Post Up: Seasoned Win

Kevin Durant drops season-high 44 points, Giannis dunks eight times, Raptors win ninth straight.
by January 27, 2016
Kevin Durant

Clippers 91 (29-16), Pacers 89 (23-22)

Chris Paul scored 26 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds to lead his Los Angeles Clippers to a victory over the Indiana Pacers. JJ Redick added 19 points, while DeAndre Jordan grabbed 19 rebounds. L.A. was able to withstand a double-double from Paul George (31 points, 11 rebounds), and gave Indy their third consecutive loss.

Sixers 113 (7-39), Suns 103 (14-32)

The Philadelphia 76ers earned their seventh win of the season Tuesday night, with a 10-point win over the Phoenix Suns. All five Philly starters finished in double-figures, with Ish Smith leading the way (20 points, 9 assists) at the Wells Fargo Center. Archie Goodwin was the high scorer for Phoenix with 26, but after trailing the 76ers by 19 points, the Suns couldn’t completely dig themselves out of the hole.

Heat 102 (25-21), Nets 98 (12-34)

Dwyane Wade showed off his veteran handles tonight in Brooklyn, as both he and Chris Bosh scored 27 points each. Rookie Justise Winslow added 13 off the bench, as the Heat shot over 54 percent from the field. Miami dominated Brooklyn in the paint 50-28.

Andrea Bargnani led the Nets with 20 points, and Brook Lopez added 13 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the home win.

Thunder 128 (34-13), Knicks 122 (22-25) OT

This game! No Carmelo Anthony, but the Knicks showed some pretty sweet moves. Rookie/unicorn Kristaps Porzingis definitely had his share.

At the end of regulation with the score all tied up, Arron Afflalo missed the shot and the game went to OT. There, Kevin Durant (season-high 44 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists) and OKC  finished off the Knicks 15-9. Russell Westbrook added 30 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds in the win.

Raptors 106 (30-15), Wizards 89 (20-23)

The Wizards lost four of their last five games with an L on Tuesday night when they visited the team up North, the Toronto Raptors. All-Star starter Kyle Lowry led the Raps with 29 points (before leaving the game in the fourth after hurting his wrist), and DeMar DeRozan added 17 to extend T-Dot’s winning streak to nine—a franchise best.

Bucks 107 (20-27), Magic 100 (20-24)

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek Freak, dunked a total of eight times in the Bucks’ win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. Here are two of ’em:

Following his 25-point, 9-board performance, Giannis did postgame interviews with his brother on FaceTime…

Trail Blazers 112 (21-26), Kings 97 (20-25)

The Portland Trail Blazers led by as many as 22 points in their blowout win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. CJ McCollum led the way with 18, and Damian Lillard added a 15-point, 13-assist double-double in the victory. A day after he scored 56 points, DeMarcus Cousins still led his team…although this time with 17 points.

Mavericks 92 (26-21), Lakers 90 (9-38)

Well, first of all…Dirk Nowitzki is cooler than ever.

That’s the dude that hit the game-winning basket and finished with 13 points. JJ Barea led the way with 18, and Chandler Parsons added 17 points and 9 boards in the Mavs’ win on the road against the Lakers.