The Memphis Grizzlies reached the Denver Nuggets in command of the Western Conference this Sunday, in a day in which the Cleveland Cavaliers did not give an option to the Phoenix Suns without Chris Paul or Devin Booker and in which the victory of the Brooklyn Nets in Miami was embittered by a knee problem suffered by Kevin Durant.
Grizzlies 123, Jazz 118
The losses of Ja Morant and Steven Adams did not stop the Grizzlies, who celebrated their sixth consecutive victory at the rate of Desmond Bane (24 points and nine assists) and Tyus Jones (19 points).
The Spanish Santi Aldama contributed to the victory with twelve points, five rebounds and two assists in fifteen minutes on the track for some Grizzlies that reached the Nuggets in command of the West.
Nets 102, Heat 101
Kyrie Irving directed the victory of the Nets in the field of the Heat, in a game of two faces for Durant, who reached the fourteenth position in the table of top scorers in the NBA, with 26,684 points, by surpassing Dominique Wilkins, but He left injured in the third period.
‘KD’ set off the alarms due to some problems in his right knee for some Nets that shielded their second position in the East, one victory behind the leading Boston Celtics.
Hawks 112, Clippers 108
The Hawks came out on top after a battle marked by great runs, with Atlanta going 41-26 in the second quarter and the Clippers coming back 35-19 in the third, before giving up to fourteen points from Trae Young in the fourth quarter. .
Young finished with thirty points and eight assists against a Clippers who suffered their sixth straight loss despite Kawhi Leonard’s 29 points.
Cavaliers 112, Suns 98
The Cleveland Cavaliers inflicted their sixth straight loss on the injury-plagued Suns, who were without Chris Paul or Devin Booker.
Monty Williams’ team held on for three quarters, but a 14-2 run by the Cavaliers in the opening quarter gave the final blow to the game.
Pushed by 22 points from Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland, the Cavaliers consolidated their fourth position in the Eastern Conference (26-15), behind the Milwaukee Bucks.
Thunder 120, Mavericks 109
Without the Slovenian Luka Doncic, absent due to a sore foot, the Mavericks began their five-game tour away from Dallas with a loss against the Thunder, in which Shai Gilgeous Alexander shone with 33 points.
In the Mavericks, the best was Christian Wood with a double double of 26 points and 16 rebounds.
Sixers 123, Pistons 111
With Joel Embiid out for the third straight game, James Harden led the 76ers with a triple-double of twenty points, eleven rebounds and eleven assists. Tyrese Maxey contributed 23 points and Montrezl Harrell twenty.
The 76ers are fifth (24-15) in the East, while the Pistons are sunk to the bottom of the standings in the same conference.
Raptors 117, Blazers 105
Pascal Siakam put on a show, first with an exhibition of football technique in the early stages of the game, and then with your talent on the court, contributing 27 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in the Raptors’ victory against the blazers
The Canadians bounced back after three straight losses and toppled the Blazers despite Damian Lillard’s 34 points.
Timberwolves 104, Rockets 96
The Wolves added their fourth consecutive victory, coming back from twenty points behind against the Rockets at the pace of D’Angelo Russell, with 22 points, and the Frenchman Rudy Gobert, with a double double of 18 points and eleven rebounds.
In the Texans, the Spanish Usman Garuba contributed three points, a rebound and a shot in nine minutes.
Pacercs 116, Hornets 111
Myles Turner, with 29 points and nine rebounds, and Buddy Hield, with 21, led the Pacers’ victory against the Hornets, in which the locals came back from nine points behind in the fourth period. Dominican Chris Duarte had two rebounds and an assist in three minutes of action