National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Updated: February 13, 2013

Final Score: Toronto 109, Denver 108

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Rudy Gay has been nothing but solid since Toronto acquired him and he proved his worth yet again for the Raptors on Tuesday. With 4.9 seconds left in the game, Gay sank the go-ahead basket to push Toronto past the injury-ravaged Denver Nuggets, 109-108, at Air Canada Centre. Gay, who battled foul trouble in the second half, was held under 20 points for the first time since being traded but scored 17 in the Raptors’ third straight win, with his final basket coming near the baseline as he rose above his defender to swish a short jumper. DeMar DeRozan added 22 points and Kyle Lowry finished with 11 points and 10 assists in the win. Without Andre Iguodala, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler — who were all sidelined with injuries — Ty Lawson stepped up to score 29 points, but he misfired on a running jumper as time expired. He also had nine assists. The Nuggets, now losers of two in a row since winning nine straight, also lost JaVale McGee in the first half after experiencing soreness in his left tibia. Anthony Randolph played a season-high 27 minutes and put forth 16 points with seven rebounds off the bench in the setback.

Final Score: Miami 117, Portland 104

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – LeBron James has taken the idea of “being hot” to another level. On Tuesday, James became the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games, as the Miami Heat downed the Portland Trail Blazers, 117-104, at American Airlines Arena. James finished with 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting (73.3 percent), while also dishing out nine assists. Chris Bosh scored 32 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and Dwyane Wade finished with 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, winners in six straight. Damian Lillard poured in a game-high 33 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 for the Blazers, who have dropped four straight. Wesley Matthews had 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting in the setback.

Final Score: Memphis 108, Sacramento 101

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Marc Gasol tallied 24 points and 12 rebounds as Memphis captured its third win in a row by defeating the Sacramento Kings, 108-101, on Tuesday at FedExForum. Tony Allen contributed a season-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, Mike Conley added 22 points with seven assists and Zach Randolph finished with 13 points and nine boards in the triumph. DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points, seven rebounds and five steals, but the Kings had their brief two-game winning streak snapped. Tyreke Evans added 20 points in Sacramento’s fifth consecutive road setback.

Final Score: Utah 109, Oklahoma City 94

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Al Jefferson had 23 points and seven rebounds in the Utah Jazz’s 109-94 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Paul Millsap added 18 points, 10 boards and six assists for the Jazz, who snapped their brief two-game skid. Kevin Durant tallied 33 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for Oklahoma City, which had its four- game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Houston 116, Golden State 107

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – James Harden led seven Houston players in double figures with 27 points and also had seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Rockets to a 116-107 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Chandler Parsons had 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds and Jeremy Lin scored 14 points and dished out 10 assists for the Rockets, winners in seven of their last 10 games. Omer Asik scored 13 points and grabbed 15 boards, Patrick Patterson and Marcus Morris each netted 12 and Carlos Delfino chipped in with 10 points in the win. Stephen Curry scored 27 points, while Klay Thompson and Jarrett Jack finished with 22 points apiece for the Warriors, who have dropped a season-high five straight.

Final Score: LA Lakers 91, Phoenix 85

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant took his increased role as a facilitator to a whole new level Tuesday. He went the entire first half without a field goal attempt and then didn’t make his first shot until 2:10 was left in the game. Bryant netted just four points, but dished out nine assists — eight in the opening 24 minutes — in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 91-85 triumph over the Phoenix Suns. Bryant, who went without scoring in double figures for the first time this season, was 1-of-8 from the field and 0-of-4 from beyond the arc. He last had zero field goals in a game in 2001. The 15-time All-Star totaled 39 assists during a three-game span prior to a seven-game road trip in which Bryant registered eight-or-more helpers in four of those contests. Dwight Howard recorded 19 points and 18 rebounds for Los Angeles, which has won eight of its last 11 tilts. Steve Nash had 10 points and eight assists against his former team in the win. Michael Beasley finished with 18 points to lead the Suns, who have dropped four in a row and eight of their last 10 games.