Post Up: At the Buzzer

Cleveland and Toronto notched wins at the buzzer, while Golden State improved to 18-0.
by November 29, 2015

Nets 88 (3-13), Cavaliers 90 (13-4)

After making some noise early on, the Cavaliers entered the final possession of the game tied at 88 with Brooklyn. It was here that LeBron James sank a running hook shot over Brook Lopez, giving Cleveland a razor-thin victory over the Nets. Meanwhile, the Nets received a handful of stellar performances, including a career-high 14 assists from Jarrett Jack.

Raptors 84 (11-6), Wizards 82 (6-8)

While Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan posted 27 and 20 points, respectively, Saturday’s deciding shot came from Cory Joseph. Needing just two points to take the lead with almost no time remaining, Joseph sank a corner three to give Toronto a four-game winning streak. In addition to his fourth quarter heroics, Joseph earned bragging rights by crossing up Bradley Beal in the first half.

Kings 101 (6-12), Warriors 120 (18-0)

The Warriors keep on rolling. Earning their 18th win against a 6-12 team, Golden State can expect greater challenges from Utah, Charlotte, and Toronto ahead on their upcoming road trip. While Steph Curry was held to a moderate 19 points, his younger brother Seth landed some three’s to the delight of Golden State fans.

Hawks 88 (11-7), Spurs 108 (13-3)

After securing a win over the Nuggets on Friday without Tim Duncan or Manu Ginobili’s services, The Spurs cruised to their fifth straight victory at Atlanta’s expense. Kawhi Leonard posted 22 points while Tim Duncan recorded 18 boards in just 28 minutes. The Spurs are firing on all cylinders, as Saturday’s victory proved to be a milestone.

Nuggets 81 (6-11), Mavericks 92 (10-7)

A double-double from Zaza Pachulia and a 22-point effort from Deron Williams led Dallas to their fifth home win of the season. Meanwhile, after combining for a 40% field goal percentage in their sixth straight loss, things aren’t going so great for the Nuggets.

Pelicans 87 (4-13), Jazz 101 (8-7)

The Pelicans won a small battle within Saturday’s loss, receiving an excellent performance over 44 minutes from Anthony Davis, who was feared to be injured with a right knee contusion in Friday’s loss. The Jazz, however, proved to be too daunting a task for New Orleans, even without Derrick Favors available. Alec Burks led the team with 21 points off the bench, including this monster jam.

Trail Blazers 108 (7-10), Lakers 96 (2-13)

The scuffling Trail Blazers can rely on wins over the Lakers; two of the team’s three wins since November 6 have come against LA. Portland received big nights from Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, while Meyers Leonard returned to action after missing over two weeks with a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, the Lakers continue to plummet further in the Pacific Division with their fifth straight loss. Speaking before the game about fan backlash, head coach Byron Scott must be feeling the heat from his team’s abysmal performance.