NBA Recap – Sunday 4/17/11
Grizzlies Down San Antonio 101-98
The Grizzlies got a 25-point performance from Zach Randolph, who added 14 rebounds as Memphis ran past San Antonio 101-98 on Sunday at AT&T Center. Memphis won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 196.5. Memphis got 24 points from Marc Gasol and another 15 points from Mike Conley. Mike Conley contributed 10 assists, while Zach Randolph cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds. San Antonio got 20 points from Tony Parker in a losing cause and another 16 points from Tim Duncan. Tony Parker contributed 5 assists for the Spurs, while Tim Duncan had 13 rebounds. Memphis led at halftime, 45-43. San Antonio won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-38.
Lakers Fall 109-100 Against New Orleans
Chris Paul went off for 33 points and added 7 rebounds leading New Orleans to a 109-100 win over Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center. Bettors who backed the Hornets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 11 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 184.5. New Orleans got 17 points from Carl Landry and another 15 points from Jarrett Jack. Chris Paul contributed 14 assists, while Trevor Ariza cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds. Los Angeles got 34 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 16 points from Ron Artest. Pau Gasol contributed 6 assists for the Lakers, while Ron Artest had 11 rebounds. First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 55-47 at the break. Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-33.
New York vs Boston Recap – Celtics Win 87-85
Boston earned an 87-85 victory over New York on Sunday, getting 24 points from Ray Allen at TD Garden. Bettors who backed the Celtics were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 6. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 198.5. Paul Pierce had 18 points for Boston and Kevin Garnett chipped in with 15 points. Rajon Rondo had 9 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett was the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards. New York got 28 points from Amar’e Stoudemire in a losing cause and another 15 points from Carmelo Anthony. Chauncey Billups contributed 4 assists for the Knicks, while Amar’e Stoudemire had 11 rebounds. First-half bettors who backed New York were victorious, as the score was 51-39 at the break. Boston had a 44-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Nuggets Fall 107-103 Against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City got 41 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 107-103 victory over Denver on Sunday at Ford Center. Oklahoma City won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 6-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 205.5. Russell Westbrook had 31 points for Oklahoma City and Eric Maynor chipped in with 12 points. Russell Westbrook had 7 assists for the Thunder, while Kevin Durant was the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards. Denver got 22 points from Nene Hilario in a losing cause and another 18 points from Danilo Gallinari. Raymond Felton contributed 8 assists for the Nuggets, while Nene Hilario had 8 rebounds. Oklahoma City trailed at halftime, 60-59. Oklahoma City won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-34.