Brooklyn Nets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 117-102 to win consecutive games for the first time in 2022 and move to the top of the Eastern Conference. James Harden recorded a triple double for the Nets with 37 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the game. Kyrie Irving also contributed 24 points with three rebounds and four assists.
Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 116-105 to improve to 23-23 for the season. LeBron James led the scoring with 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Russell Westbrook recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers. Carmelo Anthony also had 23 points in the game.
The Charlotte Hornets picked up a 121-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in their NBA clash. Terry Rozier led the scoring with 24 points, and Miles Bridges recorded 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Hornets.
Los Angeles Clippers claimed a slim 102-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Seven Clippers players reached double figures for points in the game, with Reggie Jackson (19) and Nicolas Batum (15) leading the way. Ivica Zubac recorded a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Boston Celtics 102-100. Jusuf Nurkic led the scoring with 29 points and 17 rebounds, with Anfernee Simons and CJ McCollum combining for 45 points on the night.
Atlanta Hawks picked up a 110-108 win over the high-flying Miami Heat in the NBA. Trae Young led the scoring for the Hawks with 28 points, three rebounds and seven assists.
Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 109-105 in the NBA. Rookie Scottie Barnes led the scoring for the Raptors with 27 points and eight rebounds. Fred VanVleet recorded 21 points and 12 assists in the game.
Milwaukee Bucks returned to winning ways with a 94-90 win over the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bobby Portis and Khris Middleton all recorded double-doubles in the game. Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds, Middleton had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Portis finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Utah Jazz picked up a 111-101 win over the struggling Detroit Pistons. Rudy Gobert led the scoring for the Jazz with 24 points and 14 rebounds in the game. Bojan Bogdanovic also recorded 23 points for the Jazz. For the Pistons, Cade Cunningham recorded 25 points in the game.
Ja Morant powered the Memphis Grizzlies to a 122-118 win over the Denver Nuggets in their NBA clash. The 22-year-old recorded 38 points with six rebounds and six assists in the game. Nikola Jokic‘s triple-double could not help his side in this game.
Golden State Warriors claimed a 105-103 win over the Houston Rockets in their NBA meeting. Steph Curry led the scoring with 22 points and 12 assists in the game, and Jordan Poole added another 20 points for the Warriors.