Fourth in a row for the Lakers and Dallas

Another smooth game for Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Another smooth game for Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the NBA, the Californian trophy holders and the Texan club worn by Luka Boncic line up the victories.

Another smooth game for Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Another smooth game for Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers, collectively impressive, and Dallas, still carried by the amazing Luka Doncic, garnered a fourth straight win on Wednesday in the NBA, where Kevin Durant also distinguished himself with Brooklyn while waiting to form an expected “Big 3” with James Harden and Kyrie Irving.

The Lakers are walking

And four wins in a row for the defending champion, who again made Oklahoma City (128-99) the demonstration of his current great collective strength around LeBron James, author of a complete game (26 points, 6 rebounds , 7 passes).

Anthony Davis (18 points, 7 rebounds) and Montrezl Harrell (21 points, 6 rebounds off the bench) also had an important contribution.

This 7th consecutive success outside its bases constitutes a record for the Californian franchise: in all its history, it had never started a season with such a series. What to consolidate its domination in the West (10-3).

Nets apply

Waiting for Kyrie Irving to return (personal reasons) and the arrival of James Harden, finally sold by Houston in a monster transaction also involving Indiana and Cleveland, Kevin Durant firmly held the house Nets, winners with the Knicks in the New York derby (116-109).

“KD”, who had shone the day before, decisive late in the game to beat Denver (122-116), had less to do (26 points, 6 assists) for his first “back-to-back” since his return to competition after a year and a half of absence due to a ruptured Achilles tendon.

At his side, Joe Harris and Bruce Brown, 15 points each, as well as the French Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (13 points) made up for the absences of Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince, who left in the exchange with Harden.

The Mavs continue

This time, he did not manage the triple-double, but Luka Doncic, named best player of the past week in the West, confirmed his sparkling form during Dallas’ victory at Charlotte (104-93).

The 21-year-old Slovenian prodigy compiled 34 points, 13 rebounds, 9 assists, adding 4 blocks, his personal best, which testify to a change of mind: he no longer just wants to shine offensively, he also wants better defend, aware of this need to make the Mavericks a competitive team.

The evening was all the more successful for the Texans as their Latvian pivot Kristaps Porzingis (16 points), who had a right knee operation in October, made a safe comeback. And that their coach Rick Carlisle took the opportunity to pass the bar of 800 victories.

The Bucks are walking around

The matches follow one another and are similar between the Bucks and the Pistons: for the third time, Milwaukee won (110-101) without being worried, Giannis Antetokounmpo taking the opportunity to achieve the 20th triple-double of his career (22 points , 10 rebounds, 10 assists).

The reigning double MVP was not alone, Jrue Holiday adding 21 points for the Bucks who started strong by making 7 long-distance baskets on their first 11 attempts to finish with a very honorable total (19/43).

Thanks to this third consecutive victory, the Wisconsin franchise joins Philadelphia in 2nd place in the East, while Detroit remains the red lantern.

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