Cavaliers 89 (16-7), Celtics 77 (14-11)
LeBron James scored 24 points, and Kevin Love added 20 in the Cavaliers’ win in Boston on Tuesday night. It was Cleveland’s third consecutive win, and surely, that called for a victory dance.
This Jr Smith-Kevin Love handshake is fantastic pic.twitter.com/3LTV4zUMde
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During this game, King James greeted a special olympian in the crowd.
Following the Cavs’ win, James had this to say about his meet and greet with the fan:
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Nuggets 112 (11-14), Timberwolves 100 (9-15)
The Denver Nuggets earned their fifth win in six games with a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. Randy Foye and Kenneth Faried scored 19 each to lead Denver to the W, despite a combined 43 points from Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Karl-Anthony Towns added 18, 2 of which came from this intense putback:
Even with all the highlight-worthy moves from the Wolves, the Nuggets managed to keep things under control and came out with a W.
Kings 107 (10-15), Rockets 97 (12-14)
Rudy Gay with a near triple-double of 17 points, 13 boards and 6 steals and DeMarcus Cousins with his solid double-double of 26 points and 12 assists led the Sacramento Kings to a win over the Houston Rockets. James Harden finished with 33 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists were unable to stop the Kings from earning their third consecutive win and improving their record.
Lakers 113 (4-21), Bucks 95 (10-16)
After handing the previously undefeated Golden State Warriors their first loss of the season on Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks lost to the team with the second worst record in the League, the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant led L.A. with 22 points and 6 assists, one of which came from this feed to D’Angelo Russell (19 points, 7 assists):
The Lakers led by as many as 22 in the contest, and Michael Carter-Williams (19 points) and the Bucks could do nothing to stop them.