Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Tristan Thompson grabbed a career-high 21
rebounds on top of 17 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers took down the Denver
Nuggets, 98-88, from Quicken Loans Arena. Kyrie Irving netted a game-high 23
points for the Cavs, who won their second straight tilt for the first time
this season. Anderson Varejao contributed 18 points and 13 rebounds off the
bench and Andrew Bynum scored 14 points one game after his season-high 20 in a
win over Chicago. Randy Foye made three triples en route to 16 points to lead
a balanced Denver attack. J.J. Hickson registered a double-double with 15
points and 11 boards, while Nate Robinson and Wilson Chandler deposited 14 and
13 points, respectively.
Final Score: Atlanta 107, LA Clippers 97
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Millsap scored 25 points and Kyle
Korver netted 23 as the Atlanta Hawks got back on track with a 107-97 victory
over the Los Angeles Clippers at Philips Arena. Millsap added nine rebounds
and six assists for Atlanta, which had dropped five of six coming in.
Korver, back from a four-game absence caused by a rib injury, made good on 6
of-9 attempts from 3-point range in a sharp return. Al Horford contributed 21
points and nine rebounds in a contest the Hawks shot 51.2 percent from the
field and were in front most of the way. Blake Griffin finished with 24
points on 10-of-17 shooting in the loss, the Clippers' second straight
following a four-game win streak. Chris Paul recorded his 16th double-
double of the season with 19 points and 11 assists.
Final Score: Phoenix 97, Houston 88
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists
to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 97-88 victory over the cold-shooting Houston
Rockets at Toyota Center. Goran Dragic added 19 points and P.J. Tucker
scored 18 as the Suns halted a two-game skid and dealt the Rockets their first
defeat at home since Nov. 9. Playing without a pair of key players in
Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik, Houston managed a meager .352 field goal
percentage and was held to its lowest scoring output of the season. Top
weapon James Harden went 3-for-17 from the floor and 0-for-10 from 3-point
range while mustering 14 points. Dwight Howard posted 15 points and 18
rebounds for the Rockets, who had won six in a row at the Toyota Center.
Aaron Brooks finished with 17 points and six assists.
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