Sunday's NBA slate was seven games deep, giving us some historic wins and interesting news tidbits from the sideline. Here's a game-by-game recap of the day that was on November 1st.
Atlanta Hawks 94, Charlotte Hornets 92
Hawks HC Mike Budenholzer lit into his team after they gave up 36 points in the third quarter on Sunday. It worked. Atlanta clamped down in the fourth, outscoring the Hornets 24-16 to eke out a two-point win.
San Antonio Spurs 95, Boston Celtics 87
It's still going to take some time for LaMarcus Aldridge to get fully into the swing of things with his new Spurs teammates, but he's already showing flashes of what he'll be able to do when he fully adjust. Aldridge posted 24 points & 14 rebounds in Sunday's win, scoring eight in the 4th to hold off a late Celtics charge.
Miami Heat 109, Houston Rockets 89
Udonis Haslem profanity-laden halftime speech to his Heat teammates on Sunday was just what the team needed. Miami gutted Houston's offense with smothering on-ball defense en route to outscoring the Rockets 65-26 in the second half.
Toronto Raptors 106, Milwaukee Bucks 87
Toronto HC Dwane Casey picked up his franchise-record 157th win on Sunday, but he decided to deflect some of the credit and focus on the one player who's been with him for the entire ride since 2011-12 -- DeMar DeRozan. "DeMar DeRozan has been here through the whole number of wins," Casey said. "As Drake said, we started at the bottom [but] we're not there yet. We started 30th in the league in defense, [we've done] a lot of building, and we're still building."
Chicago Bulls 92, Orlando Magic 87
Bulls star Derrick Rose remains severely limited as a shooter due to ongoing vision problems related to his recovery from a broken orbital bone. However, that's not stopping him from contributing in other way. Rose's eight assists were a game high, keying Chicago's attack in a win over a game Orlando squad.
Oklahoma City Thunder 117, Denver Nuggets 93
Oklahoma City's first two wins of 2015-16 were nail biters. This one was not. The Thunder moved to 3-0 by pulling away from the Nuggets with a 37-20 3rd quarter burst. Kevin Durant dropped 25 on the Nuggets on 8-of-11 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 shooting from the charity stripe.
Dallas Mavericks 103, Los Angeles Lakers 93
Rick Carlisle surpassed Don Nelson as the Mavs' franchise leader in career coaching wins, picking up his 340th victory in 29 fewer games that Nelson took to win 339. Dirk Nowitzki once again did the bulk of the work, scoring 25 and helping Dallas stave off a late rally by the Lakers.Back to the NBA Newsfeed