Portland missed its first 13 shots before Shabazz Napier came off the bench and hit a jumper with 5:01 left in the first quarter. The Blazers never got closer than eight. It was the Blazers’ lowest points total of the season, and the fewest that Philadelphia has allowed. Damian Lillard had 30 points for Portland. BROOKLYN NETS 109 — CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 119LeBron James shook off a blow to the face and scored 23 points in the fourth quarter - including 18 straight for Cleveland - and the Cavaliers beat Brooklyn for their sixth straight victory. James needed stitches in the third quarter to close a gash above his lip that drew blood. He punched back at the Nets in the fourth and finished with 33 points. With the Cavs up 100-99, James began his one-man show with a pair of free throws.
Dennis Smith Jr. finished with 17 points, and J. J. Barea had 10 points and 11 assists. Tyreke Evans led Memphis with 18 points. ORLANDO MAGIC 118 — MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 124Jimmy Butler tied a season high with 26 points, Taj Gibson scored a season-high 24, and Minnesota held off Orlando. Jeff Teague had 22 points and 11 assists, and Andrew Wiggins added 20 points as all five starters scored in double figures to help the Timberwolves end a two- game slide. Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double, which tied DeMarcus Cousins for the league lead. Aaron Gordon had 26 points and nine rebounds for the Magic.
The Adelaide-native shot 4-of-8 from beyond the three-point line. Aron Baynes earned the start for the Celtics, in their 104-98 loss to the Heat, posting just two points and two rebounds. In the San Antonio Spurs’ 107-90 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Patty Mills finished with two points, three rebounds, and two assists, missing all four of his three-point attempts. Andrew Bogut is currently in action for the Lakers against the Kings. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 91 — OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 108Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 34 points and added 10 rebounds and nine assists to help Oklahoma City roll past Golden State. Oklahoma City beat the Warriors for the first time since Kevin Durant left the Thunder to join the Warriors after the 2015-16 season. Golden State won all four meetings last season.
Harrison Barnes hit an unlikely buzzer beater, Ben Simmons did Ben Simmons things, and the Houston Rockets continued their offensive dominance. We’re here to recap an action-packed day of NBA action; all in today’s Wrap! LIVE stream the 2017/18 NBA Season on ESPN with the Foxtel Sports Pack. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial & start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >AUSSIES IN ACTIONBen Simmons finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists, leading an impressive defensive effort for the Philadelphia 76ers in their 101-81 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Westbrook said it was just another game in the buildup, but he didn’t play like it. At one point in the third quarter, Westbrook and Durant went forehead to forehead and were called for double technicals. Westbrook’s new All-Star teammates came through. Carmelo Anthony had 22 points and Paul George 20. The crowd booed Durant nearly every time he touched the ball. He finished with 21 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Stephen Curry scored 24 points for the Warriors. BOSTON CELTICS 98 — MIAMI HEAT 104Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98 on Wednesday night, snapping the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak.
Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler. Source: APSAN ANTONIO SPURS 90 — NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 107Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Demarcus Cousins added 24 points and 15 rebounds, and New Orleans beat San Antonio. Jrue Holiday scored 13 points and Darius Miller chipped in 13 on four 3-pointers for the Pelicans. Pau Gasol had 17 points and LaMarcus Aldridge 16 in a largely frustrating night for San Antonio. The Spurs shot only 39. 8 percent (35 of 88) and went 6 of 24 from 3-point range. CHICAGO BULLS 80 — UTAH JAZZ 110Derrick Favors scored 23 points, reserve Rodney Hood added 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls 110-80 on Wednesday night.
The total has dropped to 228. The Celtics are the play on the spread and moneyline, while the under remains the best bet on the total. The Boston Celtics (26-11) are set to travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (15-21). Tipoff is set for 8 p. m. ET from Paycom Center in Oklahoma City. Below we take a look at the best bets from this matchup. The big injury to look for in this game is Robert Williams III. He’s still recovering from the knee injury and the Celtics have been easing him back in. They want him at full health for the playoffs, so he will likely be limited for the majority of the regular season. He’s officially questionable for this matchup. The Celtics are 9-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook and the point total sits at 233.
