Denver wins against Utah, with the triple double of Nikola Jokic, Cavs, Clippers and especially Nets are doing well despite the many injuries. San Antonio give Popovich a shot for 26 years as head coach and Portland steals with Lillard-Simons
Golden State conquers the rematch of the last NBA Finals, carried by the incomparable quality of the Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, authors of 66 combined points. Denver wins against Utah, with the triple double of Nikola Jokic, while Dallas falls, which without Luka Doncic is asphalted by the Chicago Bulls. Congratulations to the Cavs, the Clippers and especially the Nets who triumph in Indianapolis without their 8 best players. Finally, the successes of San Antonio, which celebrates an important anniversary of its coach Gregg Popovich, and Portland, carried by the Lillard-Simons duo.
Golden State Warriors-Boston Celtics 123-107
The Golden State Warriors (14-13) react as a great team to the shock defeat suffered three days ago over the Utah Jazz and beat the Boston Celtics (21-6) in the rematch of the last NBA Finals. The defending champions displayed the inherent passion, content and beauty of their basketball in vivid and authoritative fashion, igniting the old-school Splash Brothers Steph Curry (32 points and 7 assists) and Klay Thompson (34 points) ), who produced a total of 66 team points and 10/21 three-pointers. A test, that of the men of coach Steve Kerr, which erases many doubts raised by their poor performances, especially outside, at the start of the season. Pace, aggression and speed aplenty: the Warriors were a perfect machine in this game. And in front there was not just any opponent but what is probably the best NBA team of the moment. Boston broke Golden State’s excellent defense and slowly crumbled, never finding a way to come to its senses and, above all, get back into the game. A setback which, perhaps, is even useful for Jayson Tatum and his companions, who until this point in the regular season had never experienced any scriptwriting shortcomings.
Golden State: Thompson 34 (14/26, 4/11 on three, 2/2 legs), Curry 32, Poole 20. Rebounds: Looney 15. Assists: Curry 7.
Boston: Brown 31 (13/23, 3/9 on three, 2/2 legs), Tatum 18, Borgdon 16, Rebounds: Brown 9. Assists: Smart 5.
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz 115-110
The Denver Nuggets (16-19) struggle, and not just a little, to beat the very incerottati Utah Jazz (15-14), without Markkanen, Conley, Clarkson and Sexton, and only close training in the last corner , coached by the usual monumental Nikola Jokic, who recorded his 80th career triple-double with 31 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists. Success came in the final thanks to a dunk from Bruce Brown 1:20 from the siren, followed by free throws from Jokic and the increasingly rediscovered Jamal Murray, author of 30 points and the team’s last 5. In the Jazz, Nickeil Alexander-Walker still did very well, in second place as a starter, with 27 points. Simone Fontecchio is out with an ankle injury.
Denver : Jokic 31 (11/20, 1/4 sur trois, 8/10 intelligence), Murray 30, Caldwell-Pope/Gordon 15. Rebonds : Jokic 12. Aides : Jokic 14.
Utah: Alexander-Walker 27 (9/16, 5/10 on three, 4/5), Beasley 19, Horton-Tucker 19. Rebounds: Olynyk 9. Assists: Horton-Tucker 4.
Chicago Bulls contre Dallas Mavericks 144-115
Without the injured Luka Doncic, Dallas (13-13) collects a memorable pass from the Chicago Bulls (11-14) at the United Center, stunned by the ease of execution of the hosts whose lead even increased to 30 points during the competition . A substantially uneventful game, with the Bulls exceptional in field percentages (63.5% overall and 55.9% on three with 19 triples scored) and ball movement (33 team assists on 54 baskets produced ). Seven double-digit players for Chicago, with DeMar DeRozan (28 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists) and Nikola Vucevic (20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists) ahead of everyone in efficiency and relevance.
Chicago: DeRozan 28 (9/13, 1/2 of three, 9/9 wis), Vucevic 20, Dosunmu 17. Rebounds: DeRozan 9. Assists: White 7.
Dallas: Dinwiddie 27 (9/15, 3/6 of three, 6/7 pods), Wood 21, McGee 18. Rebounds: Wood 9. Assists: Dinwiddie 8.
Cleveland Cavaliers – Thunder d’Oklahoma City 110-102
Thrilling victory, more complicated than necessary, for the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-10), who beat the Thunder (11-15) by proving to be a semi-unbeatable team at home (12-2 at home). The Cavs let OKC rebuild a 17-point lead, which was good and hard to recover from 72-55 in the 3rd quarter and even to 89, before picking up the decisive 15-4 run in the 4th period that gave victory to JB Bickerstaff. crew. Despite Donovan Mitchell’s absence, LeVert, Mobley and Allen climbed above 20 points, allowing Cleveland to regain the offensive continuity needed to bring home a game that had been dominated for long stretches.
