Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games
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[November 30, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National
Basketball Association games:
Warriors 127, Lakers 123
Stephen Curry scored 13 of his 28 points in overtime to lift the
Golden State Warriors to a 127-123 victory against the Los Angeles
Lakers on Wednesday.
Curry was 1 of 7 from 3-point range before starting overtime with
back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Warriors a 115-109 lead. He shot
5 of 6 from the free-throw line in the final 1:14 to hold off Los
Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Klay Thompson had 20 for the
Warriors. Draymond Green had 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine
assists, and Zaza Pachulia matched his season high with 11 points
Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Lakers.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jordan Clarkson contributed 21 points
apiece, and Julius Randle scored 20.
Rockets 118, Pacers 97
James Harden posted 29 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists as
Houston beat Indiana.
With the Rockets leading 70-64, Harden scored 13 points over the
final 3:54 of the third, including three consecutive 3-pointers
after starting the game 0 of 6 from behind the arc. When Harden
drilled a 3-pointer with nine seconds left in the period, the
Rockets secured an 89-71 lead en route to their sixth straight
Clint Capela also posted a double-double for Houston with 22 points
and 13 rebounds, and Ryan Anderson fell a rebound short while
scoring 19 points. Thaddeus Young led Indiana with 23 points.
Spurs 104, Grizzlies 95
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 41 points, tying the most
points he has scored for San Antonio, in a victory over Memphis.
Aldridge's performance was his best in the regular season in the
three years he has played for the Spurs and his fourth 30-plus point
game of the season. He had 41 points in a playoff game in 2016
against Oklahoma City in his first year in San Antonio. Patty Mills
added 13 points for San Antonio, and Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker
contributed 10 points apiece.
Tyreke Evans scored 22 points for the Grizzlies, who have lost nine
consecutive games. The contest was the first for interim Memphis
coach J.B. Bickerstaff, who replaced the fired David Fizdale.
Magic 121, Thunder 108
Aaron Gordon scored 40 points, and Orlando snapped a nine-game
losing streak by beating Oklahoma City.
Gordon dominated the game by hitting 13 of 23 shots, including six
of 12 from 3-point range. He produced his second career 40-point
game and fell one shy of his career high set Oct. 24 against the
The Thunder lost their third consecutive game and their fifth in the
past six despite getting 37 points and 11 rebounds from Russell
Westbrook. Paul George scored 22 points and Carmelo Anthony had 16
points for Oklahoma City.
76ers 118, Wizards 113
Rookie Ben Simmons collected career highs of 31 points and 18
rebounds as Philadelphia held off Washington.
Joel Embiid had 25 points, 14 boards and four blocked shots for the
76ers, who closed out their season-high, six-game homestand with
their fourth victory. Simmons, who entered the game shooting 56.6
percent at the free throw-line, was repeatedly fouled intentionally
in the fourth quarter. He went 12 of 24 in the quarter and 15 of 29
in the game.
Bradley Beal scored 21 points for the Wizards despite sitting out
the last 15 minutes of the first half with a facial contusion.
Pistons 131, Suns 107
Reggie Jackson had a season-high 23 points and five assists as
Detroit never trailed in thumping Phoenix.
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Rockets guard James Harden (13) celebrates after scoring a basket
during the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Toyota
Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley contributed 20 points apiece for the
Pistons, who shot 57.3 percent and won for the fourth time in five
games. Andre Drummond supplied 13 points, seven rebounds and a
career-high tying seven assists.
Devin Booker's 22 points led the Suns, who lost for the fourth time
in five games. Rookie Josh Jackson had a career-high 20 points and
seven rebounds, and Greg Monroe added 14 points, seven rebounds and
five assists for Phoenix.
Timberwolves 120, Pelicans 102
Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points, and Minnesota defeated New Orleans.
Jimmy Butler and Gorgui Dieng supported Wiggins with 19 points
apiece. Tyus Jones scored 16, Jamal Crawford had 12, Karl-Anthony
Towns 11 and Taj Gibson 10 for the Timberwolves. Towns and Gibson
grabbed 10 rebounds apiece.
Minnesota took control midway through the second quarter after
Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis was ejected for the first
time in his six-year career after getting two technical fouls. Jrue
Holiday led New Orleans with 27 points.
Knicks 115, Heat 86
Enes Kanter had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Courtney Lee added 17
points as New York defeated Miami.
The Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak despite the loss of
the NBA's fourth-leading scorer, Kristaps Porzingis, less than three
minutes into the game with a sprained ankle. Porzingis had X-rays
done on his ankle that came back negative, and the Knicks announced
quickly that he was able to return, but he didn't.
Kelly Olynyk had 18 points to lead the Heat, who shot only 38.1
percent from the field and were outrebounded 52-31.
Raptors 126, Hornets 113
Kyle Lowry scored a season-best 36 points with six assists and five
rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan added 30 points with six assists and
four rebounds as Toronto defeated Charlotte.
Jonas Valanciunas added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Norman
Powell had 10 points for the Raptors, who won their second straight.
Dwight Howard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who
lost their third straight. Charlotte played without All-Star point
guard Kemba Walker, who has a shoulder injury.
Nets 109, Mavericks 104
DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points and Brooklyn finished off a winning
road trip by slipping past Dallas.
Carroll, back in the lineup after missing one game with an upper
respiratory infection, knocked down 7 of 14 shots as the Nets went
2-1 on a three-game trek in the Western Conference. Carroll scored
15 in the third quarter in only his second 20-point game this
The Nets also received 19 points and six assists from Spencer
Dinwiddie, plus 16 points and 10 rebounds from Trevor Booker.
Harrison Barnes led Dallas with 17 points, and Maxi Kleber added 16.
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