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NBA News: Lakers concede next bust against Clippers | NBA News

The Los Angeles Lakers have suffered the next sensitive defeat in the professional basketball league NBA. Kevin Durant is back on the floor after a 21-game break.

The team around top star LeBron James lost to local rivals Los Angeles Clippers with German national player Isaiah Hartenstein 111:132, the road to the playoffs is becoming increasingly rocky for the Lakers. Hartenstein, who has earned a permanent place in the rotation as a center, convinced with twelve points and a high shooting rate. The best player of the game was Clippers pro Reggie Jackson with 36 points.

Nets defeat despite strong Durant comeback

Kevin Durant has made his comeback to the NBA after a 21-game injury break. The superstar missed crucial shots at the end of the game and lost with the Brooklyn Nets 107:113 against the Miami Heat. Although Durant was the best pitcher on the field with 31 points, he was unable to prevent the Nets’ 32nd loss and another setback in the fight for direct playoff spots. The Heat, on the other hand, extended their lead in the Eastern Conference ahead of the Chicago Bulls, who had previously lost 124-130 to the Atlanta Hakws.

Tatum towers in home win

The Boston Celtics climbed to fifth in the Eastern Conference after beating the Memphis Grizzlies 120-107 at home. Jayson Tatum had 37 points on his 24th birthday and had a particularly strong final quarter with 21 points. Daniel Theis contributed six points and six rebounds to victory. Because the seventh-placed Toronto Raptors lost their home game to the Detroit Pistons 106-108, the Celtics’ chances of a direct participation in the playoffs have increased further.

In the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks got their third win in a row and extended the Golden State Warriors’ mini-crisis to three losses. Maxi Kleber was not used in the 122:113 due to an ankle injury. Luka Doncic excelled with 41 points, ten rebounds and nine assists.

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