NBA scores, highlights, results: James Harden’s scoring streak ends; LeBron James makes history
After just three games on Sunday, the NBA kicked into high gear Monday night with 11 games.
James Harden’s scoring streak of 30-plus point games finally came to an end at 32 games, while LeBron James made a little bit of NBA history by becoming the only player to rank in the top 10 in both career points and assists.
Furthermore, a number of Western Conference teams made their way across the country for rare trips to the East Coast. The Trail Blazers easily took care of the Cavaliers, and Steph Curry led the Warriors past the Hornets in a personal homecoming for him. Plus, the Pistons got an important victory when they took down the Pacers.
The night ended with Luka Doncic notching the fourth triple-double of his rookie campaign in a loss to the Clippers.
Here’s everything you need to know about Monday night’s action.
NBA results for Monday, Feb. 25
- Portland Trail Blazers 123, Cleveland Cavaliers 110 (Box Score)
- Detroit Pistons 113, Indiana Pacers 109 (Box Score)
- Golden State Warriors 121, Charlotte Hornets 110 (Box Score)
- Phoenix Suns 124, Miami Heat 121 (Box Score)
- Brooklyn Nets 101, San Antonio Spurs 85 (Box Score)
- Philadelphia 76ers 111, New Orleans Pelicans 110 (Box Score)
- Milwaukee Bucks 117, Chicago Bulls 106 (Box Score)
- Memphis Grizzlies 110, Los Angeles Lakers 105 (Box Score)
- Houston Rockets 119, Atlanta Hawks 111 (Box Score)
- Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Sacramento Kings 105 (Box Score)
- Los Angeles Clippers 121, Dallas Mavericks 112 (Box Score)
NBA schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 26
*All times Eastern
Doncic’s triple-double not enough as Mavs fall to Clippers
Luka Doncic’s triple-double stat line of 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists was not enough against the Montrezl Harrell-led Clippers. Harrell’s career-high performance of 32 points off the bench led to a 121-112 win for the Clippers.
Harden’s scoring streak ends vs. Hawks
The Rockets escaped with a win, but they didn’t escape with James Harden’s scoring streak intact. The reigning NBA MVP’s streak of 30-plus point games ended at 32 as he finished the 119-111 win over the Hawks with just 28 points. He had an opportunity to reach 30 at the end of the game, but Atlanta quadruple-teamed him to prevent the scoring streak from being extended.
Towns rocks the rim
Karl-Anthony Towns was back in the lineup following his scary car accident, and he took advantage of that fact to throw down an awesome windmill slam on the break.
Durant does his best Curry impression
Most of the time, if there’s a highlight coming from a Warriors game that involves sick crossovers and a step-back 3-pointer, it’s Steph Curry providing the magic. This time, though, it was Kevin Durant.
McCollum shines in Trail Blazers’ win
The Cavaliers are bad, and C.J. McCollum took advantage of that in the Trail Blazers’ one and only visit to Cleveland this season. McCollum dropped 22 points in the first half alone, and went on to finish with 35 points and seven rebounds in the Blazers’ victory.
Zeller nearly perfect in defeat
The Hornets didn’t get the victory on Monday, but it wasn’t through any fault of Cody Zeller’s. He was nearly perfect, going 13 of 14 from the field on the way to 28 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.