NBA Roundup: Pelicans Dominate Hornets, Hawks Edge Out Magic in Buzzer-Beater

January 19, 2024 12:53 pm

The NBA’s Wednesday night action did not disappoint, with the New Orleans Pelicans leading the charge in a dominant victory over the Charlotte Hornets, 132-112. The Pelicans, buoyed by Brandon Ingram’s impressive triple-double and a franchise-record 3-point performance, left no room for doubt in their rout of the struggling Hornets.

Ingram’s performance was nothing short of spectacular, contributing 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, including a career-high seven 3-pointers. The Pelicans’ sharpshooting was on full display as they made a franchise-record 25 3-pointers, showcasing their prowess from beyond the arc. The Hornets, despite efforts from LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, couldn’t halt their losing streak, marking their sixth consecutive loss. Follow your favourite NBA team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet, one of the best basketball gambling sites

Elsewhere, the Atlanta Hawks clinched a thrilling victory against the Orlando Magic, with Dejounte Murray making a pivotal 18-foot jumper at the buzzer to secure a 106-104 win. The game was a tight affair, with Orlando’s Paolo Banchero tying the game in the final moments before Murray’s heroics ensured a Hawks’ victory.

In Los Angeles, the Lakers continued their revival with a convincing 127-110 win against the Dallas Mavericks, spoiling the return of Dallas’ star Luka Doncic. Anthony Davis and D’Angelo Russell led the charge for the Lakers, while Doncic’s triple-double for Dallas was overshadowed by the team’s overall performance.

Portland Trail Blazers found a much-needed win against the Brooklyn Nets, 105-103, thanks to Anfernee Simons’ last-second floater. The victory was a welcome change for the Trail Blazers, snapping a four-game losing streak and adding a glimmer of hope to their challenging season.

The Boston Celtics displayed their 3-point shooting prowess in a 117-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, with Jayson Tatum leading the team’s scoring efforts. The win underscored Boston’s dominant home performance this season, maintaining an unbeaten record at their fortress.

In other games, the Minnesota Timberwolves edged out the Detroit Pistons 124-117, with Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns shining for the visitors. The Cleveland Cavaliers delivered a commanding 135-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, highlighted by Georges Niang’s career-high 33 points. The New York Knicks overcame the Houston Rockets 109-94, with Jalen Brunson making a triumphant return from injury. Lastly, the Toronto Raptors snapped their losing streak with a decisive 121-97 win against the Miami Heat, led by Gary Trent Jr.’s impressive 28-point performance.

As the NBA season progresses, each game adds new chapters to the narratives of triumph, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of greatness that define this league. Fans and enthusiasts alike remain on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating the next round of basketball magic. Get the latest updates from the world of basketball only on Nextbet Sports