Last night in the NBA: Jrue Holiday’s double-double lifts Pelicans over Blazers 110-108

(Gerald Herbert)

New Orleans Anthony Davis goes top shelf on the Portland’s Joel Freeland in last night’s win.

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans sank a fade away jumper with 1.2. seconds remaining to give the home team a 110-108 victory over the visiting Portland Trailblazers. The loss was Portland’s second in a row.

Wizards 106 – Pistons 99 - The Wizards pulled back to the .500 mark with a tough win on the road. John Wall led all scorers with 29 points. Brandon Jennings passed out a game-high 14 dimes.

WAS DET
P Wall 29 Monroe 22
R Ariza 11 Drummond 16
A Wall 7 Jennings 14

 

Bulls 95 – Grizzlies 91 – Carlos Boozer and Mike Conley led all scorers with 26 points, respectively. It’s been a slow start for two teams who figured to make deep runs in the playoffs this season.

CHI MEM
P Butler 26 Conley 26
R Boozer 10 Randolph 10
A Augustin 9 Conley 9

 

Mavericks 100 – Wolves 98 – Shawn Marion was vital at both ends as he scored a season-high 32 points and played tight defense in preventing Kevin Love from taking a potential game-winning three pointer. Minnesota’s comeback bid from a 21-point deficit came up short.

DAL MIN
P Marion 32 Love 36
R Dalembert 7 Love 11
A Ellis 10 Rubio 13

 

Pelicans 110 – Blazers 108 – Jrue Holiday scored 32 points and handed out 13 assists. New Orleans shot 54 percent from the floor and out rebounded Portland 47-38.

POR NOP
P Lillard 29 Holiday 31
R Aldridge 8 Aminu 15
A Batum 6 Holiday 13

 

Heat 97 – Nuggets 94 – LeBron James celebrated his 29th birthday with his third double-double of the season (26 points, 10 assists). Dwyane Wade sat out the second half with back spasms. The Nuggets dominated the points in the paint 48-28, but failed to beat the 5-second clock to potentially tie the game in the final seconds.

MIA DEN
P James 26 Lawson 26
R Allen 7 Hickson 11
A James 10 Lawson 7

 

Jazz 83 – Bobcats 80 – The Jazz won their 10th game of the season and the Bobcats dropped their third in succession. The win was Utah’s 10th in a row over Charlotte. Rookie Trey Burke scored a game-high 23 points, including a lay up to seal the win. Al Jefferson grabbed ten rebounds in his return to Utah.

CHA UTA
P Henderson 19 Burke 21
R Jefferson 10 Williams 10
A Walker 4 Hayward 5

 

Suns 107 – Clippers 88 – The Suns continue to be the surprise of the NBA with a 29-point blowout of the Clippers. Phoenix’s Goran Dragic scored 26 points, handed out 8 assists and had 5 steals, Gerald Green added 21. Jamaal Crawford led Los Angeles with 15 points.

PHX LAC
P Dragic 26 Griffin 15
R Morris 12 Jordan 19
A Dragic 8 Paul 7

Here are some top plays from last night:

 

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