The Nuggets had extremely balanced scoring as they had eight players in double figures. Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 19 points as they won their ninth straight victory, pulling them to within 1.5 games behind the third-seeded Clippers. Kyrie Irving’s 26 points, six rebounds, and seven assists weren’t enough.
Jrue Holiday’s jumper and then Lavoy Allen’s dunk were enough to keep the Bobcats away at the end of the game. The Bobcats were held to under 31 percent shooting. Holiday led the Sixers with 20 points while Lavoy Allen went for a monster 14 points and 22 rebounds.
With the game tied at 100, Charlie Villanueva broke the deadlock with a huge three-pointer with nine seconds left. Brandon Jennings’ desperation 30-footer didn’t go in and the Pistons escaped with the win against the Bucks. Jose Calderon easily had his best game with 23 points, five rebounds, and 10 assists. The Bucks lose ground with the loss and the Sixers win as their lead on Philly is down to three games.
A day after Shawn Marion said he didn’t want bad teams to acquire him, the Matrix went for 26 points and 11 boards as the Mavericks blew out the sinking Warriors. Golden State has now lost four games in a row.
Sleep Train Arena was noisy on Saturday night, reminding everyone of the good ol’ days in Sacramento. That energy helped the Kings dominate the Jazz. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points as the Kings snapped their four-game losing streak. Alec Burks led the Jazz with 24 points.