The Lakers had probably the most epic NBA comeback of all on Sunday night time

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A nine-game win streak no extra for the Denver Nuggets. The sport in opposition to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder went backwards and forwards nearly from the leap, with Denver’s Zeke Nnaji draining two free throws to tie it up at 99 with 30 seconds remaining within the contest. However with just below 10 seconds left, SGA took issues into his personal fingers, flattening a jumper to place the Thunder forward for good. Jamal Murray missed a possible game-tying shot from 14 ft out with only some seconds left on the clock, and the Nuggets’ league-leading win streak was snapped.

OKC’s win not solely ruined Denver’s nine-game run, but additionally introduced the Nuggets’ 16-game residence win streak — its longest streak in a decade — to an in depth. SGA led all scorers with 34; with out Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets had seven gamers (led by Jamal Murray’s 26-point effort) end in double-figures regardless of the loss).

In different information, the Boston Celtics now have the NBA’s longest lively win streak. Catch me pouring each ounce of my emotional power into their extended success now that the Payments are eradicated from the NFL Playoffs. No, I’m not okay.

Nets’ comeback fuels dub over Warriors, 120-116

You recognize who’s fairly rattling good? Nic Claxton. Over his final 5 video games, Brooklyn’s huge man is averaging 19.2 factors and 11 rebounds, big-time numbers for a beginning huge man on an Jap Convention contender. And on Sunday, he dropped 24 factors and 15 rebounds to bolster the Nets’ comeback over the Warriors, proving a worthy second fiddle to Kyrie Irving — not less than for one night time. Irving’s 38 factors, seven rebounds, and 9 assists led the Nets to victory after trailing by 17 late within the second half.

After dropping 4 in a row, the Nets have gained two in a row. It may not final lengthy — the Sixers come subsequent, on Wednesday night time — however the Pistons, Knicks, and Lakers observe. The streak may proceed… and since I’ve mentioned it may, it gained’t.

Knicks drop fourth-straight as Raptors win, 125-116

Nothing went proper for the Knicks on Sunday. Nothing. With out Immanuel Quickley (left knee) and heart Mitchell Robinson (fractured proper thumb), Toronto took management of New York, led by Fred VanVleet’s 28-point outing. Gary Trent Jr. (24 earlier than fouling out) and Pascal Siakam (24; he didn’t foul out) additionally led the best way for the Raptors, who snapped a three-game dropping streak of their dealing with of the up-and-down Knicks.

RJ Barrett completed with 30 factors, and Julius Randle dropped 23 factors and pulled down 19 rebounds for the Knicks as they misplaced their fourth straight. Nobody would name that ideally suited.

Lakers put collectively second-half comeback to drop Blazers, 121-112

If you’re trailing 71-46 at halftime, the optics aren’t nice. In truth, they’re quite dismal. That’s what the Los Angeles Lakers stared down on Sunday in Portland… and laughed within the face of. They outscored the Path Blazers 75-41 within the second half — placing them forward by 9, for you math nerds on the market — regardless of trailing by as many as 25. On a Sunday chock-full of huge leads and epic comebacks, L.A.’s is likely to be probably the most spectacular; LeBron James scored 37 factors and had 11 rebounds, Thomas Bryant had 31 and 14, and Dennis Schroder completed with 24 factors, six boards, and eight dimes. That’s one hell of a field rating, one which the Lakers can stand by as they try and make a declare for a play-in spot because the season rolls alongside.

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Full-strength Clippers deal with Mavericks, 112-98

It’s a marvel what your workforce can do when it’s at full power, All-Stars and all. The Los Angeles Clippers — sure, that workforce you as soon as believed was a championship contender! — dropped the Dallas Mavericks by 14 behind 30 factors from Kawhi Leonard, 21 from Paul George, and a further 19 from Norman Powell on Sunday. Even though issues had been shut coming into the fourth, the Clips pulled away late, successful their second-straight sport following a stretch of 9 losses out of 11 tries.

Luka Doncic led Dallas with 29 factors and 10 rebounds whereas Tim Hardaway Jr. (22) and Spencer Dinwiddie (21) served as outstanding backup choices for Jason Kidd. Dallas has misplaced 4 of its final 5 video games and is 3-7 in its final 10 video games.

Warmth come again from 16 down, beat Pelicans, 100-96

That it was child’s day in Miami and Tyler Herro — 26 factors, eight rebounds, 4 assists — prevailed because the hero feels becoming, however I’ll do my finest to place it apart as I take into account Miami’s win over New Orleans on Sunday. Regardless that they trailed by 16 within the first half, Miami’s effort by no means faltered. Each Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler scored 18 for Miami, they usually pressured a turnover with 15 seconds left — the Pelicans’ twenty fifth giveaway — while up by two. New Orleans gained a leap ball to regain possession with only some seconds remaining. C.J. McCollum missed the three-point try with only some seconds remaining; Victor Oladipo closed the sport with a tandem of free throws to formally seal it.

The Suns win!!! Towards the Grizzlies!!! Huh!!! 112-110!!!

I feel all of us wanted this. Maybe even when we didn’t know we wanted it.

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