Cleveland / Philadelphia (USA), February 20, LETA – AFP. National Basketball Association (NBA) players Jamal Murray and Joel Embid contributed 50 points to Friday’s Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers, respectively.
The Cleveland Cavaliers conceded to the Denver Nuggets 103: 120 (23:33, 27:36, 30:26, 23:25) on their field, failing to prevent Murray from achieving a career record in the main event.
Previously, Murray had scored 50 points twice in last season’s playoff tournament, but in the main event, his record was a 48: 107 victory for the Denver Club in November 2018 over the Boston Celtics.
Murray spent 38 minutes and 15 seconds on the field, collecting six rebounds.
“As I saw the first throws fall into the basket, I just kept throwing,” said Murray.
Murray, whose mother is from Syria and whose father was born in Jamaica, hit 21 of the 25 shots from the game, throwing eight three-pointers.
Significantly, he had no free throws, making it the most productive game in NBA history without any free throws.
“Building history is cool. It’s cool statistics,” said Murray.
The Nuggets were helped by Michael Porters Jr. with 22 points and seven rebounds, but Friday’s jubilee Nikola Jokičs, who celebrated his 26th birthday, was on a triple-double – 16 points, 12 rebounds and ten assists – and four intercepted balls.
Colin Sexton scored 23 points for the home team, and 20 points and ten rebounds for Jeret Allen.
In his field, 50 points and victory went to Embyd, who represented the Philadelphia “76ers” – Chicago “Bulls” 112: 105 (32:30, 26:23, 27:26, 27:26).
Embid also won 17 rebounds, scored five times and blocked Chicago throws four times.
The emblem scored 17 of 26 shots from the game and 15 of 17 free throws, beating its previous record of 49 points a year ago against the Atlanta Hawks.
“My teammates found me on the field so I could make the throws. I’m happy with what I did,” Embyd said. “I have a job to do. It’s my job, so they pay me.”
Tobias Harris won 22 points, won 12 rebounds and scored seven times. Danny Green scored 13 points and reserve Dwight Howard added ten rebounds for eight points.
It was the Philadelphia Club’s second win in a row without Ben Simons, who missed the game due to a stomach illness.
Zek Lavins scored 30 points in favor of the Bulls, Wendel Carter added 15 points, and Tadeas Youngs scored 12 points and scored nine rebounds, with Chicago stopping a series of two victories.
Kavai Lenard returned to the field on Friday after being treated for a leg injury and scored 29 points in the Los Angeles Clippers victory on his field over the Utah Jazz 116: 112 (31:23, 26:26, 22:26, 37:37).
With previously injured Lenard and Paul George in the ranks, the Clippers suspended Jazz’s nine-win series.
Lenard returned to the field after three games of absence due to a leg bruise, but George missed seven games with a sore toe. The two were unable to play the Clippers in Wednesday’s first home game against the Jazz.
George scored 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, 19 by William Williams and 17 by Patrick Beverley and Marcus Morris for seven rebounds.
In the “Jazz” ranks, Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points, Boyan Bogdanovich added 23 points, and reservist Jordan Clarkson – 19.
The Clippers Western group is in third place in the tournament table with 22 wins in 31 matches, while the Jazz West is the leader with 24 successes in 30 games.
In another match, Nikola Vuchevich scored his third “triple-double” in the NBA career, helping Orlando’s Magic home defeat the Golden State Warriors by 124: 120 (37:34, 27:17, 29:43, 31:26).
Vučevičs has 30 points, 16 rebounds and ten assists in this match.
Evans Fourier helped with 28 points and Terens Ross with 24 points.
The guests added 29 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to Stephen Curry, Kelly Ubre Juniors added 26 points and seven rebounds and Andrew Wiggins added 16 points.
It has already been reported that the game in Houston between the Houston Rockets, represented by Rodion Kuruc, and the Dallas Mavericks, represented by Kristaps Porziņģis, was postponed due to bad weather.
It is planned to play 72 games in the NBA Main Event, which is ten less than usual.