Results, highlights, NBA results: Kyrie Irving leads the Celtics ahead of LeBron James, Lakers; Trae Young publishes his first triple-double


The main event of Saturday night's NBA program was the last meeting between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James during the Celtics visit to the Lakers. Unfortunately, there was not much drama, the Celtics managed a 13-point win to extend their three-game winning streak.

Elsewhere, the Kings had a big win over the Knicks, Trae Young had his first career triple-double, though the Hawks fell at the Nets' feet and the Timberwolves survived the Wizards in overtime. Then, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks became the first team to win 50 wins with another strong performance against the Hornets.

Still ahead, the Suns are attacking Trail Blazers.

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Irving, Celtics too for LeBron, Lakers

Kyrie Irving was back in the game for the Celtics and had a big night leading the team ahead of LeBron James and the Celtics. Irving finished with 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists to help the Celtics win their third consecutive victory. For his part, his former buddy LeBron James recorded a triple double, finishing with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 28 minutes of defeat.

Bucks first team at 50 wins

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks won another easy win on Saturday night, beating the Hornets by 17 points. And with that, they became the first team to win 50 wins on the season. The Greek Freak led the way in the game, finishing with 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.

Towns sets up another big night

Karl-Anthony Towns was unable to play in the overtime victory of the Timberwolves due to a knee injury, but his regulatory work was phenomenal. Towns lost 40 points and got 16 rebounds, recording his third 40-point game in his last five outings.

Young gets his first triple-double

Trae Young has been very strong in the last few weeks and he continued on Saturday night against the Nets. The rookie leader recorded his first career triple-double, finishing with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the loss.

The bridges are racing

Miles Bridges did not win the dunk contest at the All-Star Weekend, but he won Saturday night in Milwaukee with this incredible slam of recovery.

Kyrie goes back to the break

Kyrie Irving had the impression of taking part in the fastbreak against the Lakers. Taking Marcus Smart's pass, he slipped into the back to avoid the defender, then finished with an inverted lay-up.

Beal drains the clutch 3 to send the game in overtime

Bradley Beal showed great determination throughout the season leading the wizards struggling, and this trend continued Saturday night. Beal hit a 3-pointer to send the game overtime, but the Wizards could not win.

LeBron goes strong at the x2 rim

LeBron James was very excited about the Lakers game against the Celtics by scoring two big slams in the opening minutes of the game.

KAT rocks the edge

Karl-Anthony Towns demonstrated his athleticism by driving hard to the edge and hitting Jeff Green, who attempted to take a charge.

Young finds Carter for slam

Trae Young is already one of the best smugglers in the league and he has shown his vision against the Nets. Spotting Vince Carter cutting the back door, Young hit him with a perfect pass through the traffic and Vinsanity finished with the blocking backslide.

Fox bursts for 30 points against the Knicks

Kings goalkeeper De 'Aaron Fox led the charge with 30 points on 11 out of 17 shots while handing out eight assists. Sacramento beat New York 54-48 in the second half to win.

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