It was a busy Saturday night in NBA as 13 meetings were scheduled in the strongest basketball League of the world.
Washington Wizards defeated Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Arena with 111:96. The visitors decided the game in the fourth quarter and took a win even they were without several crucial players. John Wall led the Wizards with a fifth straight double 22 points and 13 assists. Marcin Gortat added 25 points and 7 rebounds. Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young were standard for the Nets. Brook recorded 19 points and 11 rebounds while Young had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Toronto Raptors beat the Bucks in Milwaukee 111:90. DeMar DeRozan finished the game with 22 points and 8 assists, Luis Scola contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds while Terence Ross added 18 points off the bench.
Charlotte Hornets hosted Memphis Grizzlies and celebrated the triumph in their Time Warner Cable Arena 98:92. Kemba Walker led his team with 22 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds. Nicolas Batum added 20 points and 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Jeremy Lin contributed off the bench with 13 points and 5 rebounds.
Miami defeated the Magic in Orlando 108:101. Wade, Bosh, and Dragic were good and led the Heat to the victory. Wade scored 24 points and 6 assists, Bosh also scored 24 with 10 rebounds. Dragic recorded 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Gerald Green added 15. Nikola Vucevic was dominant for the hosts with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists.
New Orleans won against Houston in an exciting game in Louisiana. The Pelicans defeated Rockets with 110:108. Anthony Davis led his team with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Gordon booked 26 points and 5 James Harden scored 25 points for the visitors, but that weren’t enough to escape a loss.
Atlanta Hawks won against New York Knicks 117:98 at the Philips Arena. Paul Millsap scored 22 points with 7 rebounds and the same number of assists, Al Jefferson added 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists, while Jeff Teague had 17 points. Kyle Korver has enrolled only 3 points but overtook Rashard Lewis in 9th place of the eternal list of best three-pointers. Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points.
Boston Celtics tame the Auburn Hill Palace, beating the Detroit Pistons with 99:93. Avery Bradley scored 18 points while Isaiah Tomas stood at 17 points and 9 assists. On the other hand, Andre Drummond had a monstrous game with 22 points and 22 rebounds.
Indiana Pacers came out victorious in Minnesota after winning 102:88 against Timberwolves. Monta Ellis led his team with 22 points and 6 rebounds while Paul George scored 18 points after a couple of catastrophic games recently. Karl-Anthony Towns was brilliant with 24 points and 8 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins scored 19 and Ricky Rubio 15 with 9 assists.
Dallas Mavericks defeated the Chicago Bulls in their American Airlines Center 118:111. J.J. Barea, after a career-high 32 points against the Nets, finished the game with 26 points and 5 assists but scored 7 three pointers. Dirk Nowitzki added 16 points, Chandler Parsons 20, and Zaza Pachulia has enrolled 17 points. On the other hand, Derrick Rose has finally played like he used to and scored 25 points, Jimmy Butler stood at 17 points, 8 assists and Nikola Mirotic scored 23.
San Antonio Spurs won the game at home over Denver Nuggets 118:86. Kawhi Leonard glazed with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and was accompanied by Boris Diaw with 16 points. Boban Marjanovic has recorded 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Nikola Jokic was the best for Denver with 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. Will Barton added 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Philadelphia 76ers recorded second win of the season after a win at Phoenix 111:104. Nerlens Noel scored 14 points and 11 rebounds. Isaiah Canaan posted 22 points. On the other hand, Brandon Knight was the only one in the mood with 21 points, so it is no wonder that the Suns could not be better.
Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City with 109:104 and this without the help of absent Blake Griffin. Chris Paul scored 19 points and 11 assists and took the responsibility while JJ Reddick poured from all positions for 25 points and 8-11 from the field. Experienced Paul Pierce played the best match of the season with 20 points.
Finally, Portland Trail Blazers demolished the Cleveland Cavaliers with 105:76. Allan Crabbe has excelled with 25 points in the match without Damian Lillard. CJ McCallum added 16 points. LeBron James played poorly and finished with only 12 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds. Kevin Love wasn’t better; he scored 13 points.