The Orlando Magic upset the Los Angeles Lakers in LA 119-118. The Lakers played without AD, but they still had a decent chance to win this game. However, Markelle Fultz had one of his best games in his career, as he dropped 21 points, had 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and hit some very clutch shots. Aaron Gordon also had 21 points. At the Lakers, Quinn Cook had 21 points, LeBron had 19 points and 19 assists.
Boston Celtics without Tatum couldn’t take down the Detroit Pistons who had a lead whole game(103-116). Hayward(25 points) and Brown(24 points, 12 rebounds) can coexist in the same team with Tatum. With those two, only Walker was double digit Celtic who dropped 19 points. Doumbouya with absence of Blake Griffin got a place in the starting five and he is using it really well, 24 points for him tonight. Morris had 23 points and Rose 22(11/11 for 2).
Close game between Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs but everything was decided in the last quarter which Heat won 31:23 for the final score(106-100). Nunn led them tonight with 33 points, developing and maturing with every game. DeRozan with 30/5/7 is playing on his level but no one can follow him. He is an asset for the acquiring young players and picks.
Chicago Bulls versus Washington Wizards, battle of the bottom of the East has belonged to the host(115-106). LaVine(30 points), Young and Satoransky with 18 points each have beaten weakened Wizards. Beal with 23 points is their best player without a doubt and Wall is playing 5v5 on the practice so we can maybe expect his return this season.
The 76ers are showing why are they the best home team in the league, as they won against the Nets 117-106. Tobias Harris 34 points were the most in the game, and he aslo grabbed 10 rebounds. Ben Simmons had 20 points and 11 assists. At the Nets, Spencer Dinwiddie had 26 points and 8 assists, Jarret Allen folowed with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The Timberwolves lose once again at home, this time to the Pacers 104-99. Domantas Sabonis dominated the game, scoring 29 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and doshing out 6 assists. Brogdon had 21 points. At the Wolves, Culver had 17 points, Gorgui Dieng had 15 points and 11 boards.
The Toronto Raptors executed their chances nicely and won 130-121 in Oklahoma City against the Thunder. They were missing VanVleet, but Powell (23 pts), Anunoby (21 pts) and Siakam (21 pts) stepped up to get a win. At the Thunder, Dennis Schröder had had 25 points, Gallinari had 23, Shai had 21. CP3 was also good with 16 points and 11 assists.
The Denver Nuggets blew out the Charlotte Hornets 100-86. Many Nuggets players played good minutes, especially those that didn’t get much chance until now. Michael Porter JR. led the Nuggets with 19 points, PJ Dozier scored his first NBA points this season and finished with 12 points. Vlatko Čančar had 2 points. At the Hornets, Rozier had 20 points and 9 assists at the Hornets.
The Portland Trail Blazers won in Houston against the Rockets 117-107. Blazers finally played a solid game, with Lillard dropping 25 points, McCollum had 24, Anthony and Whiteside each had 18 points. At the Rockets, Russell Westbrook had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Harden had a bad game with only 13 points and only 25% from the Field.
The Mavericks won against the Kings 127-123 in a very close matchup. It seemed like Dallas had this game in control, but Kings came storming back in the 4th quarter but didn’t complete the comeback. Dončić had 25 points, 15 rebounds and 17 assists, Curry had 21 points off the bench. At the Kings, 3 players had more than 25 points, with Fox having 27 points along with 12 assists, Hield and Barnes also both had 25.