Sport Thursday, April 15 – NBA scores, updates news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers

09:05  15 april  2021
09:05  15 april  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

One Play: You don't want Nikola Jokic getting the ball at the elbow

  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.

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?

  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.

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.

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.

LA Clippers 100, Detroit Pistons 98

Reggie Jackson for the win!!!!

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.

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

  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.

Indiana Pacers 132, Houston Rockets 124

Malcolm Brogdon stuffed the stat sheet to power the Pacers to a big win on the road.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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