In the NBA basketball league, four games were played on the night between Thursday and Friday, with victories for the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia, New York, and Cleveland. Without LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers won on the road against the top team in the league, Boston, with a score of 114:105. Austin Rivers was instrumental in this victory, scoring a record 32 points and making seven three-pointers.
Meanwhile, D’Angelo Russell contributed to the Lakers’ win with 16 points, 14 assists, and eight rebounds, and Jackson Hays also scored 16 points with ten rebounds. The top scorer for Boston was Jayson Tatum with 23 points. The Philadelphia basketball team, without the help of the injured Joel Embiid, triumphed on the road against Utah with a score of 127:124.
In Embiid’s absence, Tyrese Maxey stood out, setting a career-high with 51 points. He surpassed his previous record of 50 points, set on November 12 against Indiana, by making two free throws with 4.1 seconds remaining. Tobias Harris closely followed Maxey with 28 points, while the top scorer for the losing team was Lauri Markkanen with 28 points and ten rebounds.
The New York Knicks secured their ninth consecutive victory by defeating Indiana at home with a score of 109:105. The standout player of the game was Jaylen Brown, who led the Knicks to victory with 40 points, while the top scorer for Indiana was Jaylen Smith with 20 points. Cleveland achieved their fourth consecutive win by defeating Memphis on the road with a score of 108:101.
The top scorer for the winning team was Donovan Mitchell with 25 points, Caris LeVert added 16, and Jarrett Allen finished the game with 14 points and nine rebounds. Jaren Jackson led Memphis with 25 points.