Reigning NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered his best performance of the season for the Milwaukee Bucks in their 109-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers to pick up their first win in three attempts.
Despite the best efforts of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have struggled this season and were on a 6-8 record before the game against the Lakers. Giannis, however, recorded a season-high 47 points with nine rebounds and three assists to propel the Milwaukee Bucks to a win over the Lakers, who are still without LeBron James.
Talen Horton-Tucker led the scoring for the Lakers in their loss with 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook contributed 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Lakers.
James Harden recorded a double-double as the Brooklyn Nets picked up a 109-99 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center. The Beard led the scoring with 27 points and ten rebounds for the Nets, and Kevin Durant added 23 points.
Portland Trail Blazers picked up a 112-107 win over the Chicago Bulls to improve to 8-8. Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic both recorded double-doubles for the Trail Blazers in the win. Lillard recorded 22 points and ten assists, and Nurkic recorded 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Phoenix Suns picked up an impressive 10th win in a row with a 105-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Devin Booker led the scoring with 24 points, and Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns.
Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Sacramento Kings 107-97 in their NBA meeting. Anthony Edwards led the scoring for the Timberwolves with 26 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 22 points.
Oklahoma City Thunder handed the Houston Rockets their 14th loss in 15 games this season by a 101-89 scoreline. Luguentz Dort led the scoring for the Thunder with 34 points and eight rebounds. Josh Giddey recorded a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds in the match.
Miami Heat defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 113-98. Jimmy Butler recorded a triple-double of 31 points, ten rebounds and ten assists, and Tyler Herro finished with 19 points. D’Tigers ace Gabe Vincent finished the game with 13 points, one rebound and one assist.
Orlando Magic picked up a 104-98 win over the New York Knicks. Terrence Ross led the scoring with 19 points, and Cole Anthony and Mo Bamba finished with double-doubles. Anthony had 15 points and ten rebounds, and Bamba had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Atlanta Hawks picked up a 110-99 win over the Boston Celtics in their NBA encounter. John Collins and Trae Young both recorded double-doubles for the Hawks in the win. Collins finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Young finished with 18 points and 11 assists.
Charlotte Hornets defeated the Washington Wizards 97-87. Three Hornets players recorded double-doubles in a team effort. LaMelo Ball had 11 points and 14 assists, and Miles Bridges had 17 points and ten rebounds. Mason Plumlee had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets.
Detroit Pistons won their fourth game of the season with a 97-89 win over the Indiana Pacers. Jerami Grant recorded 19 points, Cory Joseph picked up 18 points, and Cade Cunningham tallied 16 points for the Pistons.