Wizards (8-5) 110; Kings (3-10) 92
John Wall (21/2/9) shot 8-of-9 from the field and 4-of-4 from three-point range in 27 dominant minutes for Washington in the win. Five other Wizards also scored in double-figures as the team shot 51.8 percent and out-rebounded the Kings 50-to-34. Six Kings scored in double-figures but not a single Sacramento player played over 26 minutes in the loss. The Wizards had 30 assists compared to just 19 by the Kings.
Cavaliers (7-7) 104; Knicks (7-6) 101
Cleveland outscored New York 43-to-25 in the fourth quarter to capture the epic comeback victory. LeBron James (23/9/12) led the way for the Cavs, going 7-of-14 from the field. However, Kevin Love (6/6/2) didn’t play the entire fourth quarter after going just 2-of-9 shooting in 23 minutes. Tim Hardaway Jr. (28/10/5), Kristaps Porzingis (20/7/1) and Enes Kanter (20/16/3) combined for 68 points in the tragic defeat. The Cavaliers won despite turning the ball over 21 times and shooting 39.8 percent.
Bucks (7-6) 110; Grizzlies (7-6) 103
Tyreke Evans (27/6/3) turned in yet another consistent performance off the bench for the Grizzlies, but the Bucks pulled away by outscoring Memphis 24-to-12 in the third quarter. Giannis Antetokounmpo (27/9/7) was sensational yet again, going 10-of-22 shooting with two steals and two blocks in addition to his 27 points, nine rebounds and seven assists over 44 minutes.
Pelicans (8-6) 106; Hawks (2-12) 105
Surprisingly, Anthony Davis (13/10/7) and DeMarcus Cousins (22/16/7) combined for just 35 points on 11-of-19 shooting, but E’Twuan Moore (24/2/4) and Darius Miller (21/1/1) picked up the slack, going a combined 19-for-29 shooting on the night. Dennis Schroder (11/2/5) struggled for the Hawks, going just 5-of-18 from the field. Atlanta had an opportunity to win the game, but threw the ball out of bounds with a couple seconds remaining before they could get a shot off.
Lakers (6-8) 100; Suns (5-8) 93
After recording his first-career triple-double on Saturday, Lonzo Ball (7/5/5) was quiet in his 28 minutes in this game, going just 3-for-10 shooting. Jordan Clarkson (25/3/3) led the Lakers in scoring off the bench, going 11-for-19 shooting in the road victory. Devin Booker (36/4/3) led Phoenix in scoring, going 14-for-27 from the floor. Isolation play was a major part of both teams’ offenses. The Lakers had just 17 assists on 39 made baskets while the Suns had just 15 assists on 37 made shots.
Timberwolves (8-5) 109; Jazz (6-8) 98
Minnesota’s starting five accounted for 93 of their 109 points. Karl-Anthony Towns (24/13/1), Jeff Teague (22/3/3) and Jimmy Butler (21/4/10) all crossed the 20-point threshold and Taj Gibson (15/10/0) posted a double-double in the win. Donovan Mitchell (24/4/4) paced the Jazz, who were playing their second-straight game without Rudy Gobert. Utah starters Ricky Rubio (3/0/2) and Joe Ingles (0/1/5) combined for three points on 1-of-13 shooting, including 0-for-10 from three in 46 minutes.
Trail Blazers (7-6) 99; Nuggets (8-6) 82
Portland shot 52.1 percent from the floor while Denver shot 35.7 percent. No player from either team scored over 18 points. Jusuf Nurkic (17/5/1) and CJ McCollum (17/2/1) led the Blazers in scoring while Paul Millsap (18/5/0) and Jamal Murray (18/5/0) paced the Nuggets. Denver had 13 assists and 20 turnovers while Portland had 22 assists and 21 turnovers in what was a very sloppy game overall.
Warriors (11-3) 110; Magic (8-6) 100
Without Steph Curry due to a minor injury, Kevin Durant (21/7/8), Draymond Green (20/4/5), Shaun Livingston (16/2/6) and Klay Thompson (15/4/5) guided the Warriors to a home victory. Nikola Vucevic (20/5/4) led Orlando in scoring, but Golden State out-rebounded Orlando 50-to-35 and the Warriors dished out an amazing 35 assists on 44 made field goals.
76ers (7-6) 109; Clippers (5-8) 105
Joel Embiid (32/16/2), Robert Covington (31/6/4) and Ben Simmons (22/12/4) led the Sixers to an emphatic road victory as the trio shot 29-for-46 from the field. Lou Williams (31/7/6) was sensational off the bench for the Clippers, going 9-of-19 shooting, while Blake Griffin (29/6/5) also had a well-rounded performance. However, DeAndre Jordan (2/5/0) was in foul trouble all game and eventually fouled out in 30 ineffective minutes. He went just 1-of-2 from the floor in the loss and Philadelphia out-rebounded LA by the wide margin of 51-to-34.