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Ageless Pau Gasol Helps Spurs Top Kings; The Brow Stars For Pelicans

Ageless Pau Gasol Helps Spurs Top Kings; The Brow Stars For Pelicans News

Sacramento Kings 102-118 San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs ended a two-game losing skid courtesy of Pau Gasol (22 points) and LaMarcus Aldridge (18 points) to win against the Sacramento Kings at home. Both teams shot 49.4% from the field but the Spurs’ bench was too much to handle. Led by Gasol, the Spurs’ reserves dropped 65 points. The Kings had four players in double figures, with Buddy Hield and Willie Cauley-Stein each posting 18 points in the loss.

 

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Minnesota Timberwolves 109-123 New Orleans Pelicans

28 points and 12 rebounds from Anthony Davis ensured that the Pelicans overcame a 13-point deficit to make it a 14-point win against the Timberwolves. NOLA are now 4-1 in their last five games and won against the T’Wolves thanks to Davis’ 11-of-16 shooting from the field. Jordan Crawford (22 points) and Jrue Holiday (21 points) added to the Pelicans tally even as the home team dropped 75 points on the visitors in the second half.

 

For the Timberwolves, three players reached the twenty-point mark, with Karl-Anthony Towns recording 33 points in the loss.

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Boston Celtics 99-105 Philadelphia 76ers

Al Horford’s game-high 27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists performance wasn’t enough to cover for Isaiah Thomas’ absence as the Celtics fell to the Sixers on the road. Boston had a poor shooting night from long range, making only six of their 29 attempts.

 

The Sixers had useful contributions from almost everyone on their squad, shot 47.1% from the field and had 29 assists in the win.

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Dallas Mavericks 111-104 Brooklyn Nets

Dirk Nowitzki (23 points) and JJ Barea (20 points) combined for 43 points as the Mavericks got the W on the road against the Nets. The Mavs were excellent from the field, shooting 53.9% and were 40% from beyond the arc while committing only 10 turnovers.

 

Brook Lopez finished with a game-high 27 points for the Nets, but it just wasn’t enough to avoid a loss at home.

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