Tuesday night in the NBA was marked by the return of spectators to New York and the announcement of players called to be substitutes in the All-Star Game. Sportingly, Brooklyn has dominated Sacramento 127-118 and is closing in on first place in the East.
Chris Finch, the former coach of Bree and Mons, could not achieve a miracle for his debut as a head coach in the big league. At the head of the current worst franchise, Minnesota, and barely after training and a pre-game session, he could only see the 25th loss in 32 games of the Timberwolves 139-112 in Milwaukee where Giannis Antetokounmpo was imperial (37 pts, 8 rebs, 8 ast).
“Each day is going to be a huge learning curve for us, and for me in particular“Finch said.”By freeing things up a bit I hope this will show me what they are capable of doing in different
situations and we hope we can shape it from there“Known for his offensive talent, Finch, who has also been the coach of the British team since 2005, will have to find solutions above all in defense. Only two teams Washington and Sacramento concede more points than Minnesota.
Nearly 2,000 fans at Madison Square Garden, 300 at Barclays Center (for three games, before gradually rising to 1,800): for the first time this season, marked by the coronavirus pandemic, New York basketball halls could again welcome the public, up to 10% of their reception capacity.
The Barclays Center was therefore finally able to welcome fans to admire the Nets and their star squad, with James Harden who was in triple-double mode (29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists) and Kyrie Irving (21 pts). Still injured (hamstrings), the other star from Brooklyn, Kevin Durant, should make his comeback before the All-Star Game. His coach Steve Nash said he would continue to be careful with the 2014 MVP (best player), who is making his comeback after a full season away from the courts.
The Knicks were unable to reward their fans against Golden State. Stephen Curry (37 pts, 6 ast, 6 rebs) was decisive. New York side, the neo-All Star Julius Randle (25 pts, 10 rebs, 7 ast) was excluded for two technical faults at the end of the game.
Two successive three-pointers in the very last seconds of the game: this is how Luka Doncic gave Dallas the victory over Boston 110-107.
The young Slovenian finished the game with 31 points (6/8 to 3 pts), 10 rebounds and 8 assists. In the opposite camp, Jaylen Brown a inscrit 29 points, Jason Tatum, 28.