Monday night was packed with impressive performances by NBA players, but the one that stood out was Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson’s 14 3-pointers, the most by any player in a single game.
Warriors beat Bulls
A game-leading 52 points, which included a record-setting 14 threes from Klay Thompson, helped the Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls, 149-124. Stephen Curry had 23 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals, Alfonso McKinnie pitched in a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double, and Kevin Durant finished with 14 points, three rebounds and eight assists.
The Bulls were led by Antonio Blakeney with 21 points, Zach LaVine also had 21 points with six rebounds, Wendell Carter Jr added 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Cameron Payne and Jabari Parker combined for 30 with 15 points each.
Bucks down Raptors
The absence of star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo did not prevent the Milwaukee Bucks from getting a 124-109 win over the Toronto Raptors. Ersan Ilyasova had a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double, Malcolm Brogdon and Eric Bledsoe both scored 17 points, and Khris Middleton contributed 14 points, four rebounds and eight assists.
Congolese forward Serge Ibaka spearheaded the Raptors with a game-leading 20 points and nine rebounds, Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam had 22 points, eight rebounds and four steals, and Kyle Lowry notched 15 assists, nine points and six rebounds.
Timberwolves bite Lakers
The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 124-120, on the back of Jimmy Butler’s 32 points, six rebounds and four assists, Karl-Anthony Towns had a 25-point, 16-rebound double-double, and Josh Okogie pitched in 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.
The Lakers were led by LeBron James with a 29-point, 10-rebound double-double, Brandon Ingram had 24 points and five rebounds, Kyle Kuzma recorded 19 points, six rebounds and three assists, while JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo both put up 13 points.
Nuggets hit Pelicans
The Denver Nuggets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 116-111. Jamal Murray had 23 points, five rebounds and five steals, Garry Harris put up 23 points, six rebounds and six assists, Paul Millsap added 18 points and eight rebounds, while Trey Lyles ended the game with 17 points.
Julius Randle led the Pelicans with 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, E’Twaun Moore had 18 points, Nikola Mirotic claimed a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double, and Jrue Holiday had 16 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.
The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 103-93, 21 points from Ben Simmons helped the Philadelphia 76ers defeat the Atlanta Hawks 113-92, the Sacramento Kings beat the Miami Heat 123-113, the Nicks won the battle of New York with a 115-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets, while the San Antonio Spurs won the Texan showdown with a 116-111 win over the Dallas Mavericks.