LeBron James may have not won the MVP honors during Sunday’s All-Star Game, but he was certainly the MVP of last night’s action. The King had 42 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists as Miami picked up a 117-106 road win against the Dallas Mavericks. James had an incredible fourth quarter with 12 points and 4/6 shooting on the way to his season high. As for the Mavs, Dirk Nowitzki had a strong night with 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists, but they just couldn’t find a way to stop LeBron.
Around the league, Al Jefferson led the Bobcats to a win over Detroit with 32 points, 12 boards, and 7 assists while wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse. From Washington, Kyle Lowry laced up a pair of Air Jordans once again, so it’s safe to say that his partnership with Peak has ended. Paul George also had a hot night as the Pacers advanced to a remarkable 41-12 season record.
In NCAA men’s hoops, No. 9 Villanova was taken to the limit against Providence, No 17. Iowa State and No. 19 Texas battled it out, the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils met Georgia Tech in ACC action, and more. Catch up on everything you missed after the jump.
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.