Clippers defeat the Pacers behind Zubac’s 31 points and 29 rebounds.
Clippers vs Pacers
Ivica Zubac led host Los Angeles to a 114-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. His 31 points and 29 rebounds were the most for a Clipper in a single game in more than 34 years.
Zubac led the Clippers, who were once again without All-Stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, and had a stellar game overall. He set a career high in rebounds.
The 29 boards were the most for the team since April 1988, when Michael Cage grabbed 30 in one game. He also made an impressive 14 of 17 shots from the field, coming within one point of matching his career-high total before fouling out.
Brooklyn defeated Portland in the fourth quarter to start a seven-game homestand with a victory behind Kevin Durant’s 31 points.
As the Nets finished their first season sweep of Portland since the 2012–13 campaign, Durant made 12 of his 20 shots.
In contrast to their two-point victory in Portland on November 17 that depended on Royce O’Neale’s tip-in in the dying seconds, the Nets pulled ahead after the game saw 16 lead changes and 9 ties in the first three quarters.
Golden State cruised to a victory over Minnesota in Minneapolis thanks to an early resurgence from Stephen Curry, who scored 13 of his team-high 25 points in the opening round.
Klay Thompson scored 21 points, and Jordan Poole scored 24. The Warriors, who had a 23-point lead in the ninth minute of play and amassed 47 points in the opening frame, were led by Draymond Green, who finished with 19 points and a game-high 11 assists.
Golden State recorded a season-high point total while winning its third straight game with six players scoring in double figures.
Miami’s winning streak increased to three games with a victory over Atlanta thanks to Bam Adebayo’s 32 points and Tyler Herro’s first triple-double of his career.
Miami won just its second game away from home, snapping a seven-game losing record on the road.
Adebayo shot 13 of 20 from the field, made 6 of 6 free throws, and grabbed 8 rebounds overall. Herro had 11 points on 3-for-13 shooting, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists while playing with a sprained left ankle.