Thursday night NBA fans coast to coast got to watch their teams in action.
Let’s start in New York city the ‘Big City Of Dreams’ at the historic Madison Square Garden.
NY 106 DAL 103
Former Knick Kristaps Prozingis rolled into town with the Dallas Mavericks. The Knicks were fired up for this one and won in dramatic fashion as Marcus Morris hit a 3 with about 13 seconds left to put his team up by three.
Morris led all Knicks with 20 points, Julius Randle added 17 to go along with 10 boards. Luka Doncic to no surprise led all scorers with 33 points. Doncic
MIA 108 CLE 97
Kendrick Nunn led all scorers with 23 to help lead the Heat to victory over the Calves. Bam Adebayo recorded a double-double with 16 points and 15 boards. Kevin Love led Cleveland with 21 points and grabbed 10 boards in the losing effort.
LAC 127 NO 132
Jrue Holiday spoiled Paul George’s Clippers debut by dropping 36 on the Clips and leading them to a five-point victory. Paul George and Lou Williams led the Clippers in scoring. George had 33 in his debut with LA and Lou added 31 and dished out 9 dimes, but it still wasn’t enough. Jrue Holiday led all scorers with 36, and Derrick Favors had a monster game scoring 20 and
CHI 115 MIL 124
Cody White set another NBA record, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to sink five 3-pointers in consecutive games. Giannis and the boys were just too much. White and his pin-point shooting led the Bulls with 26, Zach LaVine added 25 and dished out 7 dimes. ‘The Greek Freak’ led all scorers with 38 and grabbed 16 boards. Eric Bledsoe scored 31 and dished out 8 assists.
ATL 112 PHO 128
Jabari Parker led the Hawks with 24 and Tre Young had 21 to go along with 13 dimes in the losing effort. Kelly Oubre Jr. led Phoenix with 30 points and teamate Devin Booker added 27 to help lead his team to victory.
BKN 93 DEN 101
Kyrie Irving and Jarrett Allen led the Nets with 17 points each. Allen also grabbed 10 rebounds and Irving dished out 9 dimes in the loss. Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic led a balanced Nuggets offense both scored 18 to help lead their team to victory.
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