Recap of Friday Night NBA Action: Celtics’ Success, De’Aaron Fox’s 40 Points, and Warriors’ Defeat.

The Celtics’ new success, De’Aaron Fox’s 40 points, the Warriors’ defeat… Everything you need to remember from the night from Friday to Saturday in the NBA.

Already assured of having the best record of the regular season, the Boston Celtics resisted the return of the Sacramento Kings to the NBA on Friday. Victor Wembanyama’s San Antonio Spurs beat the Pelicans on the floor of New Orleans.

Against these Celtics, De’Aaron Fox’s 40 points were not enough for the Kings. Well ahead of the Eastern Conference and the best team this season, Boston has once again proven it. Despite a comfortable 19-point lead halfway through the final quarter, Boston almost saw victory slip away, with Sacramento briefly regaining the lead at 100-99 after a three-point basket from Fox, 27 seconds before the end .

But seven seconds from time, Xavier Tillman offered success to Boston. A shot synonymous with the 61st victory this season. Despite its defeat, Sacramento (8th in the West) is guaranteed to participate at least in the play-ins after the defeat of the Houston Rockets 119-104 at home against the Miami Heat.

Milwaukee falls again

On the floor of New Orleans, the San Antonio Spurs, already eliminated from the race for the play-offs, came back from a 15-point deficit in the second quarter to beat the Pelicans 111-109. CJ McCollum led the scoring with 31 points for the Pelicans, but San Antonio came out on top with seven players over 14 points. French rookie Victor Wembanyama narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.

Milwaukee suffered a third straight loss, losing 117-111 at home to the Toronto Raptors, who were on a 15-game losing streak. Without Giannis Antetokounmpo, injured, but with Damian Lillard author of 36 points, Milwaukee started well but could not maintain its lead. The Bucks remain second in the East, far behind the Celtics and just ahead of the Cavaliers.

The Warriors still waiting

At the same time, the Golden State Warriors are still waiting to secure at least one spot in the play-offs, open to teams ranked between 7th and 10th in each conference. Tenth in the West, Stephen Curry’s Warriors (28 points) lost against the Dallas Mavericks 108-106. The Mavericks, without Luka Doncic, were carried by PJ Washington’s 32 points while Kyrie Irving added 26.

2024-04-06 07:08:05
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