Kings and Nuggets are in rhythm, Lakers survive against the Hawks

Without Embiid, 76ers are not looking like themselves at all. They were playing like an average team. Brooklyn Nets hosted them and beaten them by 20 points(109-89). Dinwiddie again led his team to victory with 24 points. Simmons with 20 points and Harris with 17 points gave their average. Biggest difference was in shooting from deep, Philadelphia shot only 19%(5/26).

New Orleans Pelicans played against Orlando Magic, first half was a close game and Magic took over the game in third quarter(27-41). Magic won(119-130) and all players except Gordon had 10 or more points. Holiday(29 pts) and Redick(23 pts) couldn’t be stopped but Ingram(21 pts) met Isaac who is best blocker in the league. Good game of the bench had Josh Hart who dropped 20 points. Isaac with 21 points and Vučević with 20 points in the first game after recovering from injury played 29 minutes.

GSW lost their 23rd game of the season, Kings were meritorious for their losing streak(79-100). Cauley-Stein of the Golden State Warriors had 14 points and he was the player with the most points, DLo with 8 points was shut down completely. Bogdan Bogdanović dropped 25 points of the bench and he joined in the race for the best 6th man in the league. Buddy Hield followed him with 19 points(8/11 fg).

The Pacers easily win against the Hornets 107-85. The Pacers really had no problems and with this win they are now on 18-9 record. Aaron Holiday had 23 points, Turner had 14. At Hornets, Cody Zeller had 19 points.

The Hawks were fighting until the end, but the Lakers were just a little bit better individually in the clutch and won 101-96. They only scored 5 threes, with 4 of them coming from LBJ (32 points, 13 rebounds) and 1 from Rajon Rondo (11 pts, 5 ast). AD was also good for the Lakers with 27 points and 13 boards. At the Hawks, Trae was pretty much alone with 30 points and 7 assists.

The Nuggets had a tougher game than they thought this would be, but they managed to extend their winning streak to 3 with a win over the Knicks 111-105. Nikola Jokić is finally back, as he was again great with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Will Barton had 16 points, Harris finished with 15. At the Knicks, Morris had 22 points, Randle had 20, Ntilikina had 13 points and played some great defense.