Knicks 104 (6-7), Hawks 94 (9-4)
Carmelo Anthony did his thing in this one, dropping 31 points and 7 boards on 12/22 shooting. Even the bank was open during this Sunday matinee, as Melo kissed one off the glass at the end of the first quarter:
Kristaps Porzingis (19p, 11r) and Dwight Howard (18p,18r) had double-doubles. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 19. This was New York’s fourth consecutive victory at the Garden.
Trail Blazers 129 (8-7), Nets 109 (4-9)
Portland ran away with this one in the third quarter, outscoring the Nets 29-20. For the game, they shot a scorching 58% from the field. Everything was falling, including this insane circus shot from Dame:
CJ McCollum led all scorers with 33 points on 12/19.
Pacers 115 (7-7), Thunder 111 (8-6)
It was a thriller in OKC, with Russell Westbrook tying the game at the end of regulation with a deep three:
The Pacers took over in overtime, however, and spoiled the Brodie’s triple-double night: 31 points, 15 assists, 11 rebounds. Jeff Teague had it going for Indiana, dropping 30 points of his own and adding 9 assists as well.
Nuggets 105 (5-8), Jazz 91 (7-8)
The rookie Jamal Murray led a balanced attack for Denver, scoring 18 points (16 in the fourth quarter) in 23 minutes off the bench. Gordon Hayward had 25 points and 7 rebounds for the Jazz, who have now lost four straight.
Kings 102 (5-9), Raptors 99 (8-5)
This one came down to the wire, with Terrence Ross connecting on a game-tying 33-footer at the buzzer:
Refs said the basket was no good😳🤔 pic.twitter.com/FLXQaTnIqk
— HoopMixtape (@HoopMixOnly) November 21, 2016
Upon review, however, the refs concluded that the clock was started late, and Ross’ shot was waved off. Thus, the Kings snapped their four game losing streak with a 102-99 victory. Rudy Gay poured in 23 points and 9 boards.
Bulls 118 (9-5), Lakers 110 (7-7)
It was the Jimmy Butler show in LA tonight, as the All-Star dropped a season-high 40 points on 14/23 shooting. Lou Williams got buckets for the Lakers, scoring 25 off the pine, three of which came on this heave:
The Bulls have won five of their last six.