Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Associated Press
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade scored 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting, LeBron James finished two assists shy of a triple-double Wednesday night and the Miami Heat improved to 4-0 at home for the first time in franchise history by beating the Brooklyn Nets, 103-73.
C.J. Watson of the Brooklyn Nets looks for an opening Wednesday night while guarded by Udonis Haslem, left, and Norris Cole of the Miami Heat during Miami’s 103-73 victory.
The Associated Press
James had 20 points and 12 rebounds in only 30 minutes, and Rashard Lewis scored 13 points for the Heat (4-1). Miami, which plays its next six games on the road, has won its four home games by an average of 17.8 points.
Kris Humphries had a double-double by halftime, then was silent in the second half and finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets (1-2). Deron Williams scored 14 for Brooklyn, which got 12 from reserve MarShon Brooks.
The Nets had 19 turnovers, which Miami turned into 31 points.
JAZZ 95, LAKERS 86: Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Randy Foye added 17 on five 3-pointers to lift Utah at Salt Lake City.
SUNS 117, BOBCATS 110: Shannon Brown hit six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 24 points to lead Phoenix at Charlotte, N.C.
Brown, who played briefly with the Bobcats before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, helped break open an 87-87 game early in the fourth quarter when he suddenly got hot.
NUGGETS 93, ROCKETS 87:Ty Lawson scored 21 points, and Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead Denver at Houston.
James Harden had a tough night for the Rockets and finished with a season-low 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting.
TIMBERWOLVES 90, MAGIC 75: Luke Ridnour had 19 points and five rebounds, and Greg Stiemsma got the rout started with six straight points to end the third quarter as Minnesota won at Minneapolis.
Stiemsma finished with 12 points and five rebounds, and Derrick Williams added 14 points and six boards for the Timberwolves, who are 3-1 for the first time since 2001. They led an ugly game by three points early in the third period before going on a 28-6 surge.
MAVERICKS 109, RAPTORS 104: O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman each scored 22 points as Dallas, at home, won its third straight game.
76ERS 77, HORNETS 62: Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 12 assists, and visiting Philadelphia held New Orleans to its lowest point total ever.
Evan Turner also scored 14, and Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen each added 12 points for the Sixers, who dominated the second half defensively. The Hornets committed 14 of their 24 turnovers after halftime and scored only 25 points in the final two quarters. Young also grabbed 10 rebounds.
HAWKS 89, PACERS 86: Kyle Korver scored eight straight points in a late 18-0 run for Atlanta, which trailed by 14 points early in the fourth quarter before winning at home.
Indiana led 83-69 before Atlanta started the comeback. Korver hit back-to-back 3-pointers and added another jumper, cutting the lead to 83-82.
GRIZZLIES 108, BUCKS 90: Zach Randolph had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Memphis shot 53 percent from the floor at Milwaukee.
Rudy Gay added 17 points and reserve Marreese Speights contributed 16 to help Memphis win its third straight after a season-opening loss.
CAVALIERS: Rookie Tyler Zeller returned to Cleveland for further evaluation after sustaining a concussion and broken cheekbone Monday night after being elbowed in the face by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
HORNETS: Rookies Anthony Davis (minor concussion) and Austin Rivers (sprained left index finger) were ruled out of the game against Philadelphia.
PACERS: Indiana could be without its top scorer, Danny Granger, for another three months with an injured left knee.
RAPTORS: Point guard Kyle Lowry wasn't active for the game against Dallas after leaving the last game with a sprained right ankle.