Mon, Dec 31, 2012 - Page 19 News List

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks rally to blow Heat off the floor

FINAL PUSH:Milwaukee led 56-44 at halftime, lost the advantage in the third quarter and then stormed back in the final period to beat the NBA champions 104-85

Reuters and AP, Houston, Texas

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Gerald Henderson added 19 points for the Bobcats.

Nets 103, Cavaliers 100

In New York, Brook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Brooklyn improved to 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo by beating Cleveland.

Lopez followed his 26-point, 11-rebound performance in a victory on Friday over Charlotte by shooting 13 of 20 from the field, making a number of timely baskets in the fourth quarter that the Nets ultimately needed to hold on.

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 15 points for the Nets, who fired coach Avery Johnson on Thursday and followed with two victories over losing teams. However, now they head off for major tests at San Antonio and Oklahoma City.

C.J. Miles scored 33 points and made eight three-pointers for the Cavs, but Kyrie Irving capped a miserable shooting night when his tying three-point attempt went in and out. He finished with 13 points on five-of-16 shooting.

Tristan Thompson added 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who played without center Anderson Varejao because of a knee injury.

Grizzlies 81, Nuggets 72

In Memphis, Rudy Gay scored eight of his 19 points down the stretch to help Memphis beat Denver.

Gay’s rush was part of 10 straight points for the Grizzlies, breaking open a 68-all game with 4:45 minutes left. His baseline jumper with 1:25 minutes left gave Memphis a 10-point lead, helping the Grizzlies snap a two-game skid.

Zach Randolph had 12 points for Memphis, who won despite shooting 40 percent. The Grizzlies outscored the Nuggets 28-15 in the fourth quarter.

Andre Iguodala, Corey Brewer and JaVale McGee all had 12 points for Denver, who had their two-game winning streak stopped. Danilo Gallinari, coming off a career-high 39 points on Friday night against Dallas, was held to seven on two-of-8 shooting.

In other play, it was:

‧ Hawks 109, Pacers 100

‧ Raptors 123, Magic 88

‧ Timberwolves 111, Suns 107

‧ Bulls 87, Wizards 77

‧ Warriors 101, Celtics 83

‧ Trail Blazers 89, 76ers 85

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