Last night the NBA saw it all. We had blowouts, buzzer beaters, one-point victories, OT, and a posterizing dunk.
ORL 111 SA 109
The Spurs dropped their fourth straight last night in tight matchup with the Magic. Terrence Ross scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth to help lift Orland over San Antonio. Evan Fournier led the Magic with 26 points. Teammates Nikola Vucevic and Al-Farouq Aminu recored double-doubles. Demar Derozan led the Spurs with 21 points. Lamarcus Aldridge had 13 in the losing effort.
HOU 111 IND 102
Good defense and James Harden propeled the Rockets to victory over a good Pacers team. Harden had 5 assists, 8 boards
MEM 107 UTA 106
Memphis rookie Ja Morant ruined Mike Conley’s homecoming. The second pick in the draft scored the go-ahead bucket with 1:32 left in the game. Donavan Mitchel led all scorers with 29 and Conley added 15, but it wasn’t enough. Ja Morant led the Grizz with 25 points to go along with 8 dimes and 4 boards.
SAC 97 LAL 99
A posterizing dunk by LeBron and a late block by AD sealed the victory for the Lakers. Buddy Hield led the Kings with 21. Richaun Holmes added 17 and grabbed 8 boards in the loss. Lebron James had a game high 29 and dropped 11 dimes. Teammate Anthony Davis had 17 and grabbed 5 boards in the victory.
DET 106 CHA 109
Malik Monk nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Charlotte their fifth win of the young season. Langston Galloway led all scorers with 32 and teammate Andrea Drummond had another 20 rebound game. Malik Monk and Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 19 in a well balanced attack for the victory.
WAS 137 MIN 116
Bradley Beal led the assault for Washington scoring 44 points for the second time this season. Mortiz Wagner added 30 points and grabbed 15 boards coming off the bench. Center Karl-Anthony Towns led the way for the T-wolves with 36 and secured 10 boards. Beal and the Wizards were just too much.
PHI 119 OKC 127
Chris Paul and Danilo Gallinari hit big shots late and led the Thunder past the Sixers in OT. Gallinari scored 28 and Paul dropped 27, grabbed 8 boards and dished out 5 dimes. Embiid and Richardson led the way for Philly. Josh had 28 points and Joel recorded a double grabbing 12 boards and scoring 31. The loss was the fifth in seven games for the Sixers.
BOS 105 GS 100
The NBA’s best team so far the Boston Celtics won their 10th straight. Jayson Tatum led the way with 24 but was closely followed by Jaylen Brown (22) and Kemba Walker (20). Omari Spellman led the Warriors with 20 and D’Angelo Russell had to leave the game with 12 after he sprained his right thumb.
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