Monday, February 24 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats and highlights

We had eight games around the NBA on Monday, with plenty of playoff implications.

Here are the key storylines from tonight's games:

  • Joel Embiid put the 76ers on his back with a career night against the Hawks
  • Bradley Beal sets another career-high mark with 55 points against the Bucks
  • Ricky Rubio returned to Utah to hand the Jazz their third-straight loss
  • The Clippers rolled out their full strength lineup against the Grizzlies to great effect

Catch up on all the scores, stats, news and highlights from tonight's games:

Cleveland Cavaliers 123, Miami Heat 118 (OT)


Kevin Porter Jr. stepped up down the stretch, knocking down big shots to force overtime. He finished with a career-high 26 points off the bench as the Cavaliers outscored the Heat 43-19 in the fourth quarter and overtime combined.

Philadelphia 76ers 129, Atlanta Hawks 112


Joel Embiid went for a career-high 49 points to go with 14 rebounds, carrying the 76ers to a home win over the Hawks.

Milwaukee Bucks 137, Washington Wizards 134 (OT)


Khris Middleton (40 points) and Bradley Beal (55 points) dueled it out in Washington as the Bucks came away with an overtime win.

Orlando Magic 115, Brooklyn Nets 113


Aaron Gordon came up with big plays on both ends of the floor in the fourth quarter to lead the Magic to a huge win over the Nets. He finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Houston Rockets 123, New York Knicks 112


Behind a monster first half, James Harden scores 37 points to lead the Rockets to their fourth-straight win.

Dallas Mavericks 139, Minnesota Timberwolves 123


Seven Mavs players score in double figures, led by 23 points from Tim Hardaway Jr., while Luka Doncic recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in his first game back from an ankle injury.

Phoenix Suns 131, Utah Jazz 111


Ricky Rubio put on a show against his former team, with 22 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and a season-high seven steals, handing the Jazz their third-straight loss.

LA Clippers 124, Memphis Grizzlies 97


The Clippers snap a three-game skid, led by 25 points from Kawhi Leonard in just three quarters of action, while Montrezl Harrell added 22 points off the bench.

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