David West made a jumper and then D.J. Augustin made a big three to widen the gap and give Indy a nice cushion late in the game. Paul George went for 21 points. Memphis has now lost three of their last four games.
The Bobcats finally ended their miserable losing streak and end 2012 on a good note by beating the Bulls in Chicago. Kemba Walker was ballin’; he has 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists, four steals, and two blocks. Charlotte snapped their 18-game losing skid and win their eighth game of the season, one more than last year’s.
Dwyane Wade stole a crosscourt pass from J.J. Redick and had a late dunk. Then LeBron James put away the game with free throws as the Heat survived the Magic in OT. LeBron had 36 points, eight boards, and 11 assists. Magic center Nikola Vukevic ended up with 20 points and an NBA season-high 29 rebounds, breaking Shaq’s franchise record of 28 that was set in 1993.
The Rockets outscored the Hawks, 38-19, in the second as Houston snapped their two-game skid by easily taking care of business at home. James Harden had 28 points and Carlos Delfino came off the bench to score 22 points and dish out eight assists.
The Spurs held the Nets to five points in the third quarter and turned the game into a laugher. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 20 points. San Antonio has now won six straight games. They are only one game behind the Los Angeles Clippers at 25-8.
The Thunder were only leading, 89-85, before they unleashed a 15-4 run halfway through the fourth to put away the Suns. Kevin Durant scored 30 for OKC while Russell Westbrook went off for 24 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists.