NBA Roundup: Anthony Edwards Leads Minnesota Timberwolves to Victory 130-121

NBA Roundup: Anthony Edwards delivered a standout performance, scoring a career-high 51 points and leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 130-121 victory over the Washington Wizards in the latest NBA action.

After coming off the bench, Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 23 points for Minnesota, which has won four of its previous five games. Mike Conley scored 15 points, while Rudy Gobert grabbed 19 points and 16 rebounds.

NBA Roundup: Anthony Edwards Leads Minnesota Timberwolves to Victory 130-121

After coming off the bench, Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 23 points for Minnesota, which has won four of its previous five games. Mike Conley scored 15 points, while Rudy Gobert grabbed 19 points and 16 rebounds.

The Denver Nuggets and Timberwolves are tied for first place in the Western Conference.
Jordan Poole scored 24 points and Corey Kispert scored 25, but the Wizards lost for the fourth time in a row.


Despite Giannis Antetokounmpo’s heroics of 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists prior to his game-ending leg injury, Milwaukee defeated visiting Boston to snap a four-game losing run.

With 3:37 left in the third quarter, Antetokounmpo went down and clutched his left calf. He left the game and made his way to the locker room. The big man was on his way to the hospital for diagnostics after the Bucks labeled his ailment a soleus strain.

With ten rebounds and twenty points, Patrick Beverley led the Bucks. With 22 points, Boston’s Jayson Tatum topped all scorers.

76ERS 120, PISTONS 102

For their sixth consecutive victory, host Philadelphia defeated Detroit thanks to Joel Embiid’s 37 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists.

Buddy Hield led the Sixers, who are currently one game behind the Pacers for sixth place in the Eastern Conference, with 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. ended with 17, and Tobias Harris contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey, an All-Star guard, missed the game because of tight hips.

The Pistons suffered their fifth straight loss despite 25 points from Jaden Ivey. Jalen Duren contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Evan Fournier scored 21 points.


For the 15th time in 17 games, visiting Dallas defeated Charlotte in the first quarter, with 21 of Luka Doncic’s 39 points coming from the field.

In addition, Doncic contributed 10 assists and 12 rebounds. Daniel Gafford made 12 of his 12 shots to score 26 points. For Dallas, Kyrie Irving contributed eight rebounds, nine assists, and eight points.

In Steve Clifford’s last home game as Hornets coach, he scored 22 points and rookie Brandon Miller added 21. Clifford will retire at the end of the season.


With 30 points from Tyrese Haliburton, visiting Indiana upset Toronto to maintain its sixth-place standings in the Eastern Conference.

The Pacers, who have won three straight and five of six, are led by Obi Toppin, who added 23 points off the bench, and Pascal Siakam, a former Raptor standout, who added 16 points and nine rebounds.

The Toronto team’s last home game of the season saw RJ Barrett score 23 points. The Raptors, who had won their previous two games following a 15-game losing skid, were led by Kelly Olynyk, who scored 22 points, and Javon Freeman-Liberty, who scored a season-high 20 points.


With 1:27 left, Chet Holmgren made a free throw to break the tie, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored the final six points of the game to conclude a 40-point effort. Oklahoma City overcame visiting Sacramento after coming back from a 20-point deficit.

With 18 points, Luguentz Dort supported Gilgeous-Alexander, while Holmgren contributed 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds to lead the Thunder, who officially secured the third seed in the Western Conference.

For the Kings, De’Aaron Fox scored a game-high 33 points, while Keon Ellis scored a career-high 26.


New Orleans defeated Portland in a crucial game, led by Trey Murphy III’s 31 points and eight rebounds and CJ McCollum’s 29 points.

With 22 points and seven rebounds, Zion Williamson helped New Orleans climb into sixth place in the Western Conference. The Pelicans trounced the Trail Blazers for the sixth consecutive game thanks to five 3-pointers apiece from Murphy and McCollum, the latter a former Portland great.

Portland, which has lost 12 of its previous 14 games, was led by rookie Scoot Henderson, who finished with 19 points and a career-high 15 assists, and Deandre Ayton, who finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds. Henderson recorded the highest assist total for a rookie in Trail Blazers history.

