A big seven-game slate on a Thursday night saw a host of stars on the floor. With playoff seeding implications in almost every game, each contest had added importance as the final month of the regular season approaches.
Keep up with all the action right here, as we keep you updated with all the final scores, news, highlights and top fantasy performers!
Chicago Bulls 122, Toronto Raptors 113
Zach LaVine has posted a big night with 22 points and 13 assists as the Bulls improved to 22-28 on the season.
Strong cut by Zach.@NBCSChicago | @ZachLaVine pic.twitter.com/JoDGMUBw8l- Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 8, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers 104, Miami Heat 110
A big Jimmy Butler performance with 28 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals sparked a tight win for the Heat at home.
🤭 pic.twitter.com/ossoiIf8SR- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 9, 2021
Cleveland Cavaliers 129, Oklahoma City Thunder 102
48 combined points from Collin Sexton and Darius Garland ensured the Cavs blew out OKC on the road.
Bullish start on @BallySportsCLE 😤 pic.twitter.com/hREayMcJmF- Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) April 9, 2021
Milwaukee Bucks 101, Dallas Mavericks 116
A big fourth quarter from Kristaps Porzingis sparked a comeback win for Dallas. Porzingis had 26 points and 17 rebounds, while Luka Doncic added 27 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
🦄 @kporzee's big double-double of 26 PTS, 17 REB helps the @dallasmavs win at home! #MFFL pic.twitter.com/MvOUQjBxYV- NBA (@NBA) April 9, 2021
Utah Jazz 122, Portland Trail Blazers 103
After a close and competitive first half, the Jazz opened this one game up with a third-quarter where they outscored the Trail Blazers 40-19.
🎷 23 straight wins at home for the @utahjazz! 🎷@spidadmitchell (37 PTS) drops 35+ for the 2nd night in a row! #TakeNote pic.twitter.com/bz8SEDW6Wt- NBA (@NBA) April 9, 2021
LA Clippers 113, Phoenix Suns 103
Paul George scored a game-high 33 points but Rajon Rondo was the star late in a huge win for the Clippers.
Rajon Rondo notches a season-high in points (15) and assists (9) as the @LAClippers top PHX! #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/4QWGWGjM8n- NBA (@NBA) April 9, 2021
Detroit Pistons 113, Sacramento Kings 101
Behind 24 points and seven assists from Cory Josep, the Pistons ride into Sacramento and hand the Kings their fifth straight loss.
Killian Hayes restores a 16-point lead, thanks to a beautiful bounce pass from Cory Joseph! #DetroitUp pic.twitter.com/RtGSYFB96D- Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) April 9, 2021
Top Fantasy Performers
Chris Boucher: 38 PTS, 19 REBS, 1 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK
Zach LaVine: 22 PTS, 13 ASTS, 6 REBS, 3 STLS, 1 BLK
Jimmy Butler: 28 PTS, 7 REBS, 5 ASTS, 3 STLS
Luka Doncic: 27 PTS, 9 REBS, 9 ASTS
Donovan Mitchell: 37 PTS, 5 REBS, 4 ASTS
Rudy Gobert: 18 PTS, 20 REBS, 2 ASTS, 1 BLK
Paul George: 33 PTS, 7 REBS, 3 ASTS, 2 STLS
Cory Joseph: 24 PTS, 7 ASTS
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