Tip-Off for 1/29/13 (featuring David Ruffin): Golden State Warriors pound Toronto Raptors 114-102 as Andrew Bogut returns

(The Star.com)

Steph Curry scored 17 points before leaving with an ankle injury.


The surprising Golden State Warriors received a nice boost to their lineup when center Andrew Bogut saw action for the first time this season in the Warriors 114-102 win over the Toronto Raptors. With All-Star forward David Lee and All-Star snub Steph Curry, the Warriors are second in the Pacific Division. The addition of Bogut gives the Warriors an opportunity to close in on the Clippers 5-game lead.

Warriors 114 – Raptors 102 – David Lee led the Warriors with 21 points and 12 boards. Steph Curry left in the 3rd quarter with an ankle injury, he did not return. Aaron Gray had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto.

Memphis 103 – 76ers 101 – The Sixers coughed up a 17-point first quarter lead. Rudy Gay (26 points) hit the game-winning basket for the visiting Grizzlies with 13 seconds remaining in regulation. Marc Gasol led Memphis with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Evan Turner led the Sixers with 27 points and 7 boards.

Kings 96 – Wizards 94 – The Wizards won the battle on the boards 45-35. Washington’s Emeka Okafor had a game-high 23 points and 15 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas led Sacramento with 22 points and 7 assists.

Nets 97 – Magic 77 – The Nets held the Magic to 40 percent shooting and won on the boards 45-36. Deron Williams led the Nets with 20 points and 9 assists. Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 18 points and 9 boards.

Bulls 93 – Bobcats 85 – Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points. Luol Deng returned to the Bulls lineup after missing five games with an ankle injury. Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 18 points.

Nuggets 102 – Pacers 101 – Andre Iguodala’s game-winning free throw gave the Nuggets the win. Danilo Gallinari led all scorers with 27 points. Paul George led the Pacers with 23 points.

Rockets 125 – Jazz 80 – The Rockets handed the Jazz their worst home loss in franchise history. James Harden led Houston with 25 points. Randy Foye led the Jazz with 12 points.

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The Great David Ruffin.

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