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Box Score Breakdown for Saturday, January 21, 2017
McCollum, Lillard overcome short-handed Celtics for rare road win
127
Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics
Final
123

By Juan Carlos Blanco

C.J. McCollum led the way for Portland in the overtime victory with 35 points, three assists, two rebounds and three steals. Damian Lillard provided 28 points, two of which on free throws came with a second left in overtime to seal the win. Meyers Leonard led the second unit with 17 points, while Evan Turner went for 12. Mason Plumlee generated 10-point, 11-rebound double-double and Al-Farouq Aminu tallied 11 points off the bench. Isaiah Thomas scored a game-high 41 points, which he supplemented with six assists and three rebounds. Al Horford and Marcus Smart posted matching 17-point efforts, while Jae Crowder managed 16. Rozier led the second unit with 15 points, including a three-pointer with 10 seconds left in regulation to tie matters up at 113. Kelly Olynyk was productive as a reserve with 10 points.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 5:25 PM ET

112
Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons
Final
113

By Juan Carlos Blanco

Maurice Morris paced the Pistons with a 25-point, 11-rebound double-double and had a game-winning tip-in basket off a Tobias Harris miss at the buzzer. Reggie Jackson followed with 19 points, while Harris followed posted a near double-double of 18 points and nine rebounds. Reggie Bullock supplied nine points, and Jon Leuer led the bench with 10 points. Stanley Johnson, Arron Baynes and Ish Smith tallied a trio of nine-point efforts as reserves. John Wall co-led Washington with a 19-point, 10-assist double-double, while Markieff Morris also went for 19 points and added nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. Bradley Beal produced 17 points, while Marcin Gortat generated 12. Otto Porter posted 11 points, and Jason Smith led the bench with 16 points. Kelly Oubre, Jr. was productive as a reserve, supplying 11 points.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 6:08 PM ET

105
Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets
Final
112

By Juan Carlos Blanco

The Nets trailed mounted a comeback despite trailing by a 28-14 margin after one quarter, but ultimately saw the Hornets pull away in the fourth period. Charlotte also tallied 47.6 percent shooting, including 48.3 percent from three-point range, and saw their bench contribute 43 points. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist co-led the Hornets with a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double and Ramon Sessions matched his point total. Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum chimed in with matching 16-point efforts. Cody Zeller had a near double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds. Marco Belinelli registered 14 points, and Frank Kaminsky III supplied 10 points. Brook Lopez's 24 points led the Nets. Bojan Bogdanovic and Sean Kilpatrick posted 16 and 13 points, respectively. Quincy Acy led the second unit with 14 points, and Randy Foye generated 11 points off the bench as well.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 7:31 PM ET

93
Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks
Final
110

By Joel Bartilotta

The Sixers have struggled mightily with Joel Embiid off the floor and that was evident here in this 17-point loss. Turnovers really let Philadelphia down, as they committed 21 of them, while forcing just 13 from Atlanta. The Hawks also dominated down low, winning the rebounding battle, 48-38 and scoring 12 more points in the paint than Philly. The Hawks shot over 49 percent, while the Sixers barely cracked 42 percent. Ersan Ilyasov led Philadelphia in scoring, accruing 21 points, three rebounds and four assists. Robert Covington provided 15 points and 10 rebounds. Paul Millsap was the player of the game, totaling 22 points and 10 rebounds on 9-of-14 shooting. Dwight Howard also collected a double-double, amassing 13 points and 15 rebounds. Dennis Schroeder led the Hawks with nine assists, adding 15 points to his tally.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 6:37 PM ET

97
Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat
Final
109

By Joel Bartilotta

These are two teams going in opposite directions, as Miami were able to capture their third-straight win. The Heat did most of their damage in the first half, leading, 53-43, headed into the locker room. Shooting was the difference in the game, with the Heat shooting 53 percent, while the Bucks couldn't crack 42 percent. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee in scoring, as he accumulated 24 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the defeat. Jabari Parker came off the bench for disciplinary issues and finished second on the team with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Dion Waiters was the player of the game, as he tied a career-high with 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting in the win. Goran Dragic wasn't far behind, providing 25 points and six assists. Hassan Whiteside totaled 16 points and 15 rebounds en route to a double-double.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 7:05 PM ET

