NBA Roundup: 12/5/17

Player of the Night: Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal came through with a career-high 51 points, on 21-37 shooting from the field, to help the Wizards get back on track by beating the Blazers 106-92 Tuesday evening. Beal had his career night at a time of great need for the Wizards, with John Wall missing his 6th straight game and Washington coming off a 47-point loss on Monday. Beal was the only Wizards starter in double figures, while Kelly Oubre added 14 points off the bench.

Dame Dolla led Portland with 30 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds as the Blazers lost their 3rd consecutive game. Jusuf Nurkic had 15 points and 9 rebounds before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the 4th quarter.

Thunder end Utah’s win streak

Russell Westbrook ruined what looked like it was going to be Utah’s 7th straight victory, by helping OKC overcome a 17-point 3rd quarter deficit, scoring 11 in the quarter, on his way to a 34 point-14 assist-13 rebound triple-double, his 7th of the season, as the Thunder won 100-94. Westbrook finished 12-25 from the field, 8-9 from the free throw line, and scored in his usual variety of pull-up jumpers, transition buckets, and this throw down after a nice backdoor cut. Paul George scored 21 points and Steven Adams added 20 points and 9 rebounds, but the Thunder got just 7 points from their bench.

 

Rookie Donovan Mitchell once again carried the Jazz offensively, finishing with 31 points, while Joe Ingles tossed in 16 points. The Jazz got just 5 points and 6 rebounds from their big fella, Rudy Gobert.

 

Raptors roll past Suns

Toronto jumped out to a 13-point lead by the end of the first quarter, and never looked back, as they beat the Suns who were playing on the second night of a back-to-back. The duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan both scored 20 points, with Lowry adding 10 assists and 6 boards to go along with Demar’s 8 and 7. Serge Ibaka added 19 points and 3 blocks while OG Anunoby went 4-5 from deep to finish with a career-high 16 points for the Raptors, who have won 4 in a row.

Devin Booker, who was coming off a 46-point night on Monday, was carried off the floor by teammates after suffering what appeared to be a leg injury, with just under 3 minutes to go. Booker finished with 19, while Greg Monroe had an 11-10 double-double for the Suns, who finished up a 6 game road trip with this loss.

 

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