Russell Westbrook posted his ninth successive triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 117-112.

Westbrook extended his streak with 21 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds in the NBA on Saturday to match the record set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1968.

Thunder team-mate Paul George added 45 points and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma City overturned a 26-point deficit against Houston.

James Harden scored 42 points – reaching 30 points for the 29th consecutive game – but missed some big shots down the stretch for the Rockets.

Oklahoma City have now won three games in a row, while Houston's three-game winning streak was snapped.

 

Gasol makes Raptors debut

Marc Gasol – a deadline day acquisition from the Memphis Grizzlies – scored seven points and six rebounds in the Toronto Raptors' 104-99 win over the New York Knicks.

Kemba Walker's 37-point performance lifted the Charlotte Hornets past the Atlanta Hawks 129-120.

Bradley Beal recorded 31 points and added four steals in the Washington Wizards' 134-125 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

 

Horford and Celtics crumble

Al Horford scored six points on three-of-11 shooting in the Boston Celtics' 123-112 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Avery Bradley scored eight points on three-of-10 shooting as the Grizzlies took down the New Orleans Pelicans 99-90.

 

Smith and Jordan combine

The pass off the backboard from Dennis Smith Jr. to DeAndre Jordan was a bright spot in the Knicks' loss to the Raptors – a franchise record-tying 16th straight defeat.

Ricky Rubio showcased his vision with this feed to Rudy Gobert in the Utah Jazz's 125-105 triumph over the San Antonio Spurs.

 

Saturday's results

Utah Jazz 125-105 San Antonio Spurs
Indiana Pacers 105-90 Cleveland Cavaliers
Charlotte Hornets 129-120 Atlanta Hawks
Toronto Raptors 104-99 New York Knicks
Memphis Grizzlies 99-90 New Orleans Pelicans
Los Angeles Clippers 123-112 Boston Celtics
Washington Wizards 134-125 Chicago Bulls
Oklahoma City Thunder 117-112 Houston Rockets
Orlando Magic 103-83 Milwaukee Bucks

 

Lakers at 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers dominated the Los Angeles Lakers in the last matchup between these two teams. Now the 76ers have a new and much more potent starting line-up. The Lakers will have their hands full taking on this gifted 76ers team at the Wells Fargo Center.

Rajon Rondo haunted his former team after nailing a dramatic buzzer-beating shot to see the Los Angeles Lakers to a 129-128 win at the Boston Celtics.

Former Celtics guard Rondo made a last-gasp 20-foot jumper to lift the Lakers to victory in Boston and snap the Celtics' five-game winning streak on Thursday.

Rondo, who began his career in Boston, finished with 17 points, shooting seven of 11 from the field and three of four from three-point range. He also chipped in 10 assists. 

The Lakers were trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, but they rallied with 42 third-quarter points. The Celtics came back in the fourth quarter to go toe-to-toe with Los Angeles. 

LeBron James helped the Lakers catch up to the Celtics in the final minute with an impressive save and ensuing three-pointer that tied the score at 124-apiece.

James finished with a triple-double, including a game-high 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.

Los Angeles set a franchise record by knocking down 22 three-pointers in the win.

Kyrie Irving had a team-high 24 points for Boston in the losing effort. Jayson Tatum added 22 points and Daniel Theis had 20 points off the bench.

 

Westbrook sparks Thunder with triple-double

Russell Westbrook notched his eighth consecutive triple-double for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who beat the Memphis Grizzlies 117-95. Westbrook posted 15 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists.

Bojan Bogdanovic helped the Indiana Pacers to their fourth successive win. He scored a game-high 29 points in a 116-92 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Terrence Ross had another high-scoring game off the bench for the Orlando Magic. The sixth-year guard finished with a season-high 32 points in a 122-112 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Pascal Siakam again improved on a career best this season. He had 33 points in the Toronto Raptors' 119-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks. 

 

Beverley struggles again

Patrick Beverley was minus-23 in the Clippers' fourth loss in six games. He finished with nine points, five rebounds and three assists.

