Post Up: Nothing New

Cavaliers 111 (35-12), Pacers 106 (25-23) OT

All Cavs starters scored in double-figures Monday night to claim the road win in Indiana. Kyrie Irving led everyone with 25 points and 7 assists, and LeBron James added 24 points, 12 boards, 6 assists and 3 blocks in the overtime win for the Cavaliers’ fifth consecutive dub. Rookie Myles Turner finished with a double-double for the Pacers with 14 points and 10 boards (plus 4 blocks, including one on LeBron), and George Hill put up 23 points in the loss.

Pistons 105 (26-23), Nets 100 (12-37)

Seven of the Detroit Pistons finished in double-figs Monday night as Motor City came out of Barclays with a win to triumph over Brook Lopez’s game-high 27 points. Andre Drummond led the way for Detroit with 21 points and 18 rebounds. He also completed this filthy slam, courtesy of a lob off the backboard by teammate Brandon Jennings:

Hawks 111 (28-22), Mavericks 106 (28-23)

The Atlanta Hawks led by as many as 18 points on Monday night as they cruised to a victory over the Dallas Mavericks at home. Jeff Teague led the way with a season-high 32 points and 8 assists for the Hawks, who shot 52.8 percent from the field, compared to just 36.5 percent by the Mavs. Chandler Parsons had the hot hand for Dallas with 19 points and 11 assists, but his double-double couldn’t hold off the Hawks, who ended their three-game losing streak with this W in ATL.

Grizzlies 110 (29-20), Pelicans 95 (18-29)

After leading by only 2 points at the end of the third quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies outscored the New Orleans Pelicans by 13 in the fourth, earning a victory on the road on Monday. Jeff Green led the Grizz with 24 points, and both Zach Randolph (22 points, 12 rebounds) and Mike Conley (17 points, 10 assists) finished with double-doubles in the win. The Grizz shot 60.9% from the floor, with 50 of their points coming in the paint for the team’s 10th win in 12 games.

Thunder 114 (37-13), Wizards 98 (21-25)

Russell Westbrook is a triple-double machine.

He earned his seventh of the season (17 points, 11 assists, 13 rebounds) on Monday night in OKC’s win over the Washington Wizards. Kevin Durant added a game-high 28 points plus 9 boards, and Serge Ibaka finished with 19 points and 10 boards…and this poster on Marcin Gortat:

Spurs 107 (40-8), Magic 92 (21-26)

The San Antonio Spurs remain perfect at home following their win over the Orlando Magic on Monday. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 28 points, and Patty Mills added 22 as the team in Texas cruised to yet another home victory. Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Victor Oladipo added 19 points, 7 assists and 5 steals in the loss.

Nuggets 112 (19-30), Raptors 93 (32-16)

The Denver Nuggets led the Toronto Raptors by as many as 27 points on Monday night before the scoreboard officially declared the home team’s win, ending T-Dot’s 11-game winning streak. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 27 points (tying his career-high) to go with 14 boards, and Will Barton added 20 off the bench in the win. Denver shot 54.2 percent from the field with 60 points coming in the paint and held their opponents to 37.2 percent (only 26 points in the paint).

Jazz 105 (22-25), Bulls 96 (26-21) OT

The Utah Jazz are hyped.

For good reason, too. Six of the Jazz finished in double-figures in the win over the Chicago Bulls, with Gordon Hayward leading the way with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.  The Jazz held the Bulls to merely 3 points in the overtime period to claim their third win in a row.

Kings 111 (21-27), Bucks 104 (20-30)

The Sacramento Kings ended their four game losing streak on Monday night, behind 32 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists from Rudy Gay. You know, this guy:

Four more Kings scored in double-figures to put away the Milwaukee Bucks, despite double-doubles from Greg Monroe (24 points, 12 boards) and Michael Carter-Williams (18 points, 13 assists), and all five of Milwaukee’s starters scoring in double-digits.