Alec Burks chipped in 15 points for Utah, which snapped a three-game losing streak to Chicago extending back to the 2015-16 season. Robin Lopez scored 15 points and Bobby Portis added 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Bulls. Justin Holiday and Kris Dunn chipped in 12 points apiece. Chicago (3-13) dropped to 0-3 on its Western road trip. Strong perimeter shooting helped Utah create some distance by the end of the third quarter. The Jazz shot 50 percent from outside over the second and third quarter, going 11 of 22 in that stretch.
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. Source: APDENVER NUGGETS 95 — HOUSTON ROCKETS 125Trevor Ariza had a season-high 25 points in Houston’s victory over Denver. Ariza was 7 of 10 from 3-point range. Chris Paul had 23 points and 12 assists, and James Harden added 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in limited action.
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Tyler Johnson scored 16 points for Miami, which had an 18-point lead cut to one in the final moments. The Heat shot 49 percent and outrebounded the Celtics 48-37. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for Boston. Jayson Tatum added 18, and Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris each had 14. The Celtics got down by 18 in the first half, which has been a very comfortable place for Boston this season.
He dropped in a couple left-handed shots and then drained two 3-pointers - the last a step-back with 55 seconds left to give Cleveland a 118-107 lead. James’ solo performance enabled the Cavs to avenge a 112-107 loss in Brooklyn last month. Kevin Love and Dwyane Wade added 18 points apiece for Cleveland. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 20 points for the Nets. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 116 — ATLANTA HAWKS 103Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Wesley Johnson scored a season-high 24 points and Los Angeles beat Atlanta to snapped a nine-game skid. The Clippers had dropped 11 of 12, but they overcame a monthlong struggle of closing out opponents, taking the lead for good on a pair of free throws by Lou Williams with 4:11 left in the third quarter.
NBA Wrap: Westbrook shines as Thunder crush Warriors, Celtics streak comes to an end, Barnes prayer lifts Mavs, Thon’s big nightWHAT a day. It’s the eve of Thanksgiving, which means every team is in action, and the increased quantity of NBA basketball didn’t lack in quality. In Oklahoma City, we had a fiery affair between the defending NBA Champions and the league’s newest superteam, with Russell Westbrook leading the way in a stunning Thunder blowout. Wed, 04 JanWednesday January 4thDown in South Beach, the Boston Celtics’ 16-game winning streak came to a screeching halt, as Dion Waiters came up in the clutch to give the Miami Heat one of the biggest wins of their young season.
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The Rockets have won nine of last 10 games, and beat Denver for the fifth straight time after sweeping the series 4-0 last season. Will Barton led Denver with 20 points. DALLAS MAVERICKS 95 — MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 94Harrison Barnes banked in a 30-footer at the buzzer to lift Dallas past Memphis. Officials reviewed the play to make sure the shot got off in time. Memphis suffered its sixth straight loss after squandering an 18-point lead in the first half. Barnes led the Mavericks with 22 points, nine of them coming in the fourth quarter to help Dallas thwart a late Memphis comeback.
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Boston had overcome 18-point deficits against Oklahoma City and Charlotte, a 17-point hole against Golden State, a 16-pointer against Atlanta and rallied from 13 down to win in Dallas this week. The Celtics almost did it again. Down by 14 midway through the fourth, the unflappable Celtics went on a 13-0 run in just about three minutes - getting to 91-90 when Smart made one of two free throws with 3:14 remaining. Waiters decided that was close enough. His 3-pointer from the left wing bounced off the rim, then the top of the backboard, before falling to end Miami’s scoreless drought. Waiters added another 3-pointer over Al Horford to make the lead seven, Hassan Whiteside had a big tip-in with 1:10 left and Miami would hang on from there.
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