Philadelphia and Miami extend their positive moment in the NBA regular season, while Denver smiles on the siren, remains empty-handed Atlanta with Gallinari and the Lakers fall in Portland. Here are the most relevant ideas of the turn staged in the Italian night, with six meetings on the bill.
Sixers and Heat are in charge in the East
They are unstoppable i Sixers, which impose themselves for 114-105 on the Chicago parquet with seven players in double figures, so as to seize the sixth consecutive success: decisive Joel Embiid with his 30 points and 15 rebounds, together with an impressive Furkan Korkmaz who from the bench has put 25, with 7 out of 9 three-pointers. For the Bulls, however, LaVine’s 32 points and DeRozan’s 25 were not enough. Now ‘Philly’ commands in the East (8-2 the balance so far), followed by Miami Heat (with one race less) which forced Utah to the second knockout of the season (118-115 the score). The usual Herro churns out his usual ‘sixth man’ performance placing 29 with 6 out of 8 from beyond the arc, followed by Butler’s 27 and Kyle Lowry’s ‘triple double’ (19th in career) with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists For the Jazz in vain the 37 points of Donovan Mitchell and all the comeback attempts in a very tense final.
Suns recover Hawks, 10 Gallinari points
Those who won in comeback, on the other hand, were the Phoenix Suns, capable of overturning the Hawks (121-117) with an excellent fourth period: 38 points for Devin Booker, 16 plus 13 assists for the usual inexhaustible Chris Paul, with Frank Kaminsky scoring 16 points including 14 in the first half. In Atlanta the 31 points and 13 assists of Trae Young, together with the 26 and 10 rebounds of Collins, are not used to avoid the fifth setback, while the blue Danilo Gallinari scores 10 points.
Mavs and Nuggets thank Doncic and Jokic, Lakers ko
The most important game of the NBA night was made by Luka Doncic, who gave an incredible success on the siren to his Dallas Mavericks in the race with the Boston Celtics. The Slovenian talent, born in 1999, placed a senseless triple with three opponents in front, guaranteeing the Texans those 3 decisive points of advantage for the final 107-104 which is worth the sixth win of the season. For Doncic 33 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to seal the usual immense test of quality with 57.1% of realization from the field. Fifth success instead for the Denver Nuggets, which sprinted to 95-94 Houston. After the triple overtaking at +1 placed by Aaron Gordon, the mvp Nikola Jokic took the chair, opposing Tate’s last attempt at the basket. For the Serbian, in addition to the decisive block, also 28 points and 14 rebounds. Among the Rockets 18 points by Daniel Theis. They lose again i Lakers, already without LeBron James and forced to give up Davis after 7 minutes due to intestinal problems. Westbrook remains incredibly in the shade (only 8 points with 1 of 13 from the field), so the Trail Blazers have a fairly easy life led by Lillard’s 25 points and Nurkic’s double double of 15 points and 17 rebounds.