Towns, Walker and LeBron lead night of scoring feats

It was a memorable night for LeBron James, Kemba Walker and Karl-Anthony Towns as the trio celebrated scoring feats in the NBA.

James joined two scoring clubs that only include Michael Jordan on Wednesday as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Charlotte Hornets 118-105.

By scoring his 10th point in the first half against the Hornets, James recorded double-digit points in his 866th consecutive game, tying Jordan's record for the most in NBA history.

In addition, by scoring his 30th point of the night he tallied his 20th 30-point performance against the Hornets, which also tied Jordan for the most ever.

James finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in Charlotte.

In the same game, All-Star Walker became the Hornets' all-time leading scorer with 9,840 points, passing Dell Curry.

"I'm not supposed to be here," Walker told NBA TV after the game. "A lot of people from where I'm from don't make it... this is a huge accomplishment."

Speaking of huge accomplishments, Towns dropped 56 points to break the Minnesota Timberwolves' single-game scoring record.

He also had 15 rebounds in a 126-114 win over the Atlanta Hawks. 

 

MCCOLLUM SCORES 42 IN SURPRISE LOSS

With Damian Lillard out, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum scored 42 points on 16-of-25 shooting with five assists and three rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies, who claimed a shock 108-103 victory.

 

PURVIS ENDURES FORGETTABLE GAME

Orlando Magic guard Rodney Purvis is doing his best to get his team the number one lottery pick. He scored two points on 0-for-six shooting and registered a minus-16 in a 111-104 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

 

SIMMONS WITH THE CRAFTY PASS

Sixers star Ben Simmons sliced and diced the Knicks midweek, sensationally teeing up Dario Saric.

 

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

Brooklyn Nets 111-104 Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers 118-101 New York Knicks
Cleveland Cavaliers 118-105 Charlotte Hornets
Minnesota Timberwolves 126-114 Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics 97-94 Utah Jazz
Memphis Grizzlies 108-103 Portland Trail Blazers
Los Angeles Clippers 111-99 Phoenix Suns
Los Angeles Lakers 103-93 Dallas Mavericks

 

THUNDER AT SPURS 

The Oklahoma City Thunder are fourth in the Western Conference playoff race and the San Antonio Spurs are sixth, but the two teams are separated by just one game. The Thunder are just three-and-a-half games from dropping out of the postseason entirely. 

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