Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Big fourth sends Nets to win

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 22 and the Nets rolled past LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the fourth quarter for a 104-95 victory Thursday night.

James was scoreless and missed both shots in the fourth quarter after he scored 30 on 13-for-14 shooting through three. Lopez had the final five points in a 14-0 run down the stretch as the Nets surged past the Eastern Conference leaders.

Shane Larkin added 16 points and seven assists for the Nets in his return to the starting lineup. Bojan Bogdanovic had 12 points.

The Cavaliers finished 10 of 38 on 3-pointers, needing a make by Jordan McRae after the Nets had taken control to extend their franchise-record streak to 10 games with 10 or more makes. But they misfired too often, with Kyrie Irving 6-for-22 from the field and Kevin Love 5-for-14.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Myles Turner had 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds on his 20th birthday, and C.J. Miles added 19 points in the host Pacers' 92-84 victory over the Pelicans. Indiana lost Paul George in the third quarter with what was initially described as a bruised right leg. The three-time All-Star did not return.

WARRIORS WON'T REST: Before the Warriors beat the Clippers on Wednesday night for their 64th victory, coach Steve Kerr said it's important for Golden State to pursue the record of 73 victories in a season, set by the 1995-96 Bulls. That is a change for Kerr, who had valued rest for the playoffs over the record. He said players will have a say in whether they sit out games to rest. Draymond Green and Stephen Curry are among those who want to reset the history books. "Now we're right there," Kerr said. "That's pretty enticing. It's really the players' record. I know they want to get it. So we'll act accordingly." Curry said it's important to not "limp into the playoffs. We want to continue to establish winning habits and a winning mentality.''

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Spurs will be without starters Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green and key reserves Boris Diaw and Patty Mills against Memphis tonight when they attempt to match the 1995-96 Bulls for longest home winning streak, 37, to open a season. Leonard has a bruised right quadriceps. The others will be rested. … The NBA is "deeply concerned" about a North Carolina law it views as discriminatory toward gays and says it doesn't know if it can host the All-Star Game in Charlotte next season. The state's "Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act" has been criticized because it allows businesses to discriminate against gays. The league says the law "runs counter to our guiding principles of equality and mutual respect."

Pacers 92, Pelicans 84

NEW ORLEANS (84): Cunningham 4-13 0-0 9, Ajinca 10-20 2-2 22, Asik 1-4 0-2 2, Douglas 5-13 2-2 13, Gee 7-13 2-3 17, Perkins 0-3 1-2 1, Babbitt 1-8 0-0 2, Frazier 7-11 3-3 18. Totals 35-85 10-14 84.

INDIANA (92): George 6-9 2-3 15, Turner 11-17 2-2 24, Mahinmi 1-4 1-2 3, G.Hill 2-6 0-0 6, Ellis 3-12 2-2 9, J.Hill 2-6 0-0 4, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Stuckey 2-5 4-4 8, Lawson 2-6 0-0 4, Miles 7-14 2-2 19, S.Hill 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-79 13-15 92.

New Orleans 22 17 22 23— 84

Indiana 24 25 21 22— 92

3-Point GoalsNew Orleans 4-17 (Frazier 1-1, Gee 1-3, Douglas 1-5, Cunningham 1-5, Babbitt 0-3), Indiana 7-20 (Miles 3-8, G.Hill 2-5, George 1-3, Ellis 1-3, Lawson 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsNew Orleans 53 (Asik 15), Indiana 46 (Turner 16). AssistsNew Orleans 15 (Frazier 5), Indiana 26 (G.Hill 8). Total FoulsNew Orleans 16, Indiana 12. A17,517 (18,165).

Nets 104, Cavaliers 95

CLEVELAND (95): James 13-16 3-4 30, Love 5-14 1-2 11, Mozgov 3-5 1-1 7, Irving 6-22 0-0 13, Smith 3-10 0-0 8, Thompson 3-5 0-0 6, Dellavedova 1-3 0-0 3, Shumpert 1-3 0-0 3, Frye 1-7 2-2 5, Jefferson 2-3 0-0 6, McRae 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 39-89 7-9 95.

BROOKLYN (104): Bogdanovic 4-11 1-2 12, Young 4-9 0-0 8, Lopez 8-15 6-8 22, Larkin 7-10 1-2 16, Karasev 1-5 0-0 3, Kilpatrick 4-13 2-2 10, Hollis-Jefferson 5-8 0-0 10, McCullough 2-6 0-0 5, Sloan 2-3 0-0 5, Sims 1-5 2-3 4, Brown 3-4 2-2 9. Totals 41-89 14-19 104.

