Post Up: Jimmy Clutch

Jimmy Butler carries Bulls to an OT win, and the Curry-less Warriors fall to Dallas.
by December 31, 2015

Clippers 122 (20-13), Hornets 117 (17-14)

Chris Paul finished with 19 points and 11 assists to help lead the Clippers to their fourth straight win—their longest streak of the season.

Nets 93 (9-23), Magic 100 (19-13)

Orlando outscored Brooklyn 32-20 in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback. Nik Vucevic had 20 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Magic.

Lakers 112 (6-27), Celtics 104 (18-14)

After a disastrous start to the game, Kobe Bryant hit the biggest shot of the night—a dagger three-pointer from deep to secure the lead for L.A. He finished with 15 points on 5-18 shooting in his last game on the parquet floor.

Wizards 91 (14-15), Raptors 94 (20-13)

John Wall and Otto Porter had a good looks at potential game-tying threes on the final possession, but both were unable to connect. DeMar DeRozan had 34 points on 9-24 shooting.

Pacers 100 (18-13), Bulls 102 (18-12)

Jimmy Butler scored 7 points in the final minute of the fourth quarter to force overtime. He then hit the game-winning alley-oop over PG13 with 1.2 seconds left in the extra session.

Jazz 80 (13-17), T-Wolves 94 (12-20)

Ricky Rubio dished out 17 assists to tie a career-high and franchise record. Karl-Anthony Towns continued his un-rookie-like play with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks and 12 fourth-quarter points.

Warriors 91 (29-2), Mavs 114 (19-13)

With Stephen Curry sidelined, Dallas had no trouble handing the Warriors their second loss of the season. Mavs fans knew it would be a good night when Dirk started throwing down with authority.

Suns 79 (12-22), Spurs 112 (28-6)

San Antonio improved to 19-0 at home behind LaMarcus Aldridge’s 21 and 12. Manu Ginobili added another insane assist for his Hall-of-Fame reel.

Nuggets 110 (12-21), Blazers 103 (14-20)

CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 29 points on 12-19 shooting. Will The Thrill made the most of his return to Portland, scoring a game-high 31 points.

76ers 110 (3-31), Kings 105 (12-20)

The Sixers never trailed in the second half for the first time in 70 games. Yes, 70 games. Philly is now 2-1 with Ish Smith.