Grizzlies 95 (12-9), Suns 93 (8-13)
With 90 seconds left, the Grizz had a six-point lead. After it evaporated almost immediately, Courtney Lee and Jeff Green saved the day with an alley-oop connection that gave Memphis a last-second win. Literally. Green dunked it with 0.5 on the clock. PHX’s Eric Bledose had 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 dimes while Jon Leuer lowkey had another double-double, but Memphis came up bigger in the clutch, barely.
Warriors 114 (22-0), Nets 98 (5-15)
The pre-game scene in Brooklyn was crazy—it was like the Nets were the road team. Seriously: even the little kids who line up to get high-fives from the players before warming up were positioned in front of the Warriors side of the court, not the home team’s. And while BK kept it close for two quarters, Steph Curry lit up the third quarter (16 of his game-high 28 points) and the Warriors’ second-unit extended their lead early in the fourth. 22-0, the beat rolls on.
The rest of the league would be in even more trouble if the NBA did something crazy like implementing a 4-point shot https://t.co/qZh6FzEngk
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) December 7, 2015
Pistons 111 (12-9), Lakers 91 (3-17)
The Kobe farewell tour stop in Detroit resulted in a Pistons win—one that capped off a four-game home stand sweep (Rockets, Suns, Bucks, Lakers). Bryant was 2-for-15 from the field (5 points) in his 26 minutes. But Andre Drummond (18 & 15), KCP (22 points) and Reggie Jackson (20) were just flat-out the better team. Oh yeah and Swaggy P got tossed.
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) December 6, 2015
Mavericks 116 (12-9), Wizards 104 (8-10)
First things first: Wes Matthews went absolutely apeshit from three-point range on Sunday. 10 of them thangs. Meanwhile, after leaving everything he had on the floor (28 points, 10 assists, 5 steals, 4 boards), John Wall limped off the floor and had to have an MRI on his knee after a collision with Jeremy Evans. Bad day on the whole for the Wiz.
Thunder 98 (12-8), Kings 95 (7-15)
Russell Westbrook’s third triple-double on the season (19 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds) + Kevin Durant coming up clutch (go-ahead jumper with 23 seconds left, two game-sealing free throws with 4.4 seconds left) = a win for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sure, KD had 10 turnovers and Serge Ibaka’s immediate foul trouble meant he had to sit almost the entire first half, but maybe gutting this one out despite all that is a good sign for OKC?