On Saturday we had some good games in the NBA as teams are getting down to the last couple of games before they tip it up for real. You are likely to see starters get more minutes from here on out as they get ready for opening night.
The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-101. Rashard Lewis had 15 points including 11 in the fourth quarter as the heat came from behind to beat the Spurs. Josh Harrelson hit a three pointer to put the Heat up to stay. He finished with 10 points. Danny Green led the Spurs with 17 points. The Heat played without Lebron James who coach Eric Spoelstra gave the day off due to “general soreness”. Dwayne Wade had 13 points for the Heat.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-94. Rookie Mike Scott from Virginia led the Hawks with 17points while Ivan Johnson and Lou Williams had 13 points each. Jae Crowder led the Mavs with 15 points while Vince Carter had 13.
The Detroit Pistons beat the Charlotte Bobcats 85-80. Rodney Stuckey scored 16 points to lead the Pistons. Brandon Knight and Greg Munroe added 15 each for Detroit. Kemba Walker scored 15 points and Tyrus Thomas had 14 points and a whopping 16 rebounds for the Bobcats.
The Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 99-91. Marvin Williams scored 18 points to lead the Jazz. ”He makes shots,” Utah coach Ty Corbin said. ”He’s a willing and capable shooter so we’ll look to get him the ball in the right situations.” Matt Barnes scored 22 points to lead the Clippers. Chris Paul added 17 points for Los Angeles.
The Indiana Pacers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 83-80. Gerald Green scored 18 points, 11 in the fourth quarter as the Pacers bounced back after a loss on Friday. Roy Hibbert had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Paul George had 14 points and Tyler Hansbrough had 13 rebounds.
The Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 109-98. The Celtics once trailed in the game by 20 points. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 25 points and Jason Terry added 22. Chris Copeland led New York with 34 points and James White had 16.
The Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-94. Trevor Booker scored 22 points to lead the Wizards. A.J. Price added 17 and 11 assists while Martel Webster also chipped in 17.