Grizzlies rout Mavericks
Memphis never trailed, and led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter.
Rudy Gay scored 26 points, and Zach Randolph had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies win their fourth straight game, 92-82 over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Marc Gasol added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis. Tony Allen finished with 10 points, but his biggest contribution was on the defensive end, holding former Grizzly O.J. Mayo, the Mavericks’ leading scorer, to 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting.
Shawn Marion and Vince Carter led the Mavericks with 14 points apiece, and Marion also had 11 rebounds. Dominique Jones had 13 points and seven assists, and Brandan Wright added 12 points.
Dallas never led, and Memphis built a 17-point advantage in the third quarter.
The Mavericks suffered through 24 turnovers leading to 29 Memphis points.
Spurs 99, Hornets 94: Tony Parker had 25 points, and Tim Duncan had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead host San Antonio over Charlotte
Back home after playing six of its past seven games on the road, San Antonio got 13 points from Manu Ginobili and 12 from Boris Diaw.
Rookie Anthony Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead New Orleans, which suffered its 10th straight loss.
Bulls 110, Knicks 106: New York’s Carmelo Anthony and three others were thrown out of a foulfilled game as visiting Chicago beat the Knicks.
Knicks center Tyson Chandler and Bulls counterpart Joakim Noah were tossed after a fourthquarter altercation, shortly after New York coach Mike Woodson had been ejected following his second technical, drawing a loud ovation from Knicks fans who angrily booed the officiating for much of the second half.
Luol Deng had season highs of 29 points and 13 rebounds despite briefly leaving the game with an injured left shoulder.
Anthony finished with 29 points on 10-of25 shooting, ending his streak of four straight 30point games. The Knicks lost for the second time in three home games after winning their first 10.
Bucks 99, Celtics 94 (OT): Monta Ellis scored five of his 27 points in overtime and Milwaukee beat host Boston despite blowing a seven-point lead late in regulation.
The Bucks won for the sixth time in eight games, taking three of four against the Celtics, who had a five-game home winning streak snapped despite 35 points by Paul Pierce.
Pierce, who scored a season-high 40 points in Boston’s previous game, sent the game to OT by hitting a 3 with 2.5 seconds left.
76ers 99, Hawks 80: Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 21 points to help host Philadelphia beat Atlanta.
The Sixers learned before the game that injured center Andrew Bynum had been cleared to start a six-step rehabilitation process. There is still no timetable for when he can return to play from bone bruises in his knees.
Josh Smith led the Hawks with 17 points and Lou Williams scored 13.
Raptors 93, Magic 90: DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points, Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists and host Toronto won its fifth straight game, beating Orlando.
Aaron Afflalo scored 26 points and Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Magic, who lost for the first time in five games. Gustavo Ayon had 12 points and 13 rebounds while E’Twaun Moore added 12.
Pacers 99, Cavaliers 89: Roy Hibbert scored 18 points and Lance Stephenson added a seasonhigh 16 to lead visiting Indiana over Cleveland, which lost its sixth straight game.
Kyrie Irving scored 17 points on just 5-of-16 shooting for the Cavs, who are 1-11 in their last 12 games. Tristan Thompson had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland, 321 in its past 24.
Pistons 100, Wizards 68: Greg Monroe had 15 points and nine rebounds and rookie Andre Drummond added a doubledouble as host Detroit beat Washington to end a six-game losing streak.
The Pistons, who never trailed, got 15 points from Brandon Knight and 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds from Drummond.
Dallas’ Dominique Jones chases down a loose ball during the Mavericks’ 92-82 loss to Memphis. O.J. Mayo, Dallas’ leading scorer, was held to 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting.