The New York Knicks have lost a season-high four games in a row after a road loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday, while the Golden State Warriors needed two heroic performances from David Lee and Jarrett Jack to overcome the San Antonio Spurs in overtime. The complete summary of all of Friday night's NBA action is below.
Raptors 100, Knicks 98
Kyle Lowry connected on a floater in the lane over Tyson Chandler to give the Raptors a 97-95 lead with 28 seconds remaining in the game and Toronto secured the win from the free throw line the rest of the way to earn its sixth win in the last seven games. Lowry finished the game with 15 points and seven assists while Rudy Gay had a team-high 32 points in the win. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 32 points on 11-of-24 shooting but missed a three-pointer in the final seconds that would have tied the game and sent it to overtime.
Warriors 107, Spurs 101 OT
The Golden State Warriors are 1-0 in their newly designed short sleeve jerseys as they upended the Spurs in overtime,107-101. Both teams struggled shooting the ball, as the Spurs shot just 38.9 percent from the field while the Warriors were held to 41.5 percent. David Lee recorded his league-leading 35th double-double of the season as he finished with 25 points and 22 rebounds. Jarrett Jack had a game-high 30 points and 10 assists off the bench for the Warriors, including a key three-pointer with seven seconds left to help send the game into overtime and four-straight points in the extra frame to give the Warriors a four-point lead, 102-98, with 56 seconds remaining in the game. Jack also went 3-of-4 from the free throw line in the final 56 seconds to secure the win.
Lakers 111, Trail Blazers 107
Kobe Bryant guaranteed that the Lakers will make the playoffs on Friday and backed up his words by scoring 40 points on 15-of-23 shooting from the field in a 111-107 win over the Trail Blazers. Dwight Howard notched his 28th double-double of the season by recording 19 points and 16 rebounds. The loss was Portland's seventh in a row as they fell to 25-30 on the season and now trail the Lakers in the Western Conference standings.
Pacers 114, Pistons 82
The Pacers have now won four in a row after dominating the Detroit Pistons, 114-82. Six Pacers players scored in double-figures as they shot 56.2 percent from the floor as a team while holding the Pistons to just 35.4 percent. Indiana will play Detroit again on Saturday night.
Bulls 105, Bobcats 75
Jimmy Butler, Marco Belinelli and Taj Gibson combined to score 41 points and shoot 16-of-21 from the field off the bench for the Bulls as Chicago defeated Charlotte, 105-75. All five Chicago starters also scored in double-figures. Kemba Walker had a game-high 27 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field including 4-of-6 from three-point territory in the loss.
Wizards 119, Nuggets 113
The Denver Nuggets shot just 4-of-22 from three-point territory as a team as they fell to the Washington Wizards, 119-113. Ty Lawson had a game-high 27 points and 12 assists for Denver but they couldn't overcome the Wizards balanced offensive attack as seven different players scored in double-figures. Bradley Beal finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for his second double-double of the season and has now scored in double-figures in four-consecutive games.
Rockets 106, Nets 96
Carlos Delfino matched a season-high by scoring 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field, including 6-of-9 from three-point territory to lead the Rockets past the Nets, 106-96. As a team, the Rockets shot 16-of-30 from three. The Nets were led by Brook Lopez who finished with 27 points and six rebounds on 13-of-21 shooting. Deron Williams recorded his 13th double-double of the season as he finished with 15 points and 13 assists but shot just 5-of-17.
Hawks 122, Kings 108
Atlanta outscored Sacramento 61-45 in the second half to earn a 122-108 victory over the Kings. Al Horford had a team-high 24 points for the Hawks while Jeff Teague recorded 20 points and 12 assists to go along with three steals and three blocks. Isaiah Thomas had a game-high 30 points for the Kings in the loss.
Grizzlies 88, Magic 82
The Memphis Grizzlies won their sixth game in a row and improved to 7-3 since trading Rudy Gay with an 88-82 win over the Orlando Magic. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph each recorded double-doubles while Ed Davis had 10 points and two blocks off the bench for Memphis. The Magic have now lost four in a row and 16 of their last 17 games.
Mavericks 104, Hornets 100
The Dallas Mavericks kept pace with the Lakers and Rockets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference as they won their fourth game in a row by defeating the New Orleans Hornets, 104-100. Dallas now trails the Lakers by one game in the standings and will play them on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST on ABC.
Thunder 127, Wolves 111
Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 37 points and added nine assists to lead Oklahoma City over Minnesota, 127-111. The win over the Wolves marked the 11th time this season that Westbrook has scored over 30 points in a game. Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin scored 27 and 19 points respectively while combining to shoot 16 of 28 from the field. The win over Minnesota snapped Oklahoma City's season-high three-game losing streak.
Celtics 113, Suns 88
Jeff Green scored a season-high 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting in his first start of the season as the Celtics dominated the Suns, 113-88. Green Started in place of the resting Kevin Garnett. The Celtics shot 55.7 percent from the floor as a team including 10-of-22 from three-point territory.
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