Suns 116 (17-49), Warriors 123 (59-6)
Stephen Curry led the way with 35 points, and Marreese Speights added 25 in a (perhaps) surprisingly close game with the 17-49 Suns. Alex Len scored 26, and Brandon Knight did his part to keep Phoenix in the game, dropping 30 points while breaking ankles.
Pacers 112 (35-30), Mavericks 105 (33-33)
Despite a 30-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki, the Pacers won their third straight, enjoying an excellent performance from former Maverick Monta Ellis. Speaking about Ellis, Dallas owner Mark Cuban had only good things to say.
#Mavs owner Mark Cuban: "Monta (Ellis) is a good guy and we’d be better if we had him this year."
— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) March 12, 2016
Rockets 109 (33-33), Hornets 125 (37-28)
Thanks to a combined 51 points from Marvin Williams and Kemba Walker, the Hornets have now won seven straight, remaining in the middle of the Eastern Conference pack. A dismal 2-14 showing from James Harden made it difficult for the Rockets to compete in this one.
Pistons 125 (34-32), 76ers 111 (9-57)
With Richaun Holmes, Jerami Grant, and Robert Covington all sidelined with injuries, veteran big man Elton Brand suited up for his fourth appearance of the season. The 2000 Co-Rookie of the Year didn’t disappoint, posting a 10/3/3/3/1 stat line over 15 minutes of court time.
The Pistons, however, kicked their game in second gear after halftime, notching a W thanks to a combined 106 points from their starting five.
Heat 104 (38-38), Raptors 112 (44-20)
A heated duel between Joe Johnson and DeMar DeRozan defined this match-up, with Toronto coming out on top in overtime. After the game, DeRozan received props from a notable Raptors fan.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 13, 2016
Pelicans 92 (24-41), Bucks 103 (28-38)
Anthony Davis scored a game-high 29 points, but Khris Middleton (19 points), Giannis Antetokounmpo (18 points), and Jerryd Bayless (17 points) poured it on to hand the Pelicans their third straight L.
Grizzlies 83 (39-27), Hawks 95 (37-29)
Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver torched the Grizzlies for a combined seven treys, spoiling Ray McCallum’s team debut.
Asked Jeff Teague about making 4 threes tonight: "Yeah… I make threes now"
— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) March 13, 2016
Thunder 85 (44-22), Spurs 93 (56-10)
28 points from Kevin Durant and 19 from Russell Westbrook couldn’t spoil San Antonio’s winning streak at home, as the Spurs now own an incredible 32-0 record at home this season. LaMarcus Aldridge dropped 24 on OKC, and SLAM cover subject Kawhi Leonard added 26 points with seven boards, three dimes, and three steals.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 13, 2016
Wizards 100 (30-35), Nuggets 116 (28-38)
The Nuggets received a strong showing from their secondary unit, as six reserve players combined to score 75 points in Denver’s fourth-straight victory.
— David Devall (@McNubian) March 13, 2016
Magic 84 (28-37), Trail Blazers 121 (35-32)
In what was Portland’s largest margin of victory for the season, the Trail Blazers routed the Magic thanks to 18+ point showings from Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, and Allen Crabbe. Orlando head coach Scott Skiles provided few answers after the game.
“We just came out and laid an egg tonight,” Skiles said. “They were ready to play tonight and we weren’t.”