The Nuggets manage to win against the Memphis Grizzlies 119-110. The Nuggets started off strong, with some great defense and good offense, but the Grizzlies kept on fighting and almost took the lead at on point. However, Denver managed to keep the lead and win. Nikola Jokić had a triple-double (31 pts,10 rbs,10 ast), Barton had 20 points and 7 assists. At the Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson JR. Had 20 points, Melton, Morant, Clarke and Valančiunas dropped 17,16,15 and 14 points respectively.
The Rockets bounced back after Christmas loss and won against the Nets 108-98. It was James Harden who led the Rockets with 44 points, Westbrook had 23. At the Nets, Dinwiddie had 17 points and 11 assists, Allen and Prince both dropped 16 points.
The Cavaliers somehow won against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 94-88. Sexton and Garland both scored 18 points, Teague had 18 for the Wolves. Martin had 17 points.
In a battle of two awful teams, the Suns have beaten the Kings 112-110. Booker had 32 points and 10 assists, Rubio had 21, Oubre had 20 points and 16 rebounds. At the Kings, Hield had 23 points, Bogdan had 22 and Barnes had 21 points.
Boston Celtics at home lost from Toronto Raptors and the main problem was shooting from deep(97-113). Raptors allowed just 22% from deep tonight, hqrd defence on every man. Just Walker did something and dropping 30 points proved that he can’t be stopped so easily. On the other side, Lowry dropped 30 points and Ibaka who had 20/10. Surprise was Patrick McCaw who had all around game with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists.
New Orleans Pelicans literally destroyed Indiana Pacers(120-98), great defence was played tonight by Pelicans allowing 21% for three. Ingram with 24 points and 7 assists and Holiday with 20 points and also 7 assists led the team to their 10th victory this season. The youngest of the Holiday brothers, Aaron scored 25 points followed by Warren who had 20 points. Still out their main back court, Oladipo is targeting late january for his return.
Chicago Bulls hosted already weakened Atlanta Hawks and without a problem won(116-81). Markkanen with 25 points which were scored in just 22 minutes played was their main scorer tonight. Trae Young is out with injury and Hawks are nothing without him. John Collins scored 34 points, almost half of points of his team.
Miami Heat in OT have beaten Philadelphia 76ers(117-116). Jimmy Butler with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists against his former team. Joel Embiid again had a good game with 35 points and 11 rebounds, Ben Simmons was near triple double with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists.
Washington Wizards can’t even win against NYK(100-107). Both McRae and Thomas dropped 20 points. Beal didn’t play tonight. Julius Randle is playing awesome this season, scoring 30 points and caught 16 rebounds. Both teams have 9 wins this season.
GSW couldn’t do anything against Dallas Mavericks(121-141). DLo dropped 35 points but that’s it. Luka Dončić with one more triple double (31-12-15) and Hardaway scored 25 points. Dallas Mavericks are definitely contenders in the west.
No Giannis, no problem, Milwaukee Bucks won versus Orlando Magic(111-100). Middleton took a roll of a leader and dropped 21 points. Ilyasova with17 points and 14 rebounds was their second in command. Fournier(23 pts), Vučević(21 pts) and Isaacs(19 pts) couldn’t do it. Isaac is maybe a front runner for DPOY.
The Spurs have beaten the Pistons 136-109. The Spurs had no problems with the Pistons at all, with DeRozan scoring 29 points and dishing out 8 assists, Aldridge had 25 points. At Pistons, Rose had 24 points, Drummond had 21 points and 18 rebounds.
The Lakers finally broke their losing streak, and won against the Portland Trail Blazers 128-120. Kuzma finally came alive with 24 points, James had 21 points and 16 assists, Davis had 20 points. At the Blazers, Lillard dropped 31 points, Whiteside had 19 points and 16 rebounds.
The Utah Jazz pulled of an upset against the Los Angeles Clippers and won 120-107. Mitchell had an amazing game with 30 points and 9 assists, Clarkson scored 19 points. At the Clippers, George scored 20, Leonard had one point less.