Last year’s NBA champions, Los Angeles Lakers finally ended their poor run of form that saw them lose 4 games on the bounce in the division as they picked up a hard fought 102-93 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. LeBron James recorded 28 points with 11 rebounds and 7 assists in the game.
Miami Heat pulled off a shock win over in-form Utah Jazz in the NBA on Friday. The match ended 124-116 in favour of the Heat as Jimmy Butler scored 33 points with 10 rebounds and 8 assists.
Golden State Warriors took an important win in the race for the playoffs as they defeated the Charlotte Hornets 130-121. Steph Curry scored 29 points with 4 rebounds and 9 assists in the game.
Los Angeles Clippers got back to winning ways with a 119-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies away from home. Kawhi Leonard contributed 30 points with 9 rebounds and 7 assists.
Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Atlanta Hawks 118-109 on Friday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points with 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the game.
Phoenix Suns defeated the Chicago Bulls at home 106-97 on Friday. Devin Booker scored 22 points with 2 rebounds and 5 assists.
Sacramento Kings picked up an away win as they defeated the Detroit Pistons 110-107 in Friday’s NBA encounter. De’Aaron Fox scored 27 points with 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the game.
Toronto Raptors defeated the Houston Rockets 122-111. Norman Powell scored 30 points with 3 rebounds and 1 assist in the game.
Boston Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 118-112. Kemba Walker scored 32 points with 3 rebounds and 6 assists.