Posts Tagged Men’s basketball

Gasol leads Grizzlies past Cavaliers, 96-92

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson, right, drives past Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies reserves accomplished what the starters couldn’t – they built enough of a lead to put away the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Rookie Randle leads Lakers past Blazers 94-86

Los Angeles Lakers' Wesley Johnson, center, dunks as teammates Wayne Ellington, left, Carlos Boozer and Portland Trail Blazers' Dorell Wright, right, watch during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Ontario, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Julius Randle scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Jeremy Lin added 13 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in a preseason game Wednesday night.

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Timberwolves beat Bucks 110-91

Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Knight (11) passes the ball off while covered by Minnesota Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic has been limited by ankle problems in his four-year NBA career, prompting the coaching staff to cap his minutes this season in an effort to keep him healthy.

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Anthony scores 30 as Knicks beat Wizards

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots with Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) defending in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points, including a tiebreaking three-point play with 13.9 seconds left, and the New York Knicks overcame a 10-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 103-100 on Wednesday night.

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Celtics win preseason finale; 100-86 over Nets

Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) gathers in a rebound against Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee (1) as Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, lower right, looks on in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

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