 

Age is just a number for Carter

Atlanta Hawks veteran Vince Carter has still got it. 

You do not want to be in Karl-Anthony Towns' way.

 

Thursday's results

Indiana Pacers 116-92 Los Angeles Clippers
Orlando Magic 122-112 Minnesota Timberwolves
Toronto Raptors 119-101 Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles Lakers 129-128 Boston Celtics
Oklahoma City Thunder 117-95 Memphis Grizzlies
Portland Trail Blazers 127-118 San Antonio Spurs

 

Nuggets at 76ers

The Denver Nuggets will travel to the Philadelphia 76ers hoping to snap a two-game losing streak and inch closer to top spot in the Western Conference. Denver trail the Golden State Warriors by one and a half games while the 76ers are also on a two-game losing skid.

The NBA released the field of participants for the 2019 All-Star weekend three-point contest, dunk contest and skills challenge.

Stephen Curry will face off against his brother, Seth, in their hometown Charlotte, North Carolina to headline the three-point contest. But they will have to take down the defending champion, Devin Booker.

Dennis Smith Jr.'s explosive hops will be returning to the dunk contest as he hopes to claim the title this time. The field of newcomers should make for an exciting performance.

The skills challenge features De'Aaron Fox, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, Trae Young and a host of others.

The trio of events will begin on February 16 at North Carolina's Spectrum Center.

 

Three-point contest

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Seth Curry, Portland Trail Blazers
Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Danny Green, Toronto Raptors
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks

Dunk contest

Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets
John Collins, Atlanta Hawks
Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Smith Jr., New York Knicks

Skills challenge

Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics​
De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers​
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic

The Milwaukee Bucks came to play on Monday, cruising past the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA.

Milwaukee dominated in their 113-94 win against a cold Nets squad.

Brooklyn only converted five of their 42 three-point attempts and shot just 32.4 per cent from the field. Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo was on fire.

Antetokounmpo flirted with a triple-double, posting 30 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists on 12-of-19 shooting.

D'Angelo Russell led Brooklyn with 18 points on seven-of-20 shooting.

Milwaukee have now won four straight and sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.

 

Drummond dominates

Andre Drummond's 27 points and 12 rebounds led the Detroit Pistons to a 129-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Jeff Green recorded a season-high 26 points against the Atlanta Hawks, but the Washington Wizards fell short 137-129.

James Harden tallied 44 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the Houston Rockets' 118-110 win over the Phoenix Suns.

 

Woeful Williams

Kenrich Williams scored eight points on three-of-13 shooting in the New Orleans Pelicans' 109-107 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

 

Bledsoe with the spin

Eric Bledsoe spun away from the defense for a finish at the rim.

Tomas Satoransky made an impressive pass.

Monday's results

Detroit Pistons 129-103 Denver Nuggets
Atlanta Hawks 137-129 Washington Wizards
Milwaukee Bucks 113-94 Brooklyn Nets
Indiana Pacers 109-107 New Orleans Pelicans
Houston Rockets 118-110 Phoenix Suns
Sacramento Kings 127-112 San Antonio Spurs

 

Raptors at 76ers

Toronto have continued to be one of the more dominant teams in the NBA and have been fighting with the Bucks for the top spot in the Eastern Conference for a while. The 76ers have won seven of their last 10 games and have a chance to improve to 2-2 against Toronto in 2018-19.

The Golden State Warriors got a little revenge for their Christmas Day loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, claiming a victory in the NBA on Saturday.

LeBron James injured his groin in the last contest between these teams, but Los Angeles pulled out a win. He sat out this time for load management, as he just returned to the court from his injury.

Although Stephen Curry did not make a field goal until the fourth quarter, the Warriors claimed a 115-101 victory. Klay Thompson led all scorers with 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting.

Brandon Ingram led the Lakers with 20 points while Rajon Rondo totalled 12 points and 11 assists.

The Warriors' 11-game winning run was snapped against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, but they could be poised to begin another hot streak.

Wonderful Williams

Lou Williams totalled 39 points and nine assists as the Los Angeles Clippers took down the Detroit Pistons 111-101.

Kemba Walker had 37 points, six rebounds and 10 assists in the Charlotte Hornets' 125-118 win against the Chicago Bulls.

Luka Doncic tied a career high with 35 points in a 111-98 Dallas Mavericks victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James Harden had 43 points, 12 rebounds, six steals, five assists and four blocks in the Houston Rockets' 125-98 blowout win over the Utah Jazz.

 

Harris poor for Nets

Joe Harris scored six points on three-of-12 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets fell short to the Orlando Magic 102-89.

DeMar DeRozan scored 13 points on three-of-10 shooting in the San Antonio Spurs' 113-108 win against the New Orleans Pelicans.

 

Cruel Cousins

The Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins got a technical for staring down Kyle Kuzma after a poster.

The 76ers' Ben Simmons took off and slammed one home over Nemanja Bjelica.

Saturday's results

Los Angeles Clippers 111-101 Detroit Pistons
Charlotte Hornets 125-118 Chicago Bulls
Orlando Magic 102-89 Brooklyn Nets
Milwaukee Bucks 131-115 Washington Wizards
Dallas Mavericks 111-98 Cleveland Cavaliers
Indiana Pacers 95-88 Miami Heat
Golden State Warriors 115-101 Los Angeles Lakers
San Antonio Spurs 113-108 New Orleans Pelicans
Denver Nuggets 107-106 Minnesota Timberwolves
Atlanta Hawks 118-112 Phoenix Suns
Houston Rockets 125-98 Utah Jazz
Sacramento Kings 115-108 Philadelphia 76ers

 

Thunder at Celtics

The Boston Celtics have won three games straight while Oklahoma City are riding a seven-game winning streak. Kyrie Irving and crew should have a challenging matchup against Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

The Denver Nuggets outlasted the Houston Rockets 136-122 in a high-scoring affair on Friday.

Denver (36-15) scored 83 first-half points en route to victory in the NBA Western Conference showdown.

The unlikely duo of Malik Beasley and Nikola Jokic scored 35 and 31 points respectively against the Rockets (29-22).

Jokic was one assist shy of a triple-double for a piping hot Denver team that shot 62.2 per cent from the field.

James Harden extended his streak of consecutive 30-point games by totalling 30 points and nine assists.

The Nuggets are now tied with reigning champions the Golden State Warriors for first place in the Western Conference.

 

George enjoys big night

Paul George hit a career-high 10 three-pointers en route to a 43-point performance to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 118-102 win against the Miami Heat.

Rudy Gobert posted 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Utah Jazz took down the Atlanta Hawks 128-112.

Kyrie Irving's 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists fuelled the Boston Celtics to a 113-99 victory over the New York Knicks.

 

Gasol headlines Memphis' woes

Marc Gasol scored eight points on three-of-10 shooting in the Memphis Grizzlies' 100-92 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

Dion Waiters scored five points on two-of-10 shooting for the Heat.

 

Craig with the slam

This leaning Torrey Craig dunk was one of many for Denver.

Russell Westbrook knifed through the lane for a routine slam against the Heat.

 

Friday's results

Charlotte Hornets 100-92 Memphis Grizzlies
Boston Celtics 113-99 New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder 118-102 Miami Heat
Utah Jazz 128-112 Atlanta Hawks
Denver Nuggets 136-122 Houston Rockets

 

Lakers at Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors the last time these two teams met. The Lakers claimed a 127-101 victory without LeBron James, who left the Christmas Day game after suffering a groin injury. James returned from a prolonged absence on Thursday, so it should make for an exciting rematch.

Nikola Jokic has the Nuggets playing at another level, leading Denver to a win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old center tallied his sixth triple-double of the month and eighth of the season with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 105-99 win over the Pelicans, which gave Denver their 35th victory of the season.

Denver are 35-15 this season, which is the franchise's best 50-game start since they joined the NBA.

Much of this has to do with Jokic, who is averaging 20.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.6 assists this season and could hear his name called as an All-Star for the first time on Thursday when the rosters are announced.

Jokic is averaging career-highs in points, assists, free-throw percentage and steals. He has Denver sitting just one game back of first place in the Western Conference and on the verge of their first playoff berth since 2012-13.

Rozier rises for Celtics

Celtics guard Terry Rozier filled in nicely for an injured Kyrie Irving, scoring 17 points on five-of-10 shooting with 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals in Boston's 126-94 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Mavericks guard Dennis Smith became just the third Dallas player ever to tally a triple-double with 15 assists (Jason Kidd and Mark Aguirre) in the team's 114-90 win over the New York Knicks. He also had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Wizards guard Bradley Beal continued his tear without John Wall as he tallied 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in Washington's 107-89 win over the Indiana Pacers.

 

Horrible Holiday

Grizzlies forward Justin Holiday went 0 for 10 from the field with 0 points in Memphis' 99-97 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

 

McCollum magic

CJ McCollum may have been passing a ball that ended up as a basket, but as the Portland Trail Blazers say: when you're hot, you're hot.

Wednesday's results

Boston Celtics 126-94 Charlotte Hornets
Chicago Bulls 105-89 Miami Heat
Dallas Mavericks 114-90 New York Knicks
Minnesota Timberwolves 99-97 Memphis Grizzlies
Denver Nuggets 105-99 New Orleans Pelicans
Washington Wizards 107-89 Indiana Pacers
Sacramento Kings 135-113 Atlanta Hawks
Portland Trail Blazers 132-105 Utah Jazz

 

Bucks at Raptors

Two of the top three teams in the NBA match up in Toronto on Thursday. This is the last time these two teams will face off in the regular season. Milwaukee lead the season series 2-1.

The rosters for the Rising Stars Challenge are set, with Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell and Luka Doncic leading the way.

On Tuesday, the NBA released a list of 20 players chosen to represent their countries and teams in the contest, where Team USA will face Team World.

Team USA are headlined by Utah Jazz star Mitchell, the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.

Team World features Slovenian Dallas Mavericks sensation Doncic, Australian reigning Rookie of the Year and Philadelphia 76ers guard Simmons, last year's MVP Bogdan Bogdanovic from Serbia and representatives from countries across four continents.

Fifteen different NBA franchises will have players in the contest. Team World have won the past two challenges.

Celtics star Kyrie Irving will serve as Team USA's honorary coach, while Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki will be the head man for Team World.

This matchup will be the fifth time the game will be in this format. It will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 15.

 

Team USA:

C: Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets
F: Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings
G: Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers​
F/C: John Collins, Atlanta Hawks
G: De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
F/C: Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
F: Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers​
G: Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
F: Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
G: Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

 

Team World:

F: OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors (Great Britain)
C: Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (Bahamas)
G: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings (Serbia)
G/F: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (Slovenia)
G: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Los Angeles Clippers (Canada)
F: Rodions Kurucs, Brooklyn Nets (Latvia)
F: Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls (Finland)
G: Josh Okogie, Minnesota Timberwolves (Nigeria)
F: Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers (Turkey)
G/F: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers (Australia)

The Denver Nuggets produced a massive comeback to get past the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA on Monday.

Denver did not take control against the Grizzlies until there was less than a minute left in the fourth quarter. They trailed by as many as 25, but a late-game surge helped the Nuggets claim a 95-92 victory.

Nikola Jokic has continued to be Denver's go-to scorer, leading the way with 24 points. The elite playmaker only tallied three assists.

Mike Conley led all scorers with 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting. Marc Gasol totalled 14 points in the first quarter and finished with 23.

The Grizzlies' stars came to play, but the team blew their biggest lead in franchise history in the loss.

Memphis have lost nine of their last 10 games while the Nuggets extended their winning streak to three.

