Wednesday was a big night for Cleveland Cavaliers recent acquisition Kyle Korver who shot 88.9 percent from behind the arc, made eight 3-pointers and passed Jason Kidd for seventh spot on the NBA’s all-time Three-Pointers Made list.
Cavs take Indiana
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Pacers 132-117 in Indiana on the back of Kyle Korver’s 29 points and five rebounds, Kyrie Irving had 29 points and seven assists, while LeBron James finished with 25 points, six rebounds and nine assists.
CJ Miles had 23 points and four rebounds for the Pacers, Jeff Teague had a 22-point, 14-assist double-double, while Paul George ended the game with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Wizards dazzle Nets
The Washington Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-110. Bradley Beal had 31 points and six assists, John Wall had his 32nd double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 assists, and Otto Porter Jr finished with a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double.
The Nets were led by Bojan Bogdanovic with 21 points, five rebounds and four assists, Brook Lopez had 20 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Trevor Booker had a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double.
Spurs outdo Sixers
The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 111-103. Kawhi Leonard had 32 points, six rebounds and five assists, Tony Parker had 18 points and five assists, and LaMarcus Aldridge had a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double.
Jahlil Okafor led Philly with 20 points and eight rebounds, Dario Saric had 20 points, and Robert Covington finished with 18 points and six rebounds.
The Miami Heat are now on 12 straight wins after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 106-88. Hassan Whiteside had a double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds, James Johnson had 20 points, four rebounds and four assists, and Wayne Ellington finished with 17 points.
The Bucks were led by Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo with 22 points and eight rebounds, Jabari Parker had 14 points and Michael Beasley had 11 points.
Warriors tame Bulls
The Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls 123-92 on the back of birthday boy Klay Thompson’s 28 points and six rebounds, Kevin Durant had a 22-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Draymond Green had 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Robin Lopez led the Bulls with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double, Taj Gibson had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Rajon Rondo finished with 12 points, six rebounds and eight assists.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Denver Nuggets 117-106 on the back of Gambian-German guard Dennis Schröder’s 24-point, 10-assist double-double, Andre Drummond’s 24-point, 17-rebound double-double helped the Detroit Pistons defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-102, the Memphis Grizzlies are on a three-game winning streak after beating the Phoenix Suns 110-91, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 127-94. After trailing by as much as 13 points in the first half, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Toronto Raptors 112-109, Blake Griffin’s 32-point game led the LA Clippers past the New York Knicks 119-115 and the Sacramento Kings defeated the Boston Celtics 108-93.
By Kaunda Chama