Post Up: Rally

The Lakers and Pistons rally back from double-digit deficits for the win.
by December 22, 2015

Grizzlies 104 (16-14), Sixers 90 (1-29)

The Memphis Grizzlies strolled into Philadelphia Tuesday night to take on the 76ers. Not surprisingly, the Grizz took the win on the road. Marc Gasol finished with 19 points, and Mike Conley added 18 points plus 6 rebounds. He even threw down a dunk on a fast break, with none other than Vince Carter running behind.

Pistons 93 (17-12), Heat 92 (16-11)

It looked like the Miami Heat were jammin’ down in South Beach on Tuesday. First Dwyane Wade’s slam, then Chris Bosh’s poster on Andre Drummond and finally, Justise Winslow’s destruction of Ersan Ilyasova at the rim. But despite the highlight worthy finishes and even an 18-point lead, the visiting Detroit Pistons fought back to get the win on the road. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a jumper for 2 of his 14 points with under a minute left to give Motor City the one-point advantage that would hold ’til the clock expired.

Raptors 103 (18-12), Mavericks 99 (15-13)

A 28-point night for DeMar DeRozan and a 20-board career-high night from Bismack Biyombo was enough for the Raptors to finish off the Dallas Mavericks in T-Dot. The near triple-double from Kyle Lowry (17 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists) certainly helped as well. After outscoring the Mavs 32-16 in the first quarter, the Raps were able to maintain some sort of a lead throughout the game all the way until the fourth quarter buzzer sounded, indicating an always welcome W.

Lakers 111 (5-23), Nuggets 107 (11-17)

Kobe Bryant tied his season-high 31 points, as his L.A. Lakers earned their fifth win of the year. Kobe even dropped in a shot from behind the corner of the backboard. Jordan Clarkson added 19 points and 8 boards for Los Angeles. Things weren’t going the Lakers’ way the whole time though—the Nuggets actually had a 21 point lead in the second quarter. But in the third, the Lakers outscored the home team 32-16 and managed a W before the clock read 0.0.