National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Brooklyn, NY (My Sportsbook) - The first round of the battle of New York turned out to be well worth the wait for the new kids on the block. Behind double-doubles from Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, the Brooklyn Nets handed the New York Knicks a 96-89 overtime loss at an energized Barclays Center to take the inaugural matchup between the city rivals since the Nets crossed the Hudson River into their new home. The highly anticipated matchup was delayed more than three weeks by Hurricane Sandy, and the final outcome would be as well after the Knicks rallied back from a five-point deficit late in regulation. However, Brooklyn put forth a pivotal 7-0 run during overtime to gain early bragging rights as well as record its third consecutive victory. Lopez finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Williams racked up 16 points and 14 assists to help the Nets move to 7-1 at the first-year Barclays Center.
Final Score: San Antonio 118, Washington 92
Washington, DC (My Sportsbook) - Boris Diaw led a balanced San Antonio attack with 16 points as the Spurs kept the Washington Wizards winless on the season with a 118-92 pounding at Verizon Center. Tiago Splitter added 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Tony Parker also netted 15 points. Tim Duncan had 14, Gary Neal poured in 13, Manu Ginobili scored 12 and Matt Bonner finished with 11 for the Spurs, who have won four straight. Jordan Crawford paced the Wizards with 19 points and Kevin Seraphin dropped in 18 as Washington fell to 0-12 on the season, adding to the worst start in franchise history.
Final Score: Detroit 108, Portland 101
Auburn Hills, MI (My Sportsbook) - Brandon Knight scored 26 points and Greg Monroe netted 20 with 10 rebounds, as the Detroit Pistons downed the Portland Trail Blazers, 108-101, at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Kyle Singler totaled 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and was one of seven Pistons scoring in double figures in their first win against a Western Conference opponent this season. Detroit has four victories in its last seven games following a brutal 0-8 start. LaMarcus Aldridge, who sat out Sunday's loss to the Nets with a stiff back, led Portland with 32 points and 10 boards. Damian Lillard missed his first 12 shots from the field and finished with 12 points and seven assists in defeat.
Final Score: Milwaukee 93, Chicago 92
Chicago, IL (My Sportsbook) - Ekpe Udoh's driving layup with 57.5 seconds remaining capped a furious second-half comeback that lifted the Milwaukee Bucks to a 93-92 decision over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Udoh finished with 11 points -- eight of which came after halftime -- while Ersan Ilyasova put up 17 of his team-best 18 points over the final two quarters to help the Bucks overcome a 27-point deficit late in the third period and end a string of nine consecutive losses to the Bulls. That included a 93-86 setback in Milwaukee in Saturday's opener of this home-and-home series. The Bucks trailed 78-51 with 2:50 remaining in the third quarter, then proceeded to outscore Chicago by a 42-14 count over the final 14-plus minutes. Richard Hamilton poured in 30 points and Carlos Boozer had 19 along with 11 rebounds for the Bulls, but Chicago shot a woeful 21.1 percent (4-for-19) in the fourth quarter to squander its sizeable lead.
Final Score: Memphis 84, Cleveland 78
Memphis, TN (My Sportsbook) - Zach Randolph posted 19 points and eight rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies took an 84-78 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marc Gasol added 19 points and six rebounds, while Rudy Gay gave 15 and six for the Grizzlies, who have won 10 of their past 11 games. Anderson Varejao had a double-double with 15 points and 22 rebounds, while Dion Waiters added 15 points for the Cavaliers, who went 0-3 on a short road trip.
Final Score: Oklahoma City 114, Charlotte 69
Oklahoma City, OK (My Sportsbook) - Kevin Durant had 18 points, six rebounds and four assists in a little over two quarters of action as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Charlotte Bobcats, 114-69, at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Durant, along with the rest of the Thunder's starting lineup, sat out the majority of the second half after Oklahoma City had built an insurmountable lead. Thabo Sefolosha finished with 14 points and Russell Westbrook contributed 12 points and 11 assists before also exiting in the Thunder's second straight win. Hasheem Thabeet recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a mop-up effort. Jeff Taylor was the lone member of the Bobcats to score in double digits with 10 points in Charlotte's largest loss since the team's inception in 2004.
Final Score: Utah 105, Denver 103
Salt Lake City, UT (My Sportsbook) - Derrick Favors made three big foul shots in the final 41.5 seconds to lift the Utah Jazz over the Denver Nuggets, 105-103. Favors ended with 19 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for the Jazz, who improved to 6-0 at home this season. Al Jefferson added 28 points. Kenneth Faried had 21 points and nine boards to pace the Nuggets, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Ty Lawson donated 16 points and nine assists.
Final Score: New Orleans 105, LA Clippers 98
Los Angeles, CA (My Sportsbook) - Greivis Vasquez made five 3-pointers en route to 25 points, as the New Orleans Hornets snapped a seven-game skid with a 105-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Vasquez also dished out 10 assists and pulled down six rebounds for the Hornets, who won for the first time since Nov. 9. Ryan Anderson and Jason Smith added 17 points apiece. New Orleans shot 50.7 percent from the field and went 15-of-25 from beyond the arc. Clippers forward Caron Butler set a franchise record with nine 3-pointers. He went 12-of-24 from the field and 9-of-15 from beyond the arc for 33 points. Chris Paul donated 20 points, eight assists and four steals for Los Angeles, which has lost four in a row. Blake Griffin was limited to a career-low four points on 1-of-9 shooting. The Clippers went 18- of-37 from three-point range to set a club record for the most 3-pointers made in a game.
November 27, 2012, at 01:48 AM ET
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