More action unfolded on the sixth day of Week 7 of the ongoing 2020-21 NBA season. Now, it’s time to take a look back at the scores and highlights of the matches and standings of the teams.
Kings 119-114 Nuggets
Coming off an impressive win over the Celtics, Sacramento Kings won their third game on the trot. Nikola Jokic’s sensational effort comprising of 50 points and 12 assists was not enough for the Nuggets to get over the line.
Harrison Barnes, Richaun Holmes, De’Aaron Fox, and Tyrese Haliburton all scored in excess of 20 points as Kings emerged victorious at the Golden 1 Center.
Orlando Magic 92-118 Chicago Bulls
A lacklustre Orlando Magic were no match for the consistent Chicago Bulls at the Amway Center. While the teams were evenly poised after the first quarter with 31 points each, Bulls ran away with the game over the next two quarters of the game.
Zach LaVine stole the show with 39 points while Patrick Williams toiled for his 10 rebounds. Both teams still languish near the bottom end of the table.
Rockets 106-111 Spurs
Despite their lowly position in the table, Rockets were off and running with a neat little run of fixtures over the past couple of weeks. However, the latest injury blow to Christian Wood meant that the side were back to losing ways again.
In a topsy-turvy game at the Toyota Center, Spurs, riding on DeMar De Rozan’s 30 points, achieved a crucial win, taking their winning streak to 2.
Cavaliers 99-124 Milwaukee Bucks
In-form Milwaukee Bucks outscored the Cavaliers across all the four quarters to extend their winning run to four games. On the other hand, Cavaliers are without a win in three matches now.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led in scoring and rebounds while he was well supported by Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday.
Hawks 132-121 Raptors
Atalanta Hawks emerged victorious over the Toronto Raptors at the State Fam Arena. Trae Young led the scoring with 28 points, his stint also involved 13 assists as well.
Clint Capela registered a staggering 16 assists to his name en route a rather comfortable win in the end. This marked Raptors’ 8th loss on the road, which is only behind Pistons’ 10 in the Eastern Conference.
76ers 124-108 Nets
In perhaps the marquee match of the day, league leaders Philadelphia 76ers took on the rising Brooklyn Nets. However, without the services of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, they slipped and couldn’t cope up with the third quarter onslaught by the hosts.
James Harden missed out on a triple double while Joel Embid led the scoring in the fixture to extend their lead at the top of the table in the Eastern Conference.
Thunder 120-118 Timberwolves
Staring at the bottom, Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves played out a thriller Chesapeake Energy Arena. Thunder walked into half time with 83 points and a 21 point lead over their opposition.
While the Timberwolves were able to crawl their way back into the fixture with a dominant third quarter, it was not enough as they succumbed to their 17th defeat of the season.
Mavericks 134-132 Warriors
Steph Curry’s incredible 57 point effort ended in heartbreak as Warriors endured a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Dallas Mavericks.
Luka Doncic was the star performer for the hosts at the American Airlines center with 42 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds.
Pelicans 118-109 Grizzlies
There is a stark contrast in the form of both the teams with Pelican now winning their third consecutive game while Grizzlies slipped to their third straight defeat.
Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram accounted for 56 points while Grizzlies slipped up in the fourth quarter with only 18 points to their name.
Lakers 135-129 Pistons
Placed at opposite ends of the table, the final fixture of the day was anything but a walkover for the Lakers. The defending champions required double overtime to put away the Detroit Pistons at the Staples Center.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis notched up 33 and 30 points respectively to extend their winning run to four games, the best in the league alongside the Bucks.
NBA Week 7 Standings
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Boston Celtics
- Brooklyn Nets
- Indiana Pacers
- Atlanta Hawks
- New York Knicks
- Toronto Raptors
- Charlotte Hornets
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Chicago Bulls
- Orlando Magic
- Miami Heat
- Washington Wizards
- Detroit Pistons
- Utah Jazz
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Phoenix Suns
- San Antonio Spurs
- Denver Nuggets
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Golden State Warriors
- Houston Rockets
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Sacramento Kings
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Dallas Mavericks
- Minnesota Timberwolves