Reigning MVP Stephen Curry had a great Wednesday evening, putting up 39 points in only three quarters played, getting 11 3-pointers from 15 attempts and passing Rashad Lewis for the 12th spot on the NBA’s all-time Three-Pointers Made list.
Warriors swat Hornets
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 126-111. Stephen Curry had 39 points, five rebounds and eight assists, Klay Thompson had 29 points, five rebounds and eight assists, while Kevin Durant finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
The Hornets were led by Frank Kaminsky with 24 points and seven rebounds, Marvin Williams had 14 points and five rebounds, while Cameroonian-French guard Nicolas Batum had 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists.
Celtics tame Raptors
The Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 109-104. Isaiah Thomas had 44 points, four rebounds and seven assists, Jae Crowder had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Al Horford finished with 11 points and six rebounds.
Kyle Lowry had 32 points and five assists for the Raptors, Jared Sullinger had 13 points and six rebounds, and Norman Powel had 12 points and five rebounds.
Cavs tame Wolves
The defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers gave the Minnesota Timberwolves a 28-point game beating them 125-97. LeBron James had a 27-point, 12-assist double-double, Kyle Korver had 20 points, Tristan Thompson had an 18-point, 14-rebound double-double, while Kyrie Irving also had a double-double with 14 points and a career-high 14 assists.
The Timberwolves were led by Karl-Anthony Towns with 26 points and 12 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins had 23 points, Shabazz Muhammad had 16 points and six rebounds, and Senegalese center Gorgui Dieng had a slower than usual night and finished with two points, six rebounds and two assists.
Pacers too good for Magic
The Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 98-88. CJ Miles had 16 points and four rebounds, Glenn Robinson III had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Jeff Teague had 13 points and nine assists.
Congolese forward Serge Ibaka led Orlando with 20 points and nine rebounds, Nikola Vucevic had a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double, Algerian-French guard Evan Fournier had 12 points and four assists, while DRC-born center Bismack Biyombo finished with two points and two rebounds.
The Miami Heat held home court and beat the visiting Atlanta Hawks 116-93. Goran Dragic had 27 points, five rebounds and five assists, Dion Waiters had 20 points and seven rebounds, while Hassan Whiteside finished with an 18-point, 18-rebound double-double.
The Hawks were led by Kent Bazemore with 14 points and two steals, Gambian-German guard Dennis Schröder had 12 points and two assists, and Mike Dunleavy had 11 points and six rebounds.
The New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-90 on the back of Kristaps Porzingis’ 19-point, 12-rebound double-double, Kentavious Coldwell-Pope’s career-high 38 points helped the Detroit Pistons beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-98, Seth Curry continues to make a name for himself and last night got 22 points to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-95, the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Denver Nuggets 119-99 on Marc Gasol’s 22 points, Rudy Gobert’s 26-point game saw the Utah Jazz beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88, Blake Griffin’s 29 points helped the LA Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 124-114 and Jimmy Butler had 28 points last night as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-120.
By Kaunda Chama