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Doing Lines, 1/4/12

24 of the 30 NBA teams in action tonight, so let's get to it -

  • Let's start in Canada, where the Raptors beat the Cavaliers 92-77. Both teams are now 3-3. Andrea Bargnani scored 31 points on 16 shots, plus 6-7 line. Rasul Butler was 0-6, all from 3. Jose Calderon added 13 points and 11 assists (only 1 turnover). Cleveland shot 30% from the field, "led" by Kyrie Irving's 3-13 shooting performance. Omri Casspi had 10 points and 5 rebounds, both season highs.
  • Orlando handled Washington in Florida, 103-85. Dwight Howard posted a double double animal style, 28/20, adding 3 blocks. Ryan Anderson added 23 and 15 for the 5-2 Magic. JaVale McGee had more blocks (5) than rebounds (4) for the Wizards, who dropped to 0-6.
  • Boston used a 55-35 second half to pull away from New Jersey, 89-70. The host Celtics improved to 4-3 thanks to Paul Pierce's 24 points (3-5 from 3), 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass both posted double doubles (14/12 and 15/13, respectively). The Deron William-less Nets dropped to 1-6.
  • Chicago went into Detroit and came away with a 99-83 win, improving to 6-1 (4-1 road). Derrick Rose had 17 points and 10 assists (2 turnovers) for the Bulls, and Joakim Noah posted a 13/11 double double to offset 5 turnovers. The 2-4 Pistons received a solid 19 point, 13 rebound, 5 assist (2 turnover) from Greg Monroe. On the other end of the spectrum, Brandon Knight was 2-9 floor for 4 points in 22 bench minutes.
  • Charlotte visited New York and improved to 2-4 while dropping the Knicks to same, 118-110. Boris Diaw was 12-15 (3-3 from 3) from the floor for the Bobcats, scoring 27 points, and Gerald Henderson added 24 on 10-13 shooting. D.J. Augustin posted 14 points and 10 assists despite 4-14 shooting.
  • The Miami Heat were an unkind host to Indiana, defeating the Pacers 118-83. The 6-1 Heat received 33 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists, more than compensating for Dwyane Wade's absence from the lineup. The 4-2 Pacers got a 16/12 double double out of Roy HIbbert, but Indy wings Danny Granger and Paul George were a combined 6-24 field (2-13 and 4-11, respectively).
  • Philadelphia defeated the Hornets in New Orleans, 101-93. Andre Iguodala had a forgettable night, with 5 points on 2-10 shooting. But his teammates picked him up: Elton Brand had a 12/12 double double, Jrue Holiday contributed 23 points and 8 assists (0 turnovers), Spencer Hawes scored 17 (7-12 floor) and blocked 4 shots, and Evan Turner added 21 points on 8-12 shooting. The Sixers move to 3-2. For the 2-4 Hornets, Eric Gordon returned to the lineup with 22 points on 8-22 shooting (1-6 from 3), Carl Landry added 21 points, and Jarret Jack scored 19 with 11 assists (3 turnovers).
  • Memphis nipped Minnesota in Minnesota 90-86. Minus Zach Randolph, the Grizz depended on Tony Allen's 20 points (a perfect 8-8 from the floor), making up for the 14-48 (29%) shooting performance by the rest of Memphis' starters. Memphis runs their record to 3-3. Kevin Love had a 27/14 night for the 2-4 T-Wolves, and Ricky Rubio added 12 points and 10 assists (4 turnovers). Michael Beasley posted an 11/10 double double, but shot only 5-16 from the floor and turned it over 5 times. Wesley Johnson was 0-5 field in 14 minutes.
  • No Manu, but San Antonio prevails at home against Golden State, 101-95. The 4-2 Spurs received 15 points (6-9 floor), 11 rebounds and 3 blocks from Tim Duncan. The Dubs dropped to 2-4, as Monta Ellis scored 38 on 15-30 shooting. David Lee posted a 13/10 double double on 5-13 shooting.
  • Dallas is now 3-4 after a 98-89 home win against Phoenix (2-4). Jason Terry was 1-4 from 2 but 5-8 from 3 for 18 points. Marcin Gortat turned in a 22/10 night for the Suns (10-15 floor), and Steve Nash had 15 points and 12 assists (4 turnovers).
  • The Clippers dumped all over the Rockets in Los Angeles, 117-89. Clips starters shot a blistering 63% from the floor. CP3 scored 20 on 9-14 shooting and added 10 assists versus 2 turnovers. L.A. is now 3-2, while the Rockets fall to 2-4.

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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