National Basketball Association Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkJanuary 28, 2014 

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Antony Davis had 30 points, seven rebounds and eight blocked shots to help the New Orleans Pelicans to a 100-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Eric Gordon added 20 points and nine assists, while Brian Roberts and Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 12 points apiece for the Pelicans, winners in three straight. Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 23 points, Dion Waiters poured in 21 and Tyler Zeller turned in a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have dropped four of their last five games. Cleveland rookie Anthony Bennett had his best game as a pro, scoring a career-high 15 points and pulling down eight rebounds. The first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft was 5-for-10 from the floor in just over 31 minutes of action.

Final Score: Detroit 103, Orlando 87

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Jennings scored 20 points with eight assists to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 103-87 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Josh Smith contributed 16 points, Andre Drummond deposited 13 points with 17 rebounds, and Rodney Stuckey scored 13 points off the bench for Detroit, which snapped a four-game losing streak with the win. Victor Oladipo led Orlando with 19 points, while Tobias Harris and Arron Afflalo each chipped in with 14 in the setback, Orlando's fourth in the last five games.

Final Score: New York 114, Boston 88

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Carmelo Anthony's best three-game stretch of the season has resulted in a trio of New York Knicks wins. Anthony had 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals in three quarters of work as the Knicks routed the Boston Celtics, 114-88, on Tuesday night. Anthony, who was 8-of-15 from the field, followed Friday's franchise-record 62-point performance against the Charlotte Bobcats with a 35-point effort Sunday versus the Los Angeles Lakers. Anthony is shooting 55.6 percent (56-of-81) during his hot streak. Tyson Chandler added 12 points and 13 boards for New York, which is 3-3 on its eight-game homestand. Jeff Green registered 14 points and seven rebounds for the sputtering Celtics, who have dropped 15 of their last 17 games.

Final Score: Houston 97, San Antonio 90

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dwight Howard shook off a slow start and carried the Houston Rockets over the San Antonio Spurs, 97-90, with a 23- point, 16-rebound effort on Tuesday. The Rockets, despite leading scorer James Harden being sidelined with a thumb injury, saw Terrence Jones step up with 21 points and nine rebounds and Jeremy Lin chip in with 18 points and eight assists. Houston had won the previous two meetings against the Spurs this season and took the season series for the first time since the 1996-97 campaign -- the season before Tim Duncan arrived in San Antonio. San Antonio, meanwhile, has dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season after losing at Miami in a 2013 NBA Finals rematch on Sunday. Boris Diaw posted a double-double with a season-high 22 points and 11 boards, while Duncan added 12 points and 14 rebounds in the setback.

Final Score: Memphis 98, Portland 81

Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Don't look now, Western Conference, but the Memphis Grizzlies are slowly hitting their stride. Zach Randolph scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Mike Conley added 19 points and seven assists in the Grizzlies' 98-81 wire-to-wire drubbing of the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. Memphis has won eight of its last nine and improved to 6-1 since welcoming back the injured Marc Gasol, who had 15 points and eight boards in the win. Two days after scoring a season-low 88 points in a lopsided loss at Golden State, the Blazers made just 34.5 percent of their shots in losing for the fourth time in six games. LaMarcus Aldridge paced Portland with 27 points and 16 rebounds and Damian Lillard added 16 points in the setback.

Final Score: Washington 88, Golden State 85

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bradley Beal had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the Washington Wizards defeated the Golden State Warriors, 88-85, on Tuesday night. David Lee drove in for the game-tying bucket to make it 85-85 with 1:47 to go, but John Wall knocked down a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:28 left to give Washington an 88-85 edge. A bit later, after Martell Webster missed a jumper, the Warriors had one last chance to tie with 6.1 ticks remaining, but Trevor Ariza defended Stephen Curry well beyond the arc and his left-handed triple from the right wing was way off the mark. Wall added 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Wizards, who have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games. Curry netted 23 points, but was just 8-of-23 from the field for Golden State, which has dropped five of its last seven tilts.

Final Score: Indiana 104, LA Lakers 92

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - David West led six Pacers in double figures with 19 points, Lance Stephenson flirted with a triple-double and Indiana used a big second half to take down the Los Angeles Lakers, 104-92, from Staples Center. Stephenson tallied 15 points, 14 rebounds and six assists while Paul George and George Hill posted 14 and 13 points, respectively. George shot just 4-for-21 from the floor, but Indiana outrebounded the Lakers 63-50 and got back on track after losing two of three entering Tuesday's tilt. Roy Hibbert and Danny Granger added 11 and 10 points, respectively, with Hibbert also grabbing 10 boards in the triumph. Pau Gasol and Jodie Meeks both scored 21 points in LA's fifth straight setback. Kendall Marshall contributed 11 points and 13 assists.

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