DeMarcus Cousins plays to the crowd after drawing a foul (Image courtesy of the NBA)

 

Game of the Night: Warriors vs. Nuggets

DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points to go with 13 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the Warriors to a 116-102 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Kevin Durant scored 21 points and registered 6 assists for the Warriors, and Stephen Curry scored 17 points to go with 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals for the Warriors. The Warriors out-rebounded the Nuggets 55-40, and held the Nuggets to a collective 37.5% from the field. Nikola Jokic had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals for the Nuggets, and Jamal Murray chipped in with 17 points and 5 steals.

Lakers vs. Thunder

On the back of a historic 20/20/20 night from Russell Westbrook, the Thunder improve to 45-33 on the season. The Thunder beat the Lakers 119-103, and Westbrook’s 20 points, 20 rebounds, and 21 assists mark the first time since Wilt Chamberlain in 1968 that a player in the NBA has scored 20+ points, grabbed 20+ rebounds, and recorded 20+ assists. Westbrook dedicated his big night to Nipsey Hussle, the recently deceased rapper.

Hawks vs. Spurs

DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs to another victory with 29 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists on just 11 shots. Derrick White added 23 points for the Spurs, while Alex Len scored 21 points for the Hawks.

Rockets vs. Kings

The Rockets beat the Kings 13-105 thanks to a 36-point 10-assist night from reigning-MVP James Harden. Chris Paul added 7 points, 5 rebounds, and 12 assists for the Rockets. Buddy Hield recorded 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists for the Kings.