Last night the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans and won their 14th game in a row and recorded this season’s longest winning streak and in Portland, Damian Lillard set a career and franchise scoring record.
Warriors smash Pelicans
The Golden State Warriors are now 14 straight after beating the New Orleans Pelicans 123-101. Klay Thompson had 20 points, JaVale McGee had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Kevin Durant returned from injury to finish with a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double.
Quinn Cook led the Pelicans with 22 points, Jordan Crawford had 21 points, and Alexis Ajinca ended the game with 17 points and six rebounds.
The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Utah Jazz 101-86 on the back of Damian Lillard’s career and franchise-high 59 points, Maurice Harkless had 12 points and Nigerian forward Al-Farouq Aminu 12 rebounds.
The Jazz were led by Gordon Hayward with 21 points, five rebounds and four assists, Rudy Gobert had a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double and Joe Johnson also finished with 13 points.
The LA Clippers beat the Spurs 98-87 in San Antonio. Chris Paul had 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Blake Griffin had 18 points and eight rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan finished with a 17-point, 17-rebound double-double.
Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 28 points, five rebounds and five assists, LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and Pau Gasol 15 points and seven rebounds.
Heat burn Washington
The Miami Heat defeated the Washington Wizards 106-103. Hassan Whiteside had a 30-point, 12-rebound double-double, Tyler Johnson had 19 points and four rebounds, and Goran Dragic ended the game with 18 points, four rebounds and seven assists.
The Wizards were led by Markieff Morris with 21 points and five rebounds, John Wall had 16 points, six rebounds and eight assists, while Bradley Beal had 16 points five rebounds and five assists.
Bucks trample 76ers
A 20-point, 10-rebound double-double from Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 90-82 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Greg Monroe had 17 points and five rebounds, and Matthew Dellavedova finished with 14 points.
Richaun Holmes led Philly with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double, Dario Saric had 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while TJ McConnell had a 10-point, 10-assist double-double.
A 37-point game by Paul George helped the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 127-112, the Boston Celtics defeated the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on the back of Isaiah Thomas’ 32 points and six assists, and tightly contested matchup saw the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 107-106.
By Kaunda Chama