Full house for the Atlantic division, Brooklyn to square off against Miami

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Updated: December 1, 2012

It was a good night for the Atlantic division as all registered wins on NBA Friday. Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Toronto made it a clean sweep with some impressive form. In other action Oklahoma made it 4 straight, Cleveland secured a much needed win, Memphis stayed top of the South West, Minnesota got back on the winning trail, Indiana assumed control of the Central and the inconsistent Lakers got back on track.

It was a clean sweep for teams in the Atlantic division as all teams came out on top. The Boston Celtics did just fine in their first game without Rajon Rondo, with Jeff Green scoring a season-best 19 points off the bench to lead the way in a 96-78 rout of the cold-shooting Portland Trail Blazers at TD Garden, Joe Johnson swished home a game-high 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets knocked off the Orlando Magic, 98-86, Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith paced the Knicks with 20 points apiece, as New York easily defeated the Washington Wizards, 108-87, to stay undefeated at home, DeMar DeRozan poured in a game-high 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Phoenix Suns, 101-97 and Jason Richardson nailed four of his six three-point attempts and netted 14 of his 22 points in the final frame as the Philadelphia 76ers tallied a 104-98 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Alexey Shved had 16 points and five assists and Kevin Love posted a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Milwaukee Bucks, 95-85. Luke Ridnour netted 16 points and Nikola Pekovic had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Timberwolves, winners in two of their last three.

Dwight Howard poured in 28 points and ripped down 20 rebounds, as the Los Angeles Lakers pounded the Denver Nuggets, 122-103. Antawn Jamison netted a game-high 33 points on 13-of-19 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Jodie Meeks hit 7-of-8 from beyond the arc en route to 21 points for the Lakers, who bounced back from a loss to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. Kobe Bryant finished with 14 points and eight assists and Metta World Peace added 10 points as the Lakers hit 17-of-33 from three-point range on the night. Danilo Gallinari scored a team-high 19 points, and Andre Iguodala added 14 points for the Nuggets, who have lost three straight on the heels of a four- game winning streak. Jordan Hamilton contributed 13 points in the loss.

Russell Westbrook stuffed the stat sheet, netting 23 points to go with 13 rebounds, eight assists and seven steals as the Oklahoma City Thunder dropped the Utah Jazz, 106-94, at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Kevin Durant scored a game-high 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor and Kevin Martin contributed 19 points for the Thunder, who polished off a 3-0 homestand and have won four straight and seven of eight overall. Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins donated 12 points apiece in the victory.

Mike Conley filled the stat sheet with 17 points, five assists, four rebounds and six steals in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 90-78 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Rudy Gay tallied a game-high 18 points and Marc Gasol added 17 points and 11 boards for Memphis, which has won four in a row.

David West scored a season-best 31 points on 13-of-20 shooting to help lead the Indiana Pacers past the Sacramento Kings, 97-92. West hauled in 11 rebounds and was nearly unstoppable in posting his second consecutive double-double. After hitting the game-winner on Tuesday against the Lakers, George Hill tallied 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the victory for Indiana.

Alonzo Gee scored on a putback of Dion Waiters’ missed 3-pointer with three-tenths of a second remaining to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 113-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

Tonight’s action features the big  2 on form in the Eastern Conference. Top of the Atlantic, on a 5 game winning streak Brooklyn, are in Miami top of the South East, and also on a 5 game winning streak. Somebody has to lose. 9 more matchups on the card for NBA Saturday and all available for you on 2bet2. Get Playing.