The game: Chicago brings down Utah
Jazz ended up falling. One of the defensive references in recent seasons has been taken to his own game on the Chicago Bulls floor. Decidedly bluffing after his summer in signing, the franchise of Illinois managed to limit Utah to less than 100 points to win 107-99. The Bulls led a time of 17 lengths before being scared late in the game. But with the 58 points of the tandem DeMar DeRozan – Zach LaVine, Chicago managed to secure their fifth victory in six games. Opposite, Rudy Gobert signed a new successful match (17 points, 19 rebounds), but Donovan Mitchell struggled to be effective to carry his (30 points, but 9/27 shooting).
LeBron praises Melo: “He’s a sniper, he creates so much space for me, Westbrook and Davis”
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The Salt Lake City team is handing over the West to Golden State, an easy OKC winner. Stephen Curry didn’t even have to step on the field in the last quarter.
The player: it was RJ Barrett’s big night
Another franchise from the East in the midst of victorious nostalgia for the 90s, the Knicks continue their very good start to the year. On the New Orleans floor, the task was more difficult than expected, even in the absence of Pelicans star Zion Williamson. But RJ Barrett took care of everything to get around the trap set in the Bayou. Aggressive and decisive with two three-point baskets in the money time, the Canadian has offered a career record with 35 points to go with his 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
The crazy finish: Barton and Jokic save the Nuggets
Led by 14 points on the floor of Minnesota, Denver managed to reverse the situation late in the game. But this heroic comeback came close to being in vain in the last moments. On a lost ball from Nikola Jokic, impeccable by the way (26 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists), the Wolves believed they could equalize with the siren on a three-against-two. Will Barton played the saviors of a superb counter to preserve the success of his family. Stunning!
Revenge: Sixers slap the Hawks
Eliminated in the conference semifinals in the last play-offs after a Game 7 lost at home against the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia rebelled. The Sixers flew over the jump ball at the final buzzer to beat the Falcons by 28 units, 122-94. Trae Young was well muzzled (13 points, 5/16 shooting), while six of Phily’s players had more than 10 points.
Doc Rivers’ players remain in the lead with four wins and two losses, as does Miami, which outclassed Memphis (129-103). The champion cannot say the same. Admittedly, the Bucks are deprived of several players, injured: Brook Lopez (back), Jrue Holiday (ankle) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle). But the defeat of Milwaukee in San Antonio (102-93), winner of only one game so far is stain. With three wins for three losses, Milwaukee is leveling off. Boston, for its part, literally sinks, with another setback against Washington, and a disaster night in shooting for Jayson Tatum, 27 points and 15 rebounds but at 31% success and many bad choices.
The French: Hayes in the 5 despite the Cunningham premiere
Not really successful since the start of the season, Killian Hayes could see Cade Cunningham’s debut as a source of concern. The N.1 of the last draft plays in the same position as the French and needs the ball, like the player trained in Cholet Basket. However, Hayes was a good holder in Orlando, without shining (3 points, 3 assists in 22 minutes). Cunningham, injured at the start of the season, appeared quite logically rusty (2 points at 1/8 including 0/5 from far). But the Pistons still clinched their first victory of the season.
Among the French contingent, in addition to the good match of Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier continued his momentum, with 19 points in the victory of the Knicks. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and Killian Tillie had to settle for crumbs, the last five minutes of slaps received by Atlanta and Memphis. Tillie still signed one of the counters of the night. Same scenario and eight minutes for Theo Maledon, in free fall in the rotation of Oklahoma City. Joel Ayayi (Washington) did not play, Yves Pons (Memphis) was not on the scoresheet.
The results of the night
Minnesota – Denver : 91-93
Indiana – Toronto : 94-97
Philadelphie – Atlanta : 122-94
Chicago – Utah : 107-99
Memphis – Miami : 103-129
Milwaukee – San Antonio : 93-102
Detroit – Orlando : 110-103
Phoenix – Cleveland : 101-92
New Orleans – New York: 117-123
Golden State – Oklahoma City : 103-82
Washington – Boston: 115-112 (after two overtime)
Young fined for unlawful contact with referee
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