Post Up: Protecting Home

The Spurs top the Cavs to remain perfect at home, while Jimmy Butler dials in for 53.
by January 15, 2016

Raptors 106 (25-15), Magic 103 (20-19) (OT)

Fans at London’s O2 Arena were treated to an overtime period, as Toronto prevailed despite poor shooting efforts from Kyle Lowry (5-20) and DeMar DeRozan (4-19). Orlando has now lost six of their last seven.

Bulls 115 (23-15), 76ers 111 (4-37) (OT)

The Sixers were thisclose to getting their first win against an above-.500 ballclub, but they relinquished a 24-point lead.

The reason: Jimmy Butler. The Bulls’ All-Star went for a career-high 53 points, all while playing on a sore ankle.

Pistons 101 (21-18), Grizzlies 103 (22-19)

Mario Chalmers was indeed super—scoring 25 points, including the final seven of the game and the game-winner with 0.8 seconds left.

Cavs 95 (27-10), Spurs 99 (35-6)

San Antonio erased a 15-point deficit and improved to a perfect 23-0 at home. They also became the first team in NBA history with a 10-game win streak in six consecutive seasons.

Superstars LeBron and Kawhi were going at each other all game, with Kawhi picking up the highlight of the night.

Kings 103 (16-23), Jazz 101 (17-22)

Joe Ingles nailed a clutch, game-tying three-pointer with 4 seconds left, but the Kings went to Rudy Gay, who sealed the deal with a fadeaway 17-footer.

Lakers 98 (9-32), Warriors 116 (37-3)

Stephen Curry had 26 points and 8 threes in just 30 minutes as the Warriors finished their fifth game in seven nights. You’d think Steph would want to conserve energy after a week full of games… Nope.