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|Boozer leads Bulls to 107-87 win over Heat (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 5, 2013, 11:17 pm]
Carlos Boozer scored 27 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat 107-87 on Thursday night. Luol Deng had 20 points, Taj Gibson chipped in with 19, and Joakim Noah added 17 points and 15 rebounds as the Bulls had no trouble knocking off the defending champions. Chicago took control early on and hung on down the stretch after watching a 25-point lead in the third quarter dwindle to 12 late in the game. It was an impressive showing by a team that had dropped six of seven and is once again trying to get by without the injured Derrick Rose.
Collison, Crawford lead Clippers past Grizzlies (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 5, 2013, 8:59 pm]
Reserves Darren Collison and Jamal Crawford scored 15 points each and the Los Angeles Clippers used a strong second half to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-81 on Thursday night. Chris Paul also had 15 points and eight assists for the Clippers, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Blake Griffin added 14 points and nine rebounds, while DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and 14 boards for Los Angeles. Kosta Koufos led Memphis with 17 points, while Mike Conley had 16 on 6-for-8 shooting.
Knicks crush Nets in 1st meeting this season (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 5, 2013, 7:57 pm]
The Knicks are no longer the biggest losers in New York. The Brooklyn Nets look like the real Big Apple busts. Carmelo Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Iman Shumpert scored a season-high 17 points, and the Knicks ended a nine-game losing streak with 113-83 romp Thursday night in the first meeting of the season between the city rivals. The Knicks (4-13) snapped a tie with the Nets (5-14) for most losses in New York, winning the game and the crowd with a dominant second half that had Spike Lee and the rest of the fans wearing blue and orange cheering perhaps the Knicks' most complete performance of the season.
Love leaves team to mourn grandmother's passing (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 5, 2013, 7:30 pm]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has left the team to mourn the passing of his maternal grandmother.
Heat's Wade misses game vs. Bulls due to illness (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 5, 2013, 7:06 pm]
CHICAGO (AP) -- Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade missed Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls because of an illness.
Bulls' Rose not ruling out return this season (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 5, 2013, 11:33 am]
Derrick Rose isn't quite ruling out a return to the Chicago Bulls this season. Rose suffered a medial meniscus tear in his right knee in a game at Portland on Nov. 22.
Blazers snap Thunder's streak with 111-104 win (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 11:50 pm]
As time wound down in the Trail Blazers' victory over the Oklahoma City, LaMarcus Aldridge was showered with shouts of ''MVP! MVP!'' from the Portland fans. Aldridge had a season-high 38 points and added 13 rebounds in the Blazers' 111-104 win Wednesday night that snapped the Thunder's eight-game winning streak. I thought that made the night complete for me.'' The victory gives the surprising Blazers a 16-3 record this season, best in the Western Conference and second only to Indiana overall. Portland has won 14 of its last 15 games, a stretch that includes an 11-game winning streak.
George leads Pacers over Jazz, 95-86 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 9:52 pm]
Paul George scored 19 points and the Indiana Pacers returned to their defensive ways in beating the Utah Jazz 95-86 on Wednesday. Lance Stephenson scored 15 points, Luis Scola had 14 and Roy Hibbert added 13 points to win in Utah for the first time since an 84-60 victory on Nov. 29, 2005. The Pacers were coming off their first back-to-back games of the season in which they allowed their opponent to reach 100 points - L.A. Clippers and Portland. But Indiana outscored the Jazz 27-19 in the fourth quarter and parlayed 14 Utah turnovers in 20 points.
Drummond carries Pistons past Bucks 105-98 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 9:14 pm]
Andre Drummond had 24 points and 19 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons rode a strong second-half performance to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-98 Wednesday night. Greg Monroe contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons, who had three players with double-doubles and five score 15 or more points. Ersan Ilyasov scored a season high 22 points and had 10 rebounds off the bench to lead the Bucks, who have lost 13 of 14. Khris Middleton added 14 points for Milwaukee.
Bledsoe leads Suns to 97-88 win over Rockets (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 9:01 pm]
Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix to a 97-88 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night that snapped the Suns' two-game losing streak. Channing Frye had 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and grabbed six rebounds, and Goran Dragic chipped in 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting for the Suns, who shot 45.6 percent from the field, including 45.8 percent from behind the arc. Dwight Howard had 15 points and 18 rebounds, Aaron Brooks added 17 points and six assists, and Omri Casspi had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Rockets, who lost their second straight game.
Nowitzki carries Mavs past Pelicans 100-97 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 9:01 pm]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 100-97 Wednesday night.
NBA game in Mexico City postponed (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 8:30 pm]
The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed Wednesday night because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The game will be made up in Minnesota at a later date. The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled 9:30 p.m. EST tipoff when a generator malfunction outside the arena sent smoke pouring into the building, according to NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima. About 15 minutes after the scheduled start, the Spurs bus pulled away from the building.
Korver leads Hawks to 107-97 win over Clippers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 8:19 pm]
Kyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks' 107-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Paul Millsap finished with 25 points and Al Horford added 21 to help the Hawks snap a two-game losing streak. Blake Griffin scored 24 points and Chris Paul had 19 points and 11 assists as the Clippers lost their second straight. Korver, returning from a bruised rib that sidelined him the last four games, tied Dana Barros' NBA 18-year-old record by hitting a 3-pointer in his 89th straight game.
Williams, Evans out for Jazz against Pacers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 8:07 pm]
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Jazz forwards Marvin Williams and Jeremy Evans are sitting out Utah's game against the Indiana Pacers.
Irving, Cavaliers snap Nuggets' win streak 98-88 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 7:57 pm]
Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets' seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory Wednesday night. Tristan Thompson had a career-high 21 rebounds and 17 points for the Cavaliers, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Nuggets, playing the third game of six-game road trip, lost for the first time since Nov. 18. Randy Foye led Denver with 16 points, while J.J. Hickson had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Mexico City arena evacuated before NBA tipoff (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 7:19 pm]
The Mexico City arena where the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves are playing an NBA game Wednesday night was evacuated 45 minutes before tipoff because of smoke inside the arena. NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima says the smoke was coming from a generator fire outside the arena.
NBA Radio channel to launch Monday (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 6:22 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA is getting its own satellite radio station.
Top 2012 picks Kidd-Gilchrist, Davis out 4-6 weeks (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 3:53 pm]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist became the latest former Kentucky star to be sidelined four to six weeks with a broken left hand.
Police ticket Bucks' Sanders in nightclub fight (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 2:30 pm]
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Police have cited Bucks center Larry Sanders for disorderly conduct and assault and battery in a fight last month at a downtown Milwaukee nightclub.
Hawks assign rookie guard Schroder to Bakersfield (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 4, 2013, 2:00 pm]
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookie guard Dennis Schroder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.