Nene takes Bulls by the horns with 19 points

Nene came alive with 19 points and several emphatic dunks, leading the Wizards to a 102-88 victory over the Bulls.

    Nene Hilario (42) scored 19 points in his first start for the Wizards after 12 games [Reuters]
    Nene Hilario (42) scored 19 points in his first start for the Wizards after 12 games [Reuters]

    NeneHilario came alive with 19 points and several emphatic dunks, leading the Washington Wizards to a 102-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

    Wizards guard John Wall added 18 points and seven assists and forward Trevor Ariza finished with 16 points.

    The Wizards (17-19) had lost eight of their last 10 games in Chicago but now have won seven of its last nine road games overall.

    The New York Knicks squandered a 14-point lead, but still pulled out a 98-96 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns for their season-high fifth straight win.

    Carmelo Anthony had 29 points, 16 rebounds and four assists, guard Raymond Felton added 19 points for the Knicks (15-22), who played the first of four games in five nights.

    Tony Parker scored a game-high 27 points, including three driving layups in the final six minutes, to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 101-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

    The Mavericks found little resistance from the hurting Orlando Magic as they blew them out in an easy 107-88 win.

    Monta Ellis scored 21 points in the Mavericks' third straight win.

    Dwight Howard scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Houston Rockets beat the Boston Celtics 104-92.

    Kyle Lowry had 23 points, five assists and four steals as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 116-94.

    Alec Burks, filling in for injured shooting guard Gordon Hayward, scored a career-high 34 points as the Utah Jazz snapped the Denver Nuggets' five-game winning streak with a 118-103 victory.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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