The 2020-21 NBA season continued with another six-game slate on Monday.
We've got you covered below with final scores, news, stats and highlights from throughout the day.
New York Knicks 105, Boston Celtics 75
The Knicks spoiled the season debut of Celtics All-Star guard Kemba Walker, who scored 10 points in 20 minutes. Julius Randle led the way with 20 points but the young trio of RJ Barrett (19), Immanuel Quickley (17) and Obi Toppin (12) combined for 48 points on 17-for-31 (54.8%) shooting.
Oh that's nice pic.twitter.com/tFAJ2KUfEg- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 17, 2021
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards - Postponed
Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Wizards, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with scheduled games against the Cavaliers.
Chicago Bulls 117, Dallas Mavericks 101
Luka Doncic recorded an impressive triple-double with 36 points, 16 rebounds and 15 assists but it wasn't enough as the Bulls enjoyed a 29-point, 10-rebound double-double from Lauri Markkanen and 21 points from reserve Garrett Temple to defeat the Mavs for the second time in seven days.
Our vets coming up big in the 4th! @NBCSChicago | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/622dCGJtTO- Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 17, 2021
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - Postponed
Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Sixers, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game against the Thunder.
Utah Jazz 109, Denver Nuggets 105
Six Jazz players score in double figures as they win their fifth straight with this victory over the Nuggets, a rematch of their first-round 2020 playoff series.
Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points in 30 minutes, providing the spark off the bench.
📹| Hustle from everyone in a grind-it-out 𝐖 ⤵️#podiumpostgame | @podiumHQ pic.twitter.com/3SpICr1PwF- utahjazz (@utahjazz) January 18, 2021
For the Nuggets, Jokic and Murray were the only player to finish in double figures - combining for 65. The Serbian center fell just one assist shy of recording his sixth triple-double for the season.
New Orleans Pelicans 128, Sacramento Kings 123
Zion Williamson scores 31 on 13-of-15 shooting, leading the Pelicans to a 128-123 road win in Sacramento. With the win, the Pelicans snap their five-game losing streak.
💥📸💥- NBA (@NBA) January 18, 2021
Views of the most EMPHATIC of Zion's 13 buckets on 15 attempts! pic.twitter.com/Sb5Gs5g97Y
On the losing side, De'Aaron Fox went off a double-double including a career-high 43 points.
LA Clippers 129, Indiana Pacers 96
Seven players score in double figures as the Clippers blowout the Pacers by knocking down 19 3-pointers.
PG (20 PTS) & Morris (20 PTS & 4 3PM) were in the zone! 🎯 pic.twitter.com/pcNYP6nQ1k- NBA TV (@NBATV) January 18, 2021
Top Fantasy Performers
Julius Randle: 20 PTS, 12 REBS, 4 ASTS, 3 STLS
Luka Doncic: 36 PTS, 16 REBS, 15 ASTS, 2 STLS
Nikola Jokic: 35 PTS, 14 REBS, 9 ASTS, 2 STLS
De'Aaron Fox: 43 PTS, 13 ASTS, 4 REBS, 4 STLS
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