The day was played NBA of Monday, April 12, with a lot of action around the competition: eight games that moved the hornet’s nest in the Western Conference. They lost the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns won: everything to ask of the Arizonans, who beat the Houston Rockets 126-120 (with a wonderful 25-45 on 3s) and came within 1.5 games of the top spot in the Western Conference. We review what happened in each meeting.
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New York Knicks 111 – Los Angeles Lakers 96
With a great game of 34 points and 10 rebounds from Julius Randle, 20 points from Elfrid Payton and a brilliant defensive task, the Knicks beat the Lakers at Madison Square Garden. Dennis Schroder scored 21 points for the Lakers and Marc Gasol played 5 minutes in the fourth quarter, enough for 3 goals, a steal and a rebound.
Faster than a New York Minute ⏱ pic.twitter.com/wQ3ZeRFRvh
– Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 13, 2021
Elfrid in attack mode ⚡️
12 PTS / 5-7 FG pic.twitter.com/uB3e9zOHh6
– NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) April 13, 2021
Dallas Mavericks 95 – Philadelphia 76ers 113
Philadelphia 76ers finished the story in the third quarter against the Dallas Mavericks, with a wonderful 36-point Joel Embiid in 26 minutes for which the Texans had no opposition. Luka Doncic scored 32 points and distributed 4 assists. Kristaps Porzingis did not play for Dallas, which debuted JJ Redick with 4 points in 14 minutes.
MORE | Philadelphia 76ers left no doubts and with Joel Embiid as a figure he crushed the Dallas Mavericks
– Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 13, 2021
YOU CANNOT STOP EMVBIID. pic.twitter.com/SlPOvEvcBd
– Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 13, 2021
Orlando Magic 97 – San Antonio Spurs 120
Second consecutive win for the San Antonio Spurs: this time one expected against the Orlando Magic after a first half won by 60-37. Six Spurs players scored at least 10 points: DeMar DeRozan with 19 points and Dejounte Murray with 17 were the top scorers. RJ Hampton led Orlando with 16 points and 8 rebounds from the bench.
– San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 13, 2021
😤 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣’ 𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙖. 😤
– Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) April 13, 2021
Memphis Grizzlies 101 – Chicago Bulls 90
The Bulls do not raise their heads while the Grizzlies managed to do so on their return home. Memphis won 101-90 to a team that barely managed to score 16 points in the fourth quarter and let the game slip from their hands. Jonas Valanciunas was the figure of the meeting with 26 points, 14 rebounds and a fundamental task in the last period. Ja Morant also had a double-double (13 points and 10 assists). The Bulls had 21 points from Zach LaVine and 20 points from Thaddeus Young.
– Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 13, 2021
– Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) April 13, 2021
New Orleans Pelicans 117 – Sacramento Kings 110
The Pelicans continue to win games thanks to Zion Williamson (30 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists) and Brandon Ingram (34 points and 7 assists) and the Kings do not stop losing (seventh loss in a row) despite De’s efforts Aaron Fox (43 points and 6 assists) on a night in which Buddy Hield was not present and in which both teams combined for a weak 16-54 in triples.
Kira’s assists + Zion’s power in the paint = this pic.twitter.com/yie3B8TAXZ
– New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) April 13, 2021
🦊 doin’ 🦊 things
– Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) April 13, 2021
Utah Jazz 121 – Washington Wizards 125
One of the great hits of the night if not the most resonant was the victory obtained by the Washington Wizards at the Utah Jazz fortress. 125-121 for the capital with 25 points, 14 assists and 14 rebounds from Russell Westbrook (8-15 from the field) and 34 points from Bradley Beal (14-31 from the field). Remarkable work by Daniel Gafford from the bench with 15 points in 18 minutes. Utah, without Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley, was shipwrecked despite Donovan Mitchell’s 42 points. The West team lost at home for the first time after 24 games.
– utahjazz (@utahjazz) April 13, 2021
Old School. pic.twitter.com/C7TDItzpfU
– Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) April 13, 2021
Golden State Warriors 116 – Denver Nuggets 107
Stephen Curry had fun, made 10 triples, scored 53 points and led the Golden State Warriors to victory against a Denver Nuggets that was a shadow of the last few weeks and that now is waiting for Jamal Murray not to have suffered a serious injury to his left knee. Nikola Jokic finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists, Facundo Campazzo with 6 points, 4 steals, 3 rebounds and 2 assists and Juan Toscano-Anderson with 2 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds and one steal.
What 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩 delivery pic.twitter.com/iMVKreNCwK
– Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) April 13, 2021
Y’all, Steph is COOKIN’ pic.twitter.com/AueXegxIj5
– Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 13, 2021
Phoenix Suns 126 – Houston Rockets 120
The Suns closed the day with another victory at home, their eighth in a row at home. Jae Crowder scored 26 points, Devin Booker 24, DeAndre Ayton added 18 and Chris Paul finished with 9 points and 10 assists in 27 minutes for a team that signed a brilliant 25-45 on 3s (franchise record), drawing equal in the first half. the record for most triples scored in one half of an NBA game with 18. Kevin Porter Jr. was the best of Houston with 22 points and 14 assists while Christian Wood added 25 points and 15 rebounds.
– Phoenix Suns (@Suns) April 13, 2021
Defense leading to buckets 🔒 pic.twitter.com/GVtKPGRXZU
– Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 13, 2021
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