Hornets 113, Pistons 103
Pacers 134, Rockets 125
Jazz 129, Magic 124
Grizzlies 131, Warriors 110
Bucks 118, Nets 110
Kings 122, Knicks 117
What went down
In their first game of the season on TNT, the Sacramento Kings showed why they’re the most fun team in the league today. The Golden-1 Center had early 2000s Arco Arena vibes as the Kings outlasted the New York Knicks.
13 games over .500!— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) March 10, 2023
LIGHT THE BEAM! #KingsFTW pic.twitter.com/fXh6uQ0cwc
Sacramento looked dominant to start this game, establishing a 21-point lead late in the first half. But the Knicks made adjustments and came out strong to start the second half. New York made a run and eventually tied the game at 96 early in the fourth quarter.
That’s when the game boiled down to De’Aaron Fox bursts of speed and Josh Hart apparating for offensive boards.
There's fast...— NBA (@NBA) March 10, 2023
And then there's Fox.
📺 TNT pic.twitter.com/w0zj5mauig
The Kings was able to grind out the win thanks to their dynamic duo. Domantas Sabonis dropped a triple-double of 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists while Fox scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter. Fox leads the league in clutch points by a wide margin and he showed why today.
Hart grabbed a career-high 15 boards, eight of which came off the offensive glass. RJ Barret and Julius led the Knicks in scoring with 25 and 23 points, respectively.
The Kings are now tied in second in the West with the Memphis Grizzlies at 39-26. The Knicks dropped just their second in eight post-All-Star break games. They sit in fifth in the East with a 39-28 record.
Tyrese Haliburton had his way with the Houston Rockets defense, hanging a career-high 19 assists on them.
Tyrese Haliburton took over in overtime.😤— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) March 10, 2023
29 PTS | 19 AST (career high) pic.twitter.com/IrtUnD6QzR
The first-time All-Star also scored 12 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Pacers to the win. Over the last three games, Haliburton is averaging 32.6 points and 16.3 assists.
What he said
Today’s Memphis Grizzlies-Golden State Warriors game was built up like a wrestling match. Dillon Brooks took shots at the Warriors and Draymond Green in an interview last week. Green responded through his podcast yesterday.
Both sides were ready to raise some hell today.
.@SHAQ: “If the Lakers don’t make the playoffs, I’ll wear that on the last show.” 🤣— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 1, 2023
The TNT crew reacts to Dillon Brooks’ arrival fit pic.twitter.com/jY1s3Ma57O
It got really chippy in the game, but neither Green nor Brooks got hit with techs. Watching them try to bait each other into technical fouls was theatre.
Draymond and Dillon Brooks getting chippy 👀 pic.twitter.com/a3QCKBUzhl— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 10, 2023
It probably didn’t help that the Warriors were getting blown out by a Grizzlies team that has been ravaged by injuries and off-court drama. The sparks did fly after the game.
"Keep doing his podcast. ... It's cute, it's fun for him."— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 10, 2023
Dillon Brooks on Draymond Green 👀 pic.twitter.com/0foIEnHutn
It’s impossible to have neutral feelings for either side of this feud. This is the maximum chaos that only an old-fashioned rivalry could bring.
Draymond doesn't think the Warriors-Grizzlies are a rivalry. Anyone can win a game in March, he said. "Rivalries are created by you win, I win. Clearly we've won four times and their organization has zero championships."— Madeline Kenney (@madkenney) March 10, 2023
Did you see that?
Fred VanVleet went OFF on referee Ben Taylor and NBA reffing in general in his post-game after the Raptors loss. Haven't heard anything like this. pic.twitter.com/VcMkGTh0k3— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) March 9, 2023
In case you missed it, Fred VanVleet decided to drop a pipe bomb on officiating yesterday, taking aim at Ben Taylor.
Today, he got the fine he was expecting.
Raptors' Fred VanVleet has been fined $30,000 for comments about the NBA's officiating on Wednesday night.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 10, 2023