Hornets 101 (9-6), Wizards 87 (6-6)
When you end the game on a 25-2 run, you can’t really go wrong…that’s exactly what the Charlotte Hornets did. Jeremy Lamb led the Hornets with 18 points, and Nic Batum added a near triple-double with 16 points, 11 assists, and 7 boards. The Wiz had a 9-point lead with less than five minutes remaining in the game, but the Hornets went off, scoring 25 straight. Charlotte held Washington to only 6 points in the final period and came out with another win in Buzz City.
Magic 100 (7-8), Knicks 91 (8-8)
So Kristaps Porzingis was blocking shots left and right when the New York Knicks traveled down to Orlando to face the Magic. But despite his mean rejection of Victor Oladipo, the Magic guard managed to score 24 points off the bench and lead his squad to a W. The guy can sing, too:
Celtics 84 (8-7), Sixers 80 (0-16)
Once again, the 76ers came close, but no cigar. A late fourth quarter Boston rally crushed any hopes Philly had of writing something in their win column. Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 30 points in the win against the Atlantic Division opponent.
Pistons 104 (8-7), Heat 81 (9-5)
Andre Drummond scored 18 points and grabbed 20 rebounds (and he blocked 5 shots) in the Detroit Pistons’ win over the visiting Miami Heat on Wednesday. Motor City was up by as many as 30 points during the game, and unfortunately for the Heat, that meant the game was as good as over.
Raptors 103 (10-6), Cavaliers 99 (11-4)
It was Drake Night in T-Dot when the Cleveland Cavaliers came up to the Air Canada Centre to take on the Raptors.
— NBA (@NBA) November 26, 2015
Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 27, and DeMar DeRozan added 20 in Toronto’s tenth win of the season. Though the Cavs lost, LeBron James earned an individual honor when her surpassed Reggie Miller on the all time scoring list:
Grizzlies 102 (9-7), Rockets 93 (5-10)
SLAM’s newest cover subject, James Harden, scored 40 points when the Memphis Grizzlies came for a visit. But even that wasn’t enough to secure a Rockets win. Instead, Houston dropped its third straight, while the Grizzlies’ Tony Allen was able to recreate a Dikembe Mutombo signature move.
Kings 129 (6-10), Bucks 118 (6-9)
Emotions ran high in the last few minutes of this game. So high in fact that Milwaukee coach, Jason Kidd, slapped the ball away from an official after receiving a technical—only to receive yet another technical and be ejected from the game. Behind 36 points from Rudy Gay and 13 assists from Rajon Rondo, the Kings were able to take the W.
Timberwolves 99 (7-8), Hawks 95 (10-7)
The Young Wolves may receive an unwelcome amount of mean tweets, but that’s nothing a victory on your home floor can’t fix. Minnesota came out with a win at Target Center Wednesday night, led by Zach LaVine’s 18 points. Andrew Wiggins added another 15, including an important and-1 in the fourth quarter when the score was tight.
Thunder 110 (10-6), Nets 99 (3-12)
Russell Westbrook sure knows how to play basketball.
Russ scored 27 points and 13 assists to complement Kevin Durant’s 30 points in the Thunder’s tenth win of the year. Brook Lopez was the high-scorer for the Nets with 26.
Spurs 88 (12-3), Mavericks 83 (9-7)
The Spurs don’t ever really go away, do they? 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard led San Antonio to a dub with 26 points, 8 boards and 5 assists. When the Mavs threateningly closed in on the Spurs’ lead in the fourth quarter, Leonard sank a three to give his team a little breathing room. When the clock displayed 0.0, the Spurs remained on top.
Pelicans 120 (4-11), Suns 114 (7-8)
Wanna see Anthony Davis take flight? Of course you do.
Davis poured in 26 points and brought down 17 rebounds to lead his New Orleans Pelicans to victory on the road. Ish Smith added 20 points, 11 assists and 5 boards off the bench to help the Pels overcome a 17-point deficit from the first half.
Jazz 102 (7-7), Clippers 91 (7-8)
So the Clippers may have lost this one, but Chris Paul destroyed Rudy Gobert’s ankles earlier this evening. Blake Griffin’s 40-point, 12-rebound night couldn’t stop the Utah Jazz from evening up their record. Gordon Hayward was the high-scorer for the away team with 33 points.