x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Bobcats stop the slide

Emeka Okafor record a team-high 19 points and 16 rebounds as the Charlotte Bobcats post a 94-73 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Emeka Okafor recorded a team-high 19 points and 16 rebounds as the Charlotte Bobcats posted a 94-73 win over the Los Angeles Clippers and in the process ended a five-game losing streak. The rookie DJ Augustin had 17 points and Boris Diaw and Raymond Felton added 15 points apiece for Charlotte, while Vladimir Radmanovic, playing in his first contest for the Bobcats, added 13 points off the bench.

The rookie OJ Mayo posted his first career double-double, leading the Memphis Grizzlies to a 85-80 victory over the short-handed New Orleans Hornets. Mayo, 21, scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds besides dishing out five assists. Thaddeus Young, Andre Iguodala and Marreese Speights each scored over 20 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 108-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

Ramon Sessions scored 26 points and the Milwaukee Bucks received 21 points or more from four different players in a 124-112 victory over the Houston Rockets, their first win over Houston since Dec 2004. The Minnesota Timberwolves centre Al Jefferson is out indefinitely with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. * With agencies