Sadly, LeBron James’ 61-point performance would go without an encore Tuesday night, as the Miami Heat fell to the Houston Rockets in an entertaining intraconference shootout.
Out in the Crossroads of America (it’s a thing), the Golden State Warriors used their fifth game-winner of the season—this one from the blazing hand of Klay Thompson—to deal the Indiana Pacers their fourth home loss of the year.
In Phoenix, Matt Barnes continued his unlikely hot streak to help the Los Angeles Clippers eke out a narrow victory over the upstart Suns.
Despite a valiant comeback, the Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t quite nip the visiting New Orleans Pelicans, even with Kent Bazemore continuing to do Kent Bazemore things.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs used deft dishing to dole out a 122-101 thrashing of the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Oklahoma City Thunder—behind 42 points from Kevin Durant—thumped the helpless Philadelphia 76ers.
Let us learn things!
All forthcoming stats courtesy of NBA.com and current as of March 5, unless otherwise noted.