Tip-Off for 2/12/13 (featuring Bill Russell): Bobcats end Celtics 7-game win streak; Spurs defeat Bulls minus the Big Three
Byron Mullens is a rock on a struggling Bobcats squad.
For the second time in a week, another sub-.500 team has ended a lengthy win streak. Friday the Detroit Pistons ended the San Antonio Spurs streak at 12 games. Last night, the Charlotte Bobcats put a halt to the Boston Celtics win streak at seven games. The Bobcats defeated the Celtics 94-91 to end their seven-game losing streak.
Clippers 107 – 76ers 90 – The Clippers led the 76ers 56-33 at the half. Chris Paul finished with 21 points and 11 assists. Nick Young scored a game-high 29 points for Philadelphia.
Bobcats 94 – Celtics 91 – The Bobcats held on to pull out one of the biggest victories of the season. Byron Mullens scored 25 points and pulled down 18 boards. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 18 points.
Timberwolves 100 – Cavaliers 92 – The T-Wolves have swept the season series with the Cavs. Luke Ridenour scored a game-high 21 points for Minnesota. Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 20 points.
Nets 89 – Pacers 84 – The Pacers scored 27 total points in the first and third quarters. Brook Lopez scored 25 points and Reggie Evans hauled down 22 boards. George Hill led the Pacers with 22 points.
Hornets 105 – Pistons 86 – Ryan Anderson led all players with 31 points. Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 19 points.
Spurs 103 – Bulls 89 – The Spurs won big without Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. The Bulls out rebounded San Antonio 49-26, but tuned the ball over 19 times. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 26 points. Nate Robinson had 20 points and 7 assists for the Bulls.
Wizards 102 – Bucks 89 – The Wizards overcame 19 miscues by shooting 57 percent from the floor. Bradley Beal scored a career-high 28 points. Monta Ellis had 24 points and 8 assists for Milwaukee.
Hawks 105 – Mavericks 101 – The Hawks shot the ball well and outrebounded the Mavs 48-37. Josh Smith led the Hawks with 26 points and 13 boards. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 24 points and 7 boards.
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