Game of the Night: Bucks vs. Hawks
The Hawks defeat the top-seeded Bucks in an overtime thriller thanks to a last-second shot from Trae Young. Despite a rough shooting night, Young recorded 16 assists for the Hawks in a 136-135 victory. Justin Anderson, John Collins, and Alex Len all scored 23+ points for the Hawks, and Anderson and Collins added 12 rebounds apiece. The Bucks did not play their All-Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kris Middleton. The two teams attempted an all-time NBA record of 116 combined threes.
Mavericks vs. Thunder
The Mavericks defeat the Thunder 106-103. Trey Burke a team-high 25 points to go with 8 assists for the Mavs, while Paul George scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Thunder. Russell Westbrook recorded yet another triple-double for the Thunder with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. Steven Adams scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, including 9 offensive rebounds.
Lakers vs. Pelicans
Rajan Rondo scored 24 points and had 12 assists for the Lakers in a dominating 130-102 blowout win. JaVale McGee scored 23 points to go with 16 boards for the Lakers, while former-Laker Julius Randle scored 17 points for the Pelicans.
Kings vs. Spurs
In a 113-106 victory, Buddy Hield scored 26 points for the Kings, while LaMarcus Aldridge added 27 points and 18 rebounds for the Spurs. DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points and recorded 7 assists and 3 steals for the Spurs.
Wizards vs. Nuggets
The Wizards beat the Nuggets 95-90 off a strong performance from Thomas Bryant. Bryant scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, whilst recording 3 blocks as well. Nikola Jokic scored a game-high 23 points, along with 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the Nuggets.
Hornets vs. Warriors
Stephen Curry’s 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists led the way for the Warriors to beat the Hornets 137-90. Quinn Cook added 21 points, 4 boards, and 4 assists for the Warriors off the bench. Klay Thompson scored 24 and Kevin Durant scored 11 points on perfect 5 for 5 shooting from the field.
Grizzlies vs. Clippers
Led by Danilo Gallinari’s 27 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists, the Clippers improve to 47-31 on the season in a 113-96 victory. Montrezl Harrell added 20 points and Lou Williams scored 17 and had 2 assists for the Clippers off the bench. Delon Wright scored 20 points off the bench for the Grizzlies.