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CJ McCollum got himself a $20K fine and Alex Len got himself a $15K fine for getting into an altercation in a game. The NBA has been highly clamping down of fights and any sort of altercation ends up in a fine these days.
Brother of Michael Porter Jr, Jontay Porter has signed a multi-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. Porter went undrafted in the 2019 draft but is finally getting a chance to show what he can do.
Giannis Antetokounmpo sprained his knee in a game against the Lakers. According to the Milwaukee Bucks themselves, Giannis is going to miss out on a couple of games before returning. The Bucks have a very wide cushion for first place so they can stomach a few games without their MVP.
Lance Stephenson had been out of the NBA all season, but the Indiana Pacers look like they might sign him again. This would be his third go-around in Indiana, which is the only team he thrives on in the NBA. Stephenson had recently been killing it in China, but the Caronavirus causes some complications for his league.
Pistons @ Knicks
- Knicks win 96-84
The Knicks held off the Pistons with an impressive fourth quarter. Julius Randle was the star of the show. He scored 22 points on 7-14 shooting and 1-1 from deep. He pulled in 12 rebounds and grabbed three steals as well. Elfrid Payton also had a good game. He scored 16 points on 7-11 shooting. He also recorded six assists and five rebounds. Mitchell Robinson also recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Christain Wood led the charge for the Pistons. He scored 22 points on 8-13 shooting and 1-3 from deep. He also pulled in eight rebounds. Bruce Brown Jr also had a 16-point game.
Bulls @ Nets
- Nets win 110-107
The Nets had an impressive showing last night. Spencer Dinwiddie went off, scoring 24 points, 14 of which are from the free-throw line. He also shot 4-9 from the field and 2-5 from deep. Dinwiddie also dished out six assists. Joe Harris and Caris Levert put up 23 points each. Harris shot 8-12 and 3-7 from deep while Levert shot 7-14 and 4-6 from three.
The Bulls were led by Otto Porter Jr. Porter Jr. Porter scored 23 points on 9-17 shooting. He also shoots 3-8 from deep. He pulled in eight rebounds and grabbed four steals during the game also. Coby White also scored 21 and Lauri Markkanen scored 16.
Pelicans @ Timberwolves
- Pelicans win 120-107
The Pelicans continue their quest to claim the #8 seed. Jrue Holiday was on a mission, scoring 37 points on 13-20 shooting and 3-8 from deep. He also recorded nine rebounds and eight assists. Zion Williamson also put up 23 points on 9-15 shooting and 1-1 from deep. He added seven rebounds to his stats as well. Lonzo Ball had 18 points and Brandon Ingram had 15.
The Timberwolves were led by Malik Beasley who seems to be finding himself in Minnesota. He shot 8-20 from the field and 4-7 from deep. He almost had a double-double, pulling in nine rebounds. D’Angelo Russell also had 19 and James Johnson put up 15.
Lakers @ Clippers
- Lakers win 112-103
The Lakers finally got their first win against the Clippers this season. Anthony Davis had a great performance, scoring 30 points on 11-19 shooting. He also pulled in eight rebounds. LeBron James also had a great performance. The King scored 28 points, pulled in seven rebounds, and dished out nine assists. He shot 7-17 from the field and 2-6 from deep. Avery Bradley also had 24 points.
The Clippers were led by Paul George. George had 31 points on 9-16 shooting and 3-7 from deep. He also had six rebounds and three steals. Kawhi Leonard also scored 27 and Montrezl Harrell had 20.
Thunder @ Celtics
- Thunder win 105-104
The Thunder just keep getting victories. They took out the Boston Celtics in a thriller. Chris Paul went off this game, scoring 28 points, dishing out seven assists, and pulling in six rebounds. He also shot 9-19 from the field. Dennis Schroder, off the bench, also had an incredible game. The Sixth Man of the Year candidate scored 27 points on 10-21 shooting and 3-8 from deep along with six assists. Danilo Gallinari also scored 18 points.
