NBA wrap December 12

Derrick Rose was the star of the show as he scored a season-high 31 points in the Chicago Bulls' beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-106.

It was the first time since March 2012 that Rose had scored more than 30 points in a match, as he helped the Bulls snap a seven-match losing streak against Portland.

In a losing cause LaMarcus Aldridge was also in the records, with his 10 field goals in the first quarter matching the mark set by Darius Miles in 2005.

LeBron James’ 41 points proved to be in vein as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-114.

Returning from a one-match absence due to a knee injury, James was on the mark on Friday, unfortunately for the Cavs, Kyrie Irving was not. Irving missed his first nine shots and did not score until the fourth quarter.

The Pelicans charge was led by Tyreke Evans who registered 31 points and 10 assists, while Ryan Anderson tied a career-high haul of eight three-pointers as he notched up 30 points.

San Antonio Spurs' six-match winning streak on home soil came to an end at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers who claimed a 112-110 overtime victory.

Kobe Bryant edged closer to Michael Jordan's scoring record with 22 points, while Nick Young managed 29 points, including a three-pointer to take the lead with 7.4 seconds left in overtime.

The New York Knicks ended a 10-match losing streak with a 101-95 win over the Boston Celtics.

It was the franchise's longest losing run since the 2005/2006 season, and was ended thanks to Carmelo Anthony's 22 points and 20 points from Amare Stoudemire. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16 points, with Jason Smith picking up 12.