The Houston Rockets hosted the Dallas Mavericks and lost 137-123. The Mavs had a lead for the entirety of the game, and the Rockets just couldn’t catch up. Rockets had James Harden dropping 32 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists(2/15 3P), Westbrook had 27 points, Capela had 21 points and 22 rebounds, continuing his 20+ rebounds streak. At Mavs, Luka Dončić is just absolutely unbelievable. He went off for 41 points and 10 assists. Tim Hardaway JR. had a great role and played excellently, he scored 31 points. Kristaps Porzingis had a great game with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
In a New York derby, the Nets came on top as winners against the Knicks 103-101. The Nets had a lead during most of the time, but the Knicks were fighting to keep that lead reachable. At the end, only a two point loss for them. They had Marcus Morris scoring 26 points, Julius Randle had 15 points. Dinwiddie with 30 points and Jarrett Allen with 18 points and 11 boards came through for the Nets.
It was a very close game until the 4. quarter, then the Nuggets closed out the game in great manner and won against the Suns 116-104. Paul Millsap had 23 points, Jamal Murray and Will Barton scored 22 points each. For the Suns, Cheick Diallo had 22 points, Dario Šarić had 18 points and 17 assists, Elie Okobo had 16 points.
Game in Staples Center between LAC and NOP and the victory went to Clippers(134-109). Montrezl Harrll with another great game behind him, 34 points and plus/ minus 30. The Klaw with 26 points and horrible shooting was next in line of scoring. Even with great defence, Brandon Ingram scored 24 points in his team’s defeat.
Washington Wizards hosted Sacramento Kings and lost(106-113). Great defence on Beal who just scored 20 points, IT followed him with 17 points. Barnes with just one miss from the field has scored 26 points and Bogdan Bogdanović(‘The trojka’ as the commentator would say) had 21 points from the bench, as a leader of the second unit.