(Sporting Alert) — Results, scores and NBA standings following the games that took place on Wednesday night, January 15.
There were wins for the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and the Portland Trail Blazers on a night when defending champions Miami Heat were beaten by the Washington Wizards.
In Los Angeles, shooting guard J.J. Redick poured in a career-high 33 points and got very good support from Matt Barnes, who added 25 and Blake Griffin, who ended with 23 and the Clippers (27-13) erased a 17-point deficit with less than five-minutes left to pick up a 129-127 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
All-star forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and Samuel Dalembert had a season-high 20 for the Mavericks (23-17) in the defeat.
At the Moda Center in Portland, the Trail Blazers (29-9) secured a 108-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (14-25), with LaMarcus Aldridge scoring 32 points and 18 rebounds and Damian Lillard adding 28 points in the victory for the home side, which improved to 16-4 at home.
Luol Deng scored 25 points for Cleveland, while Kyrie Irving had 21. Anderson Varejao finished with 14 rebounds in the defeat for the Cavaliers.
At the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Tony Parker’s 25 points and nine assists carried the Spurs (31-8) to a battling 109-105 win over the Utah Jazz (13-27).
Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard and Marco Belinelli all finished with 15 points for San Antonio, which secured their sixth victory in a row and their ninth in the last 10 games.
Enes Kanter collected 25 points and 11 boards off the bench to lead the Jazz, while Alec Burks scored 20 points, Derrick Favors added 19 points and 12 rebounds and rookie Trey Burke, 17 points and 11 assists in the defeat for Utah.
However, at the nation’s capital, the Miami Heat (27-11) failed to recover from a 43-18 first quarter start and they were beaten 114-97 by the Washington Wizards (18-19) at Verizon Center.
John Wall scored 25 points and nine assists and Nene Hilario and Bradley Beal each added 19 points for the Wizards.
Chris Bosh scored 26 points and LeBron James added 25 in the defeat for the Heat, which dropped their third successive game for the first time this season.
Dwyane Wade finished with 4 for 11 for just eight points, Ray Allen went 0 for 5, including 0 for 4 from three-point range, but it was a welcoming sign for Heat’s center Greg Oden, who made a return to the court for the first time since 2009 and finished with six points, including two dunks.
NBA Scores, Records and Results on Jan 15
San Antonio Spurs 109 (31-8), Utah Jazz 105 (13-27)
Portland Trail Blazers 108 (29-9), Cleveland Cavaliers 96 (14-25)
Los Angeles Clippers 129 (27-13), Dallas Mavericks 127 (23-17)
Washington Wizards 114 (18-19), Miami Heat 97 (27-11)
Philadelphia 76ers 95 (13-25), Charlotte Bobcats 92 (16-24)
Boston Celtics 88 (14-26), Toronto Raptors 83 (19-18)
Chicago Bulls 128 (18-19), Orlando Magic 125 (10-29) 3OT
Memphis Grizzlies 82 (19-19), Milwaukee Bucks 77 (7-31)
Sacramento Kings 111 (14-23), Minnesota Timberwolves 108 (18-20)
Houston Rockets 103 (26-14), New Orleans Pelicans 100 (15-23)
Phoenix Suns 121 (22-16), Los Angeles Lakers 114 (14-25)
Denver Nuggets 123 (20-18), Golden State Warriors 116 (25-15)