In a night filled with NBA action, the Washington Wizards clashed with the Miami Heat alongside nine other games, delivering a plethora of thrilling matchups. The Detroit Pistons faced off against the Los Angeles Clippers, with Russell Westbrook's 23 points propelling him to the elite group of players with 25,000 career points. Despite a strong start by the Pistons, the Clippers, led by Kawhi Leonard's 33 points, secured their seventh win in eight games.
The Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns engaged in a high-scoring duel, with Trae Young's remarkable performance of 32 points and 15 assists leading the Hawks to their third consecutive victory. Despite Kevin Durant's near-triple-double for the Suns, the team suffered its third loss in five games on their seven-game road trip.
Meanwhile, Domantas Sabonis's 26 points and 12 rebounds powered the Indiana Pacers past the Sacramento Kings, securing Sabonis's 30th consecutive double-double and breaking a franchise record dating back to 1962.
The Houston Rockets dominated the Toronto Raptors with a 135-106 victory, fueled by rookie Cam Whitmore's season-high 25 points and Alperen Shengun's outstanding performance of 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists.
The Memphis Grizzlies secured a 121-101 win over the Golden State Warriors, led by Jonathan Kuminga's 29 points. The Minnesota Timberwolves suffered a narrow 108-106 loss to the Orlando Magic, relinquishing their top spot in the West.
In a clash between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Charlotte Hornets, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's 31 points extended his streak of nine consecutive games with 30 or more points. However, the Thunder fell short, and the Hornets, led by rookie Brandon Miller's 28 points, secured the win.
The San Antonio Spurs faced a heartbreaking 114-113 defeat against the New Orleans Pelicans, with Zion Williamson's incredible 33-point display, including crucial points in the final seconds, sealing the victory.
Lastly, the Denver Nuggets triumphed over the Portland Trail Blazers with a score of 120-108, thanks to Nikola Jokic's exceptional performance, recording his 15th triple-double of the season with 27 points, 22 rebounds, and 12 assists.
Jamal Murray's near-triple-double also contributed to Denver's sixth win in their last eight games, while Scott Henderson and Anfernee Simons' efforts for the Blazers were not enough to secure a victory after two consecutive wins.