Mar 1, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) drives to the basket during the first half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Friday recap: Ty Lawson game winner, Tony Parker sprains ankle and more

It’s Friday and another day of NBA games is in the books. Tonight we have a jam-packed day as 12 games were played around the league. So without further ado, here’s your March 1. NBA recap!

  • We begin our travels in Toronto where the Raptors took on the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers tried to begin a win streak as they lost to the Los Angeles Clippers. They were without Roy Hibbert though. Tonight, they defeated the Raptors, as Paul George scored a double-double 22 points and  10 rebounds. David West also have a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Pacers win 93-81. Casey Sherman of Raptors Rapture has the game recap here.
  • Following that game, we have the Houston Rockets taking on the Orlando Magic. James Harden scored 24 points, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter, lifting the Rockets to a 118-110 win. The Rockets as well forced nine turnovers, avoiding an embarrassing defeat. Kyle Adams of Space City Scoop breaks down the game here.
  • Next up, we travel to Bean Town, where the Boston Celtics took on the Golden State Warriors. Paul Pierce scored 26 points, while Jeff Green added 18, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter, as the Celtics defeated the Warriors, 94-86. Mike Cerra of Hardwood Houdini reviews the game here.
  • Following that we have the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Los Angeles Clippers. Jamal Crawford was red-hot as he led with 24 points, a pair of which were three-pointers coming in the fourth quarter. Blake Griffin also contributed with a double-double 11 rebounds and 16 rebounds. Chris Manning of Right Down Euclid reviews the game here.
  • Next up we have the Detroit Pistons against the New Orleans Hornets. Hornets guard Grieves Vasquez led the Hornets, scoring 25 points, nine assists as they won 100-95. Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 27 points in his hometown but it wasn’t enough to get the Hornets the win. Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press reviews the game here.
  • Following that we have the Sacramento Kings against the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan scored a double-double as he scored 10 rebounds and 13 points. Tiago Splitter also scored a double-double with 11 rebounds 14 points. As well, Manu Ginoblli scored a career high 15 assists, as the Spurs won a blowout win 130-102. Tony Parker however left the game early with a sprained right knee. Scott Levin of A Royal Pain recaps the game here.
  • Next up we have Charlotte Bobcats versus the Utah Jazz. The Jazz lost three in a row prior to hosting the Bobcats and played tonight’s game without Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. In the game, Enes Kanter led the Jazz to victory with a career high 23 points 22 boards. Jazz won 98-68. Steve Luhm of The Salt Lake Tribune reviews the game here.
  • Lets take a break from the recaps and head over to King James Gospel. Vytis Lasaitis takes a look at the recent NBA rumours  and talks about Monta Ellis and his future with the Milwaukee Bucks. You can read his piece here. 
  • Back to the game recaps and we head over to Phoenix where the Suns welcome the Atlanta Hawks. The Suns came into the game looking for their third consecutive win, while the Hawks were trying to obtain their fifth. Goron Dragic led the Suns as he scored 19 points, lifting the Suns to a 92-87 win over the Hawks. David Menze of Soaring Down South reviews the game here.
  • Next up we have the Denver Nuggets against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder won the first meeting while the Nuggets won the second. Wilson Chandler of the Nuggets tied his career high of 35 points lifting the Nuggets past the Thunder 103-105. However it was Ty Lawson who won the game as he shot a pull up jump shot with 0.2 remaining. Trenise Ferreira of Thunderous Intentions recaps the game here.

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