While many of us are preparing for Sunday night’s big game, the NBA rolls on as they head towards All-Star Weekend, closing out the month with a night full of superstars in action. Last night, All-Stars like Stephen Curry, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant had big performances, showing exactly why they were selected for the mid-season game. There were also a handful of players that weren’t selected for the squad that made big statements of their own with All-Star caliber numbers.
Most notably, Charlotte’s Al Jefferson went off on the Lakers, dominating the 110-100 Bobcats win with 40 points and 18 rebounds. In Oklahoma City’s 120-95 blowout of Brooklyn, Serge Ibaka stepped up with 25 points and 9 boards. This also marked the end of Kevin Durant’s 12-game streak of 30+ performance, as KD had 26 points on the night.
All this, plus plenty more hardwood coverage after the break.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.