In the Los Angeles Lakers’ thrilling 105-104 win over the Houston Rockets, LeBron James scored a free throw in the final second to secure victory by “half a basket.” The Slovenian basketball player Luka Dončić lost to the Sacramento Kings at home with the Dallas Mavericks, while Domantas Sabonis of Lithuania excelled with 32 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists.
The Denver Nuggets suffered defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a score of 121-109. Nikola Jokić of Serbia scored 18 points for the losing team, while Darius Garland led Cleveland to victory with 26 points. The Boston Celtics won against Memphis Grizzlies by a basket (102-100) in the last minute of the game, where Kristaps Porzingis scored it for them. He finished with an impressive 26 points and eight rebounds. Desmond Bane was instrumental in their loss with his performance of scoring 30 points and two rebounds.
The game between Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns went into two overtimes before ending with a Suns win by three points (140-137). Lauri Markkanen from Finland had an outstanding game scoring 38 points for his team, while Kevin Durant had an equally impressive performance with his contribution of 39 points, eight rebounds and ten assists.
The Oklahoma City Thunder won easily against visiting Portland Trail Blazers by 42 points, thanks to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s leading performance which included scoring 28 points and having three rebounds and four assists.