Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — Tony Wroten had his first career triple-double, James Anderson scored a career-high 36 points and Spencer Hawes made the go-ahead basket with 34 seconds left in overtime Wednesday night to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Houston Rockets, 123-117.
Maurice Harkless of the Orlando Magic blocks a shot by Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of Orlando’s 94-91 victory at home Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
The Associated Press
Wroten had career highs with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in his first start for the injured rookie Michael Carter-Williams, who didn’t play because of a bruised left arch.
Jeremy Lin scored 34 points, making a career-best nine 3-pointers. Dwight Howard had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Chandler Parsons added 22 points for Houston.
Two days after the Sixers were blown out by San Antonio in Coach Brett Brown’s first game against his former team, they beat General Manager Sam Hinkie’s former club.
MAGIC 94, BUCKS 91: Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 36 points, Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 11 rebounds and Orlando rallied at home to snap a three-game skid.
Maurice Harkless and Victor Oladipo added 10 points apiece for the Magic.
TIMBERWOLVES 124, CAVALIERS 95: Kevin Love had 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Ricky Rubio added 16 points and a career-high 16 assists, and Minnesota won at Minneapolis.
Corey Brewer scored 27 points for Minnesota while filling in for Kevin Martin, who was out with an illness, and the Timberwolves outscored Cleveland 29-6 in transition points to run the Cavaliers out of the building.
SPURS 92, WIZARDS 79: Tony Parker had 16 points, leading six Spurs in double figures, and San Antonio strolled at home.
Boris Diaw had 15 points, Kawhi Leonard added 13 points, and Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli each had 10 for San Antonio. Tiago Splitter added 12 points and nine rebounds.
RAPTORS 103, GRIZZLIES 87: Rudy Gay scored 23 points in his return to Memphis and Kyle Lowry added 21 to help Toronto.
Gay, who was part of a Jan. 30 trade that sent him to the Raptors after spending his first six-plus years in the league with Memphis, was 8 of 18 from the field.
NUGGETS 111, LAKERS 99: Timofey Mozgov matched his career high with 23 points, and Denver won at home to capture consecutive games for the first time this season.
KNICKS 95, HAWKS 91: Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and New York regrouped after blowing a 17-point lead at Atlanta.
The Knicks, relying on 3-pointers, led 47-30 in the second period and 55-45 at halftime. New York made only 5 of 25 shots from the field while being outscored 23-10 in the third period, leaving the Hawks ahead by 3.
JAZZ 111, PELICANS 105: Gordon Hayward had 27 points and 10 assists, and Richard Jefferson added 22 points at Salt Lake City to help Utah claim its first victory of the season.
TIMBERWOLVES: Kevin Martin was scratched from the game against Cleveland because of an illness.
HEAT: Coach Erik Spoelstra teamed with UNICEF on a public-service announcement urging people to help with the typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.