Joel Embiid starred as the Philadelphia 76ers claimed a 121-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. He had 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists as the shorthanded Lakers were condemned to defeat. Brandon Ingram had 36 points for the Lakers, but he did not receive much help from his teammates.
The Milwaukee Bucks won again, beating the Detroit Pistons 115-105. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 21 points for Milwaukee. Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points off the bench as the Cleveland Cavaliers won 116-113 against the Washington Wizards. Bradley Beal scored 31 for the Wizards but in vain.
Russell Westbrook and Paul George combined again as the Thunder won 126-117 in Orlando. George scored 37 points, and Westbrook recorded a triple-double consisting of 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 14 assists.
The Nets beat the Bulls 122-117 despite playing without some key players. D’Angelo Russell starred for Brooklyn, scoring 30 points. The San Antonio Spurs squeaked past the Phoenix Suns, winning 126-124 courtesy of a buzzer-beater from Rudy Gay. LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs, whereas Devin Booker scored 38 for the Suns.
The Rockets surprisingly lost 121-116 to the Pelicans, who were without Anthony Davis. New Orleans blocked out all the Davis trade rumours to claim an impressive win. Jahlil Okafor starred scoring 27 points for them.
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