What can you say about a player when he scores 55 points and barely anyone bats an eye? James Harden led the Rockets to a 116-110 victory. For the first two and a half of a third quarter it looked like the Rockets would coast away with the victory, but the Cavs made an unbelievable 24-0 run and even had 11 point lead. However, Harden didn’t let that win slip away and helped the Rockets win. Harden had 55 points and 8 assists, Westbrook had 23 points. At Cavs, Kevin Porter JR. had 24 points, Sexton finishes with 18.
The Pacers held off the Celtics at home (122-117) despite some good basketball by the Celtics. This was an even matchup, and really small things decided the winner. Brogdon had 29 points and 8 assists, Holiday brothers followed him, as Aaron had 18 and Justin had 17. At Celtics, Kemba went off for 44 points, Jaylen Brown had 18 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Good win for the Lakers in Orlando versus the Injury-hit Magic 96-87. The Magic played without Nikola Vučević and Aminu, who were already injured, but just before the game it came out that Fultz wouldn’t play and that was a big blow for the Magic. They had Isaac dropping 19 points, Fournier had 18. At Lakers, LeBron had a triple double (25 pts, 11 rbs, 10 ast) and AD finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Easy win for the Clippers against the Raptors (112-92) but what happened before the game was much more interesting. Kawhi Leonard came back to Toronto, got his championship ring and the crowd thanked him for helping them win the NBA. He had 23 points in the game, Lou had 18, while Siakam had 24 points on the other side, and Powell helped him with 22.
Very important win for the Jazz against the Timberwolves 127-116. Before this game, the Jazz lost 6 out of their last 8 games, so they need this win to get back on track. Mithcell scored 30 points, Ingles had 23, Gobert helped with 20 points and 16 rebounds. At the Wolves, Teague had 32 points, Wiggins had 26, Towns finished with a double double (21pts,11rbs).
Another incredible important win for the Kings, this time against the Thunder (94-93). Kings are now on a 3 game winning streak, and they are catching up with other playoff contenders. Last time it was Nemanja Bjelica for the win, this time it was the other Serbian sniper on the Kings, Bogdan Bogdanović. He scored a game winning 3 pointer with 14 seconds to go and finished the game with 17 points. Hield was only better than him in that aspect with 23 points. At Thunder, Schröder had 17 points, Nader had 15.
There was a time when were we talking about Charlotte Hornets and how they were terrible, stuck on the bottom of the East but that same Hornets beaten Brooklyn Nets in Barclays Center(108-113). Dinwiddie(24 pts) and Allen(21 pts) are still pushing Nets into PO. Irving is still out with an injury. Man is playing like a star in his second year, Devonte’ Graham is a beast. Career high 40 points with 12/21 from thr field. His win was 10th for Hornets, everyone predicted bottom but Graham and Rozier are saying NO.
Chicago Bulls destroyed Atlanta Hawks(136-102). Leader of the Bulls, LaVine with 35 points(7/7 from behind the arch) and Markkanen with 22 points(8/9fg) brought a win. Len(17 pts), Reddish(16 pts) and Young(15 pts, 13 ast) put up a fight.
Phoenix Suns couldn’t win another game after victory against Minnesota, Memphis Grizzlies were to much to handle(108-115). Kaminsky(24 pts), Rubio(22 pts, 8 ast) and Booker(15 pts, 10) ast) wasn’t enough for Brooks(27 pts) and Jackson(24 pts) who brought a victory. Suns are still holding on in the West with 11w and 13l.
Milwaukee Bucks are unstoppable, 16th victory in a row even without Giannis, NOP have fallen for this win(127-112). Bledsoe(29 pts) and Middleton (24 pts) were enough with a great bench to finish the job. Redick with 31 points, Ingram’s 25 points and Holiday’s 21 points couldn’t stand a pressure in the first half and couldn’t come back from that.
In OT, Warriors couldn’t hold up the pace of the game and lost from Knicks(122-124). DLo dropped 32 points as their primary ball handler aslo need to mention Green who recorded triple-double(14 pts, 10 rebs, 12 ast). Morris dropped 36 points for the win after a long losing streak. Randle with 24 points and Barrett with 22 points were the players with the most credit for the win.