Box Score Breakdown for Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Blake Griffin scores 30 points as Detroit tops Orlando
January 1,2019 at 09:04 AM
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Six Detroit players scored in double digits as Blake Griffin led the way with an impressive 30-point effort, while Andre Drummond delivered a strong double-double of 14 points and 22 rebounds. Both Reggie Bullock and Reggie Jackson chipped in with 13 points, while two bench players reached the 10-point mark: Luke Kennard had 14 points and Langston Galloway added 13. As it has been the case all season long, Nikola Vucevic led the way for the Magic with 24 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists. Evan Fournier had 18 points, while Aaron Gordon came close to a double-double after finishing with 12 points and eight boards before getting fouled out. Terrence Ross had an impressive effort coming off the bench since he ended with 24 points while adding two boards in 33 minutes of action.
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The Celtics came back from a 36-30 first-quarter deficit to forge a 64-53 halftime lead. The Raptors ultimately led by a 104-100 margin with 4:22 remaining before the Celtics finished on a 17-4 run over the final 3:54 to eradicate the deficit and nearly manage a double-digit win. Kawhi Leonard's 33 points, which he supplemented with four rebounds, two assists and four steals, led the Raptors. Serge Ibaka turned in 22 points and 10 rebounds. Danny Green managed 15 points. Greg Monroe and Norman Powell generated matching 11-point tallies. Kyle Lowry's line included 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Kyrie Irving's 27 points, which he partly supplemented with a career-high 18 assists, paced the Celtics. Al Horford managed 24 points and seven rebounds. Gordon Hayward delivered 18 points, while Jayson Tatum generated a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double.
January 1,2019 at 09:04 AM
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While there were only five ties in this game, it took an extra session to determine a winner Houston blew this game badly, as they blew an 11-point lead in regulation with 2:30 remaining, then blew a seven-point lead in overtime with 1:30 remaining. The Nets actually finished regulation on an 18-7 run and finished overtime scoring the final 10 points in the game. Brooklyn won the rebounding differential, 57-47 while out-assisting the Rockets, 29-18. The Rockets attempted a record-breaking 70 three-pointers in their loss. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets with 33 points and 10 assists off the bench. Jarrett Allen totaled 20 points, 24 rebounds and three blocks. DeMarre Carroll also played well off the bench, providing 22 points. James Harden led the Rockets with 58 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. P.J. Tucked amassed 20 points and 10 boards. Eric Gordon finished with 20 points in 21 minutes,
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Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal, in 21 minutes. Eric Bledsoe followed up with 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting, four assists, three steals and two rebounds, in 24 minutes. Khris Middleton tallied 11 points, six rebounds, five assists and one steal, while D.J. Wilson added 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and two blocks, off the bench. Meanwhile, Omri Casspi led the Grizzlies with 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting, six rebounds and two assists, in 35 minutes off the bench. JaMychal Green followed up with 14 points on 4-of-11 shooting, 10 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal, in 26 minutes off the bench. Marc Gasol added 14 points, four rebounds and five assists, while Mike Conley finished with 14 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal.
January 1,2019 at 09:04 AM
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Marco Belinelli led the Spurs with 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting, two rebounds, two assists and one steal, in 23 minutes off the bench. DeMar DeRozan tallied 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting, nine assists and four rebounds, in 39 minutes. Rudy Gay added 14 points, four rebounds, one assist and a block, while Davis Bertans chipped in 12 points, four rebounds and one block, off the bench. Bryn Forbes added 12 points, five rebounds and three assists. Meanwhile, Luka Doncic led the Mavs with 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting, eight rebounds, eight assists and one steal, in 35 minutes. Wesley Matthews followed up with 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting, three rebounds and three assists, in 33 minutes. Dorian Finney-Smith finished with 12 points and three rebounds, while Harrison Barnes added 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists, in 35 minutes.
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Wednesday's convincing victory over the Cavaliers served as a much-needed bounce-back game for the Trail Blazer backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum after the two posted one of their more inefficient shooting performances of the season Monday against the Kings. The duo combined to shoot a combined 13-of-41 from the field, with McCollum's 2-of-14 performance serving as his worst of the regular season so far. Wednesday, however, the backcourt saw a huge boost in efficiency thanks to the Cavaliers' league-worst defense. Lillard shot 11-of-19 (58 percent) from the field en route to pouring in a game-high 33 points in 32 minutes. McCollum was not as productive as his All-Star teammate, but he still shot 7-of-13 (53.8) percent from the field on his way to scoring 19 points of his own in 29 minutes.
January 1,2019 at 09:04 AM
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Wednesday's thrilling showdown between the Pelicans and Warriors featured the most made three-pointers in NBA history, as the teams combined to make 43 shots from behind the arc. And it wasn't just high-volume shooting, it was high-accuracy shooting. The Pelicans, who made 19 threes, shot 51.4 percent from three, while the Warriors shot an astounding 24-of-49 (49 percent) from long range in the winning effort. Everyone was getting in on the action too with eight different players shooting at least 40 percent from three in the contest. Most notably, Steph Curry hit seven of his 11 threes in his 23-point third quarter on his way to making at least eight threes for the third consecutive game, making him the first person to do so in NBA history. Some unexpected contributors include Julius Randle, who was 3-of-3 from deep, and Draymond Green, who, despite struggling mightily this season from long range, went 4-of-7 from behind the arc Wednesday.
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The Utah Jazz saw a season-defining night from Rudy Gobert on Wednesday. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year tallied 23 points and 22 rebounds to go with four blocks in Wednesday's win. Gobert's 7-of-10 shooting from the field and 9-of-10 free-throw shooting helped Utah achieve a remarkably efficient shooting night, as the team hit 51.2 percent of its shots and went 30-of-37 from the free-throw line. Sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell also had a big night, scoring 28 points. The Clippers, meanwhile, could not keep up with Utah's output. LA shot 45.9 percent from the floor and made it to the free-throw line only 14 times, hitting nine. The frontcourt duo of Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari combined to shoot just 9-of-28 from the field for 27 points. The team's leading scorer was veteran Lou Williams, who had 23 points and six assists off the bench.