A huge ten-game slate filled Saturday, with a number of games carrying significant Play-In implications including a battle between the Lakers and Trail Blazers.
Keep it right here for all the scores, news, highlights and top performers!
New Orleans Pelicans 107, Philadelphia 76ers 109
Joel Embiid was dominant with 37 points and 13 rebounds as the Sixers just held off a shorthanded Pelicans team.
New Orleans were without Zion Willamson who is set to miss an indefinite period with a fractured left ring finger.
Back-to-back threes from the big fella.@JoelEmbiid | #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/LMWHG9wqTF- Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 8, 2021
Boston Celtics 99, Chicago Bulls 121
Zach LaVine and Coby White tallied 25 points as the Bulls put in an impressive performance at home.
Kemba Walker continued his strong play for Boston, finishing with 33 points.
Vooch finds LaVine for the tough bucket 💪@ZachLaVine | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/1342wuMi5M- Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) May 8, 2021
Orlando Magic 112, Charlotte Hornets 122
Terry Rozier had 28 points and LaMelo Ball added 27, six rebounds and six assists to help the Hornets pick up a win at home.
The Hornets highlights are back as Terry Rozier finishes this tough bucket!
Strong finish by @T_Rozzay3 💪💪💪 #AllFly | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/CIvYlO2wDW- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) May 8, 2021
Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Miami Heat 121
Jimmy Butler posted a monster line for Miami, finishing with 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals. Tyler Herro (27) and Goran Dragic (23) had big nights off the bench for the Heat.
BUCKETS TIME pic.twitter.com/hscj77Yp2L- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 8, 2021
Houston Rockets 133, Milwaukee Bucks 141
Brook Lopez scored an efficient 24 points on eight shots, while Khris Middleton chipped in with 23 as the Bucks handled the incredibly shorthanded Rockets.
Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Bully ball. pic.twitter.com/ru5fG2QvRb- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 8, 2021
Cleveland Cavaliers 90, Dallas Mavericks 110
Luka Doncic dropped 24 points and the Mavericks ensure they stay away from the Play-In zone with a big win at home.
✨Halftime highlight feat. Luka ✨@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/mwj1R5Nqfv- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) May 8, 2021
Denver Nuggets 120, Utah Jazz 127
A career-night from Bojan Bogdanovic lifted the Jazz to a huge win at home! Bogdanovic finished the night with 48 points on a scorching hot 8-for-11 from deep.
11 threes in the first half, 4 each for JC & Bojan 🌧#MACU3 | @MountainAmerica pic.twitter.com/xiPBSWZS1K- utahjazz (@utahjazz) May 8, 2021
New York Knicks 105, Phoenix Suns 128
The Knicks led at the half, but a 72-42 second half for Phoenix sparked a big win over the Knicks.
Deandre Ayton top scored with 26 points to go along with 15 rebounds.
WHOLE SQUAD GO CRAZY ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/NMeXFkxIet- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) May 8, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers 101, Portland Trail Blazers 106
The Lakers have officially slipped into the Play-In seeds, falling to Portland on the road. Damian Lillard poured in 38 points for the Blazers, while Anthony Davis had 36 points and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles.
nothing but net for DOLLA pic.twitter.com/5WU959DNpx- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) May 8, 2021
San Antonio Spurs 113, Sacramento Kings 104
The Spurs have created more distance from the New Orleans Pelicans as they attempt to solidify the final Play-In spot.
DeMar DeRozan led all scores with 25 points, while Dejounte Murray added 22 of his own to go with seven assists.
sheeeesh! DJ in his bag 💰 pic.twitter.com/V9vL8Lyd14- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 8, 2021
Top Fantasy Performers
Joel Embiid: 37 PTS, 13 REBS, 3 ASTS, 2 BLKS
Nikola Vucevic: 18 PTS, 14 REBS, 10 ASTS, 2 STLS
LaMelo Ball: 27 PTS, 6 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 STLS
Jimmy Butler: 25 PTS, 8 REBS, 6 ASTS, 5 STLS
Kelly Olynyk: 23 PTS, 12 REBS, 7 ASTS, 2 STLS
Nikola Jokic: 24 PTS, 13 ASTS, 9 REBS
Bojan Bogdanovic: 48 PTS, 8 REBS, 2 ASTS, 2 STLS
Chris Paul: 17 PTS, 11 ASTS, 6 REBS
Damian Lillard: 38 PTS, 7 ASTS, 4 REBS, 2 STLS
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