NBA Roundup: Knicks, Heat, Rockets, and Nuggets Claim Victories

Many matches and many good individual games are led by Atalanta's Bogdanovic with his record 40 points

by Sededin Dedovic
NBA Roundup: Knicks, Heat, Rockets, and Nuggets Claim Victories
© Al Bello / Getty Images

The Toronto Raptors fell to the New York Knicks 136-130, their 14th loss of the season. The win gave the Knicks their 13th win. Julius Randle led the Knicks with a dominant performance, posting 34 points and eight rebounds. RJ Barrett provided valuable support with 27 points, three steals and two assists.

Evan Fournier also scored 21 points, narrowly missing a double-double with nine assists. For the Raptors, OG Anunoby emerged as the brightest star, with 29 points and five rebounds. Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes each scored 20 points, but ultimately their efforts fell short at Madison Square Garden.

Miami and Houston registered new victories

In second place in the league, the Miami Heat secured a narrow 116-114 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. The Heat attack was led by Duncan Robinson and Jimmy Butler, who scored 24 and 23 points, respectively.

Charlotte's Terry Rozier gave a valiant effort with 34 points and 13 assists, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Heat's offensive prowess. The Houston Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs in a defensive battle with a score of 93-82.

The Rockets' Tarl Eason and Fred Van Vleet were the best with 18 and 16 points, respectively.

Bogdanovic scored 40 points, but lost to Denver

The Denver Nuggets defied the odds and defeated the Atlanta Hawks 129-122, despite Bogdan Bogdanovic's impressive performance for the Hawks.

Bogdanovic scored a record 40 points, including an incredible ten 3-pointers, but his effort was ultimately in vain. Atlanta started the game better and already had an 11-point advantage in the first quarter. Denver played led by Jokic, and Julian Stouter helped with 13 points in the second quarter.

The Nuggets quickly made up for the double-digit deficit, took the lead at the end of the first half and did not relinquish it until the end of the game. Denver had a big 20 points more than the opponent in the fourth quarter, Atlanta managed to get closer to 126:122 in the last minute, but the Nuggets didn't allow a big turnaround.

Other results

Other notable wins include Orlando's 104-94 triumph over Cleveland, New Orleans' 121-107 victory over Minnesota and the Los Angeles Clippers' fourth straight victory over Portland, 132-127. Finally, the Indiana Pacers extended their division lead over Detroit with a hard-fought 131-123 victory.

Knicks Rockets Nuggets