NBA Games Recap & Summary – February 12, 2022 – Klay Thompson scores season-high 33 points to lead the Warriors past the Lakers

What went down in the Eastern Conference

Joel Embiid records his 4th career triple-double with 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in Philadelphia's 103-93 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Brooklyn Nets lost their 10th consecutive game, this time 115-111 against the Miami Heat. Bam Adebayo recorded a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Heat while Kyrie Irving had 29 points for the Nets.

What went down in the Western Conference

LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most points scored in the NBA combining the regular season and postseason with 44,157 in Lakers 117-115 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Luka Doncic scored 45 points in Dallas 97-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 115-117

Klay Thompson scored a season-high 33 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 117-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in a game in which LeBron James reached another scoring record.

Thompson scored 16 points in the last quarter and Steph Curry made a clutch layup in the last minute to secure Golden State’s 42nd win of the season.

Thompson's big night came in front of his father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson, who works on the Lakers radio broadcast.

“It meant something special to do it for my dad,” Thompson said. “I don't think he's seen me play for a few years. I know he was proud of me, and that's always fun.”

Thompson who missed 941 days shoot 12-of-22 from the field.

Curry finished the game with 24 points and 8 assists, Andrew Wiggins had 19 and Jonathan Kuminga added 18 points for the Warriors.

LeBron James had a historic night surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most points scored in the NBA combining the regular season and postseason with 44,157.

James finished the game with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. This was James’ 22nd consecutive game to score at least 25 points.

“We had an opportunity to win a big game tonight,” James said. “But in all my career, any time I've been linked with some of the greats, I've always just been in awe.”

Russell Westbrook came back in the Lakers lineup after missing the last game and scored 19 points. Talen Horton-Tucker had 17 off the bench and Anthony Davis had 16 points and 7 rebounds.

The Warriors are still second in the Western Conference standings with a 42-15 record while the Lakers are ninth with 26-31.

The Warriors are visiting the Clippers on Monday while the Lakers will host the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks 99-97

The Los Angeles Clippers bounced back after Thursday’s loss in Dallas for a 99-97 win over the Mavericks in their second game in three days.

After scoring a career-high 51 points in the previous game, Luka Doncic went for 45 but that wasn’t enough for a win. Doncic scored 23 points in the last quarter but still, the Mavs failed short in the last minute. He also had 15 rebounds and 8 assists.

Reggie Jackson was the leading scorer for the winning team with 24 points adding 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Terance Mann finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds and Marcus Morris added 20.

“I just want to win. I don't care if Doncic had 90,” LA coach Tyronn Lue said. “Hats off to him for playing great, but I thought our team did a hell of a job. We know he can dominate the game with his passing and his scoring. We wanted to try to limit him to being a scorer, and he did it again, unfortunately, but we were able to weather the storm.”

With 96 points in the two games, Doncic had the most in a two-game span against the same opponent since Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 for Philadelphia against Seattle in December 1967.

Jaylen Brunson added 22 points for the Mavs and Reggie Bullock has 17.

The Mavericks are fifth in the Western Conference with a 33-24 record while the Clippers are eighth with 28-30.

The Clippers are hosting the Golden State Warriors on Monday and the Mavericks are visiting Miami on Tuesday.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers 93-103

Joel Embiid recorded his fourth career triple-double with 40 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-93 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Embiid shot 11-of-22 from the field, 4-of-5 from the three-point line and 14-of-15 from the free-throw line.

“It was crazy, it was cool,” Embiid said. “I was finally able to make my dreams come true.”

The Sixers won the first game after acquiring James Harden in a trade from the Nets but the former MVP didn’t make his Sixers debut tonight.

Tyrese Maxey added 16 points for the Sixers and Tobias Harris had 11.

The Sixers looked good without Harden against upstart Cleveland, which entered the contest one game back of the first place in the Eastern Conference but played catch-up all night.

Darius Garland scored 27 points for the Cavs and Jarrett Allen had 13 points.

The defeat was a good lesson for the Cavaliers, according to coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

“The intensity at which you're going to have to play at in order to compete with teams like this,” he said. “It was a clear message from the beginning of the game the intensity they were coming with. These are the tests we talk about and these are the lessons we have to learn. It's a matter of playing with force and playing with speed.”

The Sixers are fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 34-22 record while the Cavs are third with a 35-22 record.

The Sixers host the Celtics on Tuesday when the Cavaliers will play in Atlanta.

All scores

New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers 103-112

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets 125-118

Sacramento Kings vs. Washington Wizards 123-110

San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans 124-114

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers 93-103

Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors 110-109

Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat 111-115

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls 101-106

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks 99-97

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 115-117

Orlando Magic vs. Phoenix Suns 105-132

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