Early on in the slate, the Charlotte Hornets outlasted the Washington Wizards, 112-111, to maintain pace in the Southeast Division. Marvin Williams led the way with 30 points while Jeremy Lamb contributed a surprising double-double with 19 points and 10 assists.

The Orlando Magic also emerged victorious in a 111-106 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Nikola Vucevic posted 20 points and 13 boards to outdo Luka Doncic’s 24-point, eight-rebound, 5-assist effort.

The shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers then fell to the red-hot Houston Rockets behind James Harden’s 29 points. However, Harden exited the game with a few minutes left to have X-rays done on his right wrist injury.

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors finished the night by beating down the Denver Nuggets in a battle for Western Conference supremacy.

NBA scores for Friday, March 8

  • Charlotte Hornets 112 Washington Wizards 111 — (Box Score
  • Orlando Magic 111 Dallas Mavericks 106 —  (Box Score)    
  • Miami Heat 126, Cleveland Cavaliers 110 (Box Score)   
  • Detroit Pistons 112, Chicago Bulls 104 (Box Score)    
  • Houston Rockets 107, Philadelphia 76ers 91 (Box Score
  • Memphis Grizzlies 114, Utah Jazz 104 (Box Score)    
  • Toronto Raptors 127, New Orleans Pelicans 104 (Box Score)  
  • Golden State Warriors 122, Denver Nuggets 105 (Box Score)
  • Los Angeles Clippers 118, Oklahoma City Thunder 110 (Box Score)

NBA schedule for Saturday, March 9

*All times Eastern  

Sweet Lou sets NBA record as Clippers outlast Thunder

The Clippers outlasted a sluggish Thunder team on Friday night. After Oklahoma City defeated Portland in overtime on Thursday night, they traveled to Los Angeles and just couldn’t keep up. Lou Williams finished the night with 40 points as he set an NBA record for most 30-point games off of the bench in NBA history. The Clippers defeated the Thunder 118-110

Warriors finish off Nuggets in blowout

Well, this was never really a game. The Warriors raced out to an early lead and while the Nuggets made a quick comeback in the second quarter, it was never really a game after that. Golden State closed out the first half with 11 straight 3-pointers and never looked back as they defeated the Nuggets 122-105.

Sexton sets rookie franchise record for 3-pointers

If you thought Collin Sexton was a weak 3-point shooter, you thought wrong. The first-year point guard just set a Cavaliers franchise rookie record for three-pointers in a single season. His 74 triples exceeds Kyrie Irving’s previous mark set in 2011-12.

Simmons swats it, Harris slams it

This is the definition of teamwork. As the Sixers play the red-hot Rockets, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris connect for one heck of a highlight. Simmons blocked it and Harris dunked it.

Gobert posterizes Grizzlies defender

Rudy Gobert is moreso known for his blocks, but he can also provide a spark with his dunks, as you can see by this highlight.

Davis won’t play versus Raptors

Well, it looks like Anthony Davis won’t play versus the Raptors. According to Eric Smith, Davis won’t play due to back spasms.

Embiid out against the Rockets

The Philadelphia 76ers will be without their All-Star center Joel Embiid when they take on the Rockets in Houston on Friday night. Embiid hasn’t suited up since the All-Star break due to left knee soreness. Though an MRI revealed no structural damage, both Embiid and the team are focusing on his long-term health. 

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