Philadelphia 76ers (117) def New York Knicks (91)
The 76ers had a comfortable win over New York today at home, beating the Knicks by 26 points. Starting with a 41-27 first quarter, Philly had the game under control which continued for the duration of the game. Australian point duard Ben Simmons finished with 14 points shooting at 55 per cent from the field, eight rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 24 minutes of game time. The Philly star is averaging 15.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 7.9 assists in Philly’s 15 wins and seven losses this season.
Utah Jazz (101) def Brooklyn Nets (91)
The Jazz ovverun the Nets in the fourth quarter of this one. The game remained tight until Brooklyn managed to stretch the lead to nine points at the end of the third. Despite the lead heading into the fourth, Utah outscored the Nets 31-13 to secure the win. Joe Ingles had seven points, seven rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes. The Aussie, who has been averaging 12.8 points this season for the Jazz made 3-from-8 in the field shooting at 37.5 per cent. Australian teammate Dante Exum, who has been averaging 15 minutes per game this season, had a minimal impact, playing only six minutes and finishing with one assist and one steal.
Milwaukee Bucks (116) def Chicago Bulls (113)
Milwaukee managed to secure their 14th win of the season against the Bulls today at home. Despite a slow start which saw the Bucks trail by 10 points at the end of the first quarter, the game soon turned which saw them take a one-point at the half (63-62). Aussie Thon Make,r who has been averaging five points per game this season, failed to hit the scorecard in this one. However, he finished with three rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes of game time. Australian teammate Matthew Dellavedova did not play.
Minnesota Timberwolves (128) def San Antonio Spurs (89)
The Timberwolves had a strong 39-point win over the Spurs today at home. After outscoring the Spurs 29-9 in second quarter, the Timberwolves built a comfortable 23-point lead heading into the second half. Despite the Spurs putting up competitive numbers in the third and fourth quarters, the Timberwolves were too dominant. Australian Patty Mills came off the bench, recording six points, one rebound and three assists in 18 minutes of game time. Mills, who has been shooting at an average of 45 per cent from the field this season, struggled against the Timberwolves shooting at 28.6 per cent.
Dallas Mavericks (128) def Houston Rockets (108)
The Mavs got their tenth win of the season today against Houston, beating the Rockets by 20 points. Dallas led at the end of every term, holding a seven-point lead heading into the fourth. The Mavs outscored the rockets 32-19 in the last quarter to seal their victory. Australian Ryan Broekhoff came off the bench playing 3 minutes but did not record any stats.