5/4/2012-LeBron leads Heat over OKC as Nash hits game winner
Toronto outscored Philadelphia 20 points to 7 as the Raptors upset the 76ers 99-78. Bargnani scored 24 points for the Raptors while Jose Calderon handed out 13 assists in the win
Jordan Crawford’s 28 points were not enough to lift the Washington Wizards over the Indiana Pacers. Danny Granger’s 20 points led the Pacers to a 109-96 victory.
The Spurs survived Boston’s late game charge to win by 1 point. Avery Bradley lead all comers with 19 points off the bench while Danny Green had 14 points for the Spurs.
The Hawk’s bench had 52 points as the Atlanta Hawks blew out the Charlotte Bobcats by 27 points. Rookie point guard Kemba Walker had 21 points in the loss.
Monta Ellis had 30 points and 8 assists as the Milwaukee Bucks consigned the Cleveland Cavaliers to yet another defeat. Ekpe Udoh got the start for the Bucks as likely RoY winner Kyrie Irving sat out for the Cavs.
David Lee’s 31 points proved too much for the Timberwolves as they lost 97-94. Kevin Love had 29 points and 12 rebounds but there wasn’t a great deal of help from a short handed Wolves team.
6 players scored in double figures for the Hornets as they beat Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets. Lawson had 22 points but it wasn’t enough for the Nuggets as they lost by 2 points.
LeBron James had 34 points and 10 assists as the Heat evened the ledger against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kevin Durant and Westbrook combined for 58 points, but also had 13 turnovers, 9 of them Durant’s.
Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and Jason Terry had 15 points off the bench as the Dallas Mavericks used a big 4th quarter to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies. OJ Mayo continued his push for a start, leading the Grizz with 17 points off the bench. Gilbert Arenas had 8 in the loss.
Despite two 20 point games off the bench from Anthony Morrow and Gerald Green, the New Jersey Nets lost to the Portland Trailblazers. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points for the Blazers while Nicolas Batum had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Steve Nash hit the game winning layup as the Phoenix Suns took down 8th seed competitor Utah. Michael Redd had 19 points off the bench for the Suns.
The Los Angeles Lakers took a 2 game lead in the Pacific Division, winning by five. Andrew Bynum lead the way for both teams with 36 points, but it will be Blake Griffins ridiculous poster dunks that will steal the headlines. Caron Butler led the Clips with 28.