Cole Anthony touched his first triple-double in the NBA in the Orlando Magic’s emphatic win over the San Antonio Spurs. The point guard, in his third season as a professional, came off the bench to score 23 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Val Banchero scored 18 goals and the Wagner Brothers: Mo scored 17 and Franz scored 21.
Atlanta Hawks 130 – Detroit Pistons 105
The Atlanta Hawks broke Detroit’s resistance with a dominating third quarter run: 35–18. Trae Young and Dejaunte Murray were key to the victory for the Georgia franchise with 26 points apiece.
Boston Celtics 121-Minnesota Timberwolves 109
Boston got its smile back at TD Garden this morning after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves. With the win, the Celtics broke a worrying three-game losing streak before Christmas Day, when they would face the Milwaukee Bucks in a repeat of last season’s Eastern Conference Semifinals. Boston won thanks to a stellar fourth quarter from Jaylen Brown: he scored 23 of his 36 points in that period. Jayson Tatum closed with 30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. On to the Wolves, great game by Anthony Edwards with another 30 points.
Cleveland Cavaliers 107-Toronto Raptors 118
The Toronto Raptors destroyed what formerly seemed impossible: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The Canadiens franchise became the first team in the conference to win at home in Cleveland this season. And he did it off the backs of Siakam (26), Anunobi (26) and Barnes (25).
New York Knicks 118-Chicago Bulls 118
DeMar DeRozan gave Chicago the win with a last-second basket. His action nothing but a great performance by Barrett, who finished the game with 44 points. Zach LaVine was the Bulls’ leading scorer with 33 points.
Miami Heat 108-Indiana Pacers 111
Indiana won in Miami thanks to a stellar performance from Tyrese Halliburton, who not only finished with 43 points, his career-high, but also hit a 3-pointer that sealed the Pacers’ victory with just 4.1 seconds remaining. sealed it. ,