LeBron James quieted a Celtics crowd that came to celebrate Paul Pierce on Sunday, scoring 24 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds to give new-look Cleveland a 121-99 victory over Boston in an individual performance reminiscent of the rivalry's heyday.
Kevin Durant connected on six of Golden State’s 17 three-pointers Friday night, helping the Warriors avenge a November loss to the Sacramento Kings with a 119-104 victory at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.
Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, Jaylen Brown hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 34 seconds remaining and the struggling Celtics edged the Denver Nuggets 111-110 on Monday night despite blowing a big lead.
Anthony Davis torched the Celtics for 45 points and 16 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans snapped the Boston Celtics’ seven-game winning streak with a 116-113 overtime victory Tuesday night at TD Garden in Boston.
The Houston Rockets take some good news – and perhaps some bad – into 2018 after snapping their five-game NBA losing streak with a 148-142 double-overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.