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NBA game roundup: Gasol’s 30 points help Grizzlies win

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Center Marc Gasol scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 107-91 Sunday night at FedExForum.

The Grizzlies (12-2) led by as many as 25 points in the fourth quarter.

Gasol made 13 of 18 shots from the floor. He also blocked two shots.

Memphis extended its regular-season home winning streak to 22 games. By holding the Clippers to under 100 points, they stopped Los Angeles’ nine-game road streak of scoring 100 or more — the team’s longest stretch since moving to Los Angeles.

Forward Blake Griffin struggled through a 5-for-17 shooting night, scoring just 12 points.

Point guard Chris Paul led Los Angeles with 22 points, five assists and four steals.

Heat 94, Hornets 93

MIAMI – Forward Chris Bosh hit a fade-away jumper with 31 seconds left to give Miami the lead, as the Heat snapped their three-game home losing streak.

Forward Luol Deng led the Heat with 26 points, eight rebounds and one key block. Bosh added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and guard Mario Chalmers had 20 points and 10 assists.

The Heat also avoided what would have been their first four-game home losing streak since March of 2011.

Charlotte (4-10) has lost five straight games overall and is now 1-7 on the road. Center Al Jefferson had 22 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double in games against the Heat.

Trail Blazers 94, Celtics 88

BOSTON – Portland missed its first nine field-goal attempts of the game but still won its seventh game in a row, while Boston lost for the fifth time in its last six games.

Forward LaMarcus Aldridge powered the Trail Blazers with his double-double, scoring a game-high 20 points and scooping up 14 rebounds.

Forwards Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger led the Celtics with 19 points apiece.

Warriors 91, Thunder 86

OKLAHOMA CITY — Marreese Speights scored a season-high 28 points to lead Golden State, which improved to 10-2 while the Thunder fell to 3-12.

Forward Anthony Morrow scored on a dunk to bring Oklahoma City within two at 88-86 with 17.9 seconds left. After Warriors guard Stephen Curry made one of two free throws to make it a three-point lead, Thunder swingman Andre Roberson shot an airball on a 3-point attempt that would have tied it.

Reggie Jackson paced the Thunder with 22 points.

Nuggets 101, Lakers 94 (OT)

LOS ANGELES — Denver won its seventh in a row over Los Angeles, earning an overtime victory on Sunday night at Staples Center.

Forward Wilson Chandler scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half to lead Denver (6-7), which won its fourth straight game. Point guard Ty Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists.

Guard Kobe Bryant scored 27 to lead the Lakers (3-11), who have lost six of seven at home. Point guard Jeremy Lin had 17 points, backup center Robert Sacre had 13 points and a career-tying three steals for the Lakers and center Jordan Hill added 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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