National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Charlotte, NC (My Sportsbook) - Shannon Brown hit six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 24 points, as the Phoenix Suns took a 117-110 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. Michael Beasley and Marcin Gortat each posted double-doubles with 21 points and 15 rebounds and 23 points and 10 rebounds, respectively, for the Suns, who had dropped their previous two games. Byron Mullens had 24 points and eight rebounds, Ramon Sessions had 17 points and nine assists and Kemba Walker finished the game with 17 points and eight helpers for the Bobcats, who have dropped their past two games.
Final Score: Atlanta 89, Indiana 86
Atlanta, GA (My Sportsbook) - Al Horford scored a team-high 16 points and Jeff Teague poured in 15 to lead the Atlanta Hawks to an 89-86 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. The Hawks trailed 83-69 with 6:34 to play, but used an 18-0 run to pull ahead 87-83 with 32.7 seconds left. Teague buried a 3-pointer at the 1:04 mark to give Atlanta the lead at 85-83. Teague's running jumper gave the Hawks a four-point advantage, but Lance Stephenson came back with a 3-ball to pull within 87-86 and the Hawks called a quick timeout. Josh Smith found Lou Williams out of the timeout and the undersized guard slammed it home to put Atlanta up three. Paul George's 3-pointer was off-target and David West's putback was blocked by Horford and the Hawks held on for the win.
Final Score: Boston 100, Washington 94 (OT)
Boston, MA (My Sportsbook) - Behind double-doubles and stifling defense late from Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo, the Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards in overtime, 100-94, at TD Garden to complete a home- and-home sweep. Garnett, who tallied 20 points, 13 rebounds, two blocks and a steal, grabbed a huge board off a Chris Singleton miss in overtime and outletted to Rondo, who found Brandon Bass underneath the basket for an uncontested dunk to all but seal the victory. Rondo posted his fourth-straight double-double with 18 points and 14 assists, while Pierce totaled 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who have beaten the Wizards in the last six meetings. Martell Webster and Kevin Seraphin scored 16 points apiece for the Wizards, but each had costly turnovers late in the fourth quarter. Rookie Bradley Beal also contributed 16 points in the loss for the Wizards, who are still in search of their first win through three games.
Final Score: Miami 103, Brooklyn 73
Miami, FL (My Sportsbook) - Before the Miami Heat embark on an upcoming two- week, six-game road swing, they had to take care of business in the finale of a brief homestand against the Brooklyn Nets. They did just that for the 10th straight time. LeBron James was two assists away from a triple-double in the Heat's 103-73 rout of the Nets. James tallied 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight helpers, while Dwyane Wade added 22 points for Miami, which swept its three- game homestand. The defending NBA champions have won 16 of their last 18 games in South Beach dating back to last season. The road trip starts Friday in Atlanta with their next home tilt not until Nov. 21 against Milwaukee. Deron Williams scored 14 points, but turned the ball over seven times for the Nets, who shot just 37.5 percent (30-of-80) from the floor and 14.3 percent (3- of-21) from beyond the arc.
Final Score: Denver 93, Houston 87
Houston, TX (My Sportsbook) - Ty Lawson scored a game-high 21 points and handed out eight assists on Wednesday, as the Denver Nuggets knocked off the Houston Rockets, 93-87, at Toyota Center. Kenneth Faried recorded a double- double with 16 points and 16 rebounds, while Corey Brewer chipped in 14 points off the bench for the Nuggets, who have won two straight after dropping their first three games of the season. Carlos Delfino led Houston with 19 points and Patrick Patterson followed with 18 points for the Rockets, who have lost two straight since opening the season with back-to-back victories. James Harden entered the game averaging a league-high 35.3 points per game, but finished with just 15 points and turned the ball over six times in the setback.
Final Score: Memphis 108, Milwaukee 90
Milwaukee, WI (My Sportsbook) - Zach Randolph posted a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 108-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Marreese Speights contributed 18 points and nine boards off the bench for the Grizzlies, who have won three straight since a season- opening loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Rudy Gay added 17 points in Memphis' fourth consecutive win in the series. Brandon Jennings paced the Bucks with a game-high 19 points, while Monta Ellis supplied 15 points and seven assists. Milwaukee was aiming to open 3-0 for the first time since 2005-06.
Final Score: Minnesota 90, Orlando 75
Minneapolis, MN (My Sportsbook) - Luke Ridnour netted a game-high 19 points and pulled down five rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves easily handled the Orlando Magic, 90-75, on Wednesday at the Target Center. Derrick Williams scored 14 points and ripped down six rebounds, while Greg Stiemsma added 12 points and five boards for the Timberwolves, who improved to 3-1 on the young season. Nikola Pekovic and Chase Budinger laced 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the victory. JJ Redick put in 16 points and Arron Afflalo added 12 points in the loss for the Magic, who had a seven-game winning streak against Minnesota snapped. Andrew Nicholson contributed 11 points in the setback.
Final Score: Philadelphia 77, New Orleans 62
New Orleans, LA (My Sportsbook) - Jrue Holiday posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 assists and Evan Turner added 14 points and eight rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 77-62 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday. Thaddeus Young also notched a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards and Lavoy Allen chipped in with 12 points for the Sixers, who bounced back from back-to-back losses to the Knicks. Spencer Hawes added 11 points, six rebounds and three blocks in the win. Al-Farouq Aminu scored a team high 10 points and pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds and Ryan Anderson donated nine points and 10 boards for the Hornets, who were without rookies Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.
Final Score: Dallas 109, Toronto 104
Dallas, TX (My Sportsbook) - Chris Kaman and O.J. Mayo combined for 44 points on Wednesday and the Dallas Mavericks hung on to defeat the Toronto Raptors, 109-104, at American Airlines Center. Kaman finished with 22 points and eight rebounds, while Mayo netted 22 to go with five rebounds and six assists for the Mavericks, who improved to 4-1 on the season. Vince Carter dropped 17 points on his former team and Brandon Wright added 12 points in the triumph. Andrea Bargnani ended his night with a game-high 25 points and nine rebounds, while DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points with six rebounds and seven assists for the Raptors, who played without Kyle Lowry due to an ankle injury. Amir Johnson chipped in with 18 points and 11 boards in the setback.
Final Score: Utah 95, LA Lakers 86
Salt Lake City, UT (My Sportsbook) - Randy Foye scored a team-high 17 points off the bench for the Jazz, who defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 93-86, on Wednesday. Foye caught fire in the fourth, draining four 3-pointers in the period, and Al Jefferson posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards for the Jazz, who snapped a three-game skid. Mo Williams, who has led Utah in scoring over the first four games, scored 16 on 8-of-13 shooting and dished out seven assists in the victory. Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 29 points and Dwight Howard added 19 points and nine boards for the Lakers, who were coming off their first win of the season against the Pistons after dropping their first three.
November 7, 2012, at 11:45 PM ET
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