Friday night was very special for Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, not only because he got his third triple-double of the season, but because he got the first triple-double in NBA history with fewer than 10 points scored.

Warriors tame Grizzlies

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 122-107 on the back of Klay Thompson’s 36 points, Kevin Durant had 24 points, five rebounds and four assists, Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry combined for 40 with 22 and 18 points respectively and Draymond Green had a 12-rebound, 10-assist and 10-steal triple-double.

Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 20 points, five rebounds and nine assists, Zach Randolph had a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double, while Marc Gasol finished with 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists.

Heat burn Nets

The Miami Heat have the longest winning streak this season with 13 straight and beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-99. James Johnson had 26 points and eight rebounds, Goran Dragic had 21 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Tyler Johnson had 18 points and six rebounds.

The Nets were led by Brook Lopez with 30 points and eight rebounds, Randy Foye had 15 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic ended the game with 10 points and six rebounds.

Nuggets strike Knicks

The Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 131-123 on the back of Nikola Jokic’s 40 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Wilson Chandler had 19 points and four rebounds, while Jameer Nelson finished with a 16-point, 10-assist double-double.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 33 points, six rebounds and four assists, Kristaps Porzingis had 17 points and four rebounds, and Kyle O’Quinn had 16 points, six rebounds and four blocks.

Spurs snap Pistons

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Detroit Pistons 103-92. Kawhi Leonard had 32 points, six rebounds and five assists, LaMarcus Aldridge had a 19-point, 11-rebound double-double, and Dewayne Dedmon also had a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

The Pistons were led by Tobias Harris with 16 points and five rebounds, Ish Smith had 15 points and four assists, and Andre Drummond finished with a 12-point, 15-rebound double-double.

Lakers strike Bucks

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 122-114. Nick Young had 26 points and four assists, Lou Williams had 21 points, and Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac combined for 30 with 15 points apiece.

Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 41 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points, and Michael Beasley finished with 15 points and five rebounds.

The rest

Anthony Davis’ monster 42-point, 13-rebound double-double led the New Orleans Pelicans past the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-106, a great effort from the starters helped the Washington Wizards beat the Indiana Pacers 112-107, Darren Collison’s bucket with 3.5 seconds left in the fourth sealed the Sacramento Kings’ 108-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls 115-97.

By Kaunda Chama


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