107
Phoenix Suns at New York Knicks
Final
105

By Juan Carlos Blanco

Devin Booker's 26 points led the way for the Suns, and his three-pointer with 31 seconds left propelled Phoenix to their final margin of victory. Eric Bledsoe followed with 23 points, while rookie Marquese Chriss contributed 15. Tyson Chandler generated a modest nine points but hauled in 16 boards. P.J. Tucker paced the bench with 15 points, while Brandon Knight was productive in a reserve role as well with 11 points. Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks with a game-high 31 points, but his missed three-pointer at the buzzer sealed New York's fate. Derrick Rose was right behind him with 26 points, and Kristaps Porzingis chipped in with 14. Courtney Lee celebrated a return to the starting lineup with 13 points, while Joakim Noah went scoreless over 20 minutes, but did bring in 15 boards.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 7:57 PM ET

119
Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies
Final
95

By Joel Bartilotta

The Grizzlies are one of the best home teams in the NBA, but the Rockets really gave it to them in the "Grind House". Shooting was the glaring difference, with Houston shooting 51 percent, while the Grizzlies couldn't crack 37 percent. The Rockets also dominated the defensive rebounding battle, winning it, 40-27. Sam Dekker got his first start and scored a career-high 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting. James Harden was the catalyst though, accumulating 29 points, six rebounds, 10 assists and three steals. Eric Gordon came off the bench to provide 21 points, three rebounds and five assists. Marc Gasol did all he could for Memphis, leading the team with 32 points, five rebounds and three blocks, Mike Conley was second on the team, collecting 15 points four rebounds and six assists. The Grizzlies bench combined to go just 8-of-29 from the field, with all of them having a negative plus-minus.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 7:39 PM ET

118
San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers
Final
115

By Joel Bartilotta

In this Finals rematch from nearly a decade ago, these two teams showed why they're still Finals contenders. This overtime thriller was close throughout, as there were 13 ties and 15 lead changes, with neither team leading by more than 11 points. Free-throws killed the Cavs, as they made the same amount of free-throws as the Spurs, but took eight more attempts. They also dominated the assist-to-turnover ratio, with San Antonio recording seven more assists and five less turnovers. Kawhi Leonard was the player of the game, dropping a career-high 41 points in the win. He also added six rebounds and five assists. LaMarcus Aldridge and David Lee both recorded double-doubles for the Spurs in the frontcourt. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving tied the team-lead for Cleveland, scoring 29 points a piece. James added six rebounds and seven assists, while irving provided three rebounds and nine assists.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 8:37 PM ET

98
Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets
Final
123

By Dan Bruno   

Six players scored in double digits for the Nuggets, while none of them scored more than 20 points. Nikola Jokic was the high-point man with 19 on solid 8-of-11 shooting, to go along with 10 rebounds and three assists, in 21 minutes. Meanwhile, Danilo Gallinari, Will Barton and Wilson Chandler all chipped in 18 points each. Kenneth Faried chipped in 13 points, and Jusuf Nurkic added 12 points to round out the balanced attack. The Clipper had five players score in double figures, led by Marreese Speights, who got the start in this one. Speights finished with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, while Austin Rivers followed up with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting. DeAndre Jordan was solid as well, as he tallied 14 points and 13 rebounds, in 27 minutes. The Clippers shot only 41.7 percent from the field, compared to Denver's 52.9 percent.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 9:11 PM ET

99
Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls
Final
102

By Dan Bruno   

DeMarcus Cousins came up with a monster 42-point, 14-rebound performance, but somehow it was not enough to get his team the win, as no other player scored in double digits for the Kings. The next highest scorer for Sacramento was Arron Afflalo, who finished with nine points on 3-of-9 shooting. Darren Collison, Garrett Temple and Ty Lawson all added eight points each, but it was much too little to help their team pull off a win. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade exploded for stunning late-game performance for the Bulls, sealing the deal with a couple clutch plays in the final minute. Wade finished with a team-high 30 points, to go along with six rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals, in 35 minutes. Jimmy Butler added 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds, in 39 minutes.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 9:21 PM ET

100
Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz
Final
109

By Dan Bruno   

Thaddeus Young, Paul George and Jeff Teague all scored a team-high 19 points, but the Pacers needed something more, as they fell short in Utah. Young added nine rebounds and three assists; Teague added seven assists, four rebounds and three steals; and George added four rebounds and two assists. Monta Ellis chipped in 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, in 33 minutes off the bench, while the only other player to score in double digits was Myles Turner, who chipped in 13 points. Meanwhile, a few big performances lifted the Jazz in this one, including a game-high 30 points from George Hill, to go along with six rebounds and five assists, in 34 minutes. Gordon Hayward followed up with 27 points on 8-of-13 shooting, while Rudy Gobert did his job, with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 9:26 PM ET