NBA Recap: Wednesday, March 7th
The NBA was loaded with games Wednesday night, as 26 teams played in 13 games. With this many games comes a variety of headlines, we have buzzer beaters, upsets, superstar performances, blowouts, and comebacks. So without further ado, here is your recap of NBA games from Wednesday, March 7th.
The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics by 32 points. Evan Turner scores a career-high 26 points, while Rondo, Garnett, and Allen combine for a mere 15 points.
PHI — 103-71
The Washington Wizards rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite Kobe’s 30 point performance, he shot 9-31 from the field. The Wizards were led by big men, McGee and Booker who both recorded double-doubles.
WAS — 106-101
The San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks. While the Knicks kept struggling to find their identity, they fell to 18-21 on the season. Tony Parker continued to make a case for NBA MVP by scoring a game-high 32 points.
SA — 118-105
Harden, Westbrook, and Durant all scored at least 30 points as the OKC Thunder beat the Phoenix Suns. Harden’s career-high 30 points helped OKC win their 14th straight home game. Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
OKC — 115-104
Jordan Farmar hit a go-ahead 3 pointer with .2 seconds to play, sending the Clippers to their 2nd straight loss. Deron Williams led the Nets with 21 points and 10 rebounds and Kris Humphries recorded a double-double.
NJ — 101-100
The Minnesota Timberwolves won their third straight game by beating the Portland Trailblazers. Kevin Love becomes the first player to score 25+ points, grab 10+ rebounds, and hit 3+ 3-pointers in three straight games. He finished with 29 points, 16 rebounds, and three 3-pointers. Meanwhile, the Trailblazers have lost 4 of the last 5 games.
MIN — 106-94
Derrick Rose led the Bulls past the Bucks with a last second buzzer beater. Rose nearly recorded a triple-double. He finished with 30 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds. Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova scored a career-high 32 points and added 10 rebounds.
CHI — 106-104
The Miami Heat squeak past the Atlanta Hawks as LeBron James scores 31 points and grabs 11 rebounds. This is the Hawks first lost this year (12-1), when Josh Smith has scored more than 20 points. He finished with 23.
MIA — 89-86
Al Jefferson scored 31 points and added 9 rebounds to led the Utah Jazz past the league-worst Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats have only won 6 games.
UTA — 99-93
The Houston Rockets were upset by the Toronto Raptors, who pulled away in the fourth quarter. DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 23 points and Jose Calderon finished with a 17 point, 12 assist double-double.
TOR — 116-98
The Denver Nuggets were upset at home by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kyrie Irving scored the game-winning layup with 4 seconds left. Antwan Jamison led the Cavs with a game-high 33 points and 9 rebounds. Al Harrington led the Nuggets with 22 points and 8 rebounds.
CLE — 100-99
The Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Hornets by one point, in a game where 4 starters from each team all scored in double digits. Jarrett Jack led the Hornets with 25 points, while Marcus Thornton led the victorious Kings with 25 points. Chris Kaman, also put up a valiant effort with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists.
SAC — 99-98
Ellis, Curry, and Lee were held under 20 points as the Memphis Grizzlies came out firing on all cylinders. The Grizzlies, who had 6 players in double-digits and shot over 50 percent from the field, were led by Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol. Gay finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Gasol finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Memphis has now won 11 of the last 13 games.
MEM — 110-92
For further details about the games and post-game reports head to ESPN.