Expected win for Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards (121-106) as they were very solid throughout the whole game and didn’t let the lead slip out of their hands. Pacers were powered by TJ Warren who had 21 points, and Brogdon who had 12 points and 13 assists, as well Doug McDermott who provided a spark of the bench with 19 points. Bradley Beal (30 points) and Thomas Bryant (20 pts, 11 rebs) had good games for Wizards.
Catastrophic performance for the Hawks against the Bulls, as they lost by 20 (93-113) in a game that should’ve been at least a close game. Hawks best player was Jabari Parker who had 18 points, while Trae Young had only 9 points with horrible efficiency. Bulls were led by Tomas Satoransky, who had 27 points and 8 assists. Markannen was solid with 17 points.
The Rockets left nothing to chance as they easily coast past the Golden State Warriors (129-112). Harden had his classic game with 36 points, but also 13 assists, and also 3 steals and 3 blocks. PJ Tucker (22 pts, 11 rebs) and Clint Capela (19 pts, 16 rebs) helped with double-double each. At the Warriors, Alec Burks had 28 points, and Eric Paschall continued his good run with 19 points.
Current champions held off Sacramento Kings and won by 4 (124-120) after winning only the first quarter, but Kings couldn’t complete the comeback despite being better in 3 out of 4 quarters. Raptors had 6 players score 12+ points, Lowry leader amongst them with 24 points, Siakam had 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Ibaka had 21 points off the bench. At Kings, Barnes, Bogdanovic and Hield scored 26, 22 and 21 points respectively.
The Mavericks look great even when they have bad days. Despite bad perfomance from Kristaps Porzingis (10 points, 8 rebounds) Mavericks deep squad contributed massively. Doncic had 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, and on the other side Gordon had 23 points. Vučević had a solid game with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists, but he missed the game winning shot.
Pistons without D-Rose, Reggie Jakcson, Blake Griffin should be a very beateble team. But not against the Knicks. Pistons have beaten the Knicks at home 122-102, led by Andre Drummond, who had 27 points, and Tony Snell who had 24, on 100% shooting. At Knicks Julius Randle had 20 points.
Memphis played great against inform Wolves and won by 16 (137-121). Dillon Brooks (31) and Ja Morant(26) combined for 57 points. Wolves were pushed by Wiggins who had 30 points, and KAT who had 25 points and 13 rebounds, but they are going home with a loss.
Jazz were better down the strech and pulled of a victory against Philadelphia 76ers. Mitchell led the team with 24 points, but Bojan Bogdanovic was the key man with 20 points and last minute three pointer. At Sixers, Embiid had a double-double (27pts, 16 rebs) and Richardson had 24 points.
Clippers were playing without Kawhi Leonard (load management) and paul George (shoulder injury) but were still competitive against The Milwaukee Bucks led by Greek Freak. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists, and for the LA team, Harrell and Williams both dropped 34 points.