Kobe Bryant scored 29 points to surpass 30,000 for his career in the Lakers’ 103–87 win over the Hornets. The 34-year-old Bryant becomes the youngest player to reach the milestone and fifth overall in NBA history, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.
Golden State Warriors 104, Detroit Pistons 97
Sacramento Kings 107, Toronto Raptors 100
Los Angeles Clippers 112, Dallas Mavericks 90
The Broncos take a seven-game winning streak into the Black Hole for a Thursday night showdown with the Oakland Raiders. The 3-and-9 Raiders have dropped five in-a-row.