The NBA season continued Saturday with an eight-game slate, including plenty with playoff implications.
With 16 teams in action, we've got you covered below with final scores, news updates, stats, highlights and the top fantasy performers from a full day of action.
New York Knicks 120, Toronto Raptors 103
Make it nine in a row for the Knicks, the hottest team in the NBA, who just can't stop winning. Julius Randle continued his stellar play as he finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds, knocking down five triples to help New York put an end to Toronto's four-game streak.
"Excited every time I get to step on the court."@J30_RANDLE chats postgame and blows a kiss to his family after the @nyknicks 9th consecutive win. pic.twitter.com/k8iGOS4xOJ- NBA (@NBA) April 24, 2021
Milwaukee Bucks 132, Philadelphia 76ers 94
Without Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, things got out of hand for the Sixers, as the Bucks cruised to a 38-point victory after leading by as many as 41 points. In under 24 minutes of action, Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists.
Defense to offense with authority! 💥@Giannis_An34 x #PhantomCam pic.twitter.com/BBSNYjc9OX- NBA (@NBA) April 24, 2021
Milwaukee moves within three games of the East's No. 1 seed, sweeping the season series over Philadelphia, which has dropped four in a row.
Indiana Pacers 115, Detroit Pistons 109
The Pacers complete the season sweep over the Pistons, handing them their third-straight loss.
Malcolm Brogdon led the way with 26 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Caris LeVert added 25 points and seven boards and Edmond Sumner 22 points.
COUNT IT 💥#AlwaysGame | @EdmondSumner pic.twitter.com/1ucH5WeGqB- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) April 25, 2021
San Antonio Spurs 110, New Orleans Pelicans 108
DeRozan led the Spurs with 32 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, knocking down two clutch jumpers in the final 90 seconds.
Not afraid of the moment 💯 @DeMar_DeRozan | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/yJkqh87t8p- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 25, 2021
Zion Williamson was in bully mode for the Pels, recording 33 points and 14 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball added 24 points apiece.
Miami Heat 106, Chicago Bulls 101
The Bulls' fourth-quarter rally fell short against the Heat as they came close to erasing a 17-point deficit.
Four players scored in double figures for the Heat the led by 23 points from Duncan Robinson and 22 points from Kendrick Nunn, while Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo came up with some clutch plays down the stretch as they both finished with 20 points apiece.
#JIMVP secured this dub for us late 💪 pic.twitter.com/3EEgGBQEMm- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 25, 2021
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Dallas Mavericks 108, Los Angeles Lakers 93
The Dallas Mavericks rallied from 17 points down to clinch the season series (2-1) and now hold the tie-breaker over the Lakers behind an 18-point, 13-assist, 8-rebound performance from Luka Doncic.
Dwight Powell added 25 points and nine rebounds on 11-of-12 shooting, while Dorian Finney-Smith finished with 21 points and seven rebounds.
Luka sinks the stepback from LONG RANGE late in the @dallasmavs comeback win! pic.twitter.com/0wDhL5gVY5- NBA (@NBA) April 25, 2021
In his second game back from injury, Anthony Davis recorded 17 points in 28 minutes as the Lakers fall to their third loss in a row.
Minnesota Timberwolves 101, Utah Jazz 96
The Jazz have only lost four times at home this season and the Timberwolves are now responsible for two of those L's.
The trio of Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards continue to show what they're capable of together, combining for 70 points in the win.
Towns led the way with 24 points and 12 rebounds, while Edwards added 23 points and nine rebounds and D'Angelo Russell 23 points, including a clutch jumper and a pair of free throws down the stretch.
1-on-1, he's gonna get his shot ❄️ pic.twitter.com/ErdVozx4pL- Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) April 25, 2021
Denver Nuggets 129, Houston Rockets 116
It was a night of career-highs for the Nuggets with Michael Porter Jr. pouring in 39 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the 3-point line, while Facu Campazzo had a career-high 13 assists and P.J. Dozier added a career-high 23 points.
MPJ pours in a career-high 39 PTS (8 3PM) for the @nuggets! #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/Vf6xJsEWvl- NBA (@NBA) April 25, 2021
Top Fantasy Performers
Fred VanVleet - 27 PTS (10-20 FG, 5-10 3FG), 11 AST, 5 REB, 2 STL
RJ Barrett - 25 PTS (8-16 FG, 3-7 3FG), 12 REB, 4 AST
OG Anunoby - 27 PTS (9-16 FG, 6-11 3FG), 5 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL
Giannis Antetokounmpo - 24 PTS (9-12 FG), 14 REB, 7 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK
Mason Plumnlee - 17 PTS (7-9 FG), 21 REB, 5 AST, 2 BLK
Malcolm Brogdon - 26 PTS (9-21 FG, 3-6 3FG), 8 REB, 4 AST, 1 BLK
Zion Williamson - 33 PTS (13-23 FG), 14 REB, 2 AST
DeMar DeRozan - 32 PTS (10-21 FG), 8 AST, 7 REB, 1 STL
Bam Adebayo - 20 PTS (7-13 FG), 10 AST, 6 REB, 2 STL
Nikola Vucevic - 26 PTS (11-18 FG, 2-6 3FG), 14 REB, 6 AST
Luka Doncic - 18 PTS (6-15 FG, 2-6 3FG), 13 AST, 8 REB
Karl-Anthony Towns - 24 PTS (9-18 FG, 2-7 3FG), 12 REB, 3 AST
Nikola Jokic - 24 PTS (10-14 FG) 12 AST, 8 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK
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