Curry leads Warriors

Stephen Curry scored 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 132-100 win over the Indiana Pacers.

D'Angelo Russell scored a game-high  25 points for the Nets, but Brooklyn fell short to the Boston Celtics 112-104.

 

Wayward Williams

Marvin Williams made one of his eight three-point attempts, scoring seven points on three-of-12 shooting in the Charlotte Hornets' 101-92 victory against the New York Knicks.

Kevin Durant scored 16 points on 21 shots in Golden State's win.

 

Magic from Harris

Denver's Gary Harris did not see the rim on a shot, but it still went in.

Marcus Smart found Celtics team-mate Terry Rozier under the basket with a behind-the-back pass.

Monday's results

Charlotte Hornets 101-92 New York Knicks
Golden State Warriors 132-100 Indiana Pacers
Boston Celtics 112-104 Brooklyn Nets
Denver Nuggets 95-92 Memphis Grizzlies
Atlanta Hawks 123-118 Los Angeles Clippers

 

76ers at Lakers

Philadelphia recruited Lakers star LeBron James in the offseason, but failed to land him. Regardless, the 76ers have made other moves to remain competitive. James has been out with a groin injury since December 25, but could return soon.

The streaking Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 in NBA action on Saturday.

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 33 points and nine rebounds as reigning champions the Warriors extended their winning streak to 10 games.

Stephen Curry missed his first three shots from deep, but went on to nail five in a row on his way to 24 points.

Kyrie Irving continued his hot streak with 32 points and 10 assists for the Celtics, but his team could not hit a big shot down the stretch to take the lead.

The Celtics had their five-game winning streak snapped at home.

 

Okafor enjoys career night

Jahlil Okafor posted a career-high 24 points and 15 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans in a 126-114 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

Mike Conley amassed 22 points and 11 assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Indiana Pacers 106-103.

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic dominated with 32 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists in a 126-110 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, who were without Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler.

 

Morris highlights Celtics' struggles

Marcus Morris scored nine points on three-of-12 shooting in a Celtics loss.

Elfrid Payton scored six points on three-of-13 shooting for the Pelicans.

 

Harris slices through 76ers

Gary Harris pulled out this elusive move on the break to finish with a slam against the 76ers.

New Orleans were not ready for this touch pass from Marco Belinelli to Pau Gasol.

 

Saturday's results

San Antonio Spurs 126-114 New Orleans Pelicans
Memphis Grizzlies 106-103 Indiana Pacers
Golden State Warriors 115-111 Boston Celtics
Denver Nuggets 126-110 Philadelphia 76ers
Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 Atlanta Hawks

 

Bucks at Thunder

The Milwaukee Bucks will take their six-game winning streak to Oklahoma City on Sunday. The Thunder are riding a four-game winning streak of their own. Both sides are gaining steam, so the game should make for a competitive contest between two top playoff contenders.

The Indiana Pacers got a big win over the Toronto Raptors, but also suffered a huge loss in the NBA on Wednesday.

Indiana took down Toronto 110-106 behind 23 points and 15 rebounds from Thaddeus Young, but it also may have lost star guard Victor Oladipo for the season.

Oladipo had to be taken off the court on a stretcher after sustaining a gruesome leg injury while attempting to chase down Pascal Siakam on a fast break.

The 26-year-old is coming off an All-Star season and is leading Indiana in scoring in 2018-19 while tallying the second-most assists per game on the team.

According to ESPN, Indiana reportedly fear Oladipo is done for the season. He will undergo an MRI to confirm the extent of the injury to his leg.

The Pacers moved to 32-15 with the win and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference, 2.5 games back of the Raptors for second.

 

Harden still hot, Dinwiddie delivers

James Harden had 61 points on 17-of-38 shooting with 15 rebounds, four assists and five steals in the Houston Rockets' 114-110 win over the New York Knicks.

Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie had 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting with three rebounds and three assists in Brooklyn's 114-110 win over the Orlando Magic.

