NBA wrap: Karl-Anthony Cities, Kemba Walker, LeBron James lead night of scoring feats

This era of NBA gamers has given followers some of probably the most prolific scorers within the historical past of the sport. With LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, James Harden and others, the previous few years of basketball has proven scoring feats few many years have ever seen.

On Wednesday night, the NBA handled its followers to at least one of probably the most notable scoring nights in current reminiscence and it began in Charlotte.

LeBron James joined two scoring golf equipment that solely embrace Michael Jordan on Wednesday night. By scoring his tenth level within the first half towards the Hornets, James recorded double-digit factors in his 866th consecutive recreation, tying Jordan’s report for probably the most in NBA historical past. As well as, by scoring his thirtieth level of the night he tallied his twentieth 30-level efficiency towards the Hornets, which additionally ties Jordan for probably the most ever.

James completed with forty one factors, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a 118-a hundred and five Cavs win.

In the identical recreation, Kemba Walker turned the Hornets’ all-time main scorer with 9,840 factors, passing Dell Curry.

“I am not alleged to be right here,” Walker informed NBA TV after the sport. “So much of individuals from the place I am from do not make it… this can be a big accomplishment.”

Talking of large accomplishments, Karl-Anthony Cities dropped fifty six factors to interrupt the Timberwolves’ single-recreation scoring report. He additionally had 15 rebounds in a 126-114 win over the Hawks. 

No marvel Ben Simmons advised him to not fear about staying up late enjoying video video games.

Stud of the Night

With Damian Lillard out, Path Blazers guard CJ McCollum scored forty two factors on sixteen-of-25 capturing with 5 assists and three rebounds towards the Grizzlies.

Dud of the Night

Magic guard Rodney Purvis is doing his greatest to get Orlando the No. 1 lottery decide. He scored two factors on zero-for-6 capturing and registered a minus-sixteen in a 111-104 loss to the Nets. 

Highlights

Jaylen Brown knocked down a tie-breaking three-pointer with zero.1 seconds left to offer the Celtics a ninety seven-ninety four win over the Jazz. 

Philadelphia ahead Dario Saric had 26 factors and 14 rebounds, however this excessive-effort help to Simmons on a unfastened ball was his play of the night in a 118-a hundred and one win over the Knicks.

What’s Subsequent

Thunder (forty four-31) at Spurs (forty three-32) eight p.m. ET — Oklahoma Metropolis is presently fourth within the Western Convention playoff race and San Antonio is sixth, however the two groups are separated by only one recreation. The Thunder are simply three 1/2 video games from dropping out of the playoffs solely.