Hornets 126 (31-28), Suns 92 (15-45)
Kemba Walker scored 26 points and dished 9 assists in the Charlotte Hornets’ huge win at home on Tuesday night. The home team led by as many as 43 during the contest, holding their opponents to 36.3 percent shooting.
Heat 129 (34-26), Bulls 111 (30-29)
Best shooting night in franchise history for the Miami Heat on Tuesday night…congratulations are in order for the team in South Beach! The Heat shot 52-77 from the field, for 67.5 percent shooting. Pretty dang spot on. Hassan Whiteside led all scorers with 26 points off the bench to go along with his 14 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Trail Blazers 104 (33-28), Knicks 85 (25-37)
Damian Lillard (aka D. Lilly as a friend likes to say…) dropped 30 points when the Portland Trail Blazers visited Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks. His performance carried the West Coast team to its sixth consecutive road victory, leaving the hometown Knicks in the dust. CJ McCollum added 25, and Meyers Leonard finished with an 11-point, 14-board double-double in the win.
Mavericks 121 (33-28), Magic 108 (26-33)
The Dallas Mavericks led by as many as 21 points when the Orlando Magic came to town on Tuesday night. Wesley Matthews led his squad with 21 points, and Zaza Pachulia added in a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double in the victory, which was the Mavs’ third straight. Chandler Parsons and JJ Barea each scored 17, and Dirk Nowitzki finished with 19…and his very own Dirkburger apparently…
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Warriors 109 (54-5), Hawks 105 (33-28) OT
No Steph Curry…no problem. The best team in the League continues to get better, somehow. Klay Thompson finished with 26 points, and Draymond Green recorded a near triple-double with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists on Tuesday night as the Warriors took care of the Hawks in OT. Green sank a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired that helped to keep the Dubs perfect at home:
Lakers 107 (12-49), Nets 101 (17-44)
Lakers’ rookie D’Angelo Russell finished with a career-high 39 points to carry Los Angeles to its 12th win of the season on Tuesday night.
Second-year player Julius Randle finished with a 14-point, 13-board double-double as the youngins decided to take it upon themselves to get a W for their team.