Denver Nuggets 114 – 103 Minnesota Timberwolves
Nikola Jokic put on yet another spectacular display for the Denver Nuggets further adding to his claim of the Most Valuable Player award. A Nikola Jokic inspired Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-103. He scored a one-legged step-back three-pointer in the middle of the final quarter to help the Nuggets to an 8-0 run. The run effectively ended any hopes that the Timberwolves might have had.
The Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards strengthened his bid for NBA Rookie of the Year with 29 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Towns wound up with 20 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota.
Los Angeles Clippers 113 – 90 Charlotte Hornets
Paul George scored 20 points for the Clippers as they turned it on in the second half to beat the Charlotte Hornets 113-90. Reggie Jackon scored 19 points while Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points to go with his nine assists. Nic Batum finished with 11 points against his former team. The Clippers made 21 of their 45 attempts from beyond the arc with Jackson and George scoring five each.
The Clippers hung on to third place in the Western Conference with a one-game lead over the Denver Nuggets. The Hornets fell to their third consecutive defeat having already secured a place in the Play-In Tournament in the Eastern Conference.
Orlando Magic 93 – 116 Atlanta Hawks
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 27 points as the Atlanta Hawks romped to a 116-93 victory over the Orlando Magic. Bogdanovic who was a doubt with a hamstring injury made 9 of his 12 shots including four from beyond the arc. Trae Young scored 18 points while providing seven assists to help the Hawks to their 18th win in the past 20 games.
Clint Capela recorded 14 points and 14 rebounds as Atlanta strengthened its hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks (40-31) remain a half-game ahead of the Miami Heat and New York Knicks, who are both 39-31 after winning Thursday night.