Magic 124 (25-30), Sixers 115 (8-48)
A season-high 35 points from Nikola Vucevic and a couple of throw downs courtesy of Aaron Gordon (11 points, 11 rebounds) carried the Orlando Magic to victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
Ish Smith led the 76ers with 22 points, and Nerlens Noel added a 16-point, 11-board double-double in the loss. Although, those two guys did connect for a cool play at one point…
Wizards 109 (22-34), Pelicans 89 (22-34)
John Wall finished with 16 points, 11 assists and 12 boards to lead the Washington Wizards past the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Check the footage up top…
The Wiz led by as many as 23 points and scored 50 in the paint, as opposed to only 30 from the Pels. Marcin Gortat added in a 21-point, 11-board double-double in the win, as Washington held Anthony Davis to a mere 9 points just days after he dropped 59.
Kings 114 (24-31), Nuggets 110 (22-35)
This one came down to the wire, as the final score suggests, despite the Kings leading by 17 earlier in the game. DeMarcus Cousins finished with 39 points and 9 rebounds, and Rudy Gay added a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double in the win. Eight of the Nuggets finished in double-figures during this Tuesday night game, including 18 points from Dunk Contest participant Will Barton…but that wasn’t enough to stop Cousins and the Kings.
Jazz 117 (28-28), Rockets 114 (28-29) OT
James Harden’s 42 points on the road Tuesday night were not enough to take a win away from the Utah Jazz. Gordon Hayward dropped 28 points for his home team’s overtime win against the visiting Houston Rockets. The Jazz led by as many as 11 during the game, but as the fourth quarter winded down, Jason Terry hit a three-pointer to tie things up and eventually take the game to OT. But the Jazz took care of business in that extra period to move into the eighth spot (half a game ahead of the Rockets, actually) in the Western Conference standings.
Trail Blazers 112 (30-27), Nets 104 (15-42)
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum both scored 34 points to carry their Portland Trail Blazers to victory over the visiting Brooklyn Nets. A 36-point, 10-rebound double-double from Brook Lopez wasn’t enough to quiet Portland, who is now on a nice six game winning streak.