Hawks inflict largest loss this season on the Cavs…
The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the San Antonio Spurs on the road for the first time since 2011 on Wednesday night but they needed a triple overtime thriller to do so.
Marc Gasol scored 26 points while Zach Randolph had 21 points and 21 rebounds in the win as Memphis made it six straight victories as they overcame blowing a 23-point lead to snap a 10-game losing streak in San Antonio.
Having defeated the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, the Grizzlies picked up another impressive win as they improve to 21-4 for the season while the Spurs slip to 17-9.
Danny Green scored 25 points while Tim Duncan 23 points and 16 rebounds and Manu Ginobili added 21 points, but without the injured pair of Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, the defending champions didn’t have enough to claim the win.
Over in the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks handed the Cleveland Cavaliers their biggest loss of the season with coach David Blatt describing the performance as “embarrassing”.
Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points as the Hawks won for the 11th time in 12 games and did so without starting point guard Jeff Teague.
LeBron James scored 21 points while Kevin Love had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, but Blatt bemoaned the lack of fight from his players as they drop to 14-10 for the season. Meanwhile, the Hawks improve to 18-7.
Nevertheless, the Toronto Raptors continue to lead the way in the East as they picked up another win, this time over the Brooklyn Nets at the Air Canada Centre.
Kyle Lowry put up 20 points and 12 assists while Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 10 rebounds as Toronto used a big fourth quarter showing to to secure the win and exacted some level of revenge after their playoff loss to the Nets last year.
Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 23 points for the visitors while Joe Johnson added 17 and Mirza Teletovic had 14, but it wasn’t enough for them to avoid slipping to 10-14 while Toronto move to 20-6.
Elsewhere, the Houston Rockets were boosted by 41 points from James Harden as they overcame the Denver Nuggets in overtime while the Los Angeles Clippers narrowly defeated the Indiana Pacers at the Staples Center.
Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 42 points on Wednesday night, but it was in vain as the Miami Heat struggled around him and they fell to a loss against the Utah Jazz at home.
Phoenix Suns 111-106 Charlotte Hornets
Atlanta Hawks 127-98 Cleveland Cavaliers
Orlando Magic 92-109 Boston Celtics
Dallas Mavericks 117-106 Detroit Pistons
Utah Jazz 105-87 Miami Heat
Brooklyn Nets 89-105 Toronto Raptors
Memphis Grizzlies 117-116 San Antonio Spurs
Milwaukee Bucks 97-104 Portland Trail Blazers
Indiana Pacers 100-102 Los Angeles Clippers
Houston Rockets 115-111 Denver Nuggets