A fantastic Russell Westbrook put down 6th consecutive triple-double and reached his 40th this season.
Oklahoma City Thunder lost against Charlotte Hornets 113-101 but Russell Westbrook is near history, because he will need just one more to tie the current record held by Oscar Robertson from the season 1961/62.
He scored 40 points with 13 rebounds and 10 assists, but, unfortunately for him, his team lost.
Among the Hornets, Kemba Walker scored 29 points and for the 14th time this season, he scored more than 5 3-pointers in one match.
Denver Nuggets are back into the race for the playoffs in the West. They defeated another playoff contender, only from the opposite conference, the Miami Heat, down in Florida 116-113. Although the Nuggets had 11 points lead at one moment, the match ended in a thrilling way. Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points while Nikola Jokic put down a new double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. He also had seven assists. Among the home, team Goran Dragic had 22 points.
We saw pretty unreal numbers in Cleveland where the reigning champions and Indiana Pacers played 2 overtimes. In the end, the home team won 135-130. LeBron James had a triple-double, with 41 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists. Paul George was near the same achievement because he had 43 points and 9 rebounds and assists apiece.
Golden State Warriors didn't need any overtime to score 139 points. They defeated Washington Wizards with 139-115 and proved that they finally caught the rhythm in their game. Draymond Green put down his 19th triple double in the career. He had 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 13 assists. Steph Curry didn't care about triple-doubles and he had scored 42 points. Bradley Beal scored 20 points for the Wizards. This was the 11th consecutive win for the Warriors.
In other games last night, the Houston Rockets defeated Phoenix Suns in Arizona 123-116. Houston had 4 players with 20 or more points, while Tyler Ulis played the game of his career scoring 34 points.
Toronto Raptors defeated Philadelphia 76ers 113-105 and Brooklyn Nets probably the worst team in the league surprisingly defeated Atlanta Hawks 91-82. Another disappointing result for the Hawks who are fighting for the better place in the standings. Brook Lopez scored 29 points for the winners, while no one among the Hawks scored 20 or more points.
Chicago Bulls continued their race for the playoff spot with a road win against New Orleans Pelicans. The Bulls won 117-110 with Jimmy Butler scoring amazing 39 points.
In one of the most interesting games of the night, San Antonio Spurs defeated Utah Jazz 109-103. The French veteran Tony Parker led the Spurs, scoring 21 points, while his teammates from the French national team Rudy Gobert and Boris Diaw score of 19 points apiece for the Jazzers.
Dallas Mavericks defeated Milwaukee Bucks 109-105 and made it complicated for the team from Milwaukee. They are now just 3 games away from falling out of the playoffs zone. Harrison Barnes was unstoppable with 31 points, while on the losing side Giannis Antotekounmpo scored 31 points with 15 rebounds and 9 assists.
Los Angeles Lakers surprisingly defeated Memphis Grizzlies 108 -103 with D'Angelo Russell dropping 28 points.
Boston Celtics easily defeated the New York Knicks in the opening game of the night 110-94. Celtics had 6 players with double figures points.