Basketball: NBA; heavyweight victories for Denver and Philadelphia – Basketball

(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 07 – Six games played in the Italian night in the NBA championship and among the results in evidence the victories of Denver against Toronto (118-113) and that of Philadelphia (147-143) at Indiana’s home. Overtime victory for Cleveland (118-114) against Boston who suffers the third consecutive defeat. Sacramento wins against the Pelicans (123-108), Miami beats Atlanta (130-128) and outdoor success for Portland who beats Detroit 110-104.

By beating Toronto in a comeback, Denver won the fourth consecutive victory, confirming itself as the leader in the West. Jamal Murray’s 24 points and Porter’s 20 were decisive, with Nikola Jokic scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. For the Raptors, on the other hand, VanVleet’s 21 with 14 assists, Siakam’s 19 and Poeltl’s 18 are not enough. Third defeat in a row for Boston, the second in overtime: Cleveland trailing by 14 lengths (92-78) after 36 minutes turns the match around thanks to the performance of Donovan Mitchell (40 points and 11 rebounds) and Mobley (25 with 17 rebounds ). In Boston the absences of Tatum and Horford weigh heavily and an almost triple-double Jaylen Brown (32 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists), the 24 of Brogdon and the 12 of White and Grant Williams are not enough.

Outside hit for Philadelphia, which passes 147-143 in Indianapolis against the Pacers. Spectacular long-distance duel between Joel Embiid and Tyrese Haliburton: the Cameroonian scores 42 points with 19/19 with free throws, while the star from Indiana ends in a double-double with 40 and adding 16 assists.

Sacramento returns to victory by beating the Pelicans. The 25 points of Huerter (with 6 triples) and Sabonis (19 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists) are decisive. Miami wins against Atlanta: decisive Jimmy Butler (26 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists). Away victory for Portland in Detroit thanks to a super Damian Lillard (31 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists) and Grant (26 points). (HANDLE).