Golden State didn’t have Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut, and Harrison Barnes in this game but they shot lights out from three-point land as they went 11-16. Klay Thompson went for a career-best 32 points as the Warriors stop the Cavs’ three-game winning streak. Kyrie Irving, who had been averaging 35.7 points in those three games, was only limited to 14 points.
The Bucks trailed by 15 in the first quarter but then easily erased that lead by halftime and led by 10 at that point. Then Brandon Jennings went off for 20 points in the third and the Pistons never had a chance. Jennings would end up with 30 points as the Bucks smashed the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Blazers trailed as many as 21 points in the third before they went on a furious rally. Dirk Nowitzki and LaMarcus Aldridge would trade three-pointers and the score was tied at 104 with four seconds left. O.J. Mayo was called for a charge on the other end with 1.5 seconds left. Then Aldridge made a fadeaway jumper to win the game and sink the Mavs. The Blazers’ all-star forward scored 29 points and grabbed 13 boards.
Antawn Jamison made a lay-up with 15 seconds left to boost their lead to five points and the Lakers held off a late rally by the Hornets. The Lakers assisted 34 of their 39 made field goals in a ball movement clinic. Dwight Howard had 24 points, four blocks, and five steals. Kobe Bryant had 14 points and 11 assists; those 39 assists in the last three games were the most ever in a three-game stretch for Kobe.