Sport Thursday, April 15 – NBA scores, updates news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers
One Play: You don't want Nikola Jokic getting the ball at the elbow
Nikola Jokic recorded 16 assists in Denver's comeback win over Orlando on Monday, eight of which came in the third quarter. The Magic had no answer for him, but there was one particular set the Nuggets ran involving Jokic that gave them trouble. Let's take a closer look.Today, Denver Nuggets centre Nikola Jokic takes the spotlight.
With 12 games and 24 teams in action, it was a blockbuster Thursday in the NBA.
We've got you covered below with all the final scores, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers of the night.
Milwaukee Bucks 130, Minnesota Timberwolves 105
This is what six different players scoring in double figures looks like. The Bucks defeated the Timberwolves behind 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds from Khris Middleton.
Share the rock for the easy trey!!— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks)
Cleveland Cavaliers 103, Charlotte Hornets 90
Taurean Prince poured in 25 points, while Kevin Love added 17 points and 11 boards to power the Cavs to their third-straight road win.
2020-21 NBA Rookie Ladder: Who took the top spot from injured LaMelo Ball?
Welcome back to our 2020-21 NBA Rookie Ladder! Every other Friday, we will provide you with updated rankings to track which first-year players are leading the Rookie of the Year race. LaMelo Ball's injury has paved the way for a different first-year player to take the top rank since the first week of this ladder, but who claimed that spot? Also, a new rookie enters the top five for their first time this season.As a follow-up to my 2020 NBA Draft coverage, I will be providing an in-depth look at how this year's rookie class has performed to start their NBA career by ranking the leading candidates for Rookie of the Year every other Friday.
Love recorded his 8,000th career rebound in the win, joining an illustrious list in the record boos.
.— Cavs Notes (@CavsNotes) recorded his 8,000th career rebound with his 2nd board in tonight. Love is just the 5th player in with 13,000 PTS, 8,000 REB and 1,000 3FGM, joining LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Antawn Jamison and Jason Kidd.
Philadelphia 76ers 123, Brooklyn Nets 117
Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 39 points and 13 rebounds as they held off the shorthanded Nets' furious fourth-quarter rally to win the season series 2-1.
Tonight's victory means the 76ers now have the tiebreaker over the Nets and a 1.0 game lead in the standings.
???? Joel: 21 PTS
???? Tobias: 17 PTS, 8-10 FGMlead at the half.. Watch the traditional game telecast on ESPN or the Daily Wager Special on ESPN2.
AFL live ScoreCentre: Saints vs Eagles, Suns vs Blues, Magpies vs Giants, Bulldogs vs Lions live scores, stats and results
It's a big Saturday of AFL, with St Kilda taking on West Coast, the Suns hosting the Blues, and Collingwood playing GWS. Earlier, the Bulldogs stayed unbeaten with a win over Brisbane. Follow our live AFL ScoreCentre for all the scores, stats and results.Earlier, the Bulldogs stayed unbeaten with a win over Brisbane.— NBA (@NBA)
Toronto Raptors 117, San Antonio Spurs 112
OG Anunoby powered the short-handed Raptors to victory with 22 points and, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
He's not missing that
20 & counting for OG— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors)
LA Clippers 100, Detroit Pistons 98
Reggie Jackson for the win!!!!
REGGIE JACKSON TIES IT.
REGGIE JACKSON WINS IT.— NBA (@NBA)
Orlando Magic 115, Chicago Bulls 106
Six Magic players scored in double figures led by 22 points from James Ennis III as they hand the Bulls their fourth-straight loss.
Chicago is now 1.0 game up on the Raptors for the 10th seed — the final Play-In seed.
????— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) 's face says it all ????
New York Knicks 116, New Orleans Pelicans 106
Julius Randle poured in 32 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Alec Burks scored 14 of his 21 in the fourth quarter to give the Knicks their fourth win in a row.
