Hornets 141, Pistons 119
Cavaliers 120, Pacers 113
Sixers 100, Thunder 87
Spurs 136, Hawks 121
Celtics 108, Nuggets 102
Bulls 134, Timberwolves 122
Jazz 114, Magic 99
What went down
The hangover from the trade deadline isn’t about to wear off anytime soon. Several names made their respective debuts and immediately chipped in.
Montrezl Harrell renewed his sixth man role, this time with the Charlotte Hornets. Harrell contributed 15 points and six rebounds to help get the Hornets a W.
Newly-minted Cleveland Cavalier Caris LeVert also had a huge game versus his former team. He and Jarrett Allen each scored 22 points for yet another amazing come-from-behind win against the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers flexed their new pick-ups, Buddy Hield and Tyrese Haliburton, but the Cavs—as the whole league found out—are too much of a problem.
The Boston Celtics also had a huge win against the Denver Nuggets. The win was sparked by their new guy Derrick White, who scored 15 off the bench.
Philadelphia 76ers had a game but James Harden didn’t suit up yet for his new team. We should be on the lookout for that first Joel Embiid-James Harden pick-and-roll.
To mark the first game without his backcourt partner Derrick White, replacement All-Star Dejounte Murray dropped yet another triple-double with 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists.
Murray now has the most triple-doubles in San Antonio Spurs history with 15.
What he said
After the Ben Simmons-James Harden trade was shot into the ether, Joel Embiid tweeted something. He truly is a Twitter gift that just keeps on giving.
Embiid’s explanation for this tweet: “I saw the picture on the internet and thought he was well dressed” https://t.co/JXzEi9n84q— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) February 12, 2022
Did you see that?
DeMar DeRozan had the best clapback against Patrick Beverley:
You come at the King (in the Fourth), you best not miss.@NBCSChicago | @DeMar_DeRozan pic.twitter.com/DNnH4LsrkX— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) February 12, 2022