Bucks 91 (18-25), Heat 79 (23-18)
Khris Middleton led the way for the Milwaukee Bucks in Miami on Tuesday night, scoring a team-high 22 points to complement his 7 boards and 7 assists. Greg Monroe added a 15-point, 10-board double-double, and Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed 14 points. He also went all Greek Freak on Hassan Whiteside, who finished with 23 points and 18 rebounds for the Heat in the loss.
Pelicans 114 (14-27), Timberwolves 99 (13-30)
Rookie Karl-Anthony Towns earned his twentieth double-double of the season tonight with his 20 points and 13 rebounds collected in New Orleans. But despite building an early 17-point advantage, his T-Wolves dropped the ball on the road, losing to Anthony Davis (35 points, 7 rebounds) and the Pelicans. Jrue Holiday added 19 points and 9 assists for NOLA off the bench.
Thunder 110 (31-12), Nuggets 104 (16-26)
Russell Westbrook (27 points, 12 assists) and Kevin Durant (30 points, 12 rebounds) each finished with a double-double in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s road win in Denver on Tuesday. The dynamic duo were totally in sync:
Plus, it didn’t hurt that Enes Kanter added a season-high 25 points plus 8 boards off the bench to put away Danilo Gallinari (27 points) and his Denver squad, extending OKC’s winning streak to five.
Pacers 97 (23-19), Suns 94 (13-30)
The Indiana Pacers took care of business on the road in Phoenix on Tuesday night, as they beat the Suns 97-94. Paul George led Indy with 19 points, plus 8 rebounds and 4 steals. It looked like the Pacers had the game in the bag earlier on, with their 20-point lead and PG dropping guys on the floor. But Devin Booker (32 points) and the Suns gave their visitors a scare by cutting the deficit to just 3 points. Ultimately, the Pacers held on by a thread to get the road win.