Consistent and timely perimeter shooting by Blake Griffin and Jared Dudley, along with a season-high 36 assists, helped the Los Angeles Clippers to a satisfying start to 2014 following their most lopsided defeat of the season.
Up until a few days ago, the Philadelphia 76ers just couldn’t find a way to win on the road.
Monta Ellis scored 23 points, Vince Carter had 13 and the Dallas Mavericks held the host Washington Wizards scoreless for more than four minutes late in the fourth quarter.
Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and seven rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves led by as many as 30 points in cruising to a 124-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Kyle Lowry had 13 points and a season-high 14 assists and the Toronto Raptors extended their season-best winning streak to four games, beating the Indiana Pacers 95-82 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Garnett, who is averaging career lows in most statistical categories and is having trouble establishing his role, said this season was the most frustrating of his career.
Monta Ellis scored 23 points, Vince Carter had 13 and the Dallas Mavericks held the Washington Wizards scoreless for more than 4 minutes late in the fourth quarter of an 87-78 victory Wednesday night.
Carmelo Anthony’s former teammate needed just a few seconds to ponder the question and deliver a definitive answer. “I think he’s leaving. I’ve played with Melo for a long time and he knows he can’t win here. At this stage, all he wants to do is win. That’s why he’ll leave.”