Clippers forward Tobias Harris had 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting with seven rebounds and six assists in Los Angeles' 111-99 win over the Miami Heat.

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins had 35 points on 14-of-16 shooting, including a perfect four for four from beyond the arc and three for three from the line, in a 121-101 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Marc Gasol had a triple-double with 22 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists, but the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Charlotte Hornets 118-107.

Blake Griffin had 37 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the Detroit Pistons' 98-94 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

 

Horrible Hood

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood scored three points on one-of-nine shooting in a 123-103 loss to the Boston Celtics.

 

Philadelphia rally

Joel Embiid had 33 points and 19 rebounds while Ben Simmons tallied a triple-double with 21 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in the 76ers' 122-120 win over the San Antonio Spurs. A Simmons dunk helped Philadelphia mount a late comeback.

Wednesday's results

Indiana Pacers 110-106 Toronto Raptors
Boston Celtics 123-103 Cleveland Cavaliers
Brooklyn Nets 114-110 Orlando Magic
Los Angeles Clippers 111-99 Miami Heat
Houston Rockets 114-110 New York Knicks
Atlanta Hawks 121-101 Chicago Bulls
Charlotte Hornets 118-107 Memphis Grizzlies
Detroit Pistons 98-94 New Orleans Pelicans
Philadelphia 76ers 122-120 San Antonio Spurs
Utah Jazz 114-108 Denver Nuggets

 

Warriors at Wizards

The Golden State Warriors have DeMarcus Cousins back and are starting to become what they can truly be. And the Washington Wizards are actually hitting their stride as well, having won seven of their last 10 games while Bradley Beal is looking like an All-Star averaging 24.7 points, five rebounds and five assists, all of which are career highs.

The Philadelphia 76ers had an answer for Houston Rockets star James Harden in a huge win in the NBA on Monday.

While Harden managed to have his 20th consecutive game scoring 30 or more points, Philadelphia kept him under the dangerous 40-point mark and handed Houston their largest loss of the season, 121-93.

Joel Embiid finished with a team-high 32 points and 14 rebounds. He also played an important role on defense with Jimmy Butler sidelined because of a sprained wrist. Embiid finished with three blocks.

JJ Redick and Corey Brewer added 16 and 11 points, respectively. Landry Shamet had 18 points off the bench.

Harden scored 37 points in the Rockets' losing efforts. The 2018 MVP got off to a hot start and scored 27 in the first half.

The Rockets trailed by 15 points at the half and a 13-point performance in the third quarter put Houston in a deficit they could not bounce back from.

Gerald Green chipped in 18 points off the bench. Kenneth Faried added 13 in his first game with the Rockets.

 

Doncic dynamic but Mavericks lose

Luka Doncic became the second-youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double. The 19-year-old rookie finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Dallas Mavericks' 116-106 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Klay Thompson set an NBA record in the Golden State Warriors' rout of the Los Angeles Lakers. The four-time All-Star became the first player to make 10 consecutive three-pointers without a miss. He finished with 44 points in 26 minutes. Thompson was 17 of 20 from the field and 10 of 11 from long distance. Golden State went on to win 130-111.

Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell had 31 points in his team's 123-94 win over the Sacramento Kings. Russell shot 48 per cent from the field and 50 per cent from three-point range.

Nikola Vucevic used a double-double to help push the Magic ahead of the hosting Atlanta Hawks. Vucevic finished with 29 points and 14 rebounds in Orlando's 122-103 win.

Thunder forward Paul George had his second consecutive game scoring 31 points. The forward led Oklahoma City to a 127-109 win over the New York Knicks.

 

Cavs continue to crash

The Cleveland Cavaliers' loss to the Chicago Bulls moved them to 9-39. Starters Rodney Hood and Alec Burks did not provide much help in the 104-88 rout. Hood finished with just four points on one-of-eight shooting while Burks had a lone three-pointer in 17 minutes of play.

JaMychal Green and Shelvin Mack scored little off the bench for the Memphis Grizzlies. The two finished minus-17 in Memphis' 105-85 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. 

