- Dallas MAvericks 109 – 112 Milwaukee Bucks
Duel of contenders for the MVP in Wisconsin. The second resumption match of Kristaps Porzingis will immediately allow Luka Doncic to get some freedom. But success flees the Latvian, the defense of Milwaukee tightens and the leaders assume their role. Giannis Antetokounmpo takes advantage of the smallest spaces while his lieutenant Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday score valuable points when it comes to raising the Bucks after a reconciliation of the Mavs. The Texan incumbents cannot find the loophole. The second unit, well taken by Trey Burke and James Johnson 13 points each, will allow men to Rick Carlisle to blow on the neck of the Fallow Deer. But whenever an opportunity emerges for Dallas to take the lead, the march seems too high and Milwaukee takes a little air. As the money time looms, no more ball misses the hands of Doncic or Giannis. The two franchise players dictate the game while the gap between Mavs and Bucks is tiny. The two defenses neutralize each other but that’s where the Slovenian bindings pay. James Johnson allows Dallas to regain the advantage for the first time since halfway through 1st QT. There are 2 minutes 30, it is then that the arm of Middleton overheats and registers three baskets prims in a row. 25-8-6 for the All-star. The end of the match is quite incomprehensible ct Mavs. While they have a ball to tie 30 seconds from the end, no time out is taken by the bench. In the confusion, the players wasted their ammunition, much to Doncic’s dismay and a performance very close to the triple-double, 28 points, 13 assists and 9 rebounds. The Greek Freak scores 31 points a good 14/21, with more and more shooting selection varying except on throws, 1/10 in drill. Brook Lopez, 11-11, was present at the end of the game. The absences of five important players in the rotation, including Josh Richardson or Dwight Powell, ultimately cost too much for the Mavericks. Milwaukee signs a 9th success in 13 games and comes back up to the Sixers in second place in the East.
- Chicago Bulls 125 – 127 OKC Thunder (OT)
Both franchises were keen to revive after negative series this past week. The Bulls hit the best start. Zach LaVine shows insolence, which has become a habit for him. Under his leadership, the rest of the herd responds present and exploit all the imperfections of the game of the Thunder. In the total lack of success, OKC will also show a questionable defensive rigor. The bench does not give the coach immense satisfaction either. Mike Daigneault. Coby White He takes pleasure alongside LaVine and signs another very good sheet with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 7 caviars. Wendell Carter Jr is also very effective with 16 6/9 units and 11 rebounds. But this beautiful osmosis does not last. The serious Oklahoma troops returned in the second half.
While the Thunder is 22 points behind, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rings the revolt in the company of Luguentz there. The first will finish with 33 points, 13/19 on shots, 3/5 from distance continues on his spear and becomes more legitimate than ever as the leader of the team. The second comes back well and helps his frankness with his 21 points, 8 catches under the circle and 6 interceptions. The bench follows the movement and According to Maledon take advantage with 10 pawns, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Unable to react, the Bulls see their advantage gradually melt away. Despite a burst of pride in the middle of the last QT, Chicago can not resist the return of the Thunder who succeed in snatching overtime. The additional 5 minutes confirm the trend seen for a few minutes, OKC, more balanced will win 125-127 despite a new five-star performance by Zach LaVine, author of 35 points and an insolent three-point percentage (8/14), 7 rebounds and 6 assists. 4th loss in a row for Chicago who will face Dallas then Houston. A more complicated schedule awaits OKC with Philly, Denver and the Clippers twice.
- New Orleans Pelicans 95 – 112 Los Angeles Lakers
The mission was simple for LA: to win and further increase its dominance over the NBA. Yet the Lakers are not the most inspired early in the game. Men from Frank Vogel mainly seeks the central positions. The Pelicans thus take control of the match, leaving their opponents speechless. Anthony Davis is well guarded, systematically doubled. On the contrary, the Angelinos appear limp, unsuccessful and beaten in combat. Opposite, the duo Brandon Ingram – Zion Williamson running at full speed. The Pelicans therefore quickly set off. The return of LeBron James on the floor calms the Californian offensive phases to make up for the small delay in the second QT. The King’s fouling problems do not slow down the enthusiasm of his teammates. