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Box Score Breakdown for Monday, January 15, 2018
Dwight Howard's monster game lifts Charlotte over Detroit
118
Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons
Final
107

By Juan Pablo Aravena   

Dwight Howard was the absolute star of this game for Charlotte, as he finished with a strong double-double of 21 points, 17 rebounds, and four blocks. Kemba Walker contributed with 20 points and nine assists, and Marvin Williams also chipped in with 21 points of his own. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist contributed with 11 points, and Nicolas Batum filled the stat sheet thanks to 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Tobias Harris and Reggie Bullock each contributed with 20 points to lead the Pistons' offense. Ish Smith had a strong performance leading the offense, as the veteran point guard had a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists. Avery Bradley contributed with 15 points, and Anthony Tolliver had 17 points coming off the bench. Andre Drummond struggled, however, and scored three points with 10 rebounds.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 1:34 PM ET

111
Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers
Final
117

By Juan Pablo Aravena   

Joel Embiid had an impressive performance on both ends of the court, as the talented big man contributed with 34 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and one block. Ben Simmons had 12 points with four assists and two steals, and Robert Covington chipped in with 11 points and eight boards. J.J. Redick had 15 points with five rebounds and three assists, and T.J. McConnell had 18 points, eight assists, and six boards off the bench. DeMar DeRozan led the offense for Toronto after scoring 24 points while 8-for-18 from the field. Kyle Lowry had 13 points with seven rebounds and four assists and three steals. Serge Ibaka contributed with 10 points. Delon Wright had 20 points in 20 minutes off the bench, and also Pascal Siakam had a strong performance of 11 points and six rebounds.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 1:46 PM ET

104
Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards
Final
95

By Juan Pablo Aravena   

The Bucks had a strong effort offensively, and Giannis Antetokounmpo was the biggest star of the game as he finished with 27 points, 19 rebounds, and six rebounds. Eric Bledsoe chipped in with 23 points, five rebounds, and four blocks. Khris Middleton chipped in with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists, and Malcolm Brodgon contributed with 16 points and four assists. John Wall was the top player for the Wizards with 27 points and nine assists, while Bradley Beal had 19 points as well. The rest of the starting lineup struggled, however. Otto Porter Jr., Marcin Gortat and Markieff Morris combined for 18 points while going 8-for-19 from the field between all three. Kelly Oubre Jr. offered a strong effort off the bench, however, as he contributed with 19 points and also added five boards.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 2:06 PM ET

99
San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks
Final
102

By Juan Carlos Blanco

Despite once again playing without Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps), San Antonio jumped out to a 48-44 halftime lead. The home squad battled back to forge a 73-73 tie heading into the final 12 minutes. Kyle Anderson got the Spurs to within 100-99 after hitting a pair of free throws with less than eight seconds remaining, but Dennis Schroder helped sealed the victory with a pair of buckets of his own from the charity stripe with under seven ticks on the clock. Danny Green's desperation 26-foot three-point attempt at the two-second mark couldn't find the net, allowing the Hawks to escape despite 15 turnovers. LaMarcus Aldridge's 25-point, 11-rebound double-double led the Spurs. Anderson's contributions included 13 points and six rebounds. Patty Mills notched 13 of his own and added three boards, two assists and one steal. Green poured in 11 points and counted three assists and two rebounds among his other contributions. Davis Bertans registered 10 points, while Dejounte Murray totaled eight points and four rebounds. Tony Parker and Pau Gasol turned in matching six-point tallies. Schroder's 26 points paced the Hawks. He also contributed six assists, five rebounds and one steal. Ersan Ilyasova accounted for 20 points, and John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon co-led the bench with 12-point efforts. The former added eight rebounds, one assist and one steal and the latter totaled 10 boards, three assists and one steal. Marco Belinelli pitched in 10 points off the bench.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 3:19 PM ET

119
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
Final
104

By Juan Carlos Blanco

After a tightly-contested first quarter, the Knicks' strong second quarter enabled them to build a 52-42 halftime edge. A combined 70 points were scored in the third period, with the Nets accounting for 39 of those to close their deficit to 83-81 heading into the final quarter. New York's 11-0 run to open the period then set the foundation for the comfortable double-digit win. The Knicks shot a blistering 51.2 percent, including 56.3 percent from three-point range, while also holding a 51-45 advantage on the glass. Kristaps Porzingis' 26 points, a total he supplemented with nine rebounds and two blocks, led the Knicks. Michael Beasley followed with a bench-leading 23 points and added 10 boards. Doug McDermott managed 13 points, while Kyle O'Quinn registered 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Courtney Lee and rookie Frank Ntilikina generated matching 10-point tallies. The latter also dished out 10 assists and hauled in seven rebounds. DeMarre Carroll's 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal led the Nets. Caris LeVert was next with a 20-point haul that led the bench. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's line included 16 points and six boards. Quincy Acy supplied 13 points and four rebounds. Joe Harris posted 10 points and also registered five rebounds, one assist and one steal. Starters Spencer Dinwiddie (eight points, five assists and four rebounds) and Allen Crabbe (six points, three rebounds, three assists and one block) turned in underwhelming efforts.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 3:27 PM ET