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HEAT 117, HAWKS 111 (2OT)

Miami defeated Atlanta in double overtime thanks to the scoring of 33 points from Tyler Herro and 25 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, and three steals from Jimmy Butler.

The Heat, who are still in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, one and a half games behind Philadelphia and Indiana, added 23 points and eight rebounds from Nikola Jovic.

Dejounte Murray of Atlanta finished with 19 career triple-doubles, including 29 points, 13 rebounds, 13 assists, and four steals. For the Hawks, who lost Jalen Johnson due to a sprained right ankle, De’Andre Hunter contributed 23 points and 11 rebounds.


Houston defeated Orlando to wrap up its home schedule with a victory led by 22 points from Jabari Smith Jr. and a season-high 37 points from Fred VanVleet.

The Rockets ended a five-game losing streak that was the worst of the season while also handily defeating the Magic in terms of their postseason prospects. In addition to his six 3-pointers, VanVleet recorded eight rebounds and six assists.

Jalen Suggs and Paolo Banchero both scored 21 points for the Magic, who were missing Franz Wagner due to an ankle injury. With three games left, Orlando dropped to second place in the Eastern Conference, two games behind Milwaukee.


OG Anunoby scored 24 points, Josh Hart recorded a double-double, and Jalen Brunson scored 45 points to lead visiting New York over Chicago.

With three regular-season games left, New York moved up to sole possession of third place in the Eastern Conference, one game behind Milwaukee.

In the Eastern Conference play-in tournament match between the ninth and tenth seeds, Chicago led Atlanta by one game to secure home-court advantage. In addition, the Bulls own the tiebreaker. Leading Chicago with 34 points was DeMar DeRozan.


With a victory over Utah in Salt Lake City, Denver maintained its lead in the race for the top spot in the Western Conference. Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic each scored 28 points for the Denver team.

Denver and Minnesota were still tied for first place in the West. Over Oklahoma City, Denver and Minnesota each had a one-game advantage.

After coming off the bench, Talen Horton-Tucker scored 24 points, going 4 for 8 from beyond the 3-point line, to lead the Jazz. Utah suffered its 13th straight setback.


With a win, Golden State, the sharpshooting team, moved closer to hosting Los Angeles in the battle for play-in playoff placement. Klay Thompson scored 27 points, while Stephen Curry added 23.

The Warriors made a season-high 26 3-pointers out of 41 attempts, led by 6-for-6 shooting from Curry and 5-for-7 shooting from Draymond Green. With at least 40 long-range attempts, Golden State had the highest 3-point shooting percentage (63.4%) in an NBA game history, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

For the Lakers, Austin Reaves scored 22 points and had 11 assists, while LeBron James scored 33 points. Los Angeles and Golden State are currently tied for ninth place in the Western Conference, barely a half-game apart.

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With 16 points, 15 assists, and 15 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored his first triple-double of the year, and Los Angeles overcame the host Phoenix Suns in the fourth quarter.

Paul George of the Clippers concluded with a game-high 23 points. Los Angeles maintained a two-game lead over Dallas for the No. 4 seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with its fourth straight victory.

Phoenix’s defeat, together with New Orleans’ victory over Portland, caused the Suns to fall to seventh place in the Western Conference and eliminated from contention for the last playoff slot. For Phoenix, Kevin Durant finished with 21 points, and Bradley Beal finished with 19 points.


The visiting Spurs defeated Memphis with ease thanks to a balanced attack led by Victor Wembanyama, who scored eighteen points and blocked seven attempts.

The Spurs ended a 13-game losing streak to Memphis that dates back to the 2020–21 campaign. For San Antonio, Julian Champagnie scored 17 more points.

The injury-plagued Grizzlies played with just eight active players, the NBA minimum, for the third consecutive game, and it took a toll. With 14 points apiece, Trey Jemison, Brandon Clarke, and Scotty Pippen Jr. led Memphis.

Also Read: Nuggets Dominate Hawks, Claim Top Spot; Lakers Rise to No 8 Spot

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