With a full-slate a games last night, we recap Wednesday’s Matchups!
Oklahoma City 95 | Cleveland 86
Thunder guard Dennis Schroder scored 28 points and chipped in 7 rebounds to lead Oklahoma City to a 95-86 win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Forward Paul George had 18 points and 7 rebounds as the Thunder continue to play without All-Star guard Russell Westbrook.
Rookie point guard Collin Sexton lead the Cavs with 15 points on 50% from the field.
Detroit 103 | Orlando 96
Pistons big men Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin combined for 43 points and 24 rebounds (19 by Drummond) to lead Detroit to a 103-96 win over the Magic in Orlando.
Evan Fournier led all Magic scorers with 27 points on 12 of 19 shooting from the field. Forward Aaron Gordon chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.
San Antonio 88 | Miami 95
Center Hassan Whiteside had a monster game last night to lead the Heat to the victory of San Antonio. Whiteside had 29 points and 20 rebounds and Wayne Ellington scored 20 to pace the Heat.
DeMar Derozen led the Spurs with 18 points and 14 rebounds and forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a poor scoring night but his 16 boards led San Antonio.
New York 112 | Atlanta 107
Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. led all scorers with a 34 point effort in the Knicks 112-107 win in Atlanta. Noah Vonleh almost had a double-double in the first quarter and ended the game with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
The Hawks rookie Omari Spellman led Atlanta with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Trae Young shook off an early poor start to end the game with 15 points and 8 assist in the losing effort.
Denver 87 | Memphis 89
Marc Gasol and rookie big Jaren Jackson Jr. combined for 40 points and 19 rebounds as the Grizzles squeaked by the Nuggets 89-87.
Gary Harris scored 20 to lead Denver. Nikola Jokic coming off a fine handed down by the league took one shot all night and ended with 4 points and 7 rebounds.
Chicago 98 | New Orleans 107
Forward Anthony Davis had a huge game against Chicago, going for 32 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Jrue Holiday was one assist shy of a triple double, recording 17 pts, 10 rebs and 9 assists.
4 of the Bulls recorded double figures in the losing effort and was led by Zach LaVine‘s 22 with Jabari Parker scoring 20 and rookie big Wendell Carter Jr. and guard Justin Holiday scoring 17 each.
Philadelphia 100 | Indiana 94
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons each recorded a double-double in Philly’s 6 point win over the Pacers. Embiid had 20 points and 10 boards while Simmons recorded 16 points, 10 boards and 8 assists to lead the Sixers.
All Star guard Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 36 points and 7 assists.
Dallas 102 | Utah 117
Donovon Mithell and the Jazz used 24 Dallas turnovers to seal the deal at home. Mitchell had 23 points, 7 assists and 5 boards to lead Utah. But it was their defensive effort that really shined combining for 12 steals on the night.
Rookie forward Luka Doncic lead all Mavericks scorers with 24 in the losing effort.
Toronto 114 | Sacramento 105
Toronto forward Kwahi Leonard led all scorers with 25 points and chipped in 11 rebounds for the Raptors who took an 18 point rebound margin which helped them seal the deal in Sacramento. Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 8 assists in the win.
The trio of DeAaron Fox, Willie Cauley-Stein and Buddy Hield combined for 68 points but it wasn’t enough against the Raptors at home.
Minnesota 110 | Los Angeles 114
Lebron James was one assist shy of a triple double as 4 Lakers hit the 20 point mark in the four point win at home. James had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists and Josh Hart‘s 21 off the bench led all bench scorers.
Derrick Rose continues his strong play this season with a game high 31 points in just 37 minutes. Jimmy Butler chipped in with 24 from the Timberwolves.