The NBA Sunday matchups were nothing short of thrilling. In the first Slam Dunk champion Glen Robinson III hit a crucial three in the final seconds to give the Pacers victory over the Hawks and Bojan Bogdanovic caught fire in the fourth quarter and helped Washington get the tightly contested win over Orlando.
Wizards stun Magic
A huge fourth quarter by the Washington Wizards’ recent acquisition Bojan Bogdanovic brought them back from being down by as much as 16 points to beat the Orlando Magic 115-114. He had 27 points, Bradley Beal had 32 points and four assists, and John Wall had a 19-point, 10-assist double-double.
Terrence Ross led the Magic with 20 points and four rebounds, Algerian-French guard Evan Fournier had 18 points, Aaron Gordon had a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double, and Congolese center Bismack Biyombo had a great night with a 14-point, 15-rebound double-double.
Warriors down Knicks
The Golden State Warriors defeated the New York Knicks 112-105. Stephen Curry had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Klay Thompson had 29 points and four rebounds, and Draymond Green had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Derrick Rose led the Knicks with 28 points and four assists, Kristaps Porzingis had a 24-point, 15-rebound double-double, while Carmelo Anthony finished with 15 points and six rebounds.
Pacers shock Hawks
A last-minute 3-pointer from Glen Robinson III helped the Indiana Pacers clinch the game from the Atlanta Hawks 97-96. Paul George had 34 points, five rebounds and four assists, Jeff Teague had 16 points, four rebounds and six assists, and CJ Miles finished with 13 points and five rebounds.
The Hawks were led by Tim Hardaway Jr with 24 points and four rebounds, Paul Millsap had a 23-point, 10-rebound double-double, and Dennis Schroder had 18 points and seven assists.
The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 105-97 on the back of Anthony Davis’ 31 points and nine rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins had a double-double with 26 points and 15 rebounds, Jrue Holiday also had a double-double with 20 points and 12 assists.
Nick Young led the Lakers with 19 points and four rebounds, Brandon Ingram had 16 points and six rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell finished with 16 points, four rebounds and seven assists.
Mavericks stop Thunder
The Dallas Mavericks beat OKC 104-89. Seth Curry had 22 points, Dirk Nowitzki had an 18-point, 12-rebound double-double, and Harrison Barnes had 17 points and five rebounds.
The Thunder were led by Russell Westbrook with 29 points, six rebounds and five assists, Steven Adams had 19 points and five rebounds, and Enes Kanter ended the game with a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double.
Jazz dethrone Kings
Solid defensive play from Rudy Gobert helped the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 110-109. He had a double-double with 24 rebounds and 16 points, Rodney Hood had 28 points and four rebounds, and Gordon Hayward had 23 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Ty Lawson had 19 points, four rebounds and five assists for the Kings, Darren Collison had 18 points and five assists, and Arron Afflalo had 17 points and four rebounds.
A great team effort saw the Phoenix Suns beat the Boston Celtics 109-106. Eric Bledsoe had 28 points, six rebounds and nine assists, rookie Tyler Ulis had a career-high 20 points and five assists, and Devin Booker had 16 points and five rebounds.
The Celtics were led by Isaiah Thomas with 35 points and five assists, Jae Crowder had a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier combined for 28 with 14 points apiece.
By Kaunda Chama