Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - David West scored 22 points and grabbed 10
rebounds in leading the Indiana Pacers to their first regular season win in
Atlanta in over seven years, as they downed the Hawks 89-85 at Philips Arena.
Paul George chipped in with 18 points and seven boards while Lance Stephenson
scored 10 before leaving with an injury for the Pacers, whose last regular
season win in Atlanta came Dec. 22, 2006 -- a span of 12 consecutive losses.
Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds but
connected on just two of his 11 field goals attempts and finished with seven
points. Atlanta got plenty of bench help with Mike Scott and Elton Brand
totaling 15 and 12 points, respectively.
Final Score: Minnesota 109, LA Lakers 99
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love scored 31 points and pulled
down 17 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves ran out to a big lead before
beating the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers, 109-99, at Target Center. Kevin
Martin tied a season-high with 32 points for the Timberwolves, who snapped
a two-game skid and beat the Lakers for just the third time in the last 29
matchups. The Lakers, despite getting Steve Nash and Steve Blake back from
injuries, lost their seventh straight game. It's the first seven-game skid for
the team since March 2-15, 2007 when they also lost seven in a row. Nash
played 24 minutes and had seven points and nine assists, and Blake was held
scoreless in 32 minutes of action, but had six helpers and five boards while
playing through a ruptured right eardrum. Nick Young scored 24 and Manny
Harris had a season-best 19 points for the Lakers, who never led.
Final Score: Chicago 101, Phoenix 92
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah each recorded
double-doubles and D.J. Augustin poured in 18 points off the bench as the
Chicago Bulls cooled off the Phoenix Suns, 101-92, on Tuesday. Boozer finished
with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Noah had a 14-point, 14-rebound night
for the Bulls, who ended Phoenix's five-game winning streak one day after
suffering a humbling 29-point loss in Sacramento. Goran Dragic scored half
of his 24 points in the fourth quarter for Phoenix, which never recovered from
a slow start.
Final Score: Charlotte 91, Golden State 75
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Jefferson led all scorers with 30 points
and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats crushed the Golden State
Warriors 91-75 on Tuesday at Oracle Arena. The Bobcats held the Warriors to a
horrid .312 shooting percentage and led by as many as 22 in cruising to
their 22nd victory of the season, already surpassing last year's win total.
They welcomed back Kemba Walker, who missed the previous seven games with an
ankle injury and chipped in with seven points, seven assists and six boards.
Gerald Henderson also filled the stat sheet with 17 points, eight rebounds and
six assists for Charlotte, which went 4-3 with Walker out of the lineup.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with 17 and 12 points,
respectively. Curry also had 11 assists, but the club posted its lowest output
since putting up a season-low 74 points in a loss to San Antonio on Nov. 8.
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