Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106 on Tuesday night. The Kings earned their second win in the NBA restart - each over the Pelicans. With both teams eliminated from the playoffs, among the top starters given the night off were Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson and Kings leading scorer De'Aaron Fox.
Brook Lopez scored 24 points and Milwaukee beat the Washington Wizards 126-113 on Tuesday night after Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected in the second quarter for headbutting Moritz Wagner. Wagner took a charge from Antetokounmpo, who didn't like the call in what had become a physical game early on. During a break in the action with Milwaukee challenging the call, Antetokounmpo approached Wagner on the way to the bench and started jabbering at him before headbutting him and drawing the ejection.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from Milwaukee's game against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night after the NBA MVP headbutted Moritz Wagner. Wagner took a charge from Antetokounmpo, who didn't like the call in what had become a physical game. During a break in the action with Milwaukee challenging the call, Antetokounmpo approached Wagner and started jabbering at him before headbutting him and drawing the ejection in the second quarter.
Damian Lillard erupts scoring 61 points with 9 triples, 8 assists and five rebounds to beat Dallas keeping the Blazers in the hunt for the post-season.
The Blazers point guard and head coach Terry Stotts spoke following Lillard’s 61-point game — matching his career-high — to lead Portland past Dallas and into 8th place in the Western Conference.
The Celtics can put their starters in, ahem, bubble wrap for Thursday's seeding-game finale. As Chris Forsberg writes in the wake of a rout of the Grizzlies, the C's look playoff ready.
Damian Lillard is simply willing the Portland Trail Blazers toward the postseason. The veteran guard tied a career high with 61 points, leading the Blazers to a 134-131 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that moved his team into eighth place in the Western Conference. ''Ain't nothing I want more,'' Lillard said of the playoffs.
Devin Booker scored 35 points and the Phoenix Suns protected their playoff hopes by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 130-117 on Tuesday to remain undefeated in the NBA restart. Mikal Bridges added 24 points and Ricky Rubio had 16 points with 10 assists as the Suns pulled into a ninth-place tie in the Western Conference with Memphis, a half-game behind new No. 8 Portland. ''We know we're not totally in control of our fate but we put ourselves in a good position,'' Suns coach Monty Williams said.
Real recognize real. Zach LaVine continued a reverential public relationship with Damian Lillard by shouting him out during a clutch 61-point performance.
Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics ran past Memphis 122-107 on Tuesday, putting the Grizzlies in further danger of missing the playoffs. The Grizzlies missed another chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the Western Conference play-in series, and fell out of eighth place after Portland beat Dallas later Tuesday. Boston (48-23), which has already locked up the Eastern Conference's third seed, won its fourth straight.
Moe Wagner got under the skin of another player on Tuesday night, this time in an incident that got the league MVP ejected.
Richard Jefferson and Adam Amin discuss the key factors that Brooklyn could look at when determining its next head coach. Watch select NBA League Pass Games in VR in Oculus Venues between July 31 and August 14, powered by Yahoo Sports, RYOT & Oculus Venues.
Though there wasn't a ton to take away from the shorthanded Sixers' loss Tuesday, Kyle O'Quinn's pursuit of a first career triple-double was a storyline until the final seconds. By Noah Levick