Emotional Returns: Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant Make Waves in the NBA

Emotional Returns: Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant Make Waves in the NBA

The NBA had two very special and emotional returns this Wednesday with Damian Lillard’s return to Portland and Kevin Durant’s return to Brooklyn. However, the now base of the Bucks could not celebrate before the Blazers while the eaves of the Suns Yes, he took the victory against the Nets.

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The Bucks once again showed their worst side, losing to the team that is second to last in the West and could not give Lillard a victory in his long-awaited return to Portland.

The point guard scored 25 points (9 of 23 on field goals), 6 rebounds and 7 assists, but the Blazers, led by Anfernee Simons (24 points), were more successful in a very tight outcome.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 8 rebounds for Milwaukee, which has lost two in two games with Doc Rivers as coach.

In his first trip to Brooklyn since he left for the Suns, Kevin Durant dominated the game against his former team with 33 points and 8 assists and was supported by an also very powerful performance by Jusuf Nurkic with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.

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Cam Thomas (25 points) and Mikal Bridges (21 points) were the top scorers for the Nets without Ben Simmons due to a bruised knee.

These overwhelming Clippers have won 23 in their last 28 games, and this Wednesday they got rid of the Wizards with 31 points and 9 rebounds from Kawhi Leonard.

Kyle Kuzma (27 points) stood out for Washington.

Without Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Dereck Lively and Dante Exum in the Mavericks, the Timberwolves, who remain leaders of the West, had no problem scoring the victory with 29 points and 9 rebounds from the Dominican Karl-Anthony Towns.

Josh Green (18 points) was the most productive for Dallas, which scored its worst score so far this season and was very ineffective from the perimeter with 6 of 29 (20.7%).

The Nuggets missed Nikola Jokic and fell to a Thunder driven by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 34 points and 7 rebounds.

Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon and Reggie Jackson each contributed 16 points for Denver.

After seven straight losses, the Miami Heat gave themselves a much-needed break by beating the Kings behind 31 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists from Jimmy Butler. Mexican Jaime Jáquez Jr. achieved 8 points, 4 rebounds and an assist.

Keegan Murray (33 points) took the reins of the Kings in which Domantas Sabonis achieved a new triple-double (19 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists).

Victor Wembanyama’s Spurs (21 points and 8 rebounds) made a great comeback in the fourth quarter but finally lost to the Magic.

Paolo Banchero (25 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists) led Orlando.

The Cavaliers needed 45 points from an excellent Donovan Mitchell (including 20 in the fourth quarter) to subdue the struggling Pistons. Darius Garland returned in Cleveland after a month and a half injured and scored 19 points.

Danilo Gallinari (20 points) led seven Detroit players by over 10 points.

Coby White came close to the triple-double (35 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists) and sealed the Hornets’ fifth consecutive loss.

Miles Bridges (30 points and 15 rebounds) led Charlotte.

Jonas Valanciunas (25 points and 14 rebounds) and Brandon Ingram (24 points and 10 rebounds) were too much for the Rockets. Additionally, Puerto Rican José Alvarado contributed 7 points and a rebound for the Pelicans.

Jalen Green’s 31 points went unrewarded in Houston.

2024-02-01 12:32:13
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