The sixth matchday of Week 18 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.
76ers 94-132 Bucks
Philadelphia 76ers have slid from their top spot in the Eastern Conference table following their fourth consecutive loss. Milwaukee Bucks ran away with a crushing win over the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.
Giannis Antetokounmpo registered 24 points and 14 rebounds as the 76ers missed Ben Simmons an Joel Embiid on the court.
The Bucks led the scoring across all the four quarters which included an imperious 46-point display in the final quarter.
Pacers 115-109 Pistons
Mason Plumlee notched 21 rebounds, but his display was not enough as Indiana Pacers emerged victorious at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Caris LeVert and Malcolm Brogdon combined to score 51 points to hand them their second win in a row.
Pelicans 108-110 Spurs
San Antonio Spurs came out as winners in a tight contest against New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center.
Zion Williamson’s 33 points and 14 rebounds ended up being in a losing cause while DeMar DeRozan top scored for the visitors with 32 points.
Heat 106-101 Bulls
Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn scored over 20 points to steer Miami Heat to a win over Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Center.
Coby White top scored for the visitors with a 32-point outing while Nikola Vucevic made his mark in the game by scoring 26 points and winning 14 rebounds.
Mavericks 108-93 Lakers
Dallas Mavericks executed a stunning comeback from being 12 points behind at the half-time break to win the contest by 15 points.
Lakers welcomed Anthony Davis back into their ranks following an injury lay-off. Davis scored 17 points while also recording 3 assists and rebounds each.
Dwight Powell top scored with 25 points as Luka Doncic led in assists with 15.
Jazz 96-101 Timberwolves
Utah Jazz suffered a shock loss at the hands of Minnesota Timberwolves at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Karl Anthony-Towns, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell scored 23 points each to ward of the Western Conference league leaders.
The Jazz had scored 40 points in the first quarter and in the process established a 14-point lead, but the Timberwolves made a strong comeback to restore parity at half time.
Nuggets 129-116 Rockets
Houston Rockets lost their fourth game in their row and are deeper down in the table.
The Rockets were a shell of a side without Christian Wood or John Wall as they slumped to their 46th defeat of the season at the Ball Arena.
Michael Porter Jr. top scored with 39 points as Nikola Jokic also made his mark by notching 24 points and 12 assists. The MVP contender narrowly missed out on a triple-double.
NBA Week 18 Standings
- Brooklyn Nets
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Milwaukee Bucks
- New York Knicks
- Atlanta Hawks
- Boston Celtics
- Miami Heat
- Charlotte Hornets
- Indiana Pacers
- Washington Wizards
- Chicago Bulls
- Toronto Raptors
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Orlando Magic
- Detroit Pistons
- Utah Jazz
- Phoenix Suns
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Denver Nuggets
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Dallas Mavericks
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Memphis Grizzlies
- San Antonio Spurs
- Golden State Warriors
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Sacramento Kings
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Houston Rockets