The third matchday of Week 20 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.
Magic 96 – 132 Celtics
Boston Celtics outflanked Orlando Magic through and through to walk out as winners at the Amway Center.
Kemba Walker scored 32 points, followed by Jayson Tatum’s 27 points and 7 rebounds.
Cavaliers 105 – 141 Trail Blazers
Banking on Damian Lillard’s score of 32, Portland Trail Blazers thrashed Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Alongside Lillard, Enes Kanter scored 18 points and 13 rebounds, along with Jusuf Nurkić’s 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Rockets 115 – 135 76ers
Joel Embiid’s double-double paddled Philadelphia 76ers to their 45th win of this NBA season over Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.
Embiid posted 34 points with 12 rebounds, with Shake Milton adding 19 points.
Timberwolves 135 – 139 Grizzlies
A neck to neck battle against Minnesota Timberwolves ended in Memphis Grizzlies edging out the hosts at the Target Center.
Ja Morant scored 37 points along with 10 assists, while Kyle Anderson followed up with 20 points.
Pacers 93 – 104 Kings
Sacramento Kings marked their fourth straight victory as they conquered Indiana Pacers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Marvin Bagley III led the visitors with 31 points and 12 rebounds, while Delon Wright added 23 points.
Hawks 135 – 103 Suns
Atlanta Hawks delivered a major upset to Western Conference heavyweights Phoenix Suns, beating the visitors at the State Farm Arena.
Trae Young and Clint Capela led the charge with double-doubles. Devin Booker scored 30 for the Suns.
Bucks 135 – 134 Wizards
A super competitive clash saw Giannis and Jrue Holiday taking Milwaukee Bucks to a one point win over Washington Wizards at the Fiserv Forum.
Holiday scored 29, while Giannis added 23, countering Russell Westbrook’s triple-double as well as Bradley Beal’s 42-point performance.
Jazz 122 – 94 Spurs
Jordan Clarkson’s 30-point performance led Utah Jazz to a convincing win over San Antonio Spurs at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Assisting Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanović posted 24 points.
Nuggets 113 – 97 Knicks
Denver Nuggets clocked a .667 pct with their 44th win this NBA season against New York Knicks at the Ball Arena.
Nikola Jokic posted 32 points with 12 assists, followed by 25 points coming from Austin Rivers.
NBA Week 20 Standings
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Brooklyn Nets
- Milwaukee Bucks
- New York Knicks
- Atlanta Hawks
- Boston Celtics
- Miami Heat
- Charlotte Hornets
- Indiana Pacers
- Washington Wizards
- Toronto Raptors
- Chicago Bulls
- Orlando Magic
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Detroit Pistons
- Utah Jazz
- Phoenix Suns
- Denver Nuggets
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Dallas Mavericks
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Golden State Warriors
- San Antonio Spurs
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Sacramento Kings
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Houston Rockets