In a new NBA night, the clear triumphs of the Suns, Bucks and Celtics stood out.
This time it was the base Jrue Holiday be the leader of the attack of the Milwaukee Bucks by contributing 18 points and guiding them to the 123-92 triumph of the Orlando Magic.
The Bucks’ scoring ease allowed them to reach the break with the largest advantage (77-36) in the history of the Milwaukee team.
Before Monday, Milwaukee’s biggest lead at halftime was 78-40 over the Detroit Pistons, recorded on December 26, 1978. The Bucks won that game 143-84.
Milwaukee eventually built a 51-point lead, becoming the first team to lead a game by at least 50 points this season.
The Bucks beat Orlando for the second time in three days, winning 117-108 on Saturday.
Backup guard Pat Connaughton finished with 17 points, leaving him second-leading scorer for the Bucks who had seven players with double-digit numbers, including the Greek power forward. Giannis Antetokounmpo who had 12 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, in addition to putting up two blocks.
Center Bobby Portis, who has emerged with his best individual game, dominated the paint by leaving with a double-double 13 points, 11 rebounds and three assists.
Orlando (4-14), who played the second straight game for the Bucks, did it again without their leading scorer, point guard Cole Anthony, who has a right ankle injury.
Winning combination for Celtics
The power forward combination Jayson Tatum and the escort Jaylen Brown made use of its scoring efficiency and Boston Celtics they easily won by 108-90 to the Houston Rockets, who suffered the fifteenth consecutive defeat.
Tatum remained the leader of the attack by scoring 30 points, his fourth consecutive game to do so, while Brown reached 19 on his return with the team after missing eight games through injury.
German point guard Dennis Schroder added 18 points as the sixth man for the Celtics (10-8), who won their third consecutive game and eighth in the last 11 they have played.
The Dominican center showed his dominance in the inside game with an 11-point double-double, including three triples from five attempts, 11 rebounds, four assists and two ball recoveries in 24 minutes that saw action.
Reserve guard Armoni Brooks, with 17 points, was the Rockets’ sixth player and also the leader, but his contribution did not prevent the Houston team (1-16) from continuing on the path of defeat.
No Rockets starter could overcome the 10-point barrier and the only victory they have in their possession was achieved in the second game of the season, which was the opening in their Toyota Center field, which they played against the Oklahoma City Thunder .
The Celtics broke the score in their favor midway through the third period, when they went 17-0 and held the Rockets without scoring a single point in six minutes.
Suns remain intractable
The power of the offensive Phoenix Suns He was present again in the game that they won as visitors by 111-115 against the San antonio spurs and that was his thirteenth consecutive victory.
The Hispanic Escort Devin Booker scored 23 points and the Bahamian center Deandre Ayton contributed a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds, which left them leaders in the attack and inside game of the Suns (14-3), second classified in the Pacific Division, the Western Conference and the league.
The Suns finished the game with 25 assists and made 51% (45-87) of the field goal.
Listen to him Dejounte murray He shone in all facets of the game by posting a triple-double of 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds – seventh of his career – as the Spurs leader. The San Antonio team suffered the fifth consecutive loss and the eighth in the last 10 games they have played, the second worst start in the history of their franchise.
The Suns let the Spurs run the fastest pace of the game. San Antonio edged Phoenix 20-10 early in the fourth quarter and went 100-95 with six minutes remaining.
Those of Phoenix reacted with a streak of 10-0 after a timeout. San Antonio responded and edged the Suns 10-2 to go 114-109 with 38.6 seconds left, but that was all they could do in their comeback attempt.