National Basketball Association Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkMarch 16, 2014 

Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Kemba Walker scored 21 points with eight assists to help the Charlotte Bobcats take down the Milwaukee Bucks, 101-92, on Sunday. Al Jefferson netted 20 points with seven rebounds and Gary Neal added 18 off the bench for Charlotte, which has won four straight. Brandon Knight finished with 21 points for Milwaukee, who lost for the fourth time in a row. Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien scored 18 and 12 points, respectively, in the setback.

Final Score: Phoenix 121, Toronto 113

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerald Green scored a team-high 28 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 121-113 win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Green finished 5-of-8 from 3-point range in just under 27 minutes of action. Goran Dragic added 19 points, Markieff Morris had 16 points and 14 rebounds and P.J. Tucker chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Suns, who have won two straight after dropping three in a row. Kyle Lowry finished with 28 points and 13 assists, while Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson donated 22 and 20 points, respectively, for the Raptors, who had won two straight entering the contest.

Final Score: Miami 113, Houston 104

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ray Allen scored a season-high 25 points to help the Miami Heat to a 113-104 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each notched 24 points for the Heat, who snapped their two-game losing streak. Wade added seven assists in the win. James Harden netted a game-high 30 points, while Dwight Howard contributed a 21-point, 14-rebound double-double and Patrick Beverley chipped in 15 points for the Rockets, who have dropped three straight.

Final Score: Minnesota 104, Sacramento 102

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Martin scored a game-high 31 points and Kevin Love added 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves edged the Sacramento Kings, 104-102, on Sunday. Martin was 14-for-14 from the free throw line and Love went 9-for-15 from the field. Gorgui Dieng recorded his first double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and also added five blocks and Ricky Rubio had 12 points and nine assists for the Timberwolves, winners in three of their last five. Isaiah Thomas poured in 27 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds and Derrick Williams finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Kings, losers in five of their last six games.

Final Score: Dallas 109, Oklahoma City 86

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Shawn Marion led the sharp-shooting Mavericks with 19 points as Dallas handled the Oklahoma City Thunder, 109-86, on Sunday. Vince Carter netted 18 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 17 and Dallas shot 53.3 percent from the field and 13-of-24 from behind the arc in a surprising rout. The Mavs head into their eight-game homestand riding a 4-1 stretch that includes wins over Portland, Indiana and now Oklahoma City, though the Thunder were without star guard Russell Westbrook in Sunday's matchup. Jose Calderon took advantage of Westbrook's absence with 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds for Dallas. Kevin Durant poured in 30 points for the Thunder, who gave Westbrook a rest having won five of their previous seven games.

Final Score: San Antonio 122, Utah 104

San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Seven Spurs reached double figures, with Manu Ginobili's 21 points leading the way in San Antonio's 122-104 over the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Tony Parker went for 18 points and seven assists, while Tim Duncan donated 16 points, six rebounds and six assists in the rout. Tiago Splitter had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli each needed just seven shots for 12 points in reserve roles. The Spurs, winners in 10 straight, will embark on a three-game road trip starting in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Derrick Favors poured in a career-high 28 points for Utah, while he and Enes Kanter contributed 10 and 11 rebounds, respectively, as the Jazz fell for the fourth straight time. Gordon Hayward had 17 points, six boards and six helpers in the setback.

Final Score: Golden State 113, Portland 112

Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - No lead is safe against the Golden State Warriors. Klay Thompson made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds remaining and the Warriors pulled out a dramatic 113-112 comeback win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. After Damian Lillard drained two free throws to give Portland the lead in the final minute, Thompson, who missed Golden State's previous game due to the death of his grandfather, drilled a critical triple for a 113-111 lead. Nicolas Batum got fouled at the other end after pulling down an offensive board, but after making the first free throw, he back-rimmed the second. The rebound was tapped back to Batum at the top of the key, and his contested turnaround 3-point try fell well short before the buzzer sounded. Golden State trailed by as many as 18, but the sweet-shooting duo of Stephen Curry and Thompson, who combined for 51 points after the break, helped the club snap a two-game skid. Curry finished with 37 points, Thompson added 27 and David Lee netted 16 in the victory. Lillard led six Blazers in double figures with 26 points and added seven assists for Portland, which has dropped five of its last six games.

Final Score: LA Clippers 102, Cleveland 80

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin flirted with a triple- double on his 25th birthday and his Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 102-80 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers from Staples Center. Griffin finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the rout, with Chris Paul tallying 16 points and 15 assists and DeAndre Jordan scoring 15 to go with 11 boards. Seven Clippers reached double figures in LA's 11th consecutive win. The Cavaliers had to play most of this one without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who left late in the first quarter with a left bicep injury. Luol Deng had a game-high 23 points as the Cavs saw their brief two-game road winning streak come to an end.

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