Raptors 112 (25-13), Hornets 110 (15-25)
Undrafted rookie Terrence Davis admitted he was “surprised” when he was told he was going to start, but he rose to the occasion with 23 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and a team-best plus-minus of +20 in an OT win.
Miles Bridges scored 26 on just 15 field goal attempts for Charlotte.
Rockets 122 (25-11), Hawks 115 (8-30)
The present is still amazing, but the future isn’t looking too bad either. James Harden finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks and Trae Young struck back with 42 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and a block of his own.
Despite solid outings from Alex Len, John Collins and Young, the Hawks weren’t able to dig themselves out of an early hole as Houston scored 45 in the opening quarter.
Spurs 129 (16-20), Celtics 114 (25-10)
The Spurs ran out to a 22-3 lead and never looked back as DeMar DeRozan’s 30 points led the way.
Nuggets 107 (26-11), Mavericks 106 (23-14)
Nikola Jokic scored 21 points in the third quarter and capped off a stellar second half with a game-winning shot to sink the Mavericks.
Luka Doncic fell just short of his 12th triple-double of the season, but still put up an impressive 27 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists.
Bulls 108 (13-25), Pelicans 123 (13-25)
Zach LaVine continued his All-Star caliber season with 32 points on 13-for-24 season, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a second half Pelicans charge led by 21 points from Brandon Ingram (29 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 blocks).
Knicks 104 (10-28), Jazz 128 (25-12)
Emmanuel Mudiay put up 20 points off the pine against his former club as the Jazz scored an astounding 72 points in the first half. Bojan Bogdanovic added another 20, knocking down four 3’s in the effort.
Frank Ntilikina was a lone bright spot for New York, putting up 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals in 19 minutes of work. He was a +10, a team-high plus-minus for the night.
Heat 122 (27-10), Pacers 108 (23-15)
Seven Heat players scored at least 14 points as Miami rolled to the win.
Jimmy Butler and TJ Warren exchanged words on back-to-back possessions, resulting in Warren being thrown out of the game.
Wizards 89 (12-25), Magic 123 (18-20)
12 different Magic players got in the scoring column as Orlando dominated every quarter of the match-up. Nikola Vucevic’s 29 points led all players as an injury-riddled Wizards squad struggled to hold it down on the defensive end and turned the ball over 23 times on offense.
over 23 times.