National Basketball Association Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkNovember 12, 2013 

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Arron Afflalo put on a shooting clinic in leading a second-half rally that propelled the Orlando Magic to a 94-91 victory over a short-handed Milwaukee Bucks squad at the Amway Center. Afflalo knocked down a career-high eight 3-pointers in 11 attempts and racked up a personal-best 36 points -- 29 of which came after halftime -- as Orlando overcame a 19-point second-quarter deficit to halt a three-game skid. The talented guard finished 11-of-15 from the field while adding eight rebounds and six assists. Nikola Vucevic contributed a double-double to the Magic's comeback, recording 17 points and 11 rebounds. Milwaukee, which dressed only eight healthy players due to injuries, was outscored by a 71-55 margin after the first quarter en route to a third consecutive defeat and 15th straight to the Magic in Orlando. O.J. Mayo tallied 25 points and Caron Butler had 20 for the Bucks. Khris Middleton set a career high with 19 points while pulling down eight rebounds in the loss.

Final Score: Philadelphia 123, Houston 117 (OT)

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - James Anderson had a career-high 36 points while Tony Wroten added a triple-double with 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 123-117 overtime win over the Houston Rockets at Wells Fargo Center. Jeremy Lin scored 34 points with 12 assists and Dwight Howard finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds in the loss. With 6.9 seconds left in the game, Wroten drove the lane but was blocked off by Howard and was forced to heave it towards half-court. Anderson out jumped Lin to the ball and proceeded to hit a game-tying 3-pointer to send it to an extra session. Evan Turner then took over, scoring eight of his 23 points in overtime to close out the win.

Final Score: Charlotte 89, Boston 83

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Jefferson poured in a team-high 22 points to go with 11 rebounds and three steals to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 89-83 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Gerald Henderson finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Jeff Taylor added 12 points off the bench for the Bobcats, who had dropped their last two games entering the contest. Jeff Green scored 19 points and Jordan Crawford added 16 points and six assists for the Celtics, snapping a four-game winning streak.

Final Score: New York 95, Atlanta 91

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and helped key a fourth-quarter surge that carried the New York Knicks to a 95-91 bounce- back victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Andrea Bargnani amassed 20 points and 11 rebounds and Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed a career-high 14 points off the bench for the Knicks, who put together a pivotal 15-2 run in the final period to put behind Sunday's embarrassing 31-point home loss to San Antonio. J.R. Smith added 11 points in his second outing back from a 5-game suspension for a drug program violation. The Hawks received 25 points from Jeff Teague and 23 from Al Horford, but shot a brutal 5-of-24 from 3-point range en route to their first setback at home this season.

Final Score: Toronto 103, Memphis 87

Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Rudy Gay tallied 23 points and five steals as the Toronto Raptors surprised the Memphis Grizzlies with a 103-87 rout from FedExForum. Gay added six rebounds and four assists in his first game in Memphis since he was traded to the Raptors last January. Kyle Lowry went for 21 points and six assists and DeMar DeRozan had 18 points -- 13 in the first quarter -- as Toronto snapped a three-game road losing skid. Mike Conley netted a season-high 29 points on 12-of-19 from the field for Memphis, which has lost three of four overall. Marc Gasol registered a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Final Score: San Antonio 92, Washington 79

San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Tony Parker led six San Antonio players in double figures with 16 points in the Spurs' 92-79 rout of the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Boris Diaw added 15 points, Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 13 and Tiago Splitter finished with 12 points and nine boards for the Spurs, who won their sixth straight game to improve to 8-1. Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli added 10 points apiece in the win. Martell Webster scored a game-high 21 points to go with 10 rebounds and Bradley Beal scored 19 for the Wizards, who dropped their third straight game. John Wall had 14 points and eight rebounds, but went 5-for-19 from the field in the setback.

Final Score: Minnesota 124, Cleveland 95

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - What a difference a week makes. Kevin Love missed a potential game-winner in Minnesota's first meeting with Cleveland, but by the time the final buzzer sounded in Wednesday's rematch, the All-Star forward was on the bench soaking in a blowout victory. Love scored 33 points on 10-of-16 shooting, pulled down eight rebounds and handed out six assists over three quarters as the Timberwolves annihilated the Cavaliers, 124-95, at Target Center. All five Minnesota starters scored in double figures and were spectators in the final quarter after building an insurmountable lead. Ricky Rubio recorded a career-high 16 assists to go with 16 points and Corey Brewer put up 27 points in the rout. The Timberwolves made a staggering 65 percent of their shots over the first three quarters and assisted on 29 of their 40 made baskets in that span. Cleveland did not have an answer for the up-tempo style and fell for the fourth time in its last five games. Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 20 points.

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