Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 53 points for the Boston Celtics in their 145-136 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA. His haul of 53 points with 10 rebounds and 4 assists makes him the youngest player in Celtics history to record 50 points, surpassing the record formerly held by Larry Bird.
Indiana Pacers defeated Orlando Magic 111-106 in their NBA encounter on Friday. Aaron Holiday contributed 20 points with 2 rebounds and 3 assists for the Pacers in the win.
Russell Westbrook recorded a triple double for the Washington Wizards as they ran out 110-107 winners over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA on Friday. Westbrook finished the game with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists for the Wizards.
Nikola Jokic recorded a triple double for the Denver Nuggets in their 121-119 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Jokic contributed 26 points with 13 rebounds and 14 assists in the game for the Nuggets.
Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Houston Rockets 126-109. Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points with 5 rebounds and 8 assists in the game for the Clippers.
Mikal Bridges contributed 26 points with 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the Charlotte Hornets 127-119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks defeated the Chicago Bulls 120-108 in their NBA encounter. Trae Young contributed 42 points with 8 rebounds and 9 assists in the game for the Hawks.
New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 101-94. Zion Williamson scored 37 points with 15 rebounds and 8 assists in the game for the Pelicans.
New York Knicks defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 133-129 in their NBA encounter on Friday. RJ Barrett scored 20 points with 5 rebounds and 2 assists, and Julius Randle contributed a triple double for the Knicks.