 

Antetokounmpo welcomes Doncic

The Mavs rookie impressed, but Giannis Antetokounmpo made sure to give Doncic his own special welcome. Antetokounmpo had a game-high 31 points in the Bucks' win.

No one could stop Zach LaVine. He had a game-high 25 points in Chicago's first win in the new year, including a one-handed dunk.

Kyrie Irving tallied eight steals to go along with 26 points in the Boston Celtics' 107-99 win over the Miami Heat.

Monday's results

Oklahoma City Thunder 127-109 New York Knicks
Chicago Bulls 104-88 Cleveland Cavaliers
Milwaukee Bucks 116-106 Dallas Mavericks
Washington Wizards 101-87 Detroit Pistons
Orlando Magic 122-103 Atlanta Hawks
Brooklyn Nets 123-94 Sacramento Kings
New Orleans Pelicans 105-85 Memphis Grizzlies
Boston Celtics 107-99 Miami Heat
Philadelphia 76ers 121-93 Houston Rockets
Portland Trail Blazers 109-104 Utah Jazz
Golden State Warriors 130-111 Los Angeles Lakers

 

Clippers at Mavericks

When the Mavs host the Clippers on Tuesday, they will likely see the return of Dennis Smith Jr, who has missed the past five games because of a back injury and illness while also being at the center of trade rumours. He will join Doncic as they try to break Dallas' four-game losing streak. Los Angeles will enter the matchup off their first win in six games.

The Houston Rockets keep finding a way to win after James Harden inspired a 138-134 overtime win against the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA champions the Golden State Warriors enjoyed a record-breaking performance after crushing the Denver Nuggets 142-111.

Kawhi Leonard led the way as the Toronto Raptors outlasted the Washington Wizards 140-138 after double overtime in the NBA.

Leonard posted 41 points and 11 rebounds on Sunday to guide the Raptors in a marathon shoot-out, while Pascal Siakam had an impressive 24 points and 19 rebounds.

On the other side, Bradley Beal recorded 43 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists in Washington's losing effort. 

Bradley became just the second player in NBA history to record multiple 40-10-15 games in one season. Oscar Robertson also accomplished the feat in 1961-62. 

Beal's performance, however, was not enough as the Wizards dropped to 18-26. Meanwhile, Eastern Conference leaders the Raptors improved to 33-12.

 

Harden ties Bryant's record

James Harden had 38 points and 12 rebounds in the Houston Rockets' 116-109 loss to the Magic. Harden extended his 30-point game streak to 16 games, tying Kobe Bryant's all-time record.

Stephen Curry hit 11 shots from behind the arc in a 48-point performance as the Golden State Warriors topped the Dallas Mavericks 119-114.

Nikola Jokic notched 40 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Portland Trail Blazers 116-113.

 

Lin struggles as Hawks fall

Jeremy Lin scored seven points on two-of-10 shooting as the Atlanta Hawks fell short to the Milwaukee Bucks 133-114.

Josh Hart scored nine points for the Los Angeles Lakers on three-of-12 shooting in a 102-95 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

Doncic dazzles, Simmons sizzles

Luka Doncic sliced through the defense with a cut to the basket and finished strong at the rim.

Ben Simmons converted this lob with flair as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks 108-105 on the road.

 

Sunday's results

Toronto Raptors 140-138 Washington Wizards (OT)
Philadelphia 76ers 108-105 New York Knicks
Milwaukee Bucks 133-114 Atlanta Hawks
Orlando Magic 116-109 Houston Rockets
Golden State Warriors 119-114 Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets 116-113 Portland Trail Blazers
Cleveland Cavaliers 101-95 Los Angeles Lakers

 

Trail Blazers at Kings

Portland's exceptional guard play has helped lift the team to fourth in the Western Conference, while the Sacramento Kings' young team are hovering just outside of the playoff picture, sitting in 10th place. This matchup should be an exciting offensive showcase.

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