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Box Score Breakdown for Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Hornets' fourth-quarter comeback leads to hard-fought OT victory against Wizards
124
Washington Wizards at Charlotte Hornets
Final
129

By Juan Carlos Blanco

The Hornets trailed 111-102 with 3:32 remaining, but a 12-3 run to close out regulation -- capped by a pair of game-tying free throws from Kemba Walker with two seconds left -- sent the contest into overtime. Then, his 26-foot three-pointer with 3:20 remaining in the extra period gave Charlotte a 119-116 lead that it wouldn't relinquish. Both teams enjoyed strong shooting nights, with Washington posting a 48.5 percent success rate from the field and the home squad draining 47.3 percent of their 91 shot attempts. John Wall's 31-point, 11-assist double-double led Washington. Bradley Beal followed with 22 points. Markieff Morris managed 14 points, eight boards, one assist and one block. Mike Scott tallied a bench-leading 13 points. Otto Porter, Jr. pitched in 12 points, while Marcin Gortat mustered a modest eight points but hauled in 11 rebounds, dished out three assists and recorded two blocks. Dwight Howard paced the Hornets with a 26-point, 13-rebound double-double. Walker followed with 24 points, five rebounds and five assists. Jeremy Lamb matched Walker's scoring total off the bench and added seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks. The forward duo of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marvin Williams contributed matching 12-point tallies. Frank Kaminsky poured in 12 points off the bench.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 7:40 PM ET

109
Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers
Final
119

By Dan Bruno   

LeBron James was the high-point man in the contest, with 33 points, along with six rebounds, five assists and two steals, in 33 minutes. Kevin Love notched a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, along with three assists and one block, in 31 minutes. Dwyane Wade provided a nice boost off the bench, with 18 points, five assists, four rebounds, and one steal, in 28 minutes. Jae Crowder chipped in 14 points, on 4-of-5 shooting. Meanwhile, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was the high-point man for the Nets, with 20 points, along with six rebounds and two assists, in 24 minutes. Spencer Dinwiddie dished 10 assists, and added eight points, one rebound, one steal and one block, in 27 minutes. Joe Harris added 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block, in 28 minutes off the bench.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 6:37 PM ET

81
Portland Trail Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers
Final
101

By Juan Pablo Aravena   

Joel Embiid led the way for Philadelphia with 28 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks in 30 minutes of action. Ben Simmons flirted with a triple-double after dishing out 16 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks, and both Dario Saric and J.J. Redick chipped in with 11 points. T.J. McConnell contributed with 13 points and seven assists off the bench. Damian Lillard led the way for Portland with 30 points, but he wasn't accurate from the field as he made just 11 of his 27 shots. Jusuf Nurkic added 14 points and 11 rebounds, as both were the only two Portland starters who scored in double figures. C.J. McCollum was the Blazers' biggest disappointment of the game, as the shooting guard finished with just five points while going 1-for-14 from the field.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 6:37 PM ET

100
Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks
Final
108

By Juan Pablo Aravena   

Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with a career-high of 38 points in 13-of-26 from the field, but he also added six rebounds and six assists. Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Courtney Lee contributed with 15 points and seven assists. Enes Kanter continued with his strong play of the past two weeks, as the big man finished with 11 points, four rebounds, and five assists. On the other hand, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry led Toronto scoring-wise, but they lacked help from his teammates in this one. Lowry was Toronto's highest scorer with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while DeRozan chipped in with 18 points. But they were the only two Toronto players who scored in double figures, as the rest of the starting lineup combined for 20 points in 9-for-23 from the field.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 6:59 PM ET

98
Boston Celtics at Miami Heat
Final
104

By Dan Bruno   

Goran Dragic led the way for the Heat, with 27 points, along with five rebounds, four assists and one steal, in 30 minutes of action. Dion Waiters followed up with 26 points, six assists and two assists, in 35 minutes. Tyler Johnson provided 16 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal, in 27 minutes off the bench. Hassan Whiteside finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and two blocks, in 28 minutes. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving led the way for the Celtics with 23 points on 11-of-22 shooting. Jayson Tatum followed up with 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block, in 34 minutes. Jaylen Brown chipped in 14 points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist, in 30 minutes. Marcus Morris tallied 14 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal, in 21 minutes off the bench.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 7:21 PM ET

