The first full month of the NBA season came to a close with a six-game schedule and plenty of action to follow.
Check below for final scores, stats and highlights from each contest as well as the best fantasy performers from the day.
LA Clippers 129, New York Knicks 115
The LA Clippers were red-hot from beyond the arc, shooting 17-for-38 (44.7%) from beyond the arc in a 14-point victory. Despite hitting only one triple, Kawhi Leonard led the way with an efficient game-high 28 points, shooting 8-for-15 from the field and 11-for-11 from the charity stripe in the win.
He added a pretty impressive dunk, too.
Kawhi (28 PTS) powers LAC at MSG. 💥#ClipperNation #PhantomCam pic.twitter.com/WkOdQBCWDF- NBA (@NBA) January 31, 2021
Denver Nuggets 128, Utah Jazz 117
Behind a career-high-tying 47 points from Nikola Jokic (33 in the first half), the Denver Nuggets put an end to the Utah Jazz win streak at 11 games. Jokic, who added 12 rebounds, has now recorded 20 consecutive double-doubles to open the 2020-21 season.
33 for Joker.
At the half. 😳
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- NBA (@NBA) January 31, 2021
Philadelphia 76ers 119, Indiana Pacers 110
Without Joel Embiid, the 76ers look set to lose this one - trailing 95-82 after three quarters. But the squad had other ideas.
Philadelphia outscored Indiana 37-15 in the final period with Tobias Harris scoring 10, Furkan Korkmaz chipping in with 11. This is the team's first win this season when Embiid doesn't suit up.
𝙶𝙰𝙼𝙴 𝙷𝙸𝙶𝙷𝙻𝙸𝙶𝙷𝚃𝚂- Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 1, 2021
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Toronto Raptors 115, Orlando Magic 102
The Raptors jumped to an early lead and never looked back. They snapped a 3-game skid led by double-doubles by Pascal Siakam (30 points, 10 rebounds) and Kyle Lowry (12 points, 15 assists).
That's #NBAAllStar range right there for @Klow7 pic.twitter.com/5oqpXVicl2- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 1, 2021
HIS NAME IS YUTA WATANABE AND HE SAID NAW FAM pic.twitter.com/VgM5nKuDY0- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 1, 2021
Washington Wizards 149, Brooklyn Nets 146
A wild ending to the Nets-Wizards game in D.C.
BEAL THREE. WIZARDS STEAL. RUSS THREE. WIZARDS LEAD. 🤯@WashWizards 147@BrooklynNets 146- NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2021
Nets ball with 4.3 left on @NBATV pic.twitter.com/sScCTrzRys
Minnesota Timberwolves 109, Cleveland Cavaliers 104
Anthony Edwards had one of the best games of his rookie year, scoring a team-high 23 on 9-of-15 shooting from the field to go along with five rebounds and four assists.
OOF. This move from Anthony Edwards 😤 pic.twitter.com/Kju4WZwWSI- NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 1, 2021
The Timberwolves snap their three-game skid with this victory while the Cavaliers lose their fourth in the last five. They were led by Andre Drummondd's 25-point, 22-rebound double-double.
Top Fantasy Performers
Nikola Jokic - 47 points (17-26 FG, 4-4 3FG), 12 rebounds, 5 assists
Julius Randle - 27 points (9-18 FG, 4-5 3FG), 12 rebounds, 5 assists
Kawhi Leonard - 28 points (8-15 FG, 11-11 FT), 4 rebounds, 3 assists
Ben Simmons - 21 points (9-12 FG), 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks
Pascal Siakam - 30 points (12-23 FG, 6-6 FT), 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Kyle Lowry - 12 points, 15 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
Kevin Durant - 37 points (11-19 FG, 13-13 FT), 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals
Russell Westbrook - 41 points (16-28 FG, 4-7 3FG), 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals
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