NBA wrap: Lakers fall to Hawks; Celtics take down 76ers | NBA

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There was loads of thrilling basketball to go round Tuesday.

The Lakers try to work their means right into a playoff spot, however fell brief to the lowly Hawks 117-113.

LeBron James exploded for 28 factors, 11 rebounds and 16 assists within the loss. He tied Wilt Chamberlain for fifth most triple-doubles in NBA historical past, however Atlanta’s younger expertise proved to be an excessive amount of.

Rookie guard Trae Younger and second-year ahead John Collins tallied 22 factors apiece. Younger additionally posted 14 assists on the night time.

In the meantime, the Celtics nonetheless have the 76ers’ quantity.

Philadelphia misplaced to Boston 112-109. The Celtics did not have star level guard Kyrie Irving, so Al Horford took over the scoring load with 23 factors. Gordon Hayward additionally chipped in 26 factors off the bench.

Joel Embiid recorded 23 factors and 14 rebounds within the loss whereas Jimmy Butler added 22 factors and 9 rebounds.

Studs of the Night time

Nikola Vucevic recorded 25 factors and 17 rebounds within the Magic’s dominant 118-88 win over the Pelicans.

Avery Bradley scored a career-high 33 factors because the Grizzlies misplaced to the Spurs 108-107.

Kevin Durant totaled 28 factors and 7 assists within the Warriors’ 115-108 victory over Utah.

Dud of the Night time

Marcus Good scored eight factors on 3-of-14 capturing for the Celtics.

Highlights

Jayson Tatum cut up the protection with a spin transfer and capped it off by punching residence a dunk.

Younger dished out assists left and proper within the Hawks’ win over the Lakers.

What’s Subsequent?

Kings (30-26) at Nuggets (38-18) 9 p.m. ET — Sacramento is attempting to remain afloat within the Western Convention whereas Denver is towards the highest of the standings. Each groups function promising, athletic gamers that run the ground nonstop. This matchup needs to be an entertaining one because the All-Star break approaches.





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