Box Score Breakdown for Monday, January 21, 2019
Westbrook, George lead Thunder past Knicks
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Russell Westbrook came close to register a triple-double thanks to 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, while Paul George contributed with 31 points, four rebounds and four assists to the winning cause. Jerami Grant chipped in with 16 points and six boards, while Steven Adams added 10 points, seven boards and three dimes. Dennis Schroder had 17 points coming off the bench. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the way for the Knicks since he finished with 23 points in 27 minutes of action while shooting 7-14 from the field. Emmanuel Mudiay added 14 points, while Noah Vonleh contributed 10 points and five boards to the losing cause. Allonzo Trier had a strong effort off the bench thanks to 16 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. Enes Kanter had 11 points and three rebounds in 19 minutes.
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Zach LaVine was the top scorer for the Bulls since he finished with 25 points while shooting 9-16 from the field. Lauri Markkanen chipped in with 13 points while adding eight rebounds, and Kris Dunn filled the stat sheet admirably since he finished with 13 points, nine assists, four rebounds and two steals. Bobby Portis (15 points) and Jabari Parker (10 points) also reached double-digit scoring while coming off the bench. Rookie point guard Collin Sexton led the way for the Cavaliers since he finished with 18 points and three rebounds, but didn't deliver a single assist during the entire contest. Ante Zizic looked productive, as the big man chipped in with 13 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes. Jordan Clarkson had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists. Cameron Payne had 11 points too.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo's time as the frontrunner of the MVP race was put on hold when James Harden and the Rockets went on a insane run, but the Greek Freak is looking to have the final say before the All-Star break, and Monday's performance was yet another example of why this race is far from over. Antetokounmpo posted a game-high 31 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in the Bucks' 10-point win over the Mavericks on Monday, and it was the second straight game that he had at least 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Now, since Antetokounmpo dominated Harden and the Rockets to the sound of 27 points, 21 rebounds and five assists in a seven-point victory just under two weeks ago, the 24-year-old is averaging 24.8 points, 12.2 rebound and 5.4 assists while shooting 56.2 percent from the field.
January 1,2019 at 04:52 PM
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While a 14-point final margin doesn't look like a terribly lopsided game, Washington was in control throughout. In fact, a 29-17 first quarter really set the tone, as they led by double-digits for the final three quarters. Washington had seven players reach double figures in scoring while Detroit had just two. The Wizards won the points in the paint battle, 46-32, and won the fastbreak scoring differential, 25-10. Blake Griffin carried the Pistons, as he tallied 29 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Reggie Bullock accumulated 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with 20 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Bradley Beal collected 16 points, four assists and three blocks. Thomas Bryant recorded a double-double while Tomas Satoransky totaled 10 points, four rebounds and eight assists. Otto Porter Jr. led the bench with 19 points and four rebounds.
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This was a dominating effort from Orlando, as they won each of the final three quarters by at least six points apiece. The Magic ended up shooting 51 percent from the field and 91 percent from the free-throw line while the Hawks hit just 45 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free-throw line. Orlando out-assisted Atlanta, 29-23, and out-blocked them 8-3. Nikola Vucevic was the player of the game, as he led Orlando with 29 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Evan Fournier accumulated 29 points, three rebounds and seven assists. Terrence Ross led the bench with 16 points, five rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Dewayne Dedmon led the Hawks with 24 points and nine rebounds. Trae Young finished with 21 points, three rebounds and six assists. John Collins totaled 14 points, 10 rebounds and three assists while DeAndre' Bembry amassed 11 points, seven assists and four steals.
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While this game was competitive in the first half, a 68-34 second half gave Brooklyn their blowout win. In fact, a 38-25 third quarter allowed the Nets to take control and a 30-9 fourth quarter made it downright ugly. Brooklyn ended up winning the rebounding battle, 56-37. The Nets ended up shooting 50 percent from the field and 83 percent from the free-throw line while the Kings hit just 42 percent from the field and 55 percent from the charity stripe. Bogdan Bogdanovic led the Kings with 22 points, six rebounds and 11 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein led their starters with 12 points, six rebounds and two assists. Buddy Hield amassed 11 points and seven rebounds. D'Angelo Russell was the player of the game, as he accumulated 31 points, four rebounds and eight assists. Joe Harris amassed 19 points and seven rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie led the bench with 11 points and six assists while Ed Davis led the team with 16 rebounds off the bench as well.
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Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans with 21 points on 6-of-15 shooting, 11 rebounds, six assists and two steals, in 38 minutes. Julius Randle followed up with 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting, 12 rebounds, five assists and two steals, in 27 minutes. Jahlil Okafor tallied 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting, 10 rebounds, two blocks and one steal, while Nikola Mirotic added 21 points, six rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist, in 32 minutes off the bench. Meanwhile, Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting, eight rebounds, six assists and one steal, in 34 minutes. Mike Conley followed up with 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting, eight assists, four rebounds and four steals, in 37 minutes. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 14 points, two rebounds, one assist and one block, while Garrett Temple added nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and one steal.
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Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting, 10 assists, eight steals, three rebounds and one block, in 34 minutes. Al Horford tallied 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting, 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal, in 32 minutes. Jayson Tatum added 19 points, six rebounds and one assist, while Marcus Morris added 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Meanwhile, Derrick Jones Jr. led the heat with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, nine rebounds, one steal and one block, in 28 minutes off the bench. Dion Waiters added 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting, two rebounds, one assist and one steal, in 25 minutes off the bench. Josh Richardson finished with 11 points, four steals, three assists and one rebound, while Bam Adebayo finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal.
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Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 32 points on 9-of-16 shooting, 14 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists, in 26 minutes. Landry Shamet added 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and one rebound, in 20 minutes off the bench. J.J. Redick tallied 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block, while Wilson Chandler tallied nine points, 14 rebounds and three assists. Meanwhile, James Harden led the Rockets with 37 points on 12-of-26 shooting, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal, in 30 minutes. Gerald Green followed up with 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting, two rebounds and two assists, in 29 minutes. Kenneth Faried chipped in 13 points and six rebounds, in 23 minutes off the bench, while James Ennis III added seven points, four rebounds, four steals and two assists.
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Portland won its seventh game in its last nine on Monday, and its main contributors should come as no surprise. Superstar point guard Damian Lillard led the team with 26 points, which he paired with eight rebounds and eight assists. Breakout big man Jusuf Nurkic continued to be a dominant force for Portland as well, contributing 22 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and a whopping five blocks. Portland shot 50 percent from the field in the win. For Utah, sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell contributed 36 points, including the team's last 14. He added seven rebounds and five assists. Star big man Rudy Gobert also gave a strong effort, finishing with 10 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks. The two stars' performances were not enough, though as Utah shot just 39.6 percent as a team in the loss.
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The Warriors tallied 130 points on Monday, including 45 in the third quarter. The offensive outburst gave the team its eighth straight win and strengthened Golden State's grip on the top spot in the Western Conference and the league's top offensive rating. Most impressive of all, however, was the historic night that shooting guard Klay Thompson had. Thompson set an NBA record by knocking down his first 10 three-point attempts. He finished the night having shot 10-of-11 from three-point range and 17-of-20 from the field, good for 44 points in total. The Lakers, meanwhile, struggled to find scoring in the absence of LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, and Lonzo Ball. Only two Lakers starters scored in double digits. Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma scored 17 and 16 respectively, while Ivica Zubac led LA with 18 off the bench.