Brooklyn Nets @ Orlando Magic – 150 – 108
Wow Wow Wow, Kyrie Irving put on a masterclass tonight and showed why the nets will miss him in the 11 games he wont be allowed to play, by putting up 60 points tonight, with 41 in the first half against the Orlando Magic. It was a night he will never forget as he put his name in the history books for the Brooklyn Nets, while also breaking his own career high. It was a blow out night for the nets running away with the game by 42 points in the end. All round scoring from the nets secured the win and helping push for a play off spot in the final run in, whilst the already down and out Magic could not keep up with Irving and Co.’s scoring performance with R.J Hampton shooting only 25% from the field tonight.
Memphis Grizzlies @ Indiana Pacers – 135 – 102
No Ja Morant tonight no problem as the Memphis Grizzlies took home a big win on the road against a below par Pacers tonight, with Desmond Bane looking to make a bigger statement for the most improved player of the season with 21 points from shooting guard. It was a solid performance from the Grizzlies with four of their five starters in double points and Steven Adams pulling down 13 rebounds. While a disappointing night for Tyrese Haliburton only putting up 4 points from the field tonight and shooting only two from nine in the game. The win all but ensures the Grizzlies playoff appearance while leaving the Pacers all but over for the play in this year.
Detroit Pistons @ Miami Heat – 98 – 105
A standard night for the Heat as they look to have done the work to all but secure a playoff seed this year with a win in Miami, as Tyler Herro looks to make a bigger statement for the 6th man of the year as he top scored for the Heat tonight with 29 points off the bench and shooting 53% from the field. It wasn’t easy for Miami with Jerami Grant putting up 22 points but the team scoring was not there for Detroit and maybe the absence of their rookie Cade Cunningham being the difference tonight as they took defeat. This takes them one step closer to the first seed in the playoffs and tipping the Milwaukee Bucks to the conference this year.
Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Pelicans – 131 – 115
A routine night for the Phoenix Suns in New Orleans as they took a big step to clinching the conference and booking the first place seed in the play offs. The comfortable 16 point win was with help from Devin Booker who stared with 27 points of the night and a well rounded team performance with Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton both posting 20 and 18 points respectively. While the Pelicans starters done their jobs all posting double digits and Jonas Valanciunas also grabbing 12 rebounds but their bench will be looked at as the culprits for their downfall with only Trey Murphy III and Willy Hernangomez the only two bench players posting double points. The defeat means that the Pelicans are teetering on the 10th seed for the play in this year at the moment with the Portland Trailblazers and San Antonio Spurs both looking at the chance to grab that play in spot. While Phoenix look to grab the conference and keep their lead at the top of the conference to seven games.