116
Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks
Final
103

By Juan Carlos Blanco

The Clippers rode a 9-2 run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to gain some distance and notch the double-digit road win. Los Angeles enjoyed the benefit of some blistering shooting, as they posted a 57.9 percent success rate from the field, including 50.0 percent from three-point range. Blake Griffin unsurprisingly led the way for the Clippers with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and one steal. Wesley Johnson was right behind him with 24 points, going a red-hot 8-for-10 from the field, including 6-for-7 from three-point range. Lou Williams drew the start at two-guard and poured in 20 points, along with eight assists, one rebound and one steal. Austin Rivers contributed 18 points, five assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block. Marco Belinelli's 20 points in 26 minutes off the bench paced the Hawks. Dennis Schroder turned in 19 points, seven assists, three rebounds and one steal. Dewayne Dedmon supplied 17 points, six rebounds, one assist and one block. John Collins was stellar while starting at power forward, providing a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double that also included three assists and four steals. Taurean Prince notably scored just two points in 21 minutes, going 1-for-7 from the field.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 7:42 PM ET

95
Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies
Final
94

By Dan Bruno   

Harrison Barnes led the way for the Mavericks with 22 points, nine rebounds and one assist, in 34 minutes. Dennis Smith Jr. followed up with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal, in 26 minutes. Dirk Nowitzki finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist, in 28 minutes. J.J. Barea contributed 10 points, 11 assists and one rebound, in 24 minutes off the bench, while Devin Harris added 11 points, four steals and two rebounds, in 17 minutes off the bench. Meanwhile, Tyreke Evans led the Grizzlies with 18 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block, in 30 minutes. Marc Gasol tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and one block, while Chandler Parsons chipped in 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Deyonta Davis totaled 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, in 15 minutes off the bench.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 7:42 PM ET

95
Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets
Final
125

By Juan Carlos Blanco

The Rockets jumped out to a 36-15 lead after one quarter and extended that to a 75-40 halftime advantage. Houston drained 54.9 percent of its 82 field-goal attempts, including 43.9 percent from behind the arc. Meanwhile, they limited the Nuggets to just 39.3 percent shooting overall. Will Barton paced Denver with 20 points, a total he supplemented with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Nikola Jokic posted 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. Gary Harris provided 13 points, while Juancho Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee and Malik Beasley generated a trio of nine-point tallies off the bench. Wilson Chandler mustered just two points, five rebounds, one assist and one block while starting at power forward. Trevor Ariza's 25 points led the Rockets. Chris Paul contributed a 23-point, 12-assist double-double that also included two rebounds and three steals. James Harden registered 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. P.J. Tucker totaled a modest seven points but also hauled in 11 rebounds. Luc Mbah a Moute and Nene Hilario each posted 13 points off the bench.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 7:45 PM ET

118
Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves
Final
124

By Juan Pablo Aravena   

Jimmy Butler led the way for Minnesota with a strong 26-point effort, although the entire Wolves lineup produced offensively as all five starters scored in double figures. Taj Gibson finished with 24 points and nine boards, Jeff Teague added 22 points with 11 assists, and Andrew Wiggins posted 20 points. Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 13 rebounds to secure his seventh double-double of the past eight games. Aaron Gordon was the best player for the Magic offensively, as he finished with 26 points and nine rebounds. Terrence Ross added 22 points, and Evan Fournier finished with 19 points. It is worth mentioning both Elfrid Payton and Nikola Vucevic ended with double-doubles. The point guard exploded for 10 points and 13 assists, while the Montenegrin big man finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 7:39 PM ET