Gordon Hayward did everything he could for the Celtics. He scored 24 points on 9-19 shooting and 4-7 from deep and pulled in five rebounds. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart had 19 each.
Bucks @ Suns
- Suns win 140-131
This isn’t as impressive a win as it looks because Giannis did not play this game, but it’s still a solid win for Phoenix. Devin Booker went absolutely crazy in this game, scoring 36 points, pulling in eight boards, and dishing out five assists. He shot 13-17 from the field and 4-6 from deep. Ricky Rubio also had a great game, getting a triple-double with 25 points, 13 assists, and 13 rebounds. Arguably the best performance of his career. He also had three steals in the game to top off the unbelievable night. Mikal Bridges also scored 21 points.
Khris Middleton carried the Bucks with 39 points of his own on 13-26 shooting and 3-10 from deep. Eric Bledsoe also had 28 and Brook Lopez had 18.
Heat @ Wizards
- Heat win 100-89
The Heat won this one with the help of Bam Adebayo. Adebayo had 27 points on 9-13 shooting. He also pulled in 14 rebounds and dished six assists. Duncan Robinson also had one hell of a game. He scored 23 points on 8-12 shooting and 7-11 from deep. He also pulled in seven rebounds. Kendrick Nunn also had 18 points.
The Wizards were led by Shabazz Napier. Napier had 27 points on 6-14 shooting and 4-8 from deep. He also had seven assists and four steals. Bradley Beal also had 23 and Davis Bertans scored 25.
Pacers @ Mavericks
- Pacers win 112-109
The Pacers win a close one against the Dallas Mavericks. Domantas Sabonis led the way with 20 points, 17 rebounds, and six assists. He also shot a very consistent 8-13 from the field. TJ Warren, Myles Turner, and Victor Oladipo all scored sixteen points to give the Pacers one of the best all-around performances by a team.
Luka Doncic was great in his last game, scoring 36 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out eight assists. He shot 13-26 from the field and 4-13 from deep. Tim Hardaway Jr also scored 30.
Magic @ Rockets
- Magic win 126-106
The Orlando Magic won this one in a landslide. DJ Augustin had himself a good game. He scored 24 points on 7-10 shooting and 4-6 from deep. Aaron Gordon also had himself a game. He scored 19 points on 7-17 shooting. He also recorded 10 rebounds and three steals. Markelle Fultz also had 18, Terrence Ross, Nikola Vucevic, and Michael Carter-Williams all scored 16.
The Rockets may be starting to learn that having a Center is indeed necessary. Russell Westbrook still had a good game, though, with 24 points on 9-19 shooting and 2-5 from deep. He also recorded eight rebounds in the game. James Harden also scored 23 and Jeff Green scored 18.
Spurs @ Cavaliers
- Cavaliers win 132-129 in overtime
The Cavaliers shocked the San Antonio Spurs in thanks to Andre Drummond. Drummond scored 28 points on 11-16 shooting. He also grabbed an incredible 17 rebounds and swatted three shots. Collin Sexton also scored 26 points on 8-19 shooting. Cedi Osman also had 19.
The Spurs were led by DeMar DeRozan who had 25 points on 7-19 shooting. DeRozan also pulled in eight rebounds in the performance.Rudy Gay and Bryn Forbes both had 19 while Dejounte Murray and Derrick White had 17.
Raptors @ Kings
- Raptors win 118-113.
Norman Powell has been going off lately and today was no exception. Powell had 31 points on 11-21 shooting and 6-12 from deep. To go along with his scoring, he had five assists as well. Kyle Lowry also recorded 30 points. He shot 10-15 from the field and 6-10 from three. His game was all-around amazing as he also got eight assists, five rebounds, and three steals. Pascal Siakam also had 23 and Serge Ibaka had 15, the lowest scoring starter for Toronto that game.
The Kings were led by De’Aaron Fox in their fight. Fox had 28 points on 8-16 shooting and 2-6 from deep. Alex Len and Kent Bazemore also had 15 each.
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