NBA Daily Roundup
An NBA daily recap of 2015-2016 NBA season games, all on one page. Bookmark this NBA game roundup page and hit it daily. Also read nba game previews and daily stat leaders, and watch daily NBA video highlights.
NBA DAILY FOR TUESDAY, DEC. 1
Recap of Monday's NBA games
Gasol gets double-double as Bulls beat Spurs 92-89
The AP reports: Pau Gasol punctuated his big block on LaMarcus Aldridge with a triumphant yell.
The ugly final four minutes went to Gasol and the Chicago Bulls.
Gasol had 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the Bulls snapped San Antonio's five-game winning streak with a 92-89 victory over the Spurs on Monday night.
Jimmy Butler scored 14 points and reserve Doug McDermott had 12 for Chicago, which was coming off a 104-92 loss at Indiana on Friday night. Joakim Noah contributed eight points, seven assists and 11 rebounds despite battling foul trouble in the final minutes of the opener of a four-game homestand.
Jackson and Drummond lift Pistons over Rockets
The AP reports: The Pistons shot 52.9 percent from the floor in a 116-105 win over the Houston Rockets, including 35 percent on 3-pointers. They were spectacular in the first half, scoring 64 points, struggled in the third quarter, but finished the game with a 32-point fourth... [Reggie] Jackson finished with 31 points, while [Andre] Drummond had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Stanley Johnson added 19 points and a career-best 10 rebounds. James Harden had 29 points, but made just six of 15 field goals against Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Bradley gets 25, Celtics snap road slide and top Heat 105-95
The AP reports: Whenever Boston's lead looked shaky in the final minutes, Avery Bradley had an answer.
And just like that, the Celtics' three-game road slide is over.
Bradley scored 25 points and forced a big turnover when he knocked away a pass by Dwyane Wade with a minute remaining, Jared Sullinger had 17 points and the Celtics put all five starters in double figures on the way to beating the Miami Heat 105-95 Monday night.
Isaiah Thomas scored 16 while fellow starters Jae Crowder and Amir Johnson each added 13 for Boston. Evan Turner had 13 off the bench.
Millsap, Teague lead Hawks to 106-100 win over Thunder
The AP reports: Russell Westbrook let out an emphatic scream at the top of the key, surely believing his fourth-quarter outburst would carry the Oklahoma City Thunder to another victory.
Not so fast.
Jeff Teague brought the Atlanta Hawks back, just when it looked as though they had let one slip away.
Teague scored 25 points and made all the big shots down the stretch, sending the Hawks to a 106-100 victory that snapped Oklahoma City's four-game winning streak Monday night.
Monroe scores 18 in Bucks' 92-74 win over Nuggets
The AP reports: Michael Carter-Williams, who lost his starting job while struggling this season, had a new look Monday night.
Sporting a closely cropped haircut, Carter-Williams had 12 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks forced 24 turnovers that led to 35 points in a 92-74 victory over the Denver Nuggets... Greg Monroe had a game-high 18 points and Jabari Parker added 16 points for Milwaukee, which won for only the second time in eight games.
Warriors win 19th straight, 106-103 over the Jazz
The AP reports: Stephen Curry was held in relative check for most of Monday night. The reigning MVP and NBA's leading scorer had 16 points through three quarters as Draymond Green and other teammates did the heavy lifting.
Then came the fourth quarter.
Curry scored 10 of his 26 points in the final 6:20 and the Golden State Warriors held on for their NBA-record 19th consecutive win to start the season after a 106-103 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night... Hayward led the Jazz with 24 points.
Jordan grabs 24 rebounds, Clippers beat Blazers 10
The AP reports: The way the Portland Trail Blazers kept fouling DeAndre Jordan down the stretch in a feeble attempt to rally from a double-digit deficit was enough to turn anyone's stomach - Damian Lillard notwithstanding.
Portland sent Jordan to the free throw line nine times in the final 3:51, and the Clippers' center missed 10 of 18. But it didn't help the cold-shooting Blazers, who finished at 37.9 percent as Los Angeles beat them 102-87 on Monday night.
Jordan had a season-high 24 rebounds to go with 18 points, and Blake Griffin scored 23 to help the Clippers win their third in a row. The 34 free throw attempts by Jordan was a Clippers record.
Cousins returns, scores 31 to lead Kings past Mavs 112-98
The AP reports: There's little doubt the Sacramento Kings are a much different team with DeMarcus Cousins in the lineup.
The All-Star forward was certainly a difference-maker in his return Monday night. He scored 16 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter of a 112-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Cousins missed the previous three games due to a lower back strain. The Kings are 1-7 without him this season and 6-5 with the big man in the lineup. They are 12-40 when he's been absent since Cousins joined the club in 2010.