National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Updated: December 17, 2013

Charlotte, NC ( – Kemba Walker netted 24 points in the
Charlotte Bobcats’ 95-87 win over the Sacramento Kings from Time Warner Cable
Arena. Gerald Henderson contributed 20 points and Ramon Sessions provided 16
off the bench as Charlotte snapped a three-game losing streak. Al Jefferson
had 10 points and nine rebounds before fouling out. The loss spoiled a
tremendous effort from DeMarcus Cousins, who filled it up with 30 points, 17
rebounds and six assists for Sacramento. Isaiah Thomas had 21 points as the
Kings fell to 1-2 since Rudy Gay made his team debut last week.

Final Score: Portland 119, Cleveland 116

Cleveland, OH ( – Damian Lillard’s eighth 3-pointer came
just before the buzzer and gave the soaring Portland Trail Blazers a thrilling
119-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The eventual game-winner was
already the fourth in the young season for Lillard, who was simply
sensational in posting 36 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in leading
the Blazers to their fifth straight victory and ninth in their last 10 games.
Portland led by 10 with two minutes remaining before Kyrie Irving led a late
flurry to pull the Cavs even with 7.1 seconds remaining. Portland received 26
points and 15 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge, 19 points from Wesley Matthews
and 14 points and nine boards from Nicolas Batum. Kyrie Irving and Dion
Waiters each scored 25 points to lead Cleveland, with Irving also doling out
10 assists in the setback.

Final Score: LA Lakers 96, Memphis 92

Memphis, TN ( – Kobe Bryant played well in the second game
of a back-to-back and finished with 21 points on 9-of-18 shooting as the Los
Angeles Lakers downed the struggling Memphis Grizzlies, 96-92, on Tuesday. Pau
Gasol added 21 points and nine rebounds and Nick Young came off the bench and
provided 18 points for the Lakers, who bounced back from Monday’s 114-100
setback in Atlanta. Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 18 points, 16
rebounds and five assists, but Memphis is still mired in a 1-6 slump, with
five of those losses coming on its home floor.