Trae Young was once again incredible, this time he carried the Hawks to the win over the Knicks in double-overtime game (140-135). He scored 48 points and dished out 13 assists. John Collins helped greatly with 32 points and 16 rebounds, Hunter had 19 points. At the Knicks, Randle had 35 points and 18 rebounds, Bullock finished with 21.
The Rockets hosted the Jazz and with 1m6 seconds left on the clock, it looked like the Rockets would take the win, as PJ Tucker hit a corner three to take a 2 point lead. However, Bojan Bogdanović scored an incredible game-winning buzzer-beating three over two defenders to win the game. That was his 8th point of that game, but Clarkson made up for Bojan (30 points), Mitchell had 24, Conlet had 20. At the Rockets, Russell Westbrook was great with 39 points, Harden had 28 points, 10 boards and 10 assists.
Washington Wizards had a lead almost the entire game but Morant appeared, scoring 10 points in the last quarter to overpower the Wizards for the final score 99-106. Beal struggled with shooting only 40%(10-25fg) dropping 26 points. Wagner with 19 points in 24 minutes surprised all. Ja Morant with first triple-double in his short NBA career recorded 27-10-10 while shooting 53%. Anderson(16 pts) and Jackson Jr.(14 pts) are still trying to hold their spot for the PO.
Portland Trail Blazers are chasing their PO spot for another year in a row, chasing the Memphis Grizzlies who have 2W more and one game less played. Portland with Damian Lillard as their leader have beaten Miami Heat who played without Butler but Dame was overwhelming with 33 points in this win(115-109). Trent Jr. (22 points) and Ariza(21 points) were to much to handle for the young and unexperienced team. Dragić(27 points) of the bench with Crowder(18 points) of the bench as well couldn’t score enough to beat Blazers. Robinson with 19 points was the best scoring player from starting five of Miami Heat.
The Sixers had a hard task against the Bulls, but managed to win 118-111. Furkan Korkmaz was very good with 31 points, hia second straight 30pt game, Embiid had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Simmins had a triple double (19 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists). At the Bulls, LaVine had 32 points, 8 assists but also 9 turnovers, Kornet had 25 points, which is his career high.
The Cavaliers hosted the Clippers and suffered their worst loss in Cleveland in their more than 50 year old history (133-92). Clippers played without Kawhi, but Lou Will had 25 points, PG had 22, Harrell had 19. At the Cavaliers, their new center Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds, hitting 2 threes, Kevin Porter Jr. had 17 points.