NBA Morning Recap: Celtics Win In Triple OT; Clippers, Heat Win

NBA Morning Recap: Celtics Win In Triple OT; Clippers, Heat Win

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8325852No more football these days so the NBA’s schedule will be heavier on Sundays. Nine games in all! Let’s check out the recap.

Los Angeles Clippers 102, New York Knicks 88

Carmelo Anthony went berserk for the first three quarters, scoring 38 points as we all thought he would score 50 in the game. Vinny Del Negro made the adjustment by putting Grant Hill on him in the fourth quarter and Melo only scored four points in the fourth. In the middle of the fourth, the Clippers went on a 12-3 run. Then when the Knicks tried to rally, Chris Paul scored five straight points to secure the win. Jamal Crawford had 27 while Chris Paul had 25 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and four steals. Melo ended up with 42.

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Miami Heat 107, Los Angeles Lakers 97

Dwyane Wade went on a personal 9-2 run in the fourth. LeBron made a pair of devastating dunks. Then Shane Battier put it away with a three-pointer. LeBron ended up with 32 points while Wade had 30. Kobe Bryant tried his best to keep his team in it with 28 points. Miami has won five straight games while the Lakers ended their Grammy road trip at 4-3.

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Boston Celtics 118, Denver Nuggets 114 (3OT)

Ty Lawson made a bank shot with 0.8 seconds left to send it to overtime. Then in the first overtime, Jeff Green tied the game with a corner three with 23 seconds left to send it to a second overtime. Paul Pierce would then tie the game with a difficult three with five seconds left to send it to a third extra period. Then with the Nuggets down two, Andre Miller pulled up for three for the win with four seconds left but missed and Boston won in a long game. Pierce recorded his second triple-double this season with 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 14 assists. Denver’s nine-game win streak was snapped while Boston’s win streak was extended to seven.

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Toronto Raptors 102, New Orleans 89

John Lucas scored 10 of his 19 points in a 16-5 Raptors run that broke the game open. Rudy Gay would lead the Raptors in scoring with 20 points. Jonas Valanciunas had a nice showing with 11 points and 10 boards.

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Orlando Magic 110, Portland Trail Blazers 104

The Magic took control in the second half as they finally snapped their losing streak, which stood at 12. J.J. Redick led the way with 22 points while Nikola Vucevic had a fantastic performance with 17 points and 19 boards. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points for the Blazers while Damian Lillard had four points, which was his worst scoring game of the season.

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Memphis Grizzlies 105, Minnesota Timberwolves 88

The Grizzlies may be starting to get it together as they held the Wolves to 36 points in the middle quarters. The new Grizzly players had some nice games as Tayshaun Prince went 8-for-8 and scored 18 points to lead Memphis while Austin Daye came off the bench to score 16 points. Memphis is now in a virtual tie for fourth with Denver in the West.

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San Antonio Spurs 111, Brooklyn Nets 86

The Spurs’ winning streak of 11 games was snapped by the Pistons so they took their frustrations out on Brooklyn as they held them to 29 points in the second half. Tony Parker had another great game with 29 points and 11 assists. The Spurs shot 58.9 percent from the field and 12-19 from three (63.2 percent).

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Oklahoma City Thunder 97, Phoenix Suns 69

For the second game in a row, the Thunder smashed the Suns. This time, the blowout happened in Phoenix. Russell Westbrook led the way with 24 points, six assists, and four steals while Thabo Sefolosha had 20 points, three assists, and three steals.

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Sacramento Kings 117, Houston Rockets 111

The Kings made key foul shots at the end of the game, going 11-11 from the stripe. Isaiah Thomas and John Salmons led the Kings with 23 points. James Harden’s 30 points were not enough. The Kings have won their last two games while Houston missed a chance to leapfrog Utah for the seventh spot in the West.

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