NBA Roundup: Portland wins
Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 10, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS ó Brandon Roy scored 29 points, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 102-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Andre Miller scored 15 for the Trail Blazers (14-9), who snapped a four-game road losing streak.
Dahntay Jones led the Pacers with 19 points and rookie Tyler Hansbrough added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Indiana (6-13), losers of six straight, played without injured All-Star Danny Granger.
Rockets 95, Cavaliers 85
HOUSTON ó Aaron Brooks scored 27 points, Trevor Ariza scored 26 and the Houston Rockets held LeBron James and the Cavaliers to one of their worst offensive performances of the season.J ames scored 27 points, but went only 8 for 21 from the field.
Pistons 90, 76ers 86
PHILADELPHIA ó Rodney Stuckey scored 27 points and hit the winner with 8.7 seconds left to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 90-86 win over Philadelphia, the 76ers’ 11th straight loss.
Allen Iverson scored 11 points in his second game with the Sixers. He hit the tying jumper with 1:06 left that made it 86-all.
Iverson is 0-5 this season ó three losses with Memphis; two with the 76ers. Iverson missed seven of 10 shots from the floor and had three assists.
Hawks 118, Bulls 83
ATLANTA ó Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 29 points and the Hawks opened the second half with a 20-4 run.
The Bulls, who have lost four straight and nine of 10, remained close only in the first period.
Smith had 18 points, including an alley-oop jam to cap the decisive 20-4 run and push the lead to 30 points at 76-46 with 3:35 remaining in the third period.
Derrick Rose led Chicago with 19 points. James Johnson had 17 ó all in the final period.
Warriors 105, Nets 89
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ó Monta Ellis scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Golden State snapped a four-game losing streak.
Brook Lopez had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, who were bidding for wins on consecutive nights after winning just once in their first 20 games.
Spurs 118, Kings 106
SAN ANTONIO ó Richard Jefferson broke out of a slump with 23 points, including a dunk to cap a 14-point run at the end of the first half, and San Antonio ended a three-game skid with a 118-106 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Hornets 97, T’wolves 96
MINNEAPOLIS ó Chris Paul streaked past Jonny Flynn on an inbounds pass to hit a layup with 1.4 seconds left and lift the New Orleans Hornets.
Paul finished with 15 points and 14 assists.