was "not with
the team." Rose was listed in the starting lineup, but was not in
the locker room before the game. He was replaced by Brandon
Jennings, who scored a team-high 20 points.
Davis scored 18 points in the third and hauled in eight rebounds
before being forced to leave with 1:16 left in the quarter. Davis
went crashing into the first row of the baseline stands after he was
contacted from behind by O'Quinn, who was assessed a flagrant-2 foul
Thunder 109, Bulls 94
Russell Westbrook amassed 21 points, nine rebounds and 14 assists,
and Oklahoma City cruised to the victory.
Steven Adams scored 22 points, and Enes Kanter had 20 points for the
Thunder. Dwyane Wade had 22 points, and Michael Carter-Williams
added 15 for the Bulls.
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Chicago's Jimmy Butler, who was named the NBA's Eastern Conference
Player of the Week earlier Monday, played just 28:48 and finished
with one point. He went 0-of-6 from the field, 0-of-2 from
three-point range and was removed in the second half because of an
Timberwolves 101, Mavericks 92
Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and Minnesota held
on to top Dallas.
Andrew Wiggins scored 13 points and Ricky Rubio added 13 points and
a season-high 15 assists for Minnesota, which snapped a four-game
losing streak in a battle of teams at the bottom of the Western
Harrison Barnes scored 30 points for the Mavericks, who fell for the
sixth time in eight games. Dirk Nowitzki added 26 points, hitting a
season-high five three-pointers.
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