Monday, 16 July, 2018

Carmelo Anthony passes Jerry West for 20th on all-time scoring list

Kevin Durant Russell Westbrook James Harden Carmelo Anthony passes Jerry West for 20th on all-time scoring list
Kristopher Love | 08 March, 2018, 10:31

While the Thunder hold a winning record in their seven games following the break, their claim to a top-four seed has been replaced by a fight to simply make the playoffs.

"We've still got a long away to go, especially these last 20 games or whatever we've got left", he said. "It's not going to be the same way every game".

Oklahoma City had beaten several of the league's top teams this season. No wonder the Rockets looked sluggish at times against the Bucks. Wilson Chandler scored 21 points for the Nuggets, who couldn't follow a win at Cleveland with a chance to sweep a three-game road trip. Not enough from them early, although it's hard to blame Adams for much when the offense doesn't get to him.

Wizards 117, Heat 113 (OT): Bradley Beal scored 30 points to lead host Washington past Miami in overtime. Khris Middleton finished with 18 points for Milwaukee, while Brown had 15.

Paul George had 17 points while New Zealand's Steven Adams chipped in with 16.

Smart did not reference the officiating during a media session with a group of reporters immediately after the game, but he was later asked about the difficulties in defending Houston star James Harden.

"... We just want to play well".

Kevin Durant added 19 points and six rebounds for the defending champions, who are still trying to put together four steady quarters. But their defense perked up in the second quarter allowing Houston to extend the lead to nine points, 54-45, by halftime. Mitty alum Aaron Gordon scored 28 points for Orlando. Anthony entered the game against the Houston Rockets needing just five points to tie West and, within the first quarter, the stage was set for a bit of history. The five-time All-Star winced and grabbed at his ankle before slowly getting to his feet. With 112 total points scored on the evening, it was a better-than-average offensive output for the home team.

Damian Lillard had 37 points with two rebounds and two steals, while also going eight-for-11 shooting from beyond the arc, in the Portland Trail Blazers' 111-87 win over the New York Knicks. The Jazz improved to 15-2 over their past 17 games.

D'Angelo Russell had a team-high 22 points for the Nets, whose streak of 10 straight games with 12 or more 3-pointers ended on a 9-for-34 night. Myles Turner led IN with 24 points.

Lecture from NBA: The Bulls will start playing Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday again after receiving a reminder from the league about player rest and tanking. Smart told the Boston Globe that "certain players" get "calls that other guys just wouldn't get". Holiday was back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.