Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 44 points with the New York Knicks in a 111-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Brook Lopez scored 17.
The next KNICKS game AGAINST THE HEAT: February 2 New York
The next Bucks game to beat the heat: January 12 Miami
CJ McCollum scored 34 points as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Washington Wizards 132-112. Jonas Valanciunas also had 27 points and 12 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis led the Wizards with 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Next Pelicans vs. Summer game: January 18th, New Orleans
The following Wizards Games Against the Heat: Washington, April 7
Jayson Tatum scored 32 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 107-99 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
“It was big. Regardless of their record, it’s a really talented team. On any night, they can beat anyone,” Tatum said.
This was Tatum’s second consecutive 30-point game. Grant Williams had 20 off the Celtics bench and Jaylen Brown had 19.
Zach LaVine leads the Bulls with 27 points.
Next Celtics hot game: January 24 Miami
The next Bulls game to combat the heat wave: March 18 Chicago
All five of the Sacramento Kings’ players scored in double figures as they beat the Orlando Magic 136-111. Harrison Barnes took the lead with his 30 points.
Rookie and No. 1 pick Paolo Banchero led the Magic with 17 points.
Next KINGS GAME AGAINST THE HEAT: January 27 Miami
Cory Nelson is an Inside The Heat contributor. He attended Northern Virginia Community College. You can reach him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @CKenzyNelson. You can also check out his personal blog https://allball30.wordpress.com