Cleveland: LeVert 22 (9/22, 4/9 of three), Mobley 21, Allen 21. Rebounds: Mobley 12. Assists: Giddey 6.
OKC: Gilgeous-Alexander 23 (7/13, 0/2 of three, 9/9 tl), Giddey 17, Pokusevski 16. Rebounds: Pokusevski 14. Assists: Garland 8.
Washington Wizards-Los Angeles Clippers 107-114
John Wall scores 13 points to cheers on his return to Washington and the Clippers (15-13) find significant success to force the Wizards (11-16) to a sixth straight loss. There were both Paul George (36 points) and Kawhi Leonard (13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists) on the floor and Los Angeles always gave the feeling of having control of the game, despite the fact that the balance was broken only at the end. final seconds thanks to a hat-trick from the usual Nicolas Batum. Washington played with passion and will, supported by the very hot Kyle Kuzma (35 points with 7 triples on target and 12 rebounds) and Kristaps Porzingis (30 points and 15 rebounds), but in the decisive moment he was a little disunited, leaving a game he never wanted to lose.
Washington: Kuzma 35 (14/27, 7/11 from three), Porzingis 30, Goodwin 17. Rebounds: Porzingis 15. Assists: Goodwin 6.
Los Angeles: George 36 (13/27, 5/12 from three, 5/5 spirit), Morris 19, Wall/Leonard 13. Rebounds: Leonard 8. Assists: George 6.
Indiana Pacers-Brooklyn Nets 133-136
Without eight players available, including Durant, Irving and Simmons (all strictly for “injury management”), Brooklyn (16-12) surprises Indiana (14-13) and imposes itself with personality, desire and without fear of doing bad impression. Cam Thomas was decisive, with her career-high 33 points, and the “old” Patty Mills, who added 24, for the Nets who always know how to stay in the game and attack the prey at the moment of maximum vulnerability. Indiana slumped in offensive rebounds (29-7) and second-chance points (37 allowed), grounding despite the stellar performance of leader Tyrese Haliburton, who finished with 35 points (7/8 of the arc) and 9 assists in 37. ‘.
Indiana: Haliburton 35 (12/15, 7/8 on three, 4/4 pods), Hield 17, Turner 16. Rebounds: Mathurin 7. Assists: Haliburton 9.
Brooklyn: Thomas 33 (13/20, 3/3 of three, 4/6 dl), Mills 24, Sumner 21. Rebounds: Sharpe 12. Assists: Mills 6.
Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs 111-115
Gregg Popovich celebrates 26 years since his first game as head coach with a win, beating the docile Miami Heat (12-15) on the road. The Spurs (8-18) achieved success thanks to their dominance in the rebound (46-32) and, above all, thanks to the productivity of their bench, which demolished that of Miami 47-20. Erik Spoelstra’s team had a chance to win in the end, missing with Herro and Martin the 3 points that would have put them in front. Keldon Johnson (21 points) and Romeo Langford (19 points) are the engines of San Antonio, as well as Devin Vassell (18 points), author of some heavy baskets in the last 2 minutes. Useless for the Heat, however, the 30 points at 11/16 shooting signed by Jimmy Butler.
Miami: Butler 30 (11/16, 0/1 of three, 8/10 tl), Herro 23, Martin 14. Rebounds: Adebayo 9. Assists: Lowry 7.
San Antonio: Johnson 21 (7/15, 0/2 on three, 7/7), Langford 19, Vassell 18. Rebounds: Collins 8. Assists: Richardson 6.
Portland Trail Blazers contre Minnesota Timberwolves 124-118
Damian Lillard (36 points and 8 assists) and Anfernee Simons (31 points) combined for 67 points to lead Portland (14-12) to a home win over the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13) after recovering from a double-digit deficit in the 2nd time. The Chauncey Billups team won by changing defensive register in the 2nd half and without conceding too many easy baskets to Wolves. Then Lillard (15/15 from the line), Simons and Grant took care of giving body and substance to the attack, inspired and unpredictable, these are essential characteristics in the basketball idea of the Blazers.
Portland: Lillard 36 (9/22, 3/11 of three, 15/15 smarts), Simons 31, Grant 17. Rebounds: Nurkic 15. Assists: Lillard 8.
Minnesota: Edwards 26 (10/20, 4/8 on three, 2/4 legs), Russell 24, Gobert 24. Rebounds: Gobert 9. Assists: Edwards 7.
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