National Basketball Association Game Capsules

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Updated: February 1, 2013

Final Score: Oklahoma City 106, Memphis 89

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – The Oklahoma City Thunder didn’t take it easy on the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies as they rolled to a 106-89 wire-to- wire victory at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Grizzlies parted ways with their leading scorer, Rudy Gay, in a three-team trade on Wednesday and were without their assets from the deal — forwards Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye. The Thunder, after a splitting a six-game road trip that ended in a loss to the Lakers on Sunday, were more than happy to jump on the Grizzlies early, as they built a comfortable 24-point halftime lead. Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 and reserves Kevin Martin and Nick Collison chipped in 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the victors. The Grizzlies, the league’s stingiest defense coming in, allowed Oklahoma City to shoot 56 percent from the field, while they themselves made just 35 percent of their shots. Jerryd Bayless had a team-high 23 points in defeat.

Final Score: Golden State 100, Dallas 97

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Jarrett Jack hit two big free throws after Andrew Bogut provided the decisive block, as the Golden State Warriors fought off the Dallas Mavericks, 100-97, at Oracle Arena. The Mavericks never led, but had a chance to jump in front in the closing seconds after David Lee’s tip-in of a Jack miss rimmed out. Brandan Wright grabbed the rebound with 20.9 seconds remaining, then had the ball on the left block with time winding down. Bogut stayed his ground, however, and as Wright went up for the shot, Bogut got a hand on it and forced a breakout the other way. Jack, starting in place of Stephen Curry for the second straight game, was fouled with two ticks left and drained both at the foul line before Vince Carter’s off-balanced 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell short. Klay Thompson paced Golden State with 27 points, while Lee added 15 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists in the club’s third straight win. Dallas, playing without Dirk Nowitzki due to a right adductor strain, was led by O.J. Mayo’s 25 points. Carter netted 22 points, while Shawn Marion chipped in 18 points and 17 boards in the Mavs’ second consecutive loss.