The third matchday of Week 11 of the 2020-21 NBA season has concluded and it’s time to take a look back at the scores and highlights of the matches and standings of the teams.
Cavaliers 111-114 Pacers
Collin Sexton’s 32 points and 10 assists ended in vain at the Quicken Loans Arena. After nothing separated the two sides in the first quarter, Cleveland Cavaliers slithered with a 10-point lead into half time.
A dominant fourth quarter by the Indiana Pacers gave them the marginal win in the end which keeps them alive for a spot in the playoffs.
T.J McConnell entered the history books during the contest as well by registering most steals in a half.
76ers 131-123 Jazz
Leading the way in their respective conferences, it was the battle between the leaders at the Wells Fargo Center. Overtime was required to settle the score between the top two seeds of the league.
The topsy turvy clash ended 118 apiece at the end of the regulation time. Philadelphia 76ers scored 13 in the overtime period compared to Utah Jazz’ 5, to take the contest.
This marks Jazz’s second loss in a row and the Western Conference leaders were not happy about it with Donavan Mitchell criticising the officiating of the bout.
Raptors 105-129 Pistons
A whirlwind first quarter accounting for a combined point tally of 80 points, set the tone for the encounter between the Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons at the Amalie Arena.
Mason Plumlee and Dennis Smith Jr. both registered triple-doubles as Pistons picked up only their 10th win of the season. Meanwhile, Raptors’ Norman Powell top-scored in the game with 36 points.
Rockets 114-132 Nets
John Wall and Victor Oladipo’s 36 and 33 point efforts were not enough as James Harden slammed a triple double against his former side.
Harden registered 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds at the Toyota Center where Brooklyn Nets outscored Houston Rockets across all the four quarters.
To add salt to the wounds, this marks Rockets’ 13th loss in a row and their 10th one at home overall.
Timberwolves 102-135 Hornets
Charlotte Hornets turned up with an attacking masterclass at the target Center with Minnesota Timberwolves barely able to stay in the game.
Terry Rozier scored 31 points for the visitors, who continue to tussle against the teams competing for the playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
Magic 112-115 Hawks
Atlanta Hawks handed Orlando Magic their fifth loss in a row at the Amway Center. Trae Young scored 32 points for the Hawks while Nikola Vucevic led the scoring for the Magic.
Pelicans 124-128 Bulls
Bulls recorded their ninth win away from home against the Pelicans. Zach LaVine’s 36 points and 8 assists aided Chicago Bulls to a close win against New Orleans Pelicans.
The visitors led at half-time by 19 points courtesy of a sensational second quarter which accounted for 38 points.
While Pelicans scored 45 points in the final quarter, they fell short by 4 points in the end.
Mavericks 87-78 Thunder
Dallas Mavericks were without their star man Luka Doncic, who suffered from low-back tightness. The hosts trudged to an easy win against the Thunder.
No player in the game scored 20 points, with two players from the Mavericks top scoring with 19 each.
Kings 123-120 Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers slipped to the fourth position in the Western Conference table following a loss to Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Centre.
Playing without Lebron James or Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma scored 25 points and recorded 13 rebounds while Denis Schroder top scored with 28 points.
Buddy Hield, playing for 42 minutes in the game, registered 29 points for the Kings.
Trail Blazers 108-106 Warriors
A very close contest at the Moda Centre ended in the favour of Portland Trailblazers. Steph Curry ended up on the losing side despite scoring 35 points for the visitors.
Damian Lillard and Carmelo Anthony top scored for the hosts by scoring 22 points each.
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Brooklyn Nets
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Boston Celtics
- New York Knicks
- Miami Heat
- Charlotte Hornets
- Toronto Raptors
- Indiana Pacers
- Chicago Bulls
- Atlanta Hawks
- Washington Wizards
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Orlando Magic
- Detroit Pistons
- Utah Jazz
- Phoenix Suns
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Portland Trail Blazers
- San Antonio Spurs
- Denver Nuggets
- Dallas Mavericks
- Golden State Warriors
- Memphis Grizzlies
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Sacramento Kings
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Houston Rockets
- Minnesota Timberwolves