NBA Friday scores, highlights: Bucks too much for LeBron James, Lakers; Bulls beat Hawks in wild 4OT thriller
There was no shortage of NBA action on Friday night
There were seven games of NBA action on Friday night, but they all had trouble living up to the insanity that we saw in the four-overtime game between the Hawks and Bulls.
The Raptors had their fair share of drama as well, and needed a game-winning jumper from Kawhi Leonard to beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.
In the late game, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers couldn't pull out a win against the league's best team, as Eric Bledsoe paced the Bucks with 31 points, nine rebounds and five assists. James had 31 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in the loss.
Here's everything you need to know about Friday's games, along with Saturday's schedule.
NBA scores for Friday, March 1
- Chicago Bulls 168, Atlanta Hawks 161 -- 4OT (Box Score)
- Charlotte Hornets 123, Brooklyn Nets 112 (Box Score)
- Toronto Raptors 119, Portland Trail Blazers 117 (Box Score)
- Boston Celtics 107, Washington Wizards 96 (Box Score)
- New Orleans Pelicans 130, Phoenix Suns 116 (Box Score)
- Los Angeles Clippers 116, Sacramento Kings 109 (Box Score)
- Milwaukee Bucks 131, Los Angeles Lakers 120 (Box Score)
NBA schedule for Saturday, March 2
*All times Eastern
- Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers, 5 p.m. (GameTracker) -- Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
- Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. (GameTracker) -- Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
- Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. (GameTracker) -- Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
- Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers, 8:30 p.m. (GameTracker) -- TV: ABC
- Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 p.m. (GameTracker) -- Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
- Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m. (GameTracker) -- Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
- New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets, 9 p.m. (GameTracker) -- Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
- Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns, 9 p.m. (GameTracker) -- Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
- Milwaukee Bucks at Utah Jazz, 9 p.m. (GameTracker) -- Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
LeBron with the reverse tip-jam
On a near nightly basis, LeBron James reminds us that he's no ordinary 34-year-old. He showed off the hops on Friday with this reverse dunk off of a rebound against the Bucks.
Young, LaVine put on show in 4OT thriller
It seemed as if the madness between the Bulls and Hawks was never going to end. In just the 15th four-overtime game in NBA history, the Bulls finally came out on top thanks to a career-high 47 points from Zach LaVine to go along with nine rebounds and nine assists.
You can't play a whole lot better than Trae Young has been playing since the All-Star break, and this was his best game yet. His biggest moment (of many big moments) was hitting a dagger 3-pointer that should have won the game for Atlanta, were it not for an ill-advised foul on the ensuing possession. Young finished with career highs in points (49) and assists (16) in the tough loss.
Kawhi hits game-winner for Raptors
The Raptors traded for Kawhi Leonard exactly for moments like this. The All-Star hit the game-winning jumper with 1.5 seconds left in a win over the Blazers on Friday, to cap off his 38-point night.
Booker dunks on AD
Devin Booker is a prolific scorer, and he proved that he has sneaky athleticism as well with this dunk right in the face of shot-blocker extraordinaire Anthony Davis.
Please Kevin, don't hurt 'em
Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter is known for silky 3-point stroke, but he showed on Friday that he's got some serious hops as well. He raised up to thrown down a vicious one-handed dunk over Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen.
Raptors with the ball movement
The Raptors are known for playing selfless basketball, and that was on display on Friday night. Watch as they go the length of the floor and get a 3-pointer without dribbling the ball once.
Davis plays Friday, will sit Saturday
It's a strange existence for Anthony Davis and the Pelicans these days. We never know if or how much Davis will play on any given night, but he suited up and started against the Suns on Friday, then will sit out Saturday's matchup with the Nuggets in Denver.
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