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.
Final Score: Memphis 94, Orlando 85
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph posted 19 points and 12 rebounds to guide the Memphis Grizzlies to a 94-85 win over the Orlando Magic at FedExForum. Jon Leuer added 16 points and 12 rebounds off the bench while Mike Conley finished with 13 points and seven assists for the Grizzlies, who had dropped five of seven entering the contest. Nick Calathes donated a career-high eight assists in the triumph. Andrew Nicholson poured in 19 points along with 11 rebounds and four blocks and Jameer Nelson added 19 points and five assists for the Magic, losers in six straight. Arron Afflalo added 17 points and Glen Davis finished with 16 points and nine rebounds in the setback.
Final Score: Portland 105, Utah 94
Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a game- high 24 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 105-94 win over the Utah Jazz. Damian Lillard scored 18 points, Wesley Matthews netted 16 and Robin Lopez added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Portland, which has won 16 of its last 18 games. Alec Burks scored 20 points off the bench added Enes Kanter had 19 while, Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke finished with 17 and 15 points, respectively for the Jazz, who have lost their last four games.
Final Score: Sacramento 112, Dallas 97
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - In a game where the shorthanded Kings were expected to struggle against a surging Mavericks team, Sacramento's new core made a statement to the rest of the league and perhaps its newest player, Rudy Gay. DeMarcus Cousins tallied 32 points and 19 rebounds, Derrick Williams netted a career-high 31 points and Isaiah Thomas scored 24 to go with a career-best 12 assists as the Kings routed Dallas, 112-97, from Sleep Train Arena. Prior to the game, the Kings announced the acquisition of Gay, along with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray from the Toronto Raptors, but the trio was inactive for this tilt, leaving the Kings with just 10 healthy players on the active roster. All three are expected to be available for Sacramento on Wednesday against the Jazz. Greivis Vasquez, Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson and John Salmons were sent to Toronto in the deal. All four have started games for the Kings this season. Monta Ellis had 21 points to pace Dallas, which had its three-game winning streak come to an end. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds.
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