Kyrie Irving attempts a basket near the end of the game. (Image courtesy of the National Basketball Association)

 

Game of the Night: Heat vs. Celtics

The Celtics led from tip-off to the buzzer in a 110-105 victory over the Heat. Al Horford his first triple-double for the Celtics this season with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Kyrie Irving added 25 points for the Celtics, while opposing point guard Goran Dragic scored 30 points to go with 5 assists and 5 steals.

Pistons vs. Pacers

Wayne Ellington scored 26 points in a 102-111 loss to the Pacers. Andre Drummond added 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons, and Reggie Jackson scored 22 points to go with 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Myles Turner scored 17 points on 72% shooting and recorded 3 steals and 5 blocks for the Pacers.

Bucks vs. Nets

Eric Bledsoe’s 29 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals, and 2 blocks led the Milwaukee Bucks past the Nets 131-121. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored added 28 points an 11 rebounds for the Bucks. D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Nets, while Caris LeVert scored 24 points to produce 4 rebounds and 6 assists.

Bulls vs. Knicks

Luke Kornet’s 24 points and 6 rebounds helped the Knicks secure a 113-105 victory over the Bulls. Mitchell Robinson scored 14 points on just 4 shots to go with 10 rebounds and 3 blocks for the Knicks. Robin Lopez scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Bulls.

Magic vs. Raptors

Danny Green’s season-high 29 points led the Raptors past the Magic 121-109. Green also registered 2 steals and 3 blocks. Kyle Lowry recorded 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists for the Raptors, while Evan Fournier scored 21 points, grabbed 4 boards and dished out 4 assists.

Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves

Still missing McCollum and Nurkic, the Blazers needed the rest of the team to step up. Kanter scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Rodney Hood scored 21 points, Evan Turner recorded a triple-double off the bench, and Seth Curry scored 19 points on 56% shooting from behind the arc. The Blazers beat the Timberwolves in a 132-122 victory.

76ers vs. Mavericks

Thanks to a strong 41-18 second quarter, the Mavericks dominated the 76ers 122-102. Justin Jackson scored 24 points on 7 for 11 shooting for the Mavs, and Salah Mejri scored 16 points and had 14 boards off the bench for the Mavs. 76ers JJ Redick and Tobias Harris each scored 25+ points.

Hornets vs. Jazz

Despite Kemba Walker’s 47 points, the Hornets drop a 111-102 decision to the Jazz. Rudy Gobert scored 18 points and grabbed 18 boards, Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points to go with 5 assists and 4 steals, and Ricky Rubio scored 20 points and registered 13 assists.

Cavaliers vs. Suns

Devin Booker scored 25 points to go with 13 assists to lead the Suns past the Cavaliers 122-113. Three Suns players had 10 or more rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 19 points and 5 assists for the Suns. Rookie Cavalier Collin Sexton had 21 points.