NBA Week in Photos: Jan. 25-31
John Wall's 16 assists power Wizards past Nuggets in overtime
Washington Wizards guard John Wall (left) drives past Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (center) as he gets caught in a pick set by Wizards center Marcin Gortat (left), Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Denver. Wall finished the game with 19 points and 16 assists. He currently leads the NBA in assists, averaging 10.1 per game.
Hassan Whiteside notches 12 blocks as part of triple-double
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (left) and guard Dwyane Wade (right) defend Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (center) in Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The Heat beat the Bulls 96-84 as Whiteside posted a triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 blocks.
Bulls stop Warriors' home winning streak at 19
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (right) shoots the game-winning basket over Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (left) to beat the Warriors in overtime, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. The loss snapped Golden State's 19-game home winning streak.
Kyrie Irving's career-high 55 lifts Cavs over Blazers
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0), Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Cleveland. Irving scored 55 points as the Cavaliers won 99-94.
Russell Westbrook's 40 not enough without Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in New York. Westbrook scored a game-high 40 points, but the Thunder could not overcome the absence of Kevin Durant as OKC fell to the Knicks 100-92.
Lakers beat Bulls in double-overtime, spoil Pau Gasol's homecoming
Former Los Angeles Laker and current Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol acknowledges a cheering crowd prior to the Bulls' game against the Lakers, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. Gasol recorded 20 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks in the Bulls' 123-118 double-overtime loss.
Michael Carter-Williams posts triple-double, leads 76ers to rare win
Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) goes up for a shot against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Lorenzo Brown (7), Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 103-94 behind Carter-Williams' 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
No Anthony Davis, no problem as Pelicans take down Clippers
New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (4) in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. With Anthony Davis sidelined by a groin injury, Gordon scored a team-high 28 points as the Pelicans' 108-103 victory.
Hawks first to 40 wins, streak at 19
Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) scores as Philadelphia 76ers forward Jerami Grant (39) looks on, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Atlanta. With the 91-85 win, the Hawks' franchise-record winning streak reaches 19 games.
Raptors win second-straight in overtime
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots over Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin (13), Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Washington. The Raptors won 120-116 in overtime, giving Toronto two-striaght overtime wins and extending its winning streak to 6 games.
Kevin Love wins in return to Minnesota, Cavs winners of 10 straight
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (right) tries to block a shot by Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Minneapolis. Kevin Love posted 14 points and 17 rebounds in Cleveland's 106-90 win, as the Cavs extend its winning streak to 10 games.
Warriors down Suns, avoid first 3-game losing streak
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry drives against Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 106-87. The Warriors had lost its two previous games for only the third time this season.