The NBA restarted their schedule on Monday night with 11 games on the slate and only one game starting after 8pm. So for those on the East Coast it wasn’t too much of a late night.
Let’s take a look at some of the top things you might have missed out on Around the Association.
James Harden’s streak ended, but the Rockets win again at home.
James Harden missed all of his 10 3-point shots and missed 14 of his 21 attempts as he finished with 28 points in the Rockets win over the Atlanta Hawks.
James had a to continue at his chance to get the 33rd straight game with 30 or more points. But the Houston All-Star decided to dribble the closet.
LeBron sets another milestone and the Lakers lose again
The Los Angeles Lakers lose another game they were supposed to win on the road as they fell to the Memphis Grizzlies by 5.
Memphis without Jaren Jackson Jr. and Kyle Anderson spoiled a night where LeBron became the 1st player in history to be in the top-10 in all-time in points scored and assists at the same time.
The Warriors win in Charlotte lead by Cousins
On Stephen Curry’s second visit to his hometown in less than 2 weeks, it was their newest edition who stole the show. DeMarcus Cousins had his first 20-10 game as a Warrior lead the team to an 11 point victory against the Hornets.
Cousins had 15 of his points at the half and the Warriors used solid games from Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant to hold off the Charlotte. Curry had 16 points on 5 for 18 shooting.
The Starting 5 Of The Night
So here is the best 5 based on performance, numbers and impact on Monday night.
Point Guard- Luka Doncic vs. Los Angeles Clippers (28 points, 10 reboundsand 10 assists)
Shooting Guard- C.J McCollum vs. Cleveland (35 points, 7 rebounds and 7 three pointers)
Small Forward- LeBron James vs. Memphis (24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists)
Power Forward- Blake Griffin vs Indiana (20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists)
Center- Karl Anthony Towns vs Sacramento (34 points and 21 rebounds)