Charlotte guards Terry Rozier and LaMelo Ball took turns raining 3-point baskets on the host Milwaukee Bucks, and the Hornets put collectively a record-setting first quarter in a 138-109 romp on Friday evening.
Charlotte scored 51 first-quarter factors, tying the NBA file for many factors in a gap quarter and setting a franchise file for any quarter. The Hornets additionally tied the very best single-quarter output within the league this season.
Rozier scored 39 factors, bagging six treys, and Ball racked up 24 factors, with seven of his eight subject objectives coming from 3-point vary, because the Hornets received for simply the second time in seven video games. Ball, who completed with 12 assists, has poured in a minimum of 20 factors in 14 consecutive video games.
The Bucks, who had received three of 4 video games coming into the evening, by no means received in a lot of a rhythm. Bobby Portis Jr. scored a team-high 19 factors, whereas Giannis Antetokounmpo had a season-low 9 factors.
Bulls 126, 76ers 112
Zach LaVine hit 11 of 13 pictures from 3-point territory and scored 41 factors to elevate Chicago previous host Philadelphia. It was the third time that LaVine made a minimum of 10 treys in a sport in his profession.
Nikola Vucevic added 19 factors, 18 rebounds and 10 assists, and Patrick Williams contributed 18 factors. DeMar DeRozan additionally had 12 for the Bulls, who shot 20-of-34 total on 3-pointers.
Tyrese Maxey led the Sixers with 26 factors and Tobias Harris had 22 factors and 11 rebounds. James Harden shot simply 4-of-17 however added 17 factors, 11 assists and 7 rebounds.
Pacers 108, Path Blazers 99
Rookie Bennedict Mathurin scored 19 factors and Tyrese Haliburton collected 15 factors and 12 assists to gasoline host Indiana’s victory over Portland in Indianapolis.
Myles Turner recorded 17 factors and 7 rebounds and Isaiah Jackson scored 12 factors after being recalled from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League earlier on Friday.
Portland’s Anfernee Simons scored 20 factors, Damian Lillard added 19 and eight assists and Jerami Grant had 15 factors.
Nets 108, Pelicans 102
Kevin Durant had 33 factors and 10 rebounds and visiting Brooklyn held off New Orleans.
Kyrie Irving added 19 factors, together with 10 within the fourth quarter, T.J. Warren scored 15 and Royce O’Neale had 14 for the Nets, who received for the thirteenth time in 14 video games.
CJ McCollum scored 28 factors, Naji Marshall scored a career-high 23, Jose Alvarado had 17, Jonas Valanciunas added 12 factors and 10 rebounds, and Trey Murphy III scored 11 factors for the Pelicans, who misplaced for simply the fifth time in 22 houses video games this season.
Nuggets 121, Cavaliers 108
Nikola Jokic had 28 factors, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his tenth triple-double of the season, Jamal Murray scored 18 factors and host Denver beat Cleveland.
Michael Porter Jr. scored 16 factors and Aaron Gordon added 12 factors and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who received for the twelfth time in 15 video games.
Caris LeVert scored 22 factors and Darius Garland had 21 for the Cavaliers, who had a three-game successful streak finish. Cleveland star Donovan Mitchell sat out for relaxation.
Lakers 130, Hawks 114
LeBron James returned from an sickness to place up a team-high 25 factors, 4 teammates joined him in double figures within the first half alone and Los Angeles ran away from visiting Atlanta.
Kendrick Nunn (23) and Russell Westbrook (18) mixed for 41 factors off the bench for the Lakers, who received their fourth straight sport and efficiently closed out a two-game homestand. James had 10 assists, and Thomas Bryant contributed 19 factors and 13 rebounds.
Trae Younger had a game-high 32 factors for the Hawks, who misplaced for the fifth time in six video games. John Collins, De’Andre Hunter and Dejounte Murray added 16 factors apiece.
Spurs 121, Pistons 109
Tre Jones scored 25 factors and Jakob Poeltl had 11 factors, 16 rebounds and 7 assists as host San Antonio turned it on within the closing 18 minutes to run away from Detroit and snapped a three-game dropping streak.
Romeo Langford added 15 factors for San Antonio, with Malaki Branham hitting for 14 and Jeremy Sochan 10. Sochan has scored in double figures in 17 video games this season, essentially the most by any Spurs rookie since Kawhi Leonard’s 25 in 2011-12.
Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pistons with 21 factors, whereas Jaden Ivey added 20, Killian Hayes 18, Isaiah Stewart and Jalen Duran 11 every and Saddiq Bey 10.
Thunder 127, Wizards 110
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 30 factors to assist host Oklahoma Metropolis knock off Washington.
Alexander completed 12 of 23 from the ground. Josh Giddey added 20 factors and 9 assists for the Thunder, who’ve mixed for 61 assists of their previous two house video games.
Washington was led by Kyle Kuzma, who completed with 23 factors and 7 assists. Daniel Gafford had 15 factors and 9 rebounds, and Kristaps Porzingas added 14 factors and 10 rebounds.
Knicks 112, Raptors 108
Julius Randle scored 32 factors and pulled down 11 rebounds to assist visiting New York maintain off Toronto.
Jalen Brunson added 26 factors and eight assists for the Knicks, who’ve received 4 straight. Quentin Grimes scored 16 factors for New York, Immanuel Quickley scored 13 factors and Mitchell Robinson had 10 factors and 16 rebounds.
Fred VanVleet scored 28 factors for the Raptors, who’ve misplaced the primary two video games of a six-game homestand and three straight total. Gary Trent Jr. added 27 factors, and Pascal Siakam had 18 factors and 13 rebounds.
Timberwolves 128, Clippers 115
Rudy Gobert tied a season excessive with 25 factors and grabbed 21 rebounds as Minnesota received in Minneapolis, handing Los Angeles its season-worst fifth consecutive loss.
Gobert’s first 20/20 efficiency since Oct. 28 paved the way in which. D’Angelo Russell added 25 factors, however Anthony Edwards — the workforce’s main scorer on the season at 24.2 factors per sport — had simply 5 factors when he exited halfway via the third quarter. Edwards didn’t return because of left hip soreness.
Norman Powell got here off the bench to tempo the Clippers with 21 factors. John Wall had 14 factors and eight assists, and Moses Brown produced 14 factors and 11 rebounds. The Clippers have been with out Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Warmth 104, Suns 96
Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 26 factors off the bench to assist Miami ship host Phoenix to its second five-game dropping streak of the season.
Bam Adebayo recorded 21 factors and 11 rebounds and Jimmy Butler added 20 factors and 6 assists for the Warmth. Max Strus scored 19 factors as Miami accomplished a sweep of the two-game season collection.
Deandre Ayton had 23 factors and 14 rebounds and Torrey Craig registered 17 factors and 9 boards for the Suns, who’ve dropped 13 of their previous 17. Suns star Devin Booker (groin) missed his sixth straight sport, and Phoenix dropped to 2-9 with out him this season.