Michael Jordan to present Kobe Bryant into NBA Hall of Fame next month
Los Angeles Lakers icon Bryant, who died in January 2020 in a helicopter accident alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gigi, will be recognised in the delayed Class of 2020. Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will join Bryant in being inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on May 15.
21 on the night, 14 in the fourth for AB.— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks)
Indiana Pacers 132, Houston Rockets 124
Malcolm Brogdon stuffed the stat sheet to power the Pacers to a big win on the road.
Malcolm Brogdon put in WORK to lead thepast the Rockets.
23 PTS, 13 REB, 9 AST, 51.1 FPTS— NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy)
Golden State Warriors 147, Oklahoma City Thunder 109
Steph Curry followed up his 53-point performance with another monster game, dropping 42 points on 11-of-16 from the 3-point line.
Curry has hit 10+ threes in back-to-back games for the 2nd time in his career and is the only player to do so multiple times.
Steph's 3rd quarter:
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???? 8-8 FGM
???? 6-6 3PM— NBA (@NBA)
Dallas Mavericks 114, Memphis Grizzlies 113
Is there anything Luka Doncic can't do?
The Mavs star poured in 29 points, nine assists, five rebounds and a game-winning FLOATER from the 3-point line to seal the W.
Beat the trap.
Float it up from 3.
Ballgame.'s MAGICAL from EVERY ANGLE! ????????????????
Sunday, April 18 – NBA scores, updates news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers
There are only six games of NBA action on the slate, but there's no shortage of marquee matchups to tune into. Headlined by matchups like Lakers-Jazz and Celtics-Warriors, you won't want to miss out.We'll have you covered with live updates, highlights and more throughout the day.— NBA (@NBA)
Denver Nuggets 123, Miami Heat 106
Michael Porter Jr. led the Nuggets with 25 points, while Nikola Jokic recorded his 15th triple-double of the season with 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
15th triple-double for #⃣1⃣5⃣!
17 PTS | 11 AST | 10 REB— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets)
Washington Wizards 123, Sacramento Kings 111
Russell Westbrook continues his scorching form for the Wizards, recording his sixth-straight triple-double with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists, while Bradley Beal added 31 points in the win.
BEASTBROOK: 25 PTS, 15 REBS, 11 ASTS, 4 STLS ⭐️
That's his 10th triple-double in his last 11 games.— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) |
Top Fantasy Performers
Khris Middleton: 27 PTS (9-15 FG), 8 REB, 7 AST, 1 STL
Terry Rozier: 22 PTS (9-20 FG), 8 AST, 7 REB, 4 STL, 1 BLK
Kyrie Irving: 37 PTS (13-22 FG), 9 AST, 3 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK
Joel Embiid: 39 PTS (13-29 FG), 13 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK
Zach LaVine: 30 PTS (11-22 FG), 7 AST, 5 REB, 2 BLK, 1 STL
Julius Randle: 32 PTS (11-26 FG), 8 REB, 5 AST,
Zion Williamson: 25 PTS (10-19 FG), 8 REB, 7 AST, 2 BLK, 1 STL
Malcolm Brogdon: 23 PTS (7-19 FG), 14 REB, 9 AST
Draymond Green: 23 PTS (5-10 FG), 16 AST, 10 REB, 3 STL
Stephen Curry: 42 PTS (14-20 FG), 8 AST, 6 REB
Luka Doncic: 29 PTS (10-20 FG), 9 AST, 5 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK
Nikola Jokic: 17 PTS (6-14 FG), 11 AST, 10 REB, 2 BLK, 1 STL
Russell Westbrook: 25 PTS (12-22 FG), 15 REB, 11 AST, 4 STL
De'Aaron Fox: 33 PTS (13-28 FG), 6 AST, 5 REB, 6 STL, 1 BLK
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Thursday, April 22 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers .
With a packed 12-game slate on tap, there are plenty of marquee matchups you won't want to miss out on with a ton of the league's best stars on display.For live updates, highlights and more from all the action, we'll have you covered below.