The action in the court continued as the season slowly inches towards the one-third mark. Here is how the third match-day of the seventh week of the NBA season unfolded.
Bucks 130-110 Pacers
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double overcame the Pacers’ 38-point fourth-quarter surge as Bucks continue to tail the 76ers for the top spot in the table.
Domantas Sabonis led the scoring for the Pacers with 33 points, breaking his career high of 32 set last week against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Hornets 111-118 Nets
The league leaders extended their winning streak to four as they overcame Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center.
76ers set the tone for the match following a sensational first quarter which saw them take a 17-point lead. Despite outscoring the visitors in the second half of the game, the lead was too steep for the Hornets.
Joel Embid scored 34 points while Ben Simmons chipped in with 9 assists for the franchise.
Hawks 116-122 Mavericks
John Collins’ 35 point display ended up being in a losing cause as the Mavericks walked away with the win at the State Farm Arena.
Trailing by 3 points at the halfway stage, Mavericks responded with two impressive quarters. Luka Doncic led the way with 27 points, 14 assists and 8 rebounds.
Cavaliers 99-121 Clippers
Clippers were ruthless in their approach en route their 17th win of the season. Barring a blip in the second quarter, the franchise outscored the Cavaliers and secured a comfortable win in the end.
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard accounted for half of the points and bounced back from their defeat against the Brooklyn Nets in style.
Heat 100-103 Wizards
Washington Wizards walked away with the win in the topsy-turvy contest against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena. With only 5 points separating the two teams at the end of the third quarter, Wizards registered 28 points in the final quarter to climb out from the bottom place.
Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler led the scoring for the Heat with 20 and 19 points respectively while in-form Bradley Beal scored 32 points to give his side the win without Russell Westbrook.
Bulls 103- 107 Knicks
New York Knicks inflicted Bulls to their twelfth loss of the season and overturned last time’s result as well.
Julius Randle led the scoring for the Knicks as they romped to a 17-point first-quarter lead. The Knicks were able to hold on as Bulls went rampant in the final phase of the game.
Thunder 104- 87 Rockets
Playing without John Wall, Rockets slumped to a tame defeat against a unified Oklahoma City Thunder team.
Thunder outscored Rockets in three of the four quarters with the result leaving both the franchises languishing in the bottom half of the table.
Spurs 111-108 Timberwolves
San Antonio Spurs instrumented a sensational comeback against the bottom placed Minnesota Timberwolves. Trailing by 11 points heading into the final quarter, Spurs thumped 32 in the final quarter compared to the visitors’ 18.
Malik Beasley scored 29 points while number one draft pick Anthony Edwards accounted for 14 points. DeMar DeRozan registered 30 points to steer the side’s record to 12-10
Pelicans 123-101 Suns
New Orleans Pelicans ran away with the game in the second half after two meek quarters. The side scored 75 points in the third and fourth quarters as compared to Suns’ 55.
Zion Williamson notched 28 points while Steven Adams chipped in with 13 rebounds.
Kings 111-106 Celtics
In the final contest of the day, Celtics were subjected to a close defeat against the Sacramento Kings.
Harrison Barnes and De’Aaron Fox contributed 50 points amongst them while in-from Jayson Tatum led the scoring with 27 points and missed out on a triple double by a single rebound.
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Brooklyn Nets
- Boston Celtics
- Indiana Pacers
- Atlanta Hawks
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Charlotte Hornets
- New York Knicks
- Charlotte Hornets
- Chicago Bulls
- Orlando Magic
- Miami Heat
- Washington Wizards
- Detroit Pistons
- Utah Jazz
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Denver Nuggets
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Phoenix Suns
- Portland Trail Blazers
- San Antonio Spurs
- Golden State Warriors
- Houston Rockets
- Sacramento Kings
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Dallas Mavericks
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Minnesota Timberwolves