It was another busy yet exciting night in the NBA with 22 teams taking to the floor and producing some great plays, such as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards ending their thrilling matchup in overtime.

Cavaliers outsmart Wizards

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 140-135 in an exciting OT game. Kevin Love had a 39 point, 12 rebound double-double, LeBron James a 32-point, 17 assist double-double, and Tristan Thompson also finished with a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Bradley Beal had a great night with 41 points, five rebounds and eight assists for the Wizards, Otto Porter Jr had 25 points and six rebounds, while John Wall finished with a 22-point, 12 assist double-double.

Lakers take New York

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks 121-107 on the back of Lou Williams’ 22 points and four assists, Nick Young had 17 points and five rebounds, rookie Brandon Ingram had 14 points and seven rebounds, Julius Randle had 14 points, and South Sudanese forward Luol Deng finished with seven points and three rebounds.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 26 points and five assists, Kristaps Porzingis had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Brandon Jennings had 16 points and five assists.

Pacers stop Thunder

A great team effort saw the Indiana Pacers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90. Paul George had 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Jeff Teague had 17 points and four rebounds, and Glenn Robinson III ended the game with 14 points.

The Thunder were led by Russell Westbrook with a 27-point, 18-rebound double-double, Steven Adams had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Nigerian-American guard Victor Oladipo finished with 14 points and five rebounds.

Bulls ram Kings

The Chicago Bulls beat the Sacramento Kings 112-107. Dwyane Wade had 31 points and six rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Robin Lopez had 17 points and six rebounds.

Ty Lawson led the Kings with 22 points, four rebounds and seven assists, Matt Barnes had 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Demarcus Cousins finished with an 18-point, 14-rebound double-double.

Grizzlies gnaw Spurs

The Memphis Grizzlies took advantage of the absence of Kawhi Leonard and defeated the San Antonio Spurs 89-74. Marc Gasol had 15 points and eight rebounds, Zach Randolph had 15 points and six rebounds, while Mike Conley finished with 12 points and nine assists.

The Spurs were led by David Lee with 14 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Danny Green ended the game with 12 points and eight rebounds.

The rest

Will Barton’s 31-point game helped the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-87, the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 11 after beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-113, big scores from Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday were key in the New Orleans Pelicans 111-106 win over the Phoenix Suns, the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-96, the Utah Jazz beat the Atlanta Hawks 120-95 on the back of Gordon Hayward’s 30 points, and DeMar DeRozan’s 31-point game saw the Toronto Raptors defeat the LA Clippers 118-109.

By Kaunda Chama


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