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NBA DAILY FOR MONDAY, NOV. 30
Recap of Sunday's NBA games
Young helps Nets beat Pistons 87-83
The AP reports: On a night his shot wasn't falling, Brook Lopez did all the little things the Brooklyn Nets needed to win.
Lopez made the tiebreaking free throw with 29 seconds after grabbing an offensive rebound, and the Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 87-83 on Sunday night.
Lopez scored 15 points but shot just 6 of 18 from the field. He added a season-high six blocked shots and five assists, and tied a career high with four steals... Thaddeus Young led the Nets with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Wayne Ellington had a season-high 12 points for Brooklyn, which improved to 4-13.
Walker scores 22, Hornets hold off Bucks
The AP reports: The Charlotte Hornets are finding ways to win games this season, even without big man Al Jefferson.
Kemba Walker scored 22 points, and the Hornets overcame the early loss of Jefferson against the Milwaukee Bucks to hold on for an 87-82 victory Sunday.
Nicolas Batum added 15 points, Jeremy Lamb 14 and Marvin Williams 12 for the Hornets, who have won five of six, all at home, and 10 of 15 during the month of November... Khris Middleton had 19 points for the Bucks, who have lost three straight. Monroe added 17 points and 10 rebounds, O.J. Mayo 12, Jerryd Bayless 11 and Jabari Parker 10.
Griffin helps Clippers beat Wolves for 13th straight time
The AP reports: Blake Griffin and Chris Paul made big plays down the stretch to help the Los Angeles Clippers continue their domination of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Griffin scored 12 of his 26 points in the final 6:32, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out seven assists on Sunday to lead the Clippers to a 107-99 victory that put them back over the .500 mark... Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points for the Wolves, who had won their previous three games. Karl-Anthony Towns, the first overall pick in the draft, had 17 points and eight rebounds.
Oladipo scores 19 to lift Magic over Celtics 110-91
The AP reports: Victor Oladipo's pride makes it difficult for him to come off the bench. If he keeps playing like this, though, he might have to get used to the role.
Oladipo scored 19 points and had eight rebounds and six assists in his third game as a reserve to help the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics 110-91 on Sunday night. Oladipo was the second pick in the 2013 draft and a starter for most of his three years in Orlando, but is averaging 20 points, six rebounds and 5.7 assists coming off the Magic bench. Orlando has won all three games, by an average of 17.3 points.
Eric Bledsoe powers Suns past Raptors, 107-102
The AP reports: Eric Bledsoe wasted little time atoning for a missed free throw with just 12.3 seconds to go.
After sinking his second shot to push the Suns' lead to three, he hustled to block Luis Scola's 3-point attempt that would have tied the game, and grabbed the resulting rebound... DeRozan tied a Raptors season high with 29 points, the fourth straight game he has scored at least 20.
76ers tie NBA worst with 0-18 start after loss to Grizzlies
The AP reports: The Philadelphia 76ers were again poised to end their losing streak. And, as has happened lately, they were unable to close the deal.
The Memphis Grizzlies used a late fourth-quarter rally to erase a Sixers lead and capture a 92-84 victory on Sunday, sending Philadelphia to its NBA-record 18th straight loss to start the season.
The loss matched the 0-18 opening by the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets, and marked the 28th consecutive defeat for the Sixers - the longest such streak ever in the four major United State sports... Zach Randolph had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis, while Matt Barnes and Jeff Green finished with 13 points apiece as Memphis won for the seventh time in the last nine.
Rockets rally in fourth, beat Knicks 116-111 in overtime
The AP reports: It took almost the whole game, but the Rockets finally took a lead and held it.
Trevor Ariza's tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left in overtime and Marcus Thornton's two free throws with less than a second left lifted Houston to a 116-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.
James Harden led Houston with 26 points. Thornton and Clint Capela each had 18 and Ariza finished with 16.
Arron Afflalo had 31 points for the Knicks, who played without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony because of an illness. Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Kobe scores 13 after announcement, but Pacers beat Lakers
The AP reports: Kobe Bryant drained a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left in a one-point game, and the Lakers' crowd roared with a mix of excitement and nostalgia for the transcendent moments of its beloved star's now-finite career.
Bryant then shot an airball on a potential tying 3-pointer with 6 seconds to play, and everybody was reminded why Kobe is ready to walk away from basketball in the spring.
Bryant scored 13 points on 4-of-20 shooting after declaring he will retire at the end of the season, and the Indiana Pacers hung on to send Los Angeles to its sixth consecutive defeat, 107-103 Sunday night... Jordan Clarkson had 22 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for the Lakers. Nick Young hit six 3-pointers while scoring 22 points.