NBA Roundup: Thunder Win Without Jokic, Sabonis’ Triple Double, and Cavaliers Beat Pistons

In the nine seconds allocated to him at the end of the second quarter, Bertans did not show any statistics.

Shay Gilges-Alexander was the top scorer for Thunder with 34 points, while Chet Holmgren had 18+13 and five blocked shots.

Jamal Murray, Reggie Jackson and Aaron Gordon scored 16 points each for the “Nuggets” team, which also had 13 rebounds, seven assists and four blocked shots.

In this game, Nikola Jokic, the most valuable player of last season’s final series, could not help the champion team due to back pain.

“Thunder” ranks second in the Western Conference with 33 wins in 48 games, while “Nuggets” are fourth with a record of 33-16.

The team represented by Bertan will play the next game on Friday, when they will host Charlotte “Hornets” basketball players.

Meanwhile, Lithuanian Domants Sabonis excelled with a “triple double”, however his Sacramento “Kings” team lost to the Miami “Heat” team.

“Heat”, which had lost seven matches in a row, was superior with 115:106 (28:22, 31:33, 31:29, 25:22). This was Miami’s longest losing streak since the 2007/08 season.

Sabonis stood out for the guests with 19 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists, reaching his 13th triple double of the season, while Keegan Murray was the most productive guest with 33 points.

Jimmy Butler scored 31 points for the winners, Josh Richardson scored 24, and Bam Adebayo scored 16+11.

In another game, another Lithuanian, Jons Valančuns, showed a productive performance, scoring 25 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, helping the New Orleans “Pelicans” win 110:99 (33:25, 28:29, 23:25, 26:20). to beat the Houston “Rockets” team.

Brandon Ingram stood out in the winning team with 24+10, while Christian James McCollum scored 19 points.

Jalen Green was the top scorer for the home team with 31 points, while Cam Whitmore scored 17 points.

In another match, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Detroit Pistons 128:121 (30:23, 34:34, 32:34, 32:30) at home.

Donovan Mitchell led the winners with 45 points, while Darius Garland, who had recovered from a jaw injury, returned to the lineup with 19 points.

Danilo Gallināri scored 20 points for the visitors, and Cade Cunningham scored 19.


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