The Los Angeles Lakers played a nerve-wracking game against the Houston Rockets and won by a mere half-basket (105-104) in the final seconds. LeBron James was instrumental in their victory, scoring a free throw and finishing the match with 37 points, six rebounds, and eight assists.
Meanwhile, Slovenian basketball star Luka Dončić lost to the Sacramento Kings with the Dallas Mavericks at home (129-113). Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis had an impressive performance, scoring 32 points with 13 rebounds and six assists. Dončić scored 25 with ten rebounds and seven assists.
The Denver Nuggets fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers (121-109), with Nikola Jokić scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists for the defeated team. Darius Garland led Cleveland to victory with 26 points, three rebounds, and six assists.
The Boston Celtics held on tight against the Memphis Grizzlies in their final match of the day, winning by a basket (102-100) scored by Kristaps Porzingis just before the end. He finished the game with an impressive 26 points, eight rebounds, and one assist. Desmond Bane scored 30 points for Memphis two rebounds and eight assists.
In other news, Finnish Lauri Markkanen scored an incredible 38 points with 17 assists as his team overcame Phoenix Suns in two overtimes (140-137). Kevin Durant also had a standout performance for Phoenix Suns, scoring 39 points with eight rebounds and ten assists.
Finally, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led his team to victory as Oklahoma City Thunder beat visiting Portland Trail Blazers by an astounding margin of 42 points (134-91). He scored an impressive 28