On Wednesday, only two teams in the NBA failed to score 90-plus points, as twelve teams played preseason outings as the whole thing nears its end in advance of the regular season. The "featured" game of the night, between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets ended in favor of the Knicks, 97-95, in overtime. Of particular note in that game was an injury to Tyson Chandler, who fell to a left knee injury less than a minute into the game, which was the preseason finale for both teams.
Rudy Gay scored 20 points for the Memphis Grizzlies as they bested the Orlando Magic 115-100 in their game on Wednesday. Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol also added 18 points apiece, while J.J. Redick led the Magic with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting. It wasn't enough to get them the win, however.
Carlos Delfino led the Houston Rockets to a 97-90 victory over the New Orleans Hornets, scoring 20 points to help the Rockets recover from a 45-43 deficit at halftime. Kevin Durant played significant minutes against the Dallas Mavericks, scoring 18 points and leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to an 88-76 win.
Despite a long list of injuries, the Minnesota Timberwolves downed the Detroit Pistons, 95-76, on the back of 21 points from Chase Budinger. The Los Angeles Clippers rode Eric Bledsoe to a 97-91 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday as well. Bledsoe had 22 points, 11 assists and nine steals on the night, narrowly missing a triple-double.
Lastly, the Washington Wizards had a big second half, and bested the Miami Heat by a score of 101-94 on Wednesday. Martell Webster scored 23 points, Chris Singleton added 17 of his own, and ultimately, it was enough to overcome Dwyane Wade's 23 points and Chris Bosh's 18.