Status: 04.12.2021 8:30 a.m.
The Golden State Warriors have won the second summit in the West against the Phoenix Suns in the NBA and ended the Suns’ winning streak.
The Warriors won on Friday evening (December 3rd, 2021 / local time) with 118: 96 against the Phoenix Suns and successfully returned the favor for last Tuesday’s defeat in Phoenix. The Warriors also ended the winning streak of the Suns, who had previously won 18 games in a row.
Curry again the leader in Warriors victory
Above all, Warriors leader Steph Curry, who showed an unusually cold hand from outside in the first duel between the two top teams in the West, came back impressively and was his team’s top scorer with 23 points. Due to the success, Golden State took the lead in the Western Conference.
In the east, the Brooklyn Nets remain in the lead, the Nets defeated Minnesota Timberwolves with 110: 105, thanks to another outstanding Kevin Durant (30 points).
Lakers bankruptcy against Clippers on LeBron James comeback
LeBron James, who last had to sit out of the league due to the corona conditions, made his comeback at the Los Angeles Lakers. But even with their leader (23 points, 11 rebounds), the city duel against the Clippers was lost for the Lakers. Luke Kennard was the match winner for the Clippers, the guard ran hot in the second half, scored 17 of his total of 19 points and sank two threes in the closing stages. Isaiah Hartenstein contributed eleven points to the Clippers victory in just 16 minutes.
26 points for Schröder in case of Celtics bankruptcy
Things didn’t go as well for the other German NBA pros. Dennis Schröder had a strong 26 points at the Boston Celtics, but the Celtics had to admit defeat 130: 137 in a spectacular game at the Utah Jazz.
Defeats for Kleber and Wagner brothers
Franz and Moritz Wagner lost with Orlando Magic at the Houston Rockets with just 116: 118. Franz Wagner got 17 points as well as five rebounds and assists, his brother Moritz scored five points from the bench. The Rockets, in which national player Daniel Theis was not used, are currently the most successful team in the league with five wins in a row, after the Texans only won one of the first 17 games at the start of the season.
The Dallas Mavericks received a surprising home defeat against the New Orleans Pelicans. At 91: 107 Maxi Kleber, who started for the ailing Kristaps Porzingis, was still one of the best players of the disappointing Mavs with 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Portland fires GM Oshley after allegations of bullying
The Portland Trail Blazers have fired their general manager, Neil Olshey. This was preceded by investigations into alleged workplace bullying.
Olshey had to go “because of violations of the organization’s code of conduct,” the club said. They are now “confident that these changes will help create a more positive and respectful work environment”. In the interim, Joe Cronin will work as GM.
The Oregonian, The Athletic and Yahoo Sports reported alleged misconduct by Olshey in November. There should have been bullying, intimidation and ranting. Following the revelations, the Trail Blazers hired the O’Melveny & Myers law firm.