Michael Paddock, Reporter

The NBA is almost half way through the season and it’s tough to say who is the best team in the league.  The all-star game is February 16, 2020 between Team Lebron and Team Giannis.  

On Saturday, February 8, there were nine games played.  The biggest game of the night was the Minnesota Timberwolves vs the Los Angeles Clippers, the Timberwolves beat the Clippers 142- 115.  Karl- Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 22pts, 13 reb, and 9 asst. Kwahi Leonard had a decent night as well as he had 29 pts, 6 reb, and 3 asst.  The next best game was the Toronto Raptors vs the Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors won 119- 118. Fred Vanfleet led the Raptors with 29 pts, 6 asst, and 2 reb.  Pascal helped the team a lot as he dropped 20 pts, 7 reb, and 4 ast. Spencer Dinwiddie took control for the Nets as he had 21 pts, 11 ast, and 6 reb.

On Sunday, February 9, there were seven games played.  The best game of the night was the Portland Trailblazers vs the Miami Heat.  The Trailblazers came out with the win as they beat the Heat 115- 109. The Trailblazers were led by Damian Lillard as he had 33 pts, 8 ast, and 4 reb.  The Boston Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder had a close game as well on Sunday. The Celtics beat the Thunder 112- 111, Jayson Tatum had a good night as he had 26 pts, 11 reb, and 1 ast.  Kemba Walker led the team with 27 pts, 4 reb, and 1 ast. OKC was led by Shai Gilgeous- Alexander and Danilo Gallinari, they combined for 48 pts, 11 reb, and 5 ast.

The NBA has a lot of games left in the season, some teams have to start moving up in the rankings to make the playoffs or to get a higher ranking to have a better chance at making the Finals.  The top teams in the league currently are the Milwaukee Bucks(46-7), the Los Angeles Lakers(40-12), and the Toronto Raptors(40-14).