Three exciting games were played in the NBA last night that included Dallas Mavericks veteran big man Dirk Nowitzki becoming the sixth player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points and OKC’s Russell Westbrook scoring 58 points and tying the franchise record for the most points in a game.

Blazers burn Thunder

Not even an outstanding performance by OKC’s workhorse Russell Westbrook could save the Thunder from being defeated 126-121 by the Portland Trail Blazers. Allen Crabbe had 23 points and four rebounds, Damian Lillard had 22 points and eight assists, and CJ McCollum finished with 21 points.

OKC were led by Westbrook with 58 points and nine assists, Nigerian-American guard Victor Oladipo had 16 points and five rebounds, while Enes Kanter ended the game with 11 points and seven rebounds.

Mavs down Lakers

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 122-111 on the back of Dirk Nowitzki’s 25-point, 11-rebound double-double, Seth Curry had 18 points and five assists, and Yogi Ferrell had 16 points and seven assists.

D’Angelo Russell led the Lakers with 22 points, four assists and four steals, Jordan Clarkson also had 22 points and Julius Randle finished with a 13-point, 18-rebound, 10-assist triple-double.

Wizards dim Suns

The Washington Wizards defeated the Suns 131-127 in Phoenix. Bojan Bogdanovic had 29 points and nine rebounds, Bradley Beal had 27 points and John Wall ended the game with a 25-point, 14-assist double-double.

The Suns were led by Eric Bledsoe with 30 points and five assists, Devin Booker had 25 points, four rebounds and six assists, and TJ Warren and Alan Williams both finished with 15-point, 10-rebound double-doubles.

By Kaunda Chama


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