Sunday January 20, 2013
Belinelli nails it for Bulls
BOSTON (Massachusetts): Marco Belinelliís turnaround jump shot with 3.1 seconds left in overtime lifted the Chicago Bulls to a 100-99 National Basketball Association win over the Boston Celtics on Friday.
Richard Hamilton scored 20 points and Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah both notched double-doubles for a Bullsí team that claimed a third-straight win and their fifth successive win on the road.
Chicago own the Eastern Confe-renceís best road record of 12-5.
Boozer scored 19 points and grabbed a season-high 20 re-bounds, while Noah finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Bostonís Rajon Rondo scored a season-best 30 points and handed out seven assists.
Chicago gained the win despite a disappointing night for leading scorer Luol Deng, who was held to a season-low three points on 1-of-6 shooting while playing just 27 minutes because of a strained hamstring.
In San Antonio, Tim Duncan had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Golden State Warriors 95-88 on Friday night to extend their home winning streak to 14 games.
Tony Parker added 25 points and eight assists for San Antonio, which is an NBA-best 18-2 at home. Tiago Splitter added 19 points and nine rebounds, and Danny Green scored 13.
David Lee had 22 points, Klay Thompson added 21 and Jarrett Jack 20 for Golden State, who led for all but 34 seconds in the first half.
In Indianapolis, Paul George scored 31 points and David West had 20 to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Houston Rockets.
The Pacers have won 11 straight home games - their longest streak since winning 14 in a row in 2002-03.
In New York, Deron Williams scored 24 points, making four free throws in the final 43.4 seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-89.
In other games on Friday, Kemba Walker had 25 points and eight rebounds as the Charlotte Bobcats ended a five-game losing streak with a 106-100 win over the Orlando Magic and the Oklahoma City Thunder needed overtime to record a 117-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 108-101, the Memphis Grizzlies downed the Sacramento Kings 85-69, and the Washington Wizards hung on to beat the Denver Nuggets 112-108. Ė Agencies