NBA games Friday, scores, highlights, updates: Parker impressive in Bucks return
This Friday brought along nine NBA games, with some of the best teams and players in the league in action. We’ve got all the scores, highlights and updates from throughout the night.
NBA scores for Friday, Feb. 2
Parker returns from ACL surgery
Jabari Parker returned to the court for the first time in almost a year following a second ACL surgery on his left knee. The fans showed Parker all sorts of love, and Parker responded with 12 points in 14 minutes.
Davis sets Pelicans record
Ladies and gentlemen, Anthony Davis is now your all-time leader in scoring for the Pelicans franchise. Quick reminder — he’s 24 years old.
Willie shows off the skills
It’s nice when your center can dribble the length of the floor, go behind the back and finish with a dunk. Well done, Willie Cauley-Stein.
Booker with the scoop lob
Giannis hits spinning game-winner
Talk about clutch. Giannis Antetokounmpo milked the clock and then made a driving, spinning layup to give the Bucks a two-point win at home.
Lillard reaches milestone
Damian Lillard scored his 10,000th point early in the Blazers’ game against the Toronto Raptors. He’s the fastest Portland player to accomplish the feat.
Hornets on fire
The Hornets scored 49 points in the first quarter — yes, the first quarter — on Friday against the Pacers. That’s the most points any NBA team has scored in a quarter this season, and the most in any quarter in franchise history.
Ingram with the flush
Well, that’s one way to get your first points of the game.
Russell looks for revenge against Lakers
The Lakers traded D’Angelo Russell to the Nets over the summer for Brook Lopez to make room for Lonzo Ball, and now it’s Russell’s turn to get revenge. The Brooklyn guard is slowly making his way back from knee surgery, as the team begins to increase his minutes. It’s also Lopez’s first game back in Brooklyn since the trade.