MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – The latest and most updated NBA scores and results from the games that took place in the league on Thursday night.
Wade Makes Winning Return In Miami
Dwayne Wade came out on top in an emotional return to Miami Thursday after he helped the Chicago Bulls hold on for a 98-95 win over the Heat.
The veteran guard who played 13 seasons in Miami and won three NBA titles, was warmly received by the home fans, while the Heat put together a video highlight of some of his most memorable moment with the club and played it during the game’s first timeout.
Wade ended the night with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists, although he shot just 5 of 17 from the floor and went 0 of 4 from 3-point range.
”I thought I’d shoot better, since I’ve been knowing these rims for a while,” Wade said.
He added that this was “the weirdest basketball game I ever played in my life.”
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told TNT reporters: “I can only imagine what he was going through today. A lot of emotions coming back here.”
Jimmy Butler had 20 points, five assists and three steals, Rajon Rondo finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals and Robin Lopez added 16 points and nine boards for Chicago (5-4).
Hassan Whiteside led Miami with a double-double of 20 points and 20 rebounds to go with his three blocks.
Dion Waiters and Josh Richardson each scored 16 points and Justise Winslow ended with 15 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals for the Heat (2-5), who had to finish the game without point guard Goran Dragic, who sprained his left ankle in the third quarter.
Tyler Johnson added 14 points and eight boards for Miami, which dropped three in a row and five of the last six games.
Curry, Warriors Dominated Nuggets; Durant Streak Ends
At the Pepsi Center in Colorado, Stephen Curry scored 33 points and buried seven 3-pointers and the Warriors crushed the Denver Nuggets 125-101.
Curry, who shot 10 of 17 from the floor overall, also dished out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds.
On the same night, though, Kevin Durant saw his impressive scoring streak of putting up at least 20 points in regular-season games snapped at 72 after the forward finished with 18 points.
Durant was pulled from the game by coach Steve Kerr with 5:51 left.
”It was cool while it lasted,” said Durant, whose streak started towards the end of last November, while he was still with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
”Up there with some great names. But I’ve got bigger goals in mind.”
Klay Thompson scored 19 points, Draymond Green finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals for Golden State, which shot 54.1 percent from the floor.
Rookie Jamal Murray had 14 points and six assists off the bench for the Nuggets.
LA Lakers Comeback Win.
In the meantime, the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19 point deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 101-91 in another updated NBA score on the night.
Lou Williams scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, D’Angelo Russell finished 17, Nick Young scored 16 and Julius Randle added 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the win for the Lakers (5-4), who have now won four of the last five games.
The Lakers outscored the Kings 56-36 in the second half.
“It was nice to fight like that and get a win on the road,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said.
DeMarcus Cousins finished with 28 points and nine rebounds to lead the way for Sacramento (4-6), which twice led by 19 points.