The Golden State Warriors keep up the good work with an 11th consecutive win, this time over the defensively-handicapped Minnesota Timberwolves. The San Antonio Spurs looked impressive as always on the road while beating the Washington Wizards, while Russell Westbrook had himself another triple double as the Oklahoma City Thunder easily handled the visiting Detroit Pistons.
San Antonio Spurs 112 Washington Wizards 100: The Spurs improve to 10-0 on the road this season, getting 24 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, 20 from Tony Parker and 19 by Kawhi Leonard, as the Wizards continue to struggle bringing forth consistent contribution outside their backcourt.
New York Knicks 102 Charlotte Hornets 107: The Hornets get their revenge on the Knicks, led by 28 points from Kemba Walker and a huge 18 points, 17 rebounds performance from Jeremy Lamb. Kristaps Porzingis finished with a team-high 25 points for the Knicks, while Joakim Noah scored 0 once again.
Detroit Pistons 88 Oklahoma City Thunder 106: The Pistons didn’t look like the team that upset the Clippers the night before, succumbing to yet another Russell Westbrook triple double. He finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists, while it was Anthony Morrow with 21 points that led the scoring for the Thunder.
Memphis Grizzlies 110 Miami Heat 107: Coached by a former Miami assistant, the Grizzlies repaid the Heat for their previous win in Memphis. Mike Conley played this time to finish with 21 points and 7 assists, but it was Marc Gasol who made the big difference with 28 points while the Heat settled for 28 points from Dion Waiters, without the crucial help from Tyler Johnson off the bench, this time settling for 12 points.
Minnesota Timberwolves 102 Golden State Warriors 115: The Warriors are on fire even without Draymond Green. Stephen Curry finished with 34 points to lead them on their 11th consecutive win, Kevin Durant added 28 and Klay Thompson had 23 points. Zach LaVine led Minnesota with 31 points, as they fell to just 2-7 on the road.
Eastern Conference Standings
|7||New York Knicks||8||8||.500||5.0||16|
Western Conference Standings
|1||Golden State Warriors||15||2||.882||–||17|
|2||Los Angeles Clippers||14||3||.824||1.0||17|
|3||San Antonio Spurs||14||3||.824||1.0||17|
|6||Oklahoma City Thunder||10||8||.556||5.5||18|
|8||Portland Trail Blazers||9||9||.500||6.5||18|
|9||Los Angeles Lakers||8||9||.471||7.0||17|
|12||New Orleans Pelicans||6||11||.353||9.0||17|