Post Up: Beyond the Arc

Golden State improved to a perfect 17-0, while Miami pulled away from the Knicks at the Garden.
by November 28, 2015

Warriors 135 (17-0), Suns 116 (7-9)

The Suns weren’t up to the task of dethroning the 17-0 Warriors. Dropping 19 points in the first quarter alone, Steph Curry hit a season-high 9 three-pointers. Golden State has now won 12 of their last 15 games against Phoenix.

Heat 97 (10-5), Knicks 78 (8-9)

The Knicks made things interesting in the first half, but ultimately couldn’t keep up with Dwyane Wade and the Heat. Drawing the start in place of Luol Deng, Gerald Green went off for 25 points.

Spurs 91 (13-3), Nuggets 80 (6-10)

San Antonio found a way to secure a victory without Tim Duncan or Manu Ginobili in the lineup. To his credit, Kawhi Leonard posted a ridiculous stat line: claiming 25 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 5 blocks. Not to mention…

Pistons 87 (8-8), Thunder 103 (11-6)

Kevin Durant led OKC with a double-double, recording 34 points and 13 rebounds in his third game since returning from a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Reggie Jackson didn’t exactly receive a warm welcome in his return to Oklahoma City.

Hawks 116 (11-7), Grizzlies 101 (9-8)

Vince Carter sunk a ridiculous first quarter buzzer-beater to no avail, as Paul Millsap’s double-double led Atlanta to a comfortable victory over Memphis.

76ers 114 (0-17), Rockets 116 (6-10)

The Rockets narrowly avoided giving Philadelphia their first victory of the season. Despite eking out a two-point win, James Harden dropped a season-high 50 points.

Bulls 92 (9-5), Pacers 104 (10-5)

A 33-point effort from Paul George propelled Indiana to victory over the Bulls. Ian Mahinmi produced solid numbers in Jordan Hill’s absence, posting 15 points with 9 boards.

Wizards 78 (6-7), Celtics 111 (9-7)

A double-double from Jared Sullinger (18 points, 15 rebounds) led Boston to victory over the Wizards, who seem to be having all kinds of problems.

Bucks 90 (6-10), Magic 114 (8-8)

Responding well to pressure from head coach Scott Skiles, Victor Oladipo turned in an excellent performance off the bench. Also helping the cause was Elfrid Payton, who posted a double-double with 22 points and 10 assists.

Cavaliers 95 (12-4), Hornets 90 (9-7)

LeBron James and Kevin Love did the heavy lifting in Charlotte, getting the whole team involved in a crucial victory over the emerging Hornets.

Timberwolves 101 (8-8), Kings 91 (6-11)

Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine got the job done for Minnesota. While an ankle injury kept Ricky Rubio sidelined, Wiggins and LaVine posted 22 and 19 points, respectively.

Pelicans 90 (4-12), Clippers 111 (8-8)

Losses don’t get much worse than this. In addition to dropping a 21-point game to the Clippers, Anthony Davis exited in the third quarter with a right knee contusion. Meanwhile, the good times are rolling for L.A.