111
Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls
Final
119

By Joel Bartilotta

Miami carried a seven-game winning streak into this matchup, but Chicago ended that in dominating fashion. In fact, the Bulls held the lead for the entirety of the second half, as it never got within a five-point margin after the first minute of the third quarter. Turnovers were the difference in the game, with Miami committing 14 of them, while forcing just nine from Chicago. Goran Dragic was Miami's best player, as he accrued 22 points, five rebounds and nine assists. Josh Richardson collected 11 points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Kelly Olynyk led the bench with 21 points, three rebounds and eight assists. Justin Holiday led the Bulls with 25 points, four rebounds and two assists. Lauri Markkanen amassed 17 points and nine rebounds. Zach Lavine played just 19 minutes, but still accumulated 18 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 3:08 PM ET

114
Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies
Final
123

By Joel Bartilotta

This was a dominating victory for the Grizzlies, as the Lakers trailed for the final 45 minutes of action. In fact, Memphis led by 10 at the half and carried a 20-point lead into the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies ended up shooting 51 percent from the field and 46 percent from three-point range, while the Lakers shot under 40 percent from the field and 34 percent from long range. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope carried the Lakers, as he tallied 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kyle Kuzma led the bench with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Larry Nance Jr. provided 15 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three blocks off the bench as well. Tyreke Evans was the player of the game, as he accumulated 15 points, nine rebounds and 12 assists. Marc Gasol totaled 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Dillon Brooks accrued 19 points, four rebounds and two assists.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 5:59 PM ET

118
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers
Final
108

By Nick Brazzoni   

Since returning from a hip injury and making his Cavaliers debut, Isaiah Thomas has struggled mightily with his efficiency. After shooting 13-of-25 from the field in his first two games in a Cleveland uniform, Thomas' shooting numbers dropped severely. After shooting a pedestrian 8-of-21 from the field in Monday's loss to the Warriors, Thomas is shooting just 13-of-47 (27.7) percent from the field. Meanwhile, Stephen Curry, since returning from an injury of his own, is shooting the ball as well as he has in his career. Curry shot 4-of-8 from behind the arc and 8-of-15 from the field overall in Monday's win and has shot at least 50 percent from the field in each of the seven games he's played in since returning from that ankle injury. Those efficient shooting numbers have turned into effective scoring, as Curry is averaging 31.9 points per game in those seven contests.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 8:43 PM ET

88
Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder
Final
95

By Nick Brazzoni   

Russell Westbrook fell just one assist shy of recording his 13th triple-double of the season Monday night, posting 19 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists across 33 minutes in Monday's win over the Kings. The most glaring number, however, is the 10 turnovers that Westbrook committed in the victory. It was the first time this season that Westbrook hit double-digit turnovers in a single game, but it was the 11th time this season that the point guard has committed at least seven of them. In those 11 games, however, the Thunder are still 7-4, and they have won each of the last five games where Westbrook has committed at least seven turnovers. Last season, Westbrook had 25 regular season games where he recorded at least seven turnovers and reached the double-digit mark five times.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 8:26 PM ET

109
Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz
Final
94

By Dan Bruno   

Victor Oladipo led the way for the Pacers with 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting, six rebounds, six assists and two steals, in 34 minutes. Thaddeus Young followed up with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, four rebounds, two assists and two blocks, in 35 minutes, while Domantas Sabonis added 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists, in 29 minutes. Cory Joseph chipped in 15 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals, in 29 minutes off the bench. Meanwhile, Donovan Mitchell led the way for Utah with 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting, two rebounds, two assists and two steals, in 32 minutes. Derrick Favors finished with 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks, in 29 minutes, while Rodney Hood added 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting, in 21 minutes off the bench. Ricky Rubio was very quiet with two points, five rebounds and two steals, in 22 minutes of action.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 8:45 PM ET

102
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers
Final
113

By Dan Bruno   

Lou Williams led the Clippers with 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting, nine assists, three rebounds and one block, in 39 minutes. Blake Griffin followed up with 29 points on 11-of-22 shooting, 10 rebounds, six assists and one steal, in 34 minutes, while Milo Teodosic added 12 points, six rebounds, six assists and one steal, in 29 minutes. Tyrone Wallace finished with 12 points, three steals, two rebounds, two assists and a block, in 33 minutes. Meanwhile, Chris Paul tallied 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting, seven assists, six rebounds and one block, while Eric Gordon finished with 19 points on 7-of-21 shooting, four rebounds and three assists. Trevor Ariza chipped in 17 points, five rebounds and three steals, in 33 minutes. Clint Capela tallied 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while Gerald Green added 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block, off the bench.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 11:45 PM ET