Day 20 of the delayed/cancelled NBA simulation season as it was originally scheduled:
Contenders Boston, Miami, and Oklahoma City all got wins while Detroit continued a surprisingly strong start.
Golden State Warriors 77, Boston Celtics 90
Boston’s defense clamped down on Golden State’s high-powered offense in a big way to get the win. Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry were limited to 30 points, but none of their teammates scored in double figures. The Warriors shot just 34.5 percent as a team. Ray Allen led the Celtics with 20 points. Rookie E’twaun Moore added 13.
Indiana Pacers 111, Detroit Pistons 128
Rodney Stuckey had 24, Rip Hamilton had 22, and the Pistons forced 25 turnovers to fuel a 17 point win over the Pacers. Danny Granger led Indiana with 26 points, but turned the ball over 5 times.
Philadelphia 76ers 73, Miami Heat 92
It was Chris Bosh’s turn to lead Miami. Bosh had 24 points and 8 rebounds. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combined for 35 points, 14 rebounds, and 14 assists. Andre Iguodala had 17 points for Philadelphia while Spencer Hawes added 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Utah Jazz 83, Oklahoma City Thunder 105
Kevin Durant had an MVP kind of night with 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists hitting 4 of 6 shots from three-point range. Just three Jazz players scored in double figures led by Al Jefferson with 17.
New York Knicks 104, Phoenix Suns 110
Steve Nash had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 12 assists to lead Phoenix to a rare win. Amare Stoudemire had 37 points against his former team while grabbing 13 rebounds.