November 11,2019 at 8:00 PM
11/19/2019 8:00 PM
Pelicans Secure Comfortable Win Over Blazers
The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 115-104, at Smoothie King Center on Tuesday night. The Pelicans (5-9) got off to a slow start since the Blazers (5-9) jumped ahead on the score rather quickly, but New Orleans used a strong effort during the second half to get the win here. Portland was up 28-27 after the first quarter, and they maintained that one-point advantage heading into the break (54-53). However, New Orleans woke up in the second half, and had no problems to recover the advantage thanks to an impressive performance during the third quarter, where they flipped the script and put themselves up by nine points (88-79). The Pelicans also won the final quarter by just two points, and that gave them a double-digit win in front of their fans. Brandon Ingram returned from injury, and he thrived thanks to his 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. Jrue Holiday was New Orleans’ top scoring threat, however, as he finished with a double-double of 22 points and 10 assists. Kenrich Williams had eight points and 11 boards. J.J. Redick had 18 points and five rebounds. Nicolo Melli had 14 points off the bench, and E’Twaun Moore contributed 11 points as substitute. Carmelo Anthony played for the first time in more than a year and finished with 10 points and four rebounds, although he shot 4-of-14 from the field. C.J. McCollum was Portland’s biggest scoring threat in Damian Lillard’s absence after finishing with 22 points and five assists. Hassan Whiteside had a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds. Anfernee Simmons had 13 points.
November 11,2019 at 8:00 PM
11/19/2019 8:00 PM
Warriors Handle Grizzlies, 114-95
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 114-95, at FedEx Forum on Tuesday night. The Warriors (3-12) came into the contest in desperate need of a win but operating with the makeshift crew that's a byproduct of multiple injuries. The Grizzlies (5-9) outpaced Golden State by a bucket in the first quarter, yet the visitors' 33-point tally in the second erased their slim deficit and left them with a 15-point advantage heading into intermission. While Memphis got four points closer during the third, the Warriors were able to roar back with a 31-point fourth quarter to secure the much-needed road win. Alec Burks led the way for the Warriors with 29 points, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. Glen Robinson III turned in 20 points, two assists and one rebound. Eric Paschall and Marquese Chriss generated matching 17-point tallies while pulling down five and six rebounds, respectively. Draymond Green stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds and two blocks. Ja Morant paced the Grizzlies with 20 points, complementing them with six assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block. Dillon Brooks produced 18 points, three rebounds, two steals and one block. Brandon Clarke provided 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block. Jae Crowder furnished a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double that also included four assists. The Warriors remain on the road and tangle with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, while the Grizzlies remain home and take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.
November 11,2019 at 10:00 PM
11/19/2019 10:00 PM
Kings Hold Off Suns For Second Straight Win
The Sacramento Kings defeated the visiting Phoenix Suns, 120-116, at Golden 1 Center on Tuesday evening. The Kings got out to a great start at home, with a 33-19 lead after one quarter. They stayed in control through the second quarter as they maintained a double-digit lead through the quarter and pushed their lead to 17, by halftime. The Kings came out strong in the third and pushed their lead to 26, with 7:10 left in the quarter, but the Suns closed the quarter on a 24-10 run, to cut the deficit to 12, entering the fourth. The Suns kept battling through the fourth and made it a nine-point game with 1:23 left. They gave the Kings a scare, as they played the final whistle and got within four points, but the Kings were able to escape with their second straight win, while this marks the second straight loss for the Suns. Bogdan Bogdanovic led the Kings with 31 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals, in 36 minutes off the bench. Richaun Holmes added 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Nemanja Bjelica chipped in 17 points and rebounds. The Kings shot 53 percent from the field, including 13-of-31 from long range. Meanwhile, Devin Booker led the Suns with 30 points, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals, in 39 minutes. Kelly Oubre Jr. followed up with 20 points, eight rebounds, five steals and two assists, while Mikal Bridges added 20 points, in 26 minutes off the bench. The Suns shot 43 percent from the field, including 12-of-36 from deep. Ricky Rubio (back) was sidelined after 16 minutes of action. The Suns (7-6) will look to bounce back as they play host to the Pelicans on Thursday. The Kings (6-7) take on the Nets in Brooklyn on Friday.
November 11,2019 at 10:30 PM
11/19/2019 10:30 PM
Lakers Defeat Thunder, 112-107
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-107, at Staples Center on Tuesday. Oklahoma City hasn't won a road game yet this season and Los Angeles added to that here. In fact, the Lakers held the lead for the final 45 minutes of action, thanks to a 63-53 first half. With that said, Los Angeles never led by more than 12 points. The Lakers ended up winning the fastbreak differential, 30-16, while outscoring the Thunder in second-chance points, 22-4. Los Angeles also shot 45 percent from three-point range while holding Oklahoma City to 32 percent from long range. In addition, the Lakers quadrupled up the Thunder in blocks, 8-2, while out-assisting them, 29-22. The Thunder (5-9) were led by Danilo Gallinari, who totaled 25 points and six rebounds on 7-of-11 from the field. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went just 5-of-16 from the field to amass 16 points, five rebounds and four assists. Chris Paul accrued four points, five rebounds, 10 assists and four steals on 1-of-7 shooting. Dennis Schroder was huge off the bench, providing 31 points and four boards. The Lakers (12-2) got a triple-double from LeBron James, who collected 25 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals. Anthony Davis generated 34 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tallied 13 points, four rebounds and two assists while Rajon Rondo led the bench with eight points and 10 assists. Both teams return to action on Friday, playing one another in a rematch in OKC.