NBA video replay roundup feat. Knicks, Bulls, Heat
Bringing basketball fans that latest scores from Monday night’s East and West Coast fixtures, starring the biggest and best from the NBA, we start with the hugely anticipated matchup between the Knicks and the Nets for bragging rights of New York.
NBA score: Brooklyn Nets 96, New York Knicks 89
It took the Nets beyond the forth quarter to defeat the Knicks, ending the game 96-89 in overtime. Deron Williams earned 14 assists, Brook Lopez grabbed 22 points and 11 rebounds, Gerald Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse also shone during last night’s game.
Quote of the game: “It’s hard to deny the atmosphere and media buzz behind this game.” – Williams.
San Antonio Spurs 118, Washington Wizards 92
Huge scoring from Boris Diaw, Tiago Splitter and Tony Parker enabled the San Antonio Spurs to leave the Washington Wizards standing at a gaping end result of 118-92. That spells great news for Spurs fans as the franchise is now 12-3 and 8-1 on the road.
Quote of the game: “It was huge for us, because especially after what happened last night. It was huge for us to have a good start and make sure we play well right away. Don’t mess with them, because we knew they were 0-11. You don’t want to mess with that kind of team. You just want to from the get-go pound them and that’s what we did.” — Parker on the easy win for the Spurs.
Milwaukee Bucks 93, Chicago Bulls 92
Chicago were the side to feel the wrath of Milwaukee, who on the back of nine straight losses came back with a vengeance to edge the Bulls by just one point. Key moment of the game were the reversal of a 27-point third quarter deficit after the Bulls led 78-51 with 2:50 left in the third quarter.
Quote of the match: “You just walk the game down to 18, to 16, to 12, to eight — which is what we did.”
Memphis Grizzlies 84, Cleveland Cavaliers 78
The FedExForum played host to a tight game which the Grizzlies dominated in the fourth quarter to pull out a tougher than expected, 84-78 win. Influential guard Tony Allen broke through with two crucial steals that secured the victory.
Quote of the match: “I don’t think we ever gave up. All we kept thinking about was the Denver game where we didn’t have much energy. We didn’t want to let this one slip. We just clawed and clawed and clawed. We were just able to get some stops to sustain the lead and came away with the win.” — Grizzlies guard Allen.
In the remaining matchups of last night’s action the Detroit Pistons went home with a resounding victory over Portland Trail Blazers with seven point between the two teams, the game ended 108 – 101.
The highest scoring team of the evening were Oklahoma Thunder who made a mockery of the Charlotte defence beating their opponents 114 – 69 to the disappointment of Bobcats’ fans.
The final matchup last night featured New Orleans Hornets against Los Angeles Clippers with the home team running wild to end the score at 105 – 98. A turn of events saw the Hornets overcoming their demons to end their losing streak.