90
San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans
Final
107

By Joel Bartilotta

It's rare to see a 45-point swing in an NBA game, but that's just what happened here. In fact, the Pelicans turned a 13-point second quarter deficit into a 30-point third quarter lead, as they swung the game 43 points in barely over 20 minutes of play. The shooting disparity was the difference, with New Orleans hitting 48 percent of their shots and San Antonio failing to reach 40 percent shooting. Rudy Gay led San Antonio in scoring, as hr provided 19 points and three rebounds off the bench. Pau Gasol totaled 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Kyle Anderson accrued 12 points, five rebounds and four assists. Anthony Davis led the way for New Orleans, as he tallied 29 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. DeMarcus Cousins collected 14 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Strangely, no other Pelican recorded more than 13 points, five rebounds or four assists,

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 7:34 PM ET

91
Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
Final
108

By Joel Bartilotta

It's rare to see Golden State handled so easily, but that's just what Oklahoma City did here. In fact, they led for the final 40-plus minutes, as they led by 17 at the half and 26 at times in the third quarter. Rebounding was a huge factor, with the Thunder outrebounding the Warriors, 50-39. Golden State really struggled with transition defense, as they allowed Oklahoma City to win the fastbreak differential, 33-11. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 24 points, five rebounds and six assists. Kevin Durant amassed 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Russell Westbrook fell just shy of a triple-double, as he led the Thunder with 34 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and four steals. Carmelo Anthony finished with 22 points and five rebounds. Paul George collected 20 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 7:54 PM ET

80
Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz
Final
110

By Oscar Heanue

Six players scored in double digits for Utah as the Jazz earned a commanding pre-Thanksgiving win over the Bulls on Wednesday. Big man Derrick Favors led the team with 23 points and added seven rebounds. Favors has had increased opportunity with the absence of star center Rudy Gobert, and has made the most of it. Wednesday's game marked Favors' third 20-point game during the stretch. The Jazz also relied heavily on their bench in the winning effort. Utah's second unit had 51 points, including 19 from sixth man Rodney Hood. Hood had three of Utah's 14 three-pointers on the night. The Bulls, meanwhile, saw sub-par play across the board. The team shot only 37 percent from the field while hitting just five three-pointers. It was a particularly disappointing performance from rookie big man Lauri Markkanen, who had a season low of just three points on 1-of-9 shooting.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 9:35 PM ET

113
Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns
Final
107

By Joel Bartilotta

This was a competitive matchup, as it took an extra session to decide a winner. In fact, there were 12 ties and 10 lead changes in total. Phoenix really struggled in the overtime, hitting just 1-of-7 shots, while committing four turnovers en rout to just two points. Turnovers really killed Phoenix, as they were more than doubled up in that category, 29-14. Those 29 turnovers marked a season-high for the Suns. Khris Middleton dominated in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee), as he tallied 40 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals. Eric Bledsoe destroyed his former team, as he collected 30 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Thon Maker totaled 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Devin Booker led the Suns with 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and three blocks. T.J, Warren accrued 20 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Greg Monroe also had success against his former team, providing 22 points and 15 rebounds off the bench.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 8:54 PM ET      Updated on November 22, 2017 at 8:56 PM ET

102
Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings
Final
113

By Oscar Heanue

Sacramento saw stellar top-down offense on Wednesday, as the team shot 56 percent from the field en route to a double-digit win. The Kings had six double-digit scorers, including big man Willie Cauley-Stein, who scored a team high of 26 points. Starting power forward Zach Randolph, meanwhile, stuffed the stat sheet. He finished the game with 22 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. For Los Angeles, the story of the game was the team's two high-profile rookies. Forward Kyle Kuzma delivered a stellar 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Reigning second overall pick Lonzo Ball, meanwhile, recorded a double-double, dishing 11 assists to go along with 11 points. He added seven rebounds. Ball, who ranks last in the league in true shooting percentage, maintained solid efficiency on Wednesday. He went 4-of-8 from the field in the loss.

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 10:03 PM ET