Six NBA championship games played in the Italian night and the result that stands out is the victory of Philadephia at the home of the Milwaukee Bucks (130-133) coming back from -18. Thus the Bucks’ winning streak ends at 16, collapsing in the final after leading with +18 points in the third quarter, but in the last moments it is the triples by James Harden and Joel Embiid that make the difference.
Harden who finishes with 38 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds, while Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 34 points and 13 rebounds are not enough at home for the Bucks.
Win in overtime, the Toronto Raptors taking the field of Washington Wizards 109-116. Top scorer Gary Trent Jr. with 26 points.
Storyless match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons, won by the Cavs 114-90. Victory also for the Miami Heat who stop the Atlanta Hawks 117-109. Success for the Houston Rockets at the home of the San Antonio Spurs for 110-122, with Devonte’ Graham’s 28 points not enough for the guests. Victory also for the Minnesota Timberwolves who beat the Sacramento Kings 134-138 away, with the guests leading for almost the entire match and who prevail with Anthony Edwards’ 27 points, while Kevin Huerter’s 29 are not enough for the Kings.
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