NBA February 2 Games Scores & Standings

Kobe Bryant, Andrew Wiggins, Gorgui Dieng

In a short night of NBA basketball, the Houston Rockets stopped losing, the Portland Trail Blazers made things worse for the Milwaukee Bucks and Kobe Bryant had a rare moment in the spotlight this season in terms of actually playing well, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their first win after 10 consecutive losses.

Boston Celtics 97  New York Knicks 89: The Celtics couldn’t hit anything from the outside, but got enough offense from elsewhere while holding the Knicks to 37.8% from the field. Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points to go with his 8 assists, with Tyler Zeller helping out, scoring 16.

Miami Heat 102  Houston Rockets 115: The Rockets stop their three game losing streak behind 26 points and 14 assists from James Harden. Josh Smith started at center, finishing with 19 points, while Marcus Thornton added 18 off the bench. Luol Deng led the Heat with 17 points, who turned the ball over 17 times.

Toronto Raptors 104  Phoenix Suns 97: There’s nothing like playing the Suns to get back on the winning track. The Suns also lost T.J. Warren for the season so Earl Watson, the new interim coach, has very little to work with. Kyle Lowry hit five 3-pointers and finished with 26 points while DeMar DeRozan scored 22. Markieff Morris, yes, still on the team, scored 30 points and Devin Booker, maybe the only good thing about the Suns this year, finished with 27.

Milwaukee Bucks 95  Portland Trail Blazers 107: Another loss for the Bucks, who are losing touch with a playoff spot. C.J. McCollum led the Blazers for once with 30 points while Damian Lillard finished with 14 points and 12 assists, hanging on to their 8th spot in the Western conference.

Minnesota Timberwolves 115  Los Angeles Lakers 119: The Timberwolves keep sinking, while the Lakers have their moment, or more like Kobe Bryant, who scored 38 points including seven 3-pointers in his best game of the season. Lou Williams finished with 20 points and D’Angelo Russell added 18 in a rough season for him. Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 30 points.

Eastern conference standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Cleveland Cavaliers 35 12 .745 47
2 Toronto Raptors 33 16 .673 3.0 49
3 Atlanta Hawks 28 22 .560 8.5 50
4 Boston Celtics 28 22 .560 8.5 50
5 Chicago Bulls 26 21 .553 9.0 47
6 Miami Heat 27 22 .551 9.0 49
7 Detroit Pistons 26 23 .531 10.0 49
8 Indiana Pacers 25 23 .521 10.5 48
9 Charlotte Hornets 23 25 .479 12.5 48
10 Washington Wizards 21 25 .457 13.5 46
11 New York Knicks 23 28 .451 14.0 51
12 Orlando Magic 21 26 .447 14.0 47
13 Milwaukee Bucks 20 31 .392 17.0 51
14 Brooklyn Nets 12 37 .245 24.0 49
15 Philadelphia 76ers 7 41 .146 28.5 48

Western conference standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Golden State Warriors 44 4 .917 48
2 San Antonio Spurs 40 8 .833 4.0 48
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 37 13 .740 8.0 50
4 Los Angeles Clippers 32 16 .667 12.0 48
5 Memphis Grizzlies 29 20 .592 15.5 49
6 Dallas Mavericks 28 23 .549 17.5 51
7 Houston Rockets 26 25 .510 19.5 51
8 Portland Trail Blazers 24 26 .480 21.0 50
9 Utah Jazz 22 25 .468 21.5 47
10 Sacramento Kings 21 27 .438 23.0 48
11 Denver Nuggets 19 30 .388 25.5 49
12 New Orleans Pelicans 18 29 .383 25.5 47
13 Phoenix Suns 14 36 .280 31.0 50
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 14 36 .280 31.0 50
15 Los Angeles Lakers 10 41 .196 35.5 51
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