Cleveland 23 26 34 12— 95

Brooklyn 26 33 21 24— 104

3-Point GoalsCleveland 10-38 (Jefferson 2-3, Smith 2-8, McRae 1-1, James 1-2, Dellavedova 1-2, Shumpert 1-3, Frye 1-6, Irving 1-8, Love 0-5), Brooklyn 8-22 (Bogdanovic 3-8, Brown 1-1, Larkin 1-1, Sloan 1-1, McCullough 1-2, Karasev 1-3, Kilpatrick 0-6). ReboundsCleveland 50 (Love 12), Brooklyn 55 (Lopez, Hollis-Jefferson 7). AssistsCleveland 22 (James 5), Brooklyn 28 (Larkin 7). Total FoulsCleveland 20, Brooklyn 16. A17,732 (17,732).

Knicks 106, Bulls 94

CHICAGO (94): Dunleavy 3-10 0-0 9, Gibson 4-8 2-2 10, Felicio 3-5 0-0 6, Rose 13-23 3-4 30, Butler 7-15 4-6 19, McDermott 0-3 1-2 1, Mirotic 2-9 4-4 8, Portis 0-4 0-0 0, Brooks 3-8 0-0 6, Holiday 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 37-89 14-18 94.

NEW YORK (106): Anthony 9-17 5-5 26, Porzingis 7-15 3-3 19, Lopez 2-4 0-0 4, Calderon 4-9 1-2 12, Vujacic 3-5 0-0 9, Seraphin 1-3 0-0 2, Galloway 1-2 4-4 6, Afflalo 5-9 0-0 11, Williams 5-8 2-2 13, Grant 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 39-76 15-16 106.

Chicago 27 18 20 29— 94

New York 31 22 27 26— 106

3-Point GoalsChicago 6-25 (Dunleavy 3-7, Holiday 1-2, Butler 1-3, Rose 1-4, Portis 0-1, McDermott 0-2, Brooks 0-3, Mirotic 0-3), New York 13-30 (Vujacic 3-3, Calderon 3-5, Anthony 3-9, Porzingis 2-5, Afflalo 1-2, Williams 1-3, Galloway 0-1, Grant 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsChicago 44 (Gibson, Mirotic 6), New York 50 (Porzingis 10). AssistsChicago 15 (Mirotic, Butler, Rose 3), New York 19 (Calderon 7). Total FoulsChicago 14, New York 12. TechnicalsChicago Coach Hoiberg, New York delay of game. A19,812 (19,763).

Thunder 113, Jazz 91

UTAH (91): Hayward 2-6 2-2 6, Favors 3-8 1-1 7, Gobert 1-2 2-4 4, Mack 3-9 0-0 6, Hood 4-9 1-1 11, Booker 4-6 0-2 9, Lyles 6-12 2-2 14, Ingles 0-2 0-0 0, Neto 2-2 0-2 5, Withey 4-6 0-0 8, Johnson 1-2 2-2 4, Burke 5-9 6-7 17. Totals 35-73 16-23 91.

OKLAHOMA CITY (113): Durant 7-11 4-5 20, Ibaka 4-6 0-0 10, Adams 7-11 0-0 14, Westbrook 6-15 2-3 15, Roberson 1-3 0-0 2, Kanter 6-11 4-5 16, Waiters 8-16 0-2 17, Payne 3-4 1-1 8, Foye 1-3 1-2 4, Morrow 1-2 0-0 2, Huestis 1-1 0-2 3, Mohammed 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 45-83 14-22 113.

Utah 23 16 21 31— 91

Oklahoma City 26 24 31 32— 113

3-Point GoalsUtah 5-22 (Hood 2-5, Neto 1-1, Booker 1-2, Burke 1-3, Johnson 0-1, Lyles 0-2, Ingles 0-2, Hayward 0-3, Mack 0-3), Oklahoma City 9-22 (Ibaka 2-4, Durant 2-4, Huestis 1-1, Payne 1-1, Westbrook 1-3, Foye 1-3, Waiters 1-4, Roberson 0-1, Morrow 0-1). ReboundsUtah 43 (Ingles 7), Oklahoma City 48 (Durant 8). AssistsUtah 18 (Hayward 5), Oklahoma City 27 (Westbrook, Durant 9). Total FoulsUtah 22, Oklahoma City 16. A18,203.

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