The Los Angeles Lakers won a nail-biting game against the Houston Rockets, with LeBron James scoring a free throw in the final second to win by “half a basket.” The match ended with scores of 105-104. In the game, James scored 37 points, had six rebounds and eight assists.
Meanwhile, Luka Dončić and Domantas Sabonis put on impressive performances for their respective teams. Dončić lost to the Sacramento Kings with the Dallas Mavericks (129-113), but he still scored 25 points with ten rebounds and seven assists. Sabonis excelled again for the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 32 points with 13 rebounds and six assists.
In another tight game, Darius Garland led Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over Denver Nuggets (109-86). He scored 26 points with three rebounds and six assists. For the defeated team, Nikola Jokić scored 18 points with ten rebounds and seven assists.
The Boston Celtics narrowly won a thrilling match against Memphis Grizzlies (102-100) thanks to Kristaps Porzingis’ buzzer-beating basket. He finished the match with 26 points, eight rebounds and an assist. Desmond Bane also played well for Memphis Grizzlies, scoring 30 points with two rebounds and eight assists.
The Utah Jazz finally emerged victorious in an epic battle against Phoenix Suns after two overtimes (140-137). Lauri Markkanen was instrumental in their win, scoring 38 points and having 17 assists. Kevin Durant also had an impressive performance for Phoenix Suns, scoring 39 points with eight rebounds and ten assists.
Finally, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Oklahoma City Thunder to a convincing win over visiting Portland Trail Blazers (134-91) by scoring an impressive 28 points along with three rebounds and four assists.