The fifth matchday of Week 17 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.
Jazz 119 – 111 Pacers
After falling back in the first half, Utah Jazz bounced ahead in the second half to trounce Indiana Pacers at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Bojan Bogdanović scored 24, while Rudy Gobert posted 23 rebounds for 13 points. Donovan Mitchell scored 22 and Mike Conley Jr landed 10 points and 10 assists.
Pistons 110 – 104 Thunder
After three straight defeats, Detroit Pistons returned to winning ways against Oklahoma City Thunder at the Little Caesars Arena.
Josh Jackson led the hosts with 29 points, followed by Saddiq Bey and Frank Jackson both scoring 18 each. Isaiah Stewart posted 15 points and 21 rebounds.
Wizards 117 – 115 Pelicans
Double 30-point scoring from Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal helped Washington Wizards to narrowly hold off New Orleans Pelicans at the Capital One Arena.
Westbrook scored 36 points with 15 rebounds and 9 assists, while Beal contributed 30 points. Daniel Gafford posted 18 off the bench.
76ers 106 – 103 Clippers
Another neck to neck tussle at the Wells Fargo Center saw Philadelphia 76ers edge out Los Angeles Clippers, courtesy of Joel Embiid’s double-double.
Embiid landed 36 points and 14 rebounds, while the visitors were led by Paul George with his 37 points and 9 rebounds.
Raptors 113 – 102 Magic
Toronto Raptors were behind at the start of second half, but a staggering 38-point Q3 pulled them ahead of Orlando Magic to finish with a win at the Amalie Arena.
Paul Watson scored 30, while Yuta Watanabe landed 21 points.
Nets 130 – 115 Hornets
Despite the absence of James Harden, Brooklyn Nets banked on Kevin Durant and Joe Harris to outflank Charlotte Hornets at the Barclays Center.
Durant posted 25 points and 11 assists, while Harris scored 26. Miles Bridges led Hornets with 33 points.
Bulls 115 – 126 Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks fired 32 points to paddle Memphis Grizzlies against Chicago Bulls at the United Center.
Alongside Brooks, Jonas Valančiūnas scored 16 while Kyle Anderson posted 11 rebounds.
Rockets 99 – 128 Nuggets
Denver Nuggets stayed ahead throughout the four quarters to earn a convincing win over Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.
Nikola Jokić finished with 29 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists, followed Michael Porter Jr scoring 21.
Timberwolves 119 – 111 Heat
Minnesota Timberwolves handed an utter surprise to Miami Heat, trouncing the visitors at the Target Center.
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24, while Ricky Rubio posted 17 points. Heat saw 30 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assist from Jimmy Butler.
Spurs 106 – 107 Trail Blazers
Despite a triple-double from Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs couldn’t hold off Portland Trail Blazers as the latter edged out on a narrow win at the AT&T Center.
CJ McCollum posted 29 points for the visitors, followed by 22 points coming from Norman Powell. Enes Kanter scored 10 with 13 rebounds.
Mavericks 109 – 117 Knicks
Julius Randle put a remarkable 44-point performance on display as New York Knicks thrashed Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center.
Randle added 10 rebounds, while RJ Barrett scored 24 points. Nerlens Noel posted 10 rebounds as well, while Luka Dončić and Kristaps Porziņģis had their double-doubles for the hosts.
NBA Week 17 Standings
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Brooklyn Nets
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Atalanta Hawks
- Boston Celtics
- New York Knicks
- Miami Heat
- Charlotte Hornets
- Indiana Pacers
- Toronto Raptors
- Chicago Bulls
- Washington Wizards
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Orlando Magic
- Detroit Pistons
- Utah Jazz
- Phoenix Suns
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Denver Nuggets
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Dallas Mavericks
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Golden State Warriors
- San Antonio Spurs
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Sacramento Kings
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Houston Rockets