National Basketball Association Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkDecember 1, 2013 

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Nate Robinson led the Nuggets' vaunted bench with 23 points and Denver pulled away for a 112-98 decision over the Toronto Raptors to earn their sixth straight victory. Denver's reserves outscored Toronto's by a wide 72-16 margin, with Timofey Mozgov and Darrell Arthur donating 16 and 14 points, respectively, in the win. Mozgov also grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds while Kenneth Faried finished with a 12-point, 12- rebound double-double for the Nuggets, who shot 51 percent from the field and made 10 3-pointers. Rudy Gay netted a team-high 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas tallied 18 points and 11 boards, and DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry added 17 points apiece as Toronto finished its disappointing four-game homestand with three straight losses.

Final Score: Detroit 115, Philadelphia 100

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Andre Drummond had 31 points, 19 rebounds and six steals -- all career-highs -- and the Detroit Pistons never trailed in a 115-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. Brandon Jennings added 20 points and 12 assists and Josh Smith also scored 20 for the Pistons, who snapped a two-game losing streak to finish a homestand 2-2. Rodney Stuckey chipped in 17 points off the bench. Thaddeus Young had 24 points and Evan Turner scored 20 for the Sixers, who have lost four in a row overall and seven straight on the road. Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points, six rebounds, six assists and six steals in the loss, which dropped Philadelphia to 2-10 in its last 12 games since a surprising 4-2 start to the season.

Final Score: Indiana 105, LA Clippers 100

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George poured in 27 points and David West added 24 points with 12 rebounds as the Indiana Pacers bested the Los Angeles Clippers, 105-100, at Staples Center. Roy Hibbert netted 19 points, while George Hill scored 11 for Indiana, which handed the Clippers just their second home loss of the season. Jamal Crawford led six LA players in double-figures with 20 points off the bench and Chris Paul finished with 17 points and 10 assists in the setback.

Final Score: Miami 99, Charlotte 98

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Bosh suddenly became scorching hot and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to double figures. Bosh nailed a trio of 3-pointers in a 79-second span late in the fourth to help the Heat rally past the Charlotte Bobcats 99-98 for their 10th straight win on Sunday night. Miami trailed 87-80 with 3:59 left prior to Bosh's personal onslaught where he netted 13 straight Heat points. His final 3-pointer capped a 13-4 run and gave Miami a 93-91 advantage with 1:20 remaining. Kemba Walker then turned the ball over at the other end before Bosh finally missed a triple with 48.9 ticks to go. Mario Chalmers and Walker then traded buckets, but LeBron James nailed all four of his foul shots in the waning seconds to seal the outcome. Bosh finished with 22 points, while James scored a team-best 26 points for Miami, which has beaten the Bobcats 14 consecutive times.

Final Score: Oklahoma City 113, Minnesota 103

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant had his worst offensive outing in 175 games the last time the Thunder played the Timberwolves. The star forward's response in their latest meeting? Only his fourth career triple-double. Durant had 32 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists Sunday and Oklahoma City beat Minnesota 113-103 for its seventh straight win. On the road Nov. 1, Durant was held to 13 points and the Thunder shot under 35 percent in a 100-81 loss to the Timberwolves, who led by as many as 34 and won for just the third time in the last 17 meetings between the teams. The Thunder shot 56.3 percent in this one, finished a 6-0 homestand and moved to 8-0 at home this season. Russell Westbrook, who missed the first meeting with Minnesota, scored 19 points two days after hitting a game-winning 3 to beat Golden State, and Reggie Jackson had 18 off the bench.

Final Score: New Orleans 103, New York 99

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Anderson poured in a game-high 31 points on 7-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 103-99 win over the New York Knicks. Although the Pelicans came away with a win, they lost one of their top performers as center Anthony Davis suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. Davis suffered the injury in the first quarter. The former No. 1 pick went to the Pelicans' bench before heading back to the locker room for further evaluation. A timetable for his return has not been determined. Davis was off to a terrific start in his second season, leading the Pelicans with 19.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and a 3.9 blocks per contest. Tyreke Evans added 24 points and seven assists and Jrue Holiday finished with 11 points and nine assists for New Orleans, which has won five of its last seven games. Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points to go with 10 rebounds and Tim Hardaway Jr. poured in a career-high 21 points for the Knicks, losers in nine straight.

Final Score: Portland 114, LA Lakers 108

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and pulled down nine rebounds to help the Portland Trail Blazers hold off the Los Angeles Lakers for a 114-108 win on Sunday. Damian Lillard added 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Wesley Matthews scored 17 for the Trail Blazers, winners in 12 of their last 13 games. Xavier Henry scored 27 points, Jodie Meeks netted 20 and Nick Young finished with 17 points for the Lakers, who had won five of six entering the contest.

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