Cavs 97 (35-13), Hornets 106 (24-25)
Filling in for the injured Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lin had 24 points as Charlotte rallied in the second half. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was all over the court and gave the Hornets a versatility that they’ve sorely missed.
Hawks 124 (29-22), 76ers 86 (7-42)
Talk about parody. Atlanta scored 124 points with no player dropping more than 13 points.
Pistons 95 (26-24), Celtics 102 (29-22)
KCP left the game with a groin injury. His streak of 208 consecutive games—the second-longest active streak in the NBA—will almost certainly come to an end.
Pacers 114 (26-23), Nets 100 (12-38)
CJ Miles led all scorers with 27 points, and helped Indiana’s bench outscore Brooklyn’s by 42.
Warriors 134 (45-4), Wizards 121 (21-26)
Stephen Curry scored 51 points, including 11 three-pointers, in another truly masterful performance. He shot lights out, especially in the first half, where he missed just one attempt and provided multiple jaw-dropping highlights:
Steph was so en fuego that he need to be cooled off a bit afterward:
Magic 114 (21-27), Thunder 117 (38-13)
Russell Westbrook recorded another triple-double in just 22 minutes, but it was Kevin Durant’s game-winning three with half a second left that gave OKC the win.
Heat 93 (28-22), Mavs 90 (28-24)
Hassan Whiteside returned from a six-game absence to score 10 points with 9 rebounds and 5 blocks in just 17 minutes. Of course, Whiteside protected the paint, but he also showed off some post moves:
Pelicans 97 (18-30), Spurs 110 (41-8)
LaMarcus Aldridge has been a beast since he deleted his social media accounts. LMA scored a season-high 36 points and held Anthony Davis to just 3 points in the fourth quarter.
Nuggets 81 (19-31), Jazz 85 (23-25)
After struggling to find his shot all game long, Derrick Favors made a crucial 11-footer with 1:28 to play and then grabbed a big offensive rebound to lead Utah to their fourth-straight win.
Trevor Booker boomed a pair of tomahawk jams in the first half as well:
Bulls 107 (27-21), Kings 102 (21-28)
Derrick Rose and E’Twaun Moore (filling in for an injured Jimmy Butler) combined for 45 points as Chicago overcame DeMarcus Cousins’ typical dominance.
T-Wolves 108 (15-36), Clippers 102 (32-17)
Chris Paul pick up a late, controversial technical foul as Minnesota ended a 14-game losing streak to the Clippers. Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves with 31 points.