ORLANDO MAGIC 93-99 CHICAGO BULLS
Aaron Afflalo had 28/5/5 in this game but it was Luol Deng and Joakim Noah with 23/8 and 20/9 respectively who led the Bulls to a hard fought victory over the Magic. The Magic came up short as Glen ‘big baby’ Davis struggled early with 23.4% shooting from the field from the first half.
TORONTO RAPTORS 88-108 OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
Russ Westbrook had a good game in this one 19 and 8 assists. The Raptors high man was Valanciunas who added 6 boards to his 18 points. this game was over in the 3rd as it was a blow out win for the Thunder, it gave them an opportunity to run their bench and play KD only 29 minutes while no one played 30+mins. The raptors settled for too many jumpshots in this one and worryingly Kyle Lowry went down hurt (Ankle).
DETROIT PISTONS 97-109 DENVER NUGGETS
The Nuggets were the dominant force on this game and won despite a huge 28 and 10 performance from Greg Monroe who excelled in the pick and roll game all night. Mcgee had 16. It was Igoudala with 17 and 10 combined with Faried 15 and 8 in only 22 minutes who were unstoppable for the Pistons lackluster D.