NBA games Wednesday, scores, highlights, updates: Rockets reach 17 straight wins
We have all the scores, top plays and news from Wednesday's NBA games
There were seven games Wednesday night and the basketball was fantastic. Lots of close games, incredible dunks, and plenty of narratives to dive into.
Here we go.
NBA scores for Wednesday, March 7
All times Eastern
- Utah Jazz 104, Indiana Pacers 84 (box score)
- Toronto Raptors 121 Detroit Pistons 119 - OT (box score)
- Houston Rockets 110 Milwaukee Bucks 99 (box score)
- Chicago Bulls 119, Memphis Grizzlies 110 (box score)
- New Orleans Pelicans 114, Sacramento Kings 101 (box score)
- Los Angeles Lakers 108. Orlando Magic 107 (box score)
- Cleveland Cavaliers 113, Denver Nuggets 108 (box score)
Rockets make it 17 in a row
The Rockets' string of wins continues. It wasn't pretty in the end, but they managed to hold off a late Bucks comeback and some stagnant offense to pull out the win. James Harden poured in 26 points, which was enough to beat out the 30-point effort by Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Rockets' next matchup is Friday against the Raptors and that should be a serious challenge.
LeBron takes over late
LeBron James completely took over to push the Cavaliers past the Nuggets. He was unstoppable in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 39 points.
DeRozan throws down monster dunk
DeMar DeRozan had a dunk to give the Raptors the lead late and it was one of the nastiest slams this season.
The Raptors' victory over the Pistons not only clinched them a spot in the playoffs, it put them on pace for 60 wins. Their incredible season continues.
Pelicans win 10 in a row despite Davis injury
Anthony Davis had another injury Wednesday night when he landed on his ankle wrong. The Pelicans managed to pick up their 10th win in a row without him, but there is obvious concern after he didn't return to the game.
VanVleet wins it
DeMar DeRozan got all the glory, but Fred VanVleet was the one that iced it for the Raptors with this clutch 3-pointer.
Giannis goes coast to coast
Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off his handles on this coast-to-coast trip for two points.
Mitchell finds Crowder without looking
Oladipo blocks Gobert
Dunn finds Markkanen behind the back
Brooks goes off in the fourth
Dillon Brooks blew up in the fourth quarter with 20 points, but it wasn't enough to lead the Grizzlies to a win.
Gordon throws down the reverse
Aaron Gordon getting started in Los Angeles with a nice reverse dunk. This was a sick move.
- Otto Porter Jr. did not practice due to a sore hip.
- Ryan Anderson (hip soreness) and Brandan Wright (knee soreness) sat out Wednesday against the Bucks.
- Derrick Favors returned to the lineup for the Jazz after missing one game due to neck spasms.
- Andre Iguodala is doubtful for Thursday's Warriors game due to a wrist injury
- Stanley Johnson sat out Wednesday with back spasms
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