Goran Dragic, perhaps angry about his All Star snub, led the upstart Phoenix Suns to a huge win over the Indiana Pacers on their home court. Phoenix absolutely blasted the Pacers in the first half on their way to a 17-point lead, and held on against two late charged by Indiana to win the game, 102-94.
That's to say nothing of Lance Stephenson, who dropped another triple double in a nod to the All-Star selections, dropping 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Despite a balanced scoring load from the Pacers, they couldn't stop the Suns from scoring at critical points in the game and dropped a important game at home.
New York Knicks 117, Cleveland Cavaliers 86
The Cavaliers looked absolutely helpless as the Knicks dismantled them at Madison Square Garden. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Carmelo Anthony had 29 points each as New York were hardly challenged by the thoroughly disappointing Cavaliers at home.
For Cleveland, Anthony Bennett continued to disappoint as he had just four points in 23 minutes of play on Thursday night, shooting 1-for-6 from the field with three fouls. Kyrie Irving, despite scoring a Cavs-high 24 points was -29 for the game.
Golden State looked like a team on a mission while the Clippers looked like a team in need of a long nap. While not much defense was played on either end of the court in the first half, the Warriors pulled away from L.A. in the third quarter and never looked back. Andrew Bogut led the Warriors with 14 points and 17 rebounds.
The Warriors are quickly becoming one of the more formidable teams in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, Los Angeles, playing in its third game in four nights and it's eight road contest in its last nine games over a 14-day period, looks like it could really use Chris Paul back in the lineup, if only for the added disbursement of minutes along their broken backcourt rotation. At least DeAndre Jordan looked good, grabbing 20 boards but scoring just nine points.