As he propelled his team to a 102-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings in the NBA on Saturday night, John Wall gave Houston Rockets fans hope. The Rockets did not need the wounded James Harden as Wall, who is just two games back from an Achilles tendon injury that for more than two years kept him out of basketball, tossed 28 points and inspired Eric Gordon and Christian Wood to top results.
In the fourth quarter of the 96-91 victory by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Atlanta Hawks, Collin Sexton scored 27 points and was instrumental in the 96-91 win over the Atlanta Hawks, while the Oklahoma City Thunder put up a strong defensive effort to secure a 108-99 win over the Orlando Magic. The New York Knicks bounced back from a lackluster loss to the Toronto Raptors on New Year’s Eve to beat the Indiana Pacers 106-102, with RJ Barrett the top scorer with 25 points. #BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/kzSgJuhy63- Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) January 3, 2021. Brandon Ingram scored 31 points for the New Orleans Pelicans, but with 10 assists and 19 points, including a three-pointer in the final minute, it was teammate Eric Bledsoe who made the difference as his team beat the Raptors 120-116. And for the Philadelphia 76ers, Ben Simmons lived up to his position as facilitator. For the first time since 2019, the Australian gave out nine third-quarter assists and ended with a triple-double in a 127-112 win over the Charlotte Hornets.