There were 11 NBA games to look forward to on Friday! Follow along for final scores, highlights and stats from each contest.
Utah Jazz 119, Indiana Pacers 111
The Jazz outscore the Pacers 63-42 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 24 points for the Jazz while Rudy Gobert recorded a 13-point, 23-rebound double-double. Gobert also blocked a game-high four shots.
big block ✔️- utahjazz (@utahjazz) April 16, 2021
ingles triple ☕️ pic.twitter.com/hhbKj0cmZO
Unfortunately for the Jazz, they lost Donovan Mitchell to an ankle injury in the third quarter. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the X-Rays came back negative and that Mitchell is set to have an MRI on Saturday.
Detroit Pistons 110, Oklahoma City Thunder 104
The Thunder lose their ninth straight as multiple Pistons recorded impressive games led by an impressive performance from rookie Isaiah Stewart.
The kids were alright tonight! #PISTONSWIN- Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) April 17, 2021
🔹 @j_josh11: 29 points / 7 rebounds / 9-16 FG
🔹 @FWJackson15: 18 points / 5 rebounds / 3-6 3FT
🔹 @_Beyyy15: 15 points / 7 rebounds / 2 assists
Our bench had 31 points and we had 52 in the 🎨 pic.twitter.com/5laZJWtpQx
Philadelphia 76ers 106, LA Clippers 103
It was close but Philadelphia stayed on course at the buzzer off the back of a dominant game from Joel Embiid, thus snapping the Clippers' seven-game win streak.
Joel Embiid and Paul George DUEL in Philly, @sixers come out on top! 🔥@JoelEmbiid: 36 PTS, 14 REB@Yg_Trece: 37 PTS, 9 REB, 6 AST pic.twitter.com/wfetvXAMaI- NBA (@NBA) April 17, 2021
Washington Wizards 117, New Orleans Pelicans 115 [OT]
Another stat-sheet stuffing performance from Russell Westbrook leads the Wizards to their third straight and fifth win in their last six.
Russ scores 18 in the 4th & OT combined to lift the @WashWizards!@russwest44: 36 PTS, 15 REB, 9 AST pic.twitter.com/9YnOYrW5lU- NBA (@NBA) April 17, 2021
Brooklyn Nets 130, Charlotte Hornets 115
Kevin Durant continues to impress since his return, scoring 25 and dishing out 11 assists in this one.
Kevin Durant tallies 25 PTS, 11 AST in the @BrooklynNets W vs. Charlotte! pic.twitter.com/kjZ0rp51N1- NBA (@NBA) April 17, 2021
Toronto Raptors 113, Orlando Magic 102
Paul Watson finishes with a career-high 30 points, 20 of which came in a red-hot third quarter as the Raptors without OG Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr., Pascal Siakam, and Kyle Lowry comfortably beat the Magic.
Career night for Paul & Yuta. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/7fsV8v3wm0- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 17, 2021
Memphis Grizzlies 126, Chicago Bulls 115
Six Grizzlies finished in double figures as they beat the Bulls for the second time in four days, led by Brooks 32.
Dillon Brooks scored a season-high 32 points in the @memgrizz's 126-115 win tonight at Chicago, his sixth career 30-point performance. pic.twitter.com/tdhsbBhIoX- Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) April 17, 2021
Denver Nuggets 128, Houston Rockets 99
Another big night for MVP candidate Nikola Jokic with 29 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists in a huge win for the Nuggets.
The highlight of the game, this behind-the-back pass from the Serbian:
We are blessed to watch this man play basketball. pic.twitter.com/RVBogdplFa- Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) April 17, 2021
Minnesota Timberwolves 119, Miami Heat 111
The Timberwolves pull of an upset at home, beat the Heat by outscoring them 31-18 in the final quarter. Seven players finished in double figures led by Karl-Anthony Towns' 24 points.
The Rookie of the Year frontrunner getting big buckets in the 4th. pic.twitter.com/KAKwAEWHDu- Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) April 17, 2021
Portland Trail Blazers 107, San Antonio Spurs 106
Norman Powell's game-winner caps-off the Blazers' 16-point comeback, snapping a rough stretch where they lost four in their last five.
NORM POWELL. GAME WINNER. pic.twitter.com/RP7kthpFlG- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 17, 2021
New York Knicks 117, Dallas Mavericks 109
Julius Randle becomes the first Knicks player to have multiple 40-point games since Carmelo Anthony since 2014 - also the last time they won five straight.
Julius Randle GOES OFF for 44 PTS, 10 REB, 7 AST... @nyknicks win 5th consecutive game! #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/KFlrw0b7k1- NBA (@NBA) April 17, 2021
Top Fantasy Performers
Domantas Sabonis: 22 PTS, 15 REBS, 7 ASTS
Rudy Gobert: 13 PTS, 23 REBS, 4 BLKS
Isaiah Stewart: 15 PTS, 21 REBS, 3 ASTS, 2 BLKS
Paul George: 37 PTS, 9 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 BLKS, 1 STL
Russell Westbrook: 36 PTS, 15 REBS, 9 ASTS
Brandon Ingram: 34 PTS, 7 REBS, 5 ASTS, 4 STLS
Nikola Jokic: 29 PTS, 16 REBS, 7 ASTS, 2 STLS
Jimmy Butler: 30 PTS, 10 REBS, 8 ASTS
Julius Randle: 44 PTS, 10 REBS, 7 ASTS
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