25/3/2012-Luol Deng tips home winner in another clutch of OT games
The Clippers All Star combination of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin pulled the Clippers out of a three game slump against the Memphis Grizzlies. Paul had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Griffin had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Del Negro reverted to the lineup he preferred before the Nick Young trade, and it reaped rewards, giving them both the win and Young having 16 points off the bench. Randolph led the Grizzlies with 14 points.
The Wizards gave up yet another double digit lead as the Atlanta Hawks used a big final quarter to come away with the victory. Josh Smith’s 20 points was the high scorer for the Hawks with 20 points, whilst center Nene continued his good form for his new team with 21 points for the Wizards.
All five starters scored in double points for the New Jersey Nets with Kris Humphries scoring 20 as Deron Williams returned to play against the team he dropped 57 points against. This time he was held to 19, but his team still won against the worst team in the NBA. Byron Mullens high scored for the Bobcats with 17 points.
The Knicks make sure they didn’t lose two in a row for the first time under Mike Woodson, beating the Detroit Pistons by 22 points. Amare Stoudemire scored 17 points while Tyson Chandler pulled down 17 boards as well as scoring 15 points to pace the Knicks. Ben Gordon scored 20 points for the losers.
It took an extra period for them to do it, but the Chicago Bulls took down the Raptors by one, even without reigning MVP Derrick Rose. Boozer led the way for the Bulls with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while both Deng and Watson scored 23 points each. Jose Calderon and James Johnson each had 20 points for the Raptors.
DeJuan Blair led the Spurs with 23 points and Stephen Jackson scored 14 off the bench as the Spurs beat the New Orleans Hornets. Jarret Jack had a game high 27 points for the Hornets and Carl Landry had 15 off the bench as Trevor Ariza sat out the game with a sore right ankle.
Dallas emerged triumphant in overtime in a Texas clash against the Houston Rockets, with Dirk Nowitzki scoring 31 points to lead both teams. Jason Terry also had 24 points off the bench as Goran Dragic scored 24 as well for the Rockets; dishing out 8 assists as well.
One time Spur George Hill had 24 points off the bench as the Pacers blew out the Bucks by 21 points. Ersan Illaysova top scored for the Bucks with 22 points, while Monta Ellis struggled; only scoring 12 points for the home side.
DeMarcus Cousins’s huge 28 points and 16 rebounds were not enough to lift the Sacremento Kings over Klay Thompson’s 31 points and the Golden State Warriors. Cousins banged and bashed like usual for his points but also handed out 5 assists and blocked 3 shots, his shooting being the only negative (9-20). David Lee also played well for the winners, scoring 22 points but also shooting poorly (9-20) and had 4 blocks as well as 14 rebounds and 9 assists in a near triple double effort.
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