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A matchup between the Minnesota Timber wolves and the New York Knicks on Monday night included two standout performances. One 3-pointer separated Taurean Prince from matching the NBA record set by Ben Gordon and Latrell Sprewell, who each scored 35 points and made all eight of their 3-point attempts. In order to assist the Timber wolves defeat the Knicks 140-134, Prince also hit the go-ahead shot with 10.4 seconds left. Richie Guerin’s record for the third-most points in a game in club history was equaled by Julius Randle’s amazing performance of 57 points, thus he had to put up more effort to beat him. With the victory, the Timber wolves ended a three-game losing skid. Rudy Gobert scored 16 points, Jaden McDaniels scored 18 points, and Mike Conley had a double-double with 24 points and 11 assists. Jalen Brunson scored 23 points in the meanwhile for the Knicks.
109-105 in double overtime, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in a different game. The Bulls were able to win because to DeMar DeRozan’s 25 points and 26 points from Zach LaVine. Joel Embiid put out a strong effort for the 76ers with 37 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks before fouling out with 3:54 left in the second overtime while attempting to stop Zach LaVine’s jumper.
Despite the absence of injured players Lauri Markkanen, Jordan Clarkson, and Collin Sexton, the Utah Jazz defeated the Sacramento Kings 128-120 thanks to youngster Ochai Agbaji’s career-high 27 points. With 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists, Kelly Olynyk helped the team win. De’Aaron Fox scored 37 points, had seven assists, and Keegan Murray added 22 points, but the Kings’ three-game winning run came to an end.
To overcome the visiting Indiana Pacers 115-109, the Charlotte Hornets overcame a first-half deficit of 21 points. Terry Rozier scored 23 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 28 points, and Gordon Hayward contributed 22 points. The Hornets’ four-game losing run was ended thanks to Nick Richards’ 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.
In a 121-108 victory over the Houston Rockets in a different game, the Golden State Warriors ended an 11-game road losing run courtesy to the combined 59 points of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Curry had 30 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for his final tally, while Thompson had 29 points and seven rebounds. All five Rockets starters reached double digits in scoring, while freshman Andre Eason had his ninth multi-double of the year with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
The Memphis Grizzlies overcame a 13-point hole at the conclusion of three quarters to defeat the Dallas Mavericks at home, winning 112-108. Santi Aldama scored 22 points and pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 28 points. With a team-high 28 points, Kyrie Irving led Dallas. With 7:10 remaining in the third quarter, Jackson fouled out of the game, but the Grizzlies rallied in the fourth to claim the victory.
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