Thunder (37-29) 112, Jazz (41-25) 104
Russell Westbrook (33/11/14) registered his 32nd triple-double of the season as he passed Wilt Chamberlain for the 2nd-most triple-doubles in a single season in NBA history. Victor Oladipo (22/2/4) turned in a complementary effort for the Thunder while not a single Jazz starter scored in double-figures in the loss. Utah played without starting center Rudy Gobert due to a minor injury.
Clippers (40-26) 112, 76ers (23-42) 100
Richaun Holmes (24/9/0) went 10-for-14 shooting off the bench in an impressive effort for the 76ers, but the trio of Chris Paul (30/3/7), Blake Griffin (15/10/6) and DeAndre Jordan (19/20/4) was too much for Philadelphia to handle. Combined, Los Angeles’ Big Three shot 22-for-35 from the field in an incredibly efficient performance.
Pistons (33-33) 112, Knicks (26-40) 92
Tobias Harris (28/7/5) led the Pistons in both shot attempts (21) and scoring and Andre Drummond (24/15/0) dominated the paint, going 10-of-12 from the floor. Detroit’s Reggie Jackson (19/3/8) surprisingly outplayed New York’s Derrick Rose (11/2/2), who didn’t make much of an impact. Kristaps Porzingis (18/6/4) led the Knicks in scoring and added six blocks in the losing effort.
Pelicans (26-40) 125, Hornets (29-37) 122
This game was all about Anthony Davis (46/21/3), who went 18-of-31 from the field and 4-of-5 from three-point range in a never-before-seen NBA stat line. AD picked up the load after Alvin Gentry benched DeMarcus Cousins (11/4/4) early in the fourth quarter. The trio of Kemba Walker (24/8/12), Nicolas Batum (24/6/8) and Marvin Williams (27/10/3) had inspiring performances in the loss for the Hornets.
Cavaliers (43-21) 116, Magic (24-43) 104
LeBron James (24/12/13) posted another triple-double while sidekick Kyrie Irving (22/8/7) also had a well-rounded game for Cleveland. Nikola Vucevic (20/16/0) returned from injury with a massive game, but as a whole, the Magic didn’t have the firepower to contend with the Cavs. Orlando went 4-of-21 from three while Cleveland went 15-of-39.
Bucks (32-33) 102, Timberwolves (27-38) 95
Seven Bucks scored in double-figures as All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo (18/4/7) led the way for the winning home team. Karl-Anthony Towns (35/14/1) went 14-of-21 shooting in an incredible performance while Ricky Rubio (22/0/8) turned in an excellent second-half effort after getting in early foul trouble. Andrew Wiggins (11/4/1) struggled badly in the loss, going just 3-of-13 from the floor.
Heat (32-34) 104, Raptors (38-28) 89
Despite getting out-rebounded 48-35, Miami secured the victory with solid outputs by Dion Waiters (20/1/5), Hassan Whiteside (12/14/0) and Tyler Johnson (16/3/3). Goran Dragic (15/2/2) left the game after playing 17 minutes after getting an elbow to the eye. DeMar DeRozan (17/4/2) went just 5-of-16 shooting to lead the Raptors, who went just 2-of-15 from beyond the arc as a team.
Spurs (51-14) 107, Warriors (52-14) 85
Without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker who were out with injuries, the Spurs relied on Patty Mills (21/2/4) and Kyle Anderson (13/8/6) to get the job done. The Warriors rested Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala in the loss, but the performance of Ian Clark (36/5/0) can’t be ignored, as the reserve went an incredible 15-of-21 from the floor, including a perfect 3-of-3 from long-range.
Hawks (37-29) 107, Grizzlies (36-30) 90
Atlanta rested Dwight Howard but compensated for his absence, as Paul Millsap (16/11/6) and Dennis Schroder (16/7/8) led the way. Mike Conley (16/1/5) and Marc Gasol (8/6/2) combined for just 24 points in the loss, as the Grizzlies shot an abysmal 37.8 percent compared to Atlanta’s 50.0 percent mark from the field.
Suns (22-44) 100, Mavericks (28-37) 98
Devin Booker (36/5/2) made his second game-winning buzzer-beating shot of the season and scored 25 of his 36 points in the second-half. While Harrison Barnes (23/7/1) and Dirk Nowitzki (23/11/2) filled the scoring column for Dallas, the Suns excelled defensively as a whole, limiting the Mavs to 37.8 percent shooting, including 9-of-26 from three-point range on the night.
Wizards (41-24) 125, Trail Blazers (28-36) 124
Wizards starters John Wall (39/2/9), Bradley Beal (26/1/6), Otto Porter Jr. (18/10/4), Markieff Morris (13/11/3) and Marcin Gortat (15/15/1) scored a combined 111 of Washington’s 125 points in the overtime victory. The Blazers relied heavily on their duo of Damian Lillard (33/3/7) and C.J. McCollum (34/0/6), who shot a combined 26-of-50 in the losing effort.
Nuggets (31-35) 105, Kings (25-41) 92
For once, Nikola Jokic (20/14/2) wasn’t the only star for Denver, who benefitted from Gary Harris (24/3/2) and his 10-for-15 shooting night. Buddy Hield (17/6/3) led the Kings by going 6-of-8 shooting through 30 minutes on the floor. Sacramento went just 12-for-20 from the charity stripe in the loss.