Welcome to your Daily NBA Fix for Sunday, Jan. 5. The Philadelphia 76ers have won four straight on their Western Conference trip, defying all things logical, after stunning the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. The Los Angeles Clippers’ first effort without Chris Paul was a flop in San Antonio, the Brooklyn Nets have won two in a row and then there was that Kevin Durant guy.
Durant had NBA season highs with his 23-point fourth quarter and his 48-point night in Minnesota as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 10 down entering the period to beat the Timberwolves.
There’s highlights, game capsules, the top and bottom five players, the dreaded Goose Egg, Clean and Sober and Ironman awards, we’ll recap who’s circling the drain, there will be some interesting pieces of relevant (and not-so-relevant) information and we’ll look at today’s daily lines for those people who like to wager a buck or two.
Check out the highlights below from the night that was, then get into the game capsules (home teams in CAPS).