Post Up: Nic at Night

Nicolas Batum tallies triple-double, Jimmy Butler hits game-winner and more on Tuesday night.

by March 30, 2016

Nicolas Batum

Bulls 98 (37-37), Pacers 96 (39-35)

Our latest cover subject, Jimmy Butler, ended his Chicago Bulls’ four-game losing streak with this game-winning jumper over the Indiana Pacers.

Nikola Mirotic led the way with 28 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.

Magic 139 (31-43), Nets 105 (21-53) 

The Orlando Magic led by as many as 37 points on Tuesday night when they hosted the Brooklyn Nets down in Florida. Andrew Nicholson led the Magic with 24 points off the bench, Aaron Gordon added 20 points, and Elfrid Payton finished with an 11-point, 12-assist double-double in the win.

Hornets 100 (43-31), Sixers 85 (9-66)

With Nicolas Batum’s triple-double of 19 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds, the Charlotte Hornets cruised to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Cody Zeller added an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double in the win to further delay Philly from entering double-digits in their win column.

Pistons 88 (40-35), Thunder 82 (52-23)

No KD or Serge Ibaka for the Thunder meant good things for the Pistons, who held OKC to its lowest scoring game of the season. Marcus Morris led the way with 24 points, and Andre Drummond added 13 points, 15 boards and 2 blocks in the Pistons’ win. Russell Westbrook scored 24 in the loss.

Rockets 106 (37-37), Cavaliers 100 (52-22)

The Houston Rockets traveled to Cleveland to take on the LeBron-less Cavs on Tuesday night. Despite trailing by 20 points, James Harden (27 points) and the Rockets rallied back to steal the W. Kyrie Irving dropped 31 points in the loss.

Warriors 102 (67-7), Wizards 94 (36-38)

The Golden State Warriors took care of the visiting Washington Wizards in Oakland on Tuesday. Stephen Curry finished with 26 points and Draymond Green tallied a 15-point, 16-rebound double-double in the victory to go along with his 9 assists.