Mo Williams drops 52 points on Pacers in Timberwolves win…
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to a sixth straight defeat as even the return of LeBron James could not inspire them to a victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
James scored 33 points in his comeback game after a two-week layoff due to back and knee strains, but he couldn’t prevent the Cavs from falling to 19-20 for the season despite an impressive individual performance.
“I couldn’t make those moves two weeks ago,” he said. “For me to come back and feel like myself again is pretty cool.”
Markieff Morris scored a career-high 35 points on 15-of-21 shooting for the Suns while JR Smith added 29 for the visitors, but ultimately it was Phoenix who came out on top with their 11th win in their last 15 games as they improve to 23-18.
Elsewhere, Mo Williams scored a career-high 52 points, the most in the league this season, to help fire the Minnesota Timberwolves to a win over the Indiana Pacers.
The victory snapped a 15-game losing streak while Williams also broke the Timberwolves’ franchise record.
“Mo was unbelievable,” Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. “I have been in the league 17 years and I have had some guys have hot games, but I don’t think I have had anybody where he was at. He did everything.”
Williams even revealed that he had told rival guard CJ Watson during the game that there was nothing that he could do tonight to stop him so “don’t even worry about it”.
The Washington Wizards defeated the San Antonio Spurs for the first time in 17 attempts with John Wall putting up 25 points and eight assists. Tim Duncan had 11 points and grabbed 12 boards but it wasn’t enough for the defending champions who now slip to 23-16 for the season.
There were no issues for the Golden State Warriors though as they claimed another win to make it a 30-5 start to the season and a franchise record seventh consecutive victory by double figures.
Stephen Curry scored 27 points and dished out 11 dimes against the Utah Jazz for his 11th double-double of the season.
The game of the night came in Sacramento as the Dallas Mavericks overcame the Kings in overtime with Monta Ellis leading the charge for the visitors with 28 points and 10 assists while DeMarcus Cousins enjoyed a monster night with 32 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists.
Minnesota Timberwolves 110-101 Indiana Pacers
Atlanta Hawks 105-87 Philadelphia 76ers
San Antonio Spurs 93-101 Washington Wizards
Cleveland Cavaliers 100-107 Phoenix Suns
Golden State Warriors 116-105 Utah Jazz
Dallas Mavericks 108-104 Sacramento Kings
Miami Heat 78-75 Los Angeles Lakers