6/4/2012-Dwight struggles as Bulls top Celtics with dominant second half
Despite Dwight Howard returning to the lineup, the Magic lost to the New York Knicks by 16 points. The Knicks had 41 points off a 4 man bench while Melo had 19 to lead both teams. Tyson Chandler continued to prove that he is possibly the only big man to truly slow Dwight, holding the all-star centre to just 8 points.
John Wall’s 28 points and 10 assists were not enough for the Wizards to beat the Detroit Pistons as they went down by 99-94. Greg Monroe had 18 points while Rodney Stuckey had 15 points off the bench.
The Celtics were overrun in the second half by a determined Chicago Bulls outfit by 7. The Bulls recovered from their slow start to completely dominate the second half, with Luol Deng’s 26 points leading both teams. Paul Pierce scored 12 in the first term to spark the hot Celtics start but faded to finish with 22.
Chris Paul had 13 points 8 assists and 5 steals as the Clippers survived a hectic final few minutes to beat the Sacramento Kings. Rookie sensation Isiah Thomas had 17 points for the Kings while Randy Foye had 20 for the Clips.