NBA Scores, Recaps, Top Scorers On Nov. 23

MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – Anthony Davis poured in 45 points, Kevin Love scored 40, while Golden State dished out a franchise-record 47 assists in the latest NBA scores and reports on Wednesday night.

In Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena, Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, to help the Cavaliers beat the Trail Blazers 137-125.

Star forward LeBron James was also active on the night, collecting his 44th career triple-double with 31 points, 13 assists and 10 rebound for the defending NBA champions who shot 58.3 percent from 3-point range and 53 percent from the floor overall.

Damian Lillard had 40 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for Portland, which shot 52 percent from the field in the defeat.

At Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, forward Anthony Davis powered his way to 45 points and 10 rebounds to guide the Pelicans to their fourth straight win with a 117-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Davis shot 17 of 27 from the floor with some booming dunks, made two of his four 3-pointers, while Terrence Jones added 17 points and seven rebounds for New Orleans, which shot 54 percent as a team.

The Pelicans were winning four straight games for the first time since the 2014-15 season.

Zach LaVine led the way with 26points for the Timberwolves, who lost their third straight.

Warriors Hammer Lakers In Assists, Points

In Oakland, at ORACLE Arena, the Golden State Warriors set a franchise-record with 47 assists on 53 made baskets in a 149-106 hammering of the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers on his way to scoring 31 points and nine assists, while Kevin Durant supported well with 28 and Klay Thompson ended with 26 for the Warriors to win their ninth straight.

The Warriors are 9-0 since losing to the Lakers on Nov. 4.

Rookie Brandon Ingram scored a career-best 16 points, with Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams also scoring 16 for the Lakers, who were without point guard D’Angelo Russell (knee) and forward Julius Randle (hip).

After the game, former Warriors assistant coach and current Los Angeles head coach Luke Walton said: “The 47 assists on [53] field goals is one of the greatest stats I’ve ever heard or seen.

“Unfortunately, it happened against us. To me, that’s basketball at its best. It’s unselfish play.

“It’s multiple people getting opportunities. It’s reading the defense and taking what’s there.

“We’re not there, but we have our moments. We’ll continue to try to play that style and that brand of basketball.”

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Elsewhere in the NBA on Wednesday night, DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 116-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Russell Westbrook missed collecting his sixth triple-double of the season by one assist after he finished with 31 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Thunder, who were losing for the third straight time.

It was also the seventh defeat in nine outing overall for Oklahoma City, which started the season with four straight wins but has slumped to 8-8.

“We’ve got to be ready to play. That’s plain and simple. Figure it out,” Westbrook said.

In another NBA score, Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 23, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Charlotte Hornets 119-114 for their seventh straight victory.

Kemba Walker tallied 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in a losing effort for the Hornets, who were losing for the third straight time.

At American Airlines Center in Dallas, Austin Rivers scored 22 points, Chris Paul added 18 points, DeAndre Jordan and Marreese Speights each ended with 16 for the Los Angeles Clippers to eased struggling Dallas Mavericks 124-104.

The Clippers improved to 14-2 on the season which is the NBA-best, while the Mavericks are 2-12, NBA-worst.

NBA Scores
Wednesday, November 23

Memphis 104, Philadelphia 99 (2OT)
San Antonio 119, Charlotte 114
Phoenix 92, Orlando 87
Portland 125, Cleveland 137
Atlanta 96, Indiana 85
Boston 111, Brooklyn 92
Detroit 107, Miami 84
Toronto 115, Houston 102
LA Clippers 124, Dallas 104
Utah 108, Denver 83
New Orleans 117, Minnesota 96
Golden State 149, Lakers 106
Sacramento 116, Oklahoma City 101

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