Portland Trail Blazers 112 – 102 Houston Rockets:
Carmelo Anthony got the most important 3-pointer in the encounter with 54.7 sec left to finish the game against Houston, his shot extended the tally and further increases the intense pressure in the game. Houston Rockets tried to fight-back late, with a couple of failed attempts to beat the blazers or possibly take the game to overtime.
Portland Trail Blazers win over the rockets put them in the right stead to make the play-offs, closing on the Memphis with just a game difference.
Carmelo Anthony registered a double double (15 points 11 rebounds) for the Blazers including a crunch 3-pointer. Damian Lilliard continued to show-up when the Blazers needs him most with scintillating displays, scoring a team-high 21 points in the game.
Jusuf Nurkic last three games for PTB has been sublime, pumping in 66 points in those games with, with an average of 24 points per game. He added 18 points 19 rebounds.
James Harden Finished the game with a game-high 23 points, while Russell Westbrook added 15 points, Jeff Green performances were impressive too, as he amassed 22 points behind Harden.
Milwaukee Bucks 116 – 119 Brooklyn Nets:
Milwaukee Bucks suffered their second successive lost, after falling to Brooklyn Nets 116-119, in Orlando.
Giannis limited time on-court only gave him a chance to score 16 points, a complete departure from points Antetokounmpo would always get.
For the Nets it was all about Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot who finished the game with 26 points. Victory for the Nets means they have won their last two games against tough sides, as they play without keymen.
Sacramento Kings 110 – 114 Dallas Mavericks:
Ruthless Luka Doncic continues to show incredibilty as he bagged a triple-double for the Mavericks on their way to getting their first win, since the restart of the NBA 2019/20 season. They have earlier lost their last two games to Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns.
Doncic scored 34 points 20 rebounds 12 assist as Mavericks beat Sacramento Kings 110-114, in Orlando. Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points for the Mavericks.
De Aaron Fox of Sacramento Kings registered a team-high 28 points.
LA Clippers 115 – 117 Phoenix Suns:
The Suns cruise to yet another win, securing back-to-back victories, after win against Dallas Mavericks and Tuesday night 115 – 117 win over the Clippers.
Devin Booker scored 35 points for the Phoenix, Deandre Ayton added 19 points, while Spanish international Ricky Rubio registered 18 points.
Kawhi Leonard was the stand-out performer for LA Clippers as he bagged a team-high 27 points, closely followed by team-mates Paul George, who had 23 points.
Indiana Pacers 120 – 109 Orlando Magic:
Victor Oladipo featured in his second game in three so far for the pacers, after earlier declaring that he was not going to feature in the bubble. He scored 13 points for the Pacers, as they dispatch Orlando Magic 120-109.
TJ Warren beastly performance continues as he added 32 points with 4 other players scoring a double double points.
Nikola Vucevic scored a double double for the magics, banging in, 24 points 10 rebounds, while both Aaron Gordon and Terrence Ross had 40-points between them.
Miami Heats 112 – 106 Boston Celtics:
Bam Adebayo scoops a double double for Miami Heats (21 points 12 rebounds), as Miami Heats bounce back from loss to Toronto Raptors, to beat Boston Celtics 112-106.
Duncan Robinson also had 21-points. Boston Celtics had regular suspect Jayson Tatum score 23-points, while Jaylen Brown added a double double 18 points 10 rebounds, but fires blank in assist made.