Scores and performances from around the NBA
The trade deadline has come and gone. The Pacers made the deal of the deadline as they swapped Danny Granger for Evan Turner, giving them another legit threat off of the bench. The Pacers weren’t in action last night but we know the Heat and Thunder have their eyes on any moves they make. Check out our NBA Thursday night recap.
Heat 103, Thunder 81
LeBron James was looking to make a statement last night as he and the Miami Heat picked up a statement win last night in Oklahoma City. James came out on fire as he scored the teams first 12 points with jumpers, layups and monster dunks. Russell Westbrook also made his return to the Thunder line up.
James finished the game with 33 points and seven rebounds. Dwayne Wade had a big game with 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Kevin Durant finished the game with 28 points and eight rebounds but struggled from the field against the Heat’s swarming defense.
The Heat improve to 39-14 and the Thunder drop to 43-13 which is still the league’s best record.
Warriors 102, Rockets 99
Stephen Curry led the Warriors into overtime against a tough Rockets squad. Curry forced the overtime with a clutch layup and finished off the Rockets in dramatic fashion.
Curry finished with 25 points. David Lee led the Warriors in scoring with 28 points and 14 rebounds. James Harden was hard to guard last night with 39 points.
The Warriors improve to 33-22 and the Rockets drop to 37-18
Nuggets 101, Bucks 90
Another group of teams that were impacted by the trade deadline. The Nuggets got an expected win against a league worst Bucks team.
Kenneth Faried finished the game with 26 points and six rebounds. Caron Butler led the Bucks with 17 points.
The Nuggets improve to 25-28 and the Bucks drop to 10-44.
-Patrick Hazel (@pattywack25)