Nets fans had seen just one win in the last two months prior to Wednesday. Although it was played at the Kings’ new Golden 1 Center, this felt like a golden opportunity to snap the 16-game losing streak, which they FINALLY did.
The Spurs shook off the Rodeo stench to win a thriller against the Pacers.
Playing in their first home game in a month, the Spurs looked lost in unfamiliar territory for much of the night. Without Tony Parker (sore quad), the offense was often stagnant and directionless, but aided by 18 points apiece from Pau Gasol and David Lee off the bench, Kawhi Leonard put on an MVP performance in the fourth quarter to lead the Spurs to a last-second victory over the Indiana Pacers.
The Cavaliers held off several surges from the Bucks to get the win Monday.
The Cavaliers held off a pesky Bucks squad Monday night, as they captured a 102-95 win at home.
Just as they had all night, the Bucks hung around in the fourth quarter. After a Derrick Williams dunk set up by LeBron James, John Henson responded with a tough finish near the rim to make it 83-81. An Iman Shumpert triple from the corner made it 86-81, but once again Milwaukee closed the gap to one possession with another Henson bucket.
On the front end of a back-to-back, the Nuggets used a third quarter push to cruise to a 125-107 victory.
The Denver Nuggets cruised to a victory on the road, 125-107 over the Chicago Bulls. Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists. Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler both cracked 20 points efficiently, and seven Nuggets finished in double figures. They held Jimmy Butler to just 8 points on 3/13 shooting, truly a great game all-around.
A fun night in Dallas ends with a statement victory for the young core now in place.
The Dallas Mavericks hosted the Miami Heat Monday night, and after stumbling out of the gate, the home team rebounded to take control of things for most of the second and third quarters. When the Heat surged in front late, the youthful Mavs had the answer once more, storming ahead in the final two minutes to claim the “W”.
Westbrook scores 12 with 2:05 remaining as OKC overcomes division-leading Utah
After nearly squandering a franchise-best opening-half perimeter display, Russell Westbrook again ascended as the Oklahoma City Thunder rebuked a determined Utah Jazz squad, 109-106.
Westbrook netted 12 points points as 2:05 remained, while collecting his 30th triple-double of the season (43 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) to punctuate OKC’s second-consecutive win vs. division-leading Utah.
Indiana fell behind 18-2, but stormed back, topping Houston on the road. Jeff Teague scored 25 points.
The Indiana Pacers completed their season sweep of the Houston Rockets in impressive fashion, completing a 26-point turnaround with a total team effort. The Pacers fell behind 18-2 in a perplexing six minutes of unwatchable basketball, but responded well with the bench, drawing the game to within four. Houston appeared to regain control at the end of the first, closing on a 7-0 run and pushing ahead by 17 early in the second.
John Wall matched his career-high with 19 assists as the Wizards broke out of their post All-Star game funk with one of their best wins of the season. All five Wizards starters finished in double-figures tonight led by Bradley Beal with 25 and Markieff Morris with 22 as the Wizards closed out the Warriors 112-108.
There was a ton of hype leading up to this one and rightfully so. The Wizards waited until Golden State was in town before turning in their best first quarter of the season. Unfortunately, Kevin Durant injured his knee at the 10:27 mark of the first quarter and would be sidelined the rest of the game.