Thursday Dec 14 – NBA Games Recap
All of yesterday’s NBA games in one article.
Charlotte defeats Orlando 99-89
San Antonio defeats New Orleans/Oklahoma City 103-77
Golden State defeats Houston 109-107
Final Score: Charlotte 99, Orlando 89
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Sean May scored a career-high 32 points and feasted at the free throw line, leading Charlotte to a 99-89 win over the Orlando Magic. Adam Morrison added 22 points and seven rebounds, while Emeka Okafor tallied 13 points and 11 boards for the Bobcats, who snapped a four-game skid. May went 9-of-15 from the field, made 14-of-17 foul shots and pulled down six rebounds. It was a big change for Morrison from his previous four home games. He went 4- of-34 from the floor in home contests against Detroit, San Antonio, Houston and Phoenix from December 3-10, but on Thursday he made 7-of-12 shots. Keyon Dooling had 20 points to pace Orlando, which has dropped three in a row and five of its last six contests. Travis Diener added 16 points for the Magic.
Final Score: San Antonio 103, New Orleans/Oklahoma City 77
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – Manu Ginobili had 24 points, and San Antonio did an excellent job defensively in a 103-77 victory over the Hornets in the team’s return to New Orleans Arena. Tony Parker tallied 19 points for the Spurs, who overcame an off night by Tim Duncan to win their third straight. Duncan had 11 points and nine rebounds, going 4-of-7 from the field. Ginobili made half of his 16 field goal attempts and went 3-of-7 from beyond the arc. Rasual Butler had 17 points and Desmond Mason contributed 16 points and nine boards for the Hornets, who have lost three of four overall and eight of their last nine versus the Spurs.
Final Score: Golden State 109, Houston 107
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Baron Davis hit the winning three-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining, as Golden State rallied from a four-point deficit in the final minute for a 109-107 victory over the Houston Rockets. Davis ended with 34 points and eight assists, as the Warriors won back-to-back contests following losses in five of six games. Monta Ellis had 17 points and Andris Biedrins 15 for Golden State, which snapped a three-game series skid and beat Houston in Oakland for just the fourth time in the last 22 meetings. Yao Ming had 38 points and 18 rebounds for Houston, but the center air-balled two shots in the final minute. Luther Head added 26 points and nine rebounds for the Rockets, who have lost consecutive games for the first time all season.