NBA wrap: Nuggets’ unlikely 30-point duo helps top Rockets in barn burner

first_img NBA trade rumors: Rockets offering first-round pick to Grizzlies to get rid of Brandon Knight and his contract There was no shortage in scoring Saturday.The Nuggets (36-15) scored 83 first-half points and beat the Rockets (29-22) 136-122 in a barn burner. The unlikely duo of Malik Beasley and Nikola Jokic scored 35 and 31 points respectively on the night. Jokic was one assist shy of a triple-double for a piping hot Denver team that shot 62.2 percent from the field.James Harden extended his streak of consecutive 30-point games by totaling 30 points and nine assists. Related News NBA trade rumors: Lakers’ first offer for Anthony Davis includes Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, otherscenter_img The Nuggets are now tied with the Warriors for first place in the Western Conference after the win.Studs of the NightPaul George hit a career-high 10 3-pointers en route to a 43-point performance to lead the Thunder to a 118-102 win against the Heat.Rudy Gobert posted 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Jazz took down the Hawks 128-112.Kyrie Irving’s 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists fueled the Celtics to a 113-99 win against the Knicks.Duds of the NightMarc Gasol scored eight points on 3-of-10 shooting in the Grizzlies’ 100-92 loss to Charlotte.Dion Waiters scored five points on 2-of-10 shooting for the Heat.HighlightsThis leaning Torrey Craig dunk was one of many for Denver. Torrey Craig (16 PTS) ELEVATES for the jam! #Rockets 91#MileHighBasketball 105📺: @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/nVTL1RmC3M— NBA (@NBA) February 2, 2019Russell Westbrook knifed through the lane for a routine slam against the Heat.💥 RUSS THROUGH THE LANE! 💥WATCH on NBALP: https://t.co/M0EAJ7DX09 pic.twitter.com/BKF8IWqowT— NBA (@NBA) February 2, 2019What’s Next? Lakers (27-25) at Warriors (36-15) 8:30 p.m. ET — Los Angeles beat Golden State the last time these two teams met. The Lakers claimed a 127-101 victory without LeBron James, who left the game after suffering a groin injury. James returned from a prolonged absence Thursday, so it should make for an exciting rematch.last_img

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