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NBA Recap: Dennis Schröder suffers first defeat with Nets, Phoenix Suns score important victory

Dennis Schröder suffered his first defeat with the Brooklyn Nets. It’s only exciting for a short time against the top favorite from Boston. The Phoenix Suns score an important victory in their duel with the Sacramento Kings.

The Lakers make short work of Detroit, with Spencer Dinwiddie making his debut for LeBron James’ team.

Orlando Magic (29-25) – Oklahoma City Thunder (37-17) 113:127 (BOXSCORE)

  • Premiere for Franz Wagner, who was seen with Orlando on TNT for the first time since his draft. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the best performance for the Berliner, who had problems against OKC’s defense. In 34 minutes there were ultimately 15 points (5/16), 7 rebounds and 2 assists for the forward. On the other hand, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams were there when OKC needed them.
  • SGA took over in the third quarter, scoring 15 of his 32 points (11/24), then it was Williams’ turn, who finally put the lid on things with 17 of his 33 points (12/18) in the final period. The guard scored 10 points in a row after Jonathan Isaac reduced the score to -8 with a dunk. Chet Holmgren (13, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks) was also important in this phase, starting the run with blocks against Cole Anthony and Moritz Wagner (11, 4/7, 5 rebounds).
  • Orlando started strong thanks to three threes from Jalen Suggs (17), but after that there was hardly anything going on from distance (11/36 3P). The best scorers were Paolo Banchero (23, 9/15) and Wendell Carter Jr. (22, 9/14).
  • But the focus of the game was Shaquille O’Neal, whose jersey has been in Orlando for almost 30 years was dragged under the hall ceiling after his rather inglorious departure. Diesel spent his first four NBA years with the Magic and, together with Penny Hardaway, led the franchise to its first Finals appearance (1995). Shaq is the first Magic player to have his jersey pulled under the ceiling.

Brooklyn Nets (21-32) – Boston Celtics (42-12) 110:118 (BOXSCORE)

  • First defeat for Dennis Schröder with the Brooklyn Nets. The German played 31 minutes and recorded 9 points (3/10), 5 rebounds and 3 assists. It wasn’t the Braunschweiger’s best game, but he played his part in making Brooklyn exciting again in crunch time. The Celtics were already leading by +23 in the third quarter thanks to an outstanding Jayson Tatum (41, 14/26, 14 rebounds), but let it slide a bit afterwards.
  • The Nets came up again with a small-ball lineup around Ben Simmons (5, 1/5, 8 rebounds, 8 assists) at the five and cut the score to -6 with eight minutes left thanks to an 11-1 run. Boston, which had to do without Kristaps Porzingis (back), shook itself briefly and then didn’t let anything go wrong. Derrick White (16, 6/11) stopped the bleeding for the Celtics, and Tatum followed up with a few jumpers.
  • The Nets’ best scorer was Mikal Bridges (27, 10/20), and Cam Thomas (26, 10/20) also got his points back. Lonnie Walker (15) helped off the bench. For Boston, all starters scored in double figures. Al Horford (16, 6/6) stayed perfect from the field, Jrue Holiday (14, 12 assists) recorded a double-double.

Milwaukee Bucks (35-20) – Miami Heat (29-25) 97:123 (BOXSCORE)

  • Once again the Heat annoyed the Bucks – even though Jimmy Butler was missing again due to a bereavement in the family. Nikola Jovic stepped into the breach for Butler. The Serb had only played three minutes in the past two weeks, this time the forward put up 24 points (8/13 FG, 5/8 3P) in 30 minutes.
  • The Bucks were completely uninspired after the win against Denver the day before, only Giannis Antetokounmpo (23, 11/18, 11 rebounds, 8 assists) and Bobby Portis (16) reached anything close to normal form. Milwaukee never led once; a 15-2 run by the Heat in the third quarter was something of a preliminary decision.
  • Six players scored at least 12 points for the Heat, including Duncan Robinson (23, 6/8 3P) and Tyler Herro (19). Bam Adebayo was the outstanding man on the court, posting a triple-double of 16 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in 31 minutes. Damian Lillard (16, 5/14, 5 assists) remained pale again for the Bucks.

Portland Trail Blazers (15-38) – Minnesota Timberwolves (38-16) 109:121 (BOXSCORE)

  • The Wolves had problems for three quarters with a decimated Portland team, but in the final period Nickeil Alexander-Walker (18, 5/6 3P) came out hot for the guests and converted three three-pointers within a minute, turning the game into an even one within a very short time 12 point game became.
  • Previously, Anthony Edwards (41, 16/27) had once again thrown in the towel, but otherwise it was a poor performance on offense for Minnesota (only 34 percent from the field without Edwards and NAW). This was also because Karl-Anthony Towns (13, 2/7) had already accumulated three fouls in the first quarter and ultimately only played 19 minutes.
  • Rudy Gobert (16, 15 rebounds) recorded another double-double, Jaden McDaniels (0) scored seven passes. Deandre Ayton (22, 16 rebounds) and Anfernee Simons (20, 6/19) were the best scorers for the Blazers, while Scoot Henderson put up 14 points (4/9) and 9 assists as sixth man.

Phoenix Suns (32-22) – Sacramento Kings (30-23) 130:125 (BOXSCORE)

  • In a direct duel in the fight for a playoff place, the Suns prevailed in a thrilling final phase. Devin Booker (25, 7/17, 9 assists) made it +3 with a jumper with 34 seconds leftthen Grayson Allen grabbed the crucial offensive rebound after a missed free throw from Booker, allowing Booker to march to the line again and bring the game home.
  • In addition, newcomer Royce O’Neale (9, 3/7) converted two important three-pointers in crunch time, and Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 28 points (11/17, 11 rebounds) in the final period. Sacramento still showed morale after suddenly being down by double digits in the final quarter. Domantas Sabonis (35, 14/22, 18 rebounds, 12 assists) even put the Kings back in front with a 12-0 run, after which De’Aaron Fox (40, 14/31, 6 TOs) took over again, but from The rest of the Kings came up short and minor mistakes were costly.
  • For example, there was a foul off the ball by Malik Monk (22, 9/16) or sleeping on the free throw line when Allen was able to secure the rebound. In addition, the Kings only hit 9 of their 31 three-pointers, Monk (0/5) remained without a hit. The Suns received additional production from Eric Gordon (23, 8/17), who played a lot of minutes since Bradey Beal injured his thigh again after just four minutes.

Los Angeles Lakers (29-26) – Detroit Pistons (8-45) 125:111 (BOXSCORE)

  • Confident victory for the Lakers, who left absolutely no stone unturned against Detroit and were already in the lead by up to 23 points in the first half. Anthony Davis had already recorded a double-double at halftime and ended up with 20 points (6/12), 14 rebounds and 6 blocks for The Brow in just 28 minutes. LeBron James comfortably put up 25 points (9/15) and 8 assists – and already in the first quarter it was showtime.
  • Nothing worked offensively for Detroit, in the first half they were just 35 percent from the field (plus 3/19 from downtown). Only when the Lakers let things slide a bit did the ratings get a little better. Cade Cunningham (12, 4/15, 7 assists) and Jaden Ivey (15, 5/16) hardly got any easy shots, the best scorers were rookie Ausar Thompson (19, 9/13) and backup center James Wiseman (18). .
  • For the Lakers, all starters scored at least 15 points, with Austin Reaves (15, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) having another good game and D’Angelo Russell (21, 4/9 3P) continuing to hit his threes. Spencer Dinwiddie played 31 minutes in his Lakers debut and recorded 6 points (2/6) and 7 assists.


2024-02-14 06:04:00
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