Gay, Randolph send Grizzlies past Thunder9:56 am | November 15, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rudy Gay scored a season-high 28 points, Zach Randolph added 20 points and 11 rebounds before getting ejected along with Oklahoma City’s Kendrick Perkins during a late-game altercation, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Thunder 107-97 on Wednesday night.
Marc Gasol chipped in 14 points as the Grizzlies continued the best start in franchise history by winning their sixth straight game. They took control by outscoring Oklahoma City by 21 in the second quarter, and never gave it up.
Kevin Durant scored a season-high 34 points and Russell Westbrook had 17 points and 13 assists as both Oklahoma City All-Stars logged more than 42 minutes for the second straight game while trying to lead a fourth-quarter comeback.
CLIPPERS 107, HEAT 100
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin and Chris Paul had double-doubles, with Paul keying a third-quarter spurt that helped carry Los Angeles past Miami.
Griffin had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Paul had 16 points and 10 assists to lead five players in double figures in the Clippers’ fourth straight win. Jamal Crawford added 22 points off the bench.
BULLS 112, SUNS 106, OT
PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Boozer had 28 points and 14 rebounds to help Chicago outlast Phoenix in overtime.
Boozer, who scored 31 against the Suns in the previous meeting last season, was a force at power forward again. He made 11 of 20 shots and had his way inside as the Bulls scored 50 points in the paint. Luol Deng added 21 points and center Joakim Noah had 21 points and 12 rebounds.
CELTICS 98, JAZZ 93
BOSTON (AP) — Paul Pierce hit two free throws with 19.5 seconds left and finished with 23 points, lifting Boston over Utah.
Jeff Green and Leandro Barbosa each scored 16 points for the Celtics, who won for the fifth time in six games. Kevin Garnett added 11 points and eight rebounds.
PISTONS 94, 76ERS 76
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Greg Monroe had 19 points, 18 rebounds and six assists to help Detroit beat Philadelphia for its first win of the season.
ROCKETS 100, HORNETS 96
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 30 points and Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds as Houston held off New Orleans.
MAVERICKS 107, WIZARDS 101
DALLAS (AP) — Chris Kaman had 23 points and eight rebounds in his second start for the Dallas Mavericks, who held on to beat winless Washington.
O.J. Mayo scored 25 in the win.
BOBCATS 89, TIMBERWOLVES 87
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kemba Walker’s jumper with 0.7 seconds left lifted Charlotte over Minnesota.
Walker finished with 22 points, five assists and four rebounds.
BUCKS 99, PACERS 85
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis scored 16 points apiece to help Milwaukee cruise past struggling Indiana.
WARRIORS 92, HAWKS 88
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie forward Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, making a pair of critical free throws in the final minute to help Golden State hold off short-handed Atlanta.