14/4/2012-Raptors beat Celtics as Suns stay hot on the track for playoff berth
The Toronto Raptors got a giant upset as they beat the Boston Celtics, ending the Celt’s 4 game winning streak. DeMar DeRozan had 22 to lead the way for the Raptors, on 13-13 shooting from the free throw stripe, while Rajon Rondo’s assist streak continued as he handed out 12 of them.
Marshon Brooks had 22 points and Gerald Green had 23 off the bench as they handed a loss to the seriously slumping Sixers. The 76ers were outscored 32-23 in the last quarter as the were overwhelmed by a determined Nets team. Jrue Holiday had 19 for Philadelphia.
Tracy McGrady had 11 points on 5-7 shooting and was a +31 on points differential as TMac and the Hawks went to Orlando and came out with the win. Filling in for the sizable absence of Dwight Howard, Glen Davis had 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Magic.
12 of the Pacer’s players came onto the court and all but 2 scored as the Pacers took down the Cleveland Cavaliers by 19 points. Danny Granger had 18 to lead all scorers while Omri Casspi had 14 for the Cavaliers.
The Washington Wizards found a solid brick wall awaiting them in Madison Square Garden as the left New York with their tail between their legs, losing by 38 points. JR Smith had 23 points in the huge Knick’s win, as Steven Novak, Carmel Anthony and Baron Davis all had 18 points apiece. Jordan Crawford had 17 to lead the Wizards, by shot appallingly, as did most of the Knicks team as they shot 28 percent from the field.
Dexter Pittman had 16 points off the bench and 11 players scored for the Heat as they beat the Charlotte Bobcats. LeBron James also had 18 points to lead the Heat. 2nd year forward Derrick Brown had 21 points to lead the Cats.
Brandon Jennings’ 20 points and 10 assists as well as Drew Gooden’s 26 points led the playoff chasing Bucks to a victory over the Detroit Pistons. Rookie point guard Ben Knight had 25points to lead the Pistons.
Paul Millsap had 17 and Al Jefferson had 19 but it wasnt enough as the Jazz lost to the New Orleans Hornets. Eric Gordon had 25 to lead the Hornets.
The Phoenix Suns stayed hot in the race for the playoffs as they took down fellow competitor Houston by7 points. Marcin Gortat had 20 points in a captivating, and at times fiery, duel with fellow international Luis Scola. Scola had 21 for the Rockets while Goran Dragic had 22 points and 7 assists.
Kevin Durant had 29 points and pulled down 9 rebounds while Serge Ibaka blocked 7 shots as the Thunder cruised to a routine victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Andrew Bynum matched his rebounding numbers with scoring as he poured in 20 points and 8 rebounds as the Lakers solidified their place in the playoffs. Still without Kobe, Matt Barnes had 24 and 10 to help fill the void. Andre Miller had 20 to lead the Nuggets.
Delonte West and Dirk Nowitzki had 21 and 24 points respectively as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trailblazers by 3. Nicolas Batum had 20 points for the Blazers in the loss.
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