National Basketball Association Game Capsules

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Miami, FL ( - Chris Bosh scored 24 points and LeBron James tallied 18 as the Miami Heat delivered a dominating performance that resulted in a 113-101 drubbing of the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. The first meeting between the two powers since last year's NBA Finals was no contest, as the Heat shot an impressive 58.1 percent from the floor and never trailed in dealing the Spurs only their fourth loss in 20 road outings this season. Bosh hit on 9-of-10 attempts and Mario Chalmers went 6-of-8 in a 16-point, seven-assist effort. James added seven rebounds and six assists before sitting the entire fourth quarter with Miami up big. San Antonio received 23 points from Tim Duncan but couldn't match the Heat's outstanding offensive execution. Boris Diaw and Marco Belinelli finished with 15 and 12 points, respectively, in defeat.

Final Score: New York 110, LA Lakers 103

New York, NY ( - Carmelo Anthony followed up Friday's historic performance with 35 points in the New York Knicks' 110-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden. Anthony, who set a new Knicks and current Garden record with 62 points in a 125-96 blowout of Charlotte two days prior, added five assists to help deal the injury-plagued Lakers a fourth consecutive defeat. Raymond Felton contributed 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting to the win, with Tim Hardaway Jr. scoring 15 of his 18 points in the second half. Jodie Meeks went 6-of-8 from 3-point range to pace the Lakers with 24 points, while Pau Gasol had 20 along with 13 rebounds. Manny Harris ended with 18 points for Los Angeles, which concluded a seven-game road trip with a 2-5 record.

Final Score: Phoenix 99, Cleveland 90

Cleveland, OH ( - Markieff Morris had 27 points and 15 rebounds as the Phoenix Suns stormed back from a 20-point deficit to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-90, on Sunday. Channing Frye and Goran Dragic added 16 and 15 points, respectively, for the Suns, who have won three of four. P.J. Tucker tallied 13 points and 10 boards. Kyrie Irving ended with 24 points and nine assists for the Cavaliers, who fell to 1-3 on a five-game homestand. Luol Deng had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Tristan Thompson added 17 points and 13 boards. Cleveland shot just 23.8 percent from the floor in the second half after making 54.5 percent of its shots in the first half. In addition, the Cavaliers were outscored by a 56-29 margin in the second half.

Final Score: New Orleans 100, Orlando 92

New Orleans, LA ( - Anthony Davis had 22 points, a career- high 19 rebounds and seven blocks to power the New Orleans Pelicans to a 100-92 win over the Orlando Magic. Tyreke Evans finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Pelicans, who snapped a six-game losing streak at home. Brian Roberts and Eric Gordon scored 15 and 14 points, respectively. Arron Afflalo totaled 25 points, Victor Oladipo had 18 points and Tobias Harris tallied 17 points and nine rebounds for Orlando, which has lost 13 of its last 15. Jameer Nelson contributed 15 points and eight assists.

Final Score: Brooklyn 85, Boston 79

Boston, MA ( - Andray Blatche scored 17 points off the bench to lead the Brooklyn Nets to an 85-79 win over the Boston Celtics in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's inaugural return to Beantown. Pierce spent 15 seasons as a Celtic and Garnett joined him for six of those years, as both were integral parts in helping Boston win its 17th NBA title in 2008. Both players were sent to Brooklyn as part of a draft night trade and a new era in Boston had begun. With Brooklyn clinging to an 80-77 lead, Garnett stole a Rajon Rondo pass as the Boston point guard tried dropping it off to Brandon Bass with 20.9 seconds left and the shot clock winding down. Garnett raced down the floor for an uncontested layup that helped the Nets to their fifth straight victory and 10th win in their last 11 games.

Final Score: Dallas 116, Detroit 106

Dallas, TX ( - Dirk Nowitzki led five Dallas players in double figures with 28 points to lead the Mavericks to a 116-106 win over the Detroit Pistons. Jose Calderon added 17, Devin Harris scored 14 and Vince Carter and Monta Ellis finished with 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Mavericks, who had dropped two straight entering the contest. Brandon Jennings scored 26 points with seven assists, Josh Smith had 25 points and Greg Monroe finished with 20 points and nine rebounds for the Pistons, losers in four straight.

Final Score: Golden State 103, Portland 88

Oakland, CA ( - Stephen Curry scored a game-high 38 points to go with seven rebounds and eight assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 103-88 drubbing of the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. David Lee turned in a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Klay Thompson finished with 17 points for the Warriors, who had dropped four of five entering the contest. Wesley Matthews scored 21 points and Damian Lillard added 16 for the Trail Blazers, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 10 points despite going just 2-for-14 from the field. He has 68 consecutive double-figure scoring efforts.

Final Score: Denver 125, Sacramento 117

Sacramento, CA ( - Ty Lawson scored 27 points with six assists to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 125-117 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Wilson Chandler tallied 20 points and Kenneth Faried deposited a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double for Denver, which has won two straight on the heels of a three-game skid. Isaiah Thomas had 22 points and eight assists to lead the Kings, who were without Rudy Gay (Achilles) and DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) for a second straight contest. Marcus Thornton netted 19 points and Jason Thompson contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

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