NBA Results: Wait, the Jazz Won WHAT?!

Wednesday night in the NBA was one of the wildest basketball nights I’ve ever experienced. That’s it. That’s the only way I can do it justice. Let’s get to the results, starting with the wildest game of the night.


Jazz makes a stunning late game comeback to beat Warriors 124-123

With 13 seconds remaining, Golden State led by four. Dead in the water by every measure, Utah is destined to continue the downtrend it has endured for weeks since its unpredictable hot start. But with 7.8 seconds left, Nickeil Alexander-Walker avoided an open layup to whip a perfect pass into the corner to Malik Beasley, who converted a three-pointer to make it 123-122. Then… well, it’s just better for you to see.

It’s the kind of win that defines what the Jazz have been so far this season: incredibly good, incredibly fun. And it’s the kind of loss that defines the Warriors year to this point: Improbably messy, improbably bad.

We’ve seen championship hangovers before, but Golden State’s season so far feels more like a coma. They’re 13-13 now, and their upcoming schedule probably won’t do this record any favors.

Celtics destroy Suns 125-98 despite CP3’s return

Jayson Tatum:

Celtics fans:

Magic ends nine-game sled with overtime win over Clippers, 116-111

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George played more than 30 minutes in the same game for the first time this season and it couldn’t have been uglier. The all-star duo shot from the field a combined seven-to-27 — 26 percent for those scoring at home — and scored just 25 points. To make matters worse, the supporting cast didn’t really do them any favours. Despite Terance Mann’s best game of the season (19 points on a 7-on-10 shooting, nine rebounds, four assists plus a steal and a block) and double-digit efforts from Magic’s Nicolas Batum, Ivica Zubac, Reggie Jackson and Robert Covington too much on track. Paolo Banchero, Bol Bol and Moritz Wagner all scored more than 20 points and Orlando grabbed a much-needed win in overtime.

Knicks exorcise their Trae Young demons, crush Hawks, 113-89

Raptors take advantage of undermanned Lakers to win 126-113

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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Grizzlies remain in forays with a 123-102 win over Thunder

Move, Marc. There’s a new triple-double king in Memphis. Ja Morant’s seventh career triple-double — 26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists — took Memphis past Oklahoma City and also took Morant past Marc Gasol for the most in franchise history. By the way, he’s 23.

The Grizzlies have won four straight games.

Wolves earn much-needed victory over Pacers, 121-115

After losing four out of five — not to mention spending most of this season as a laughing stock based on the mediocre returns they’ve made since selling everything but the deed to the franchise for Rudy Gobert – it’s safe to say The Timberwolves needed a win. That it was tight is one thing, but Anthony Edwards (26 points, eight rebounds, eight assists a six steals) and D’Angelo Russell (a game high of 28 points) having good games on the same night is nothing to scoff at.

Bucks pass Kings, 126-113

These brave upstarts didn’t stand a chance from the jump. Giannis Antetokounmpo (35-6-7) and Jrue Holiday (31-5-6) were red hot as Milwaukee claimed their third straight win. Nice ray, though.

KD and Kyrie combine for 62, Nets escapes an angry Hornets bid, 122-116

Bulls hand Wizards fourth straight loss in ugly 115-111 win

Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans

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Zion leads Pelicans over Pistons, 104-98

It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win and for the pelicans this is a big one. It was her fifth straight – good for the longest active streak in the NBA – and put her 16-8 at the top of the West. It may be short-lived given the Suns and Grizzlies are only half a game behind them, but that was the idea for New Orleans: build a competitor. If the early returns this season are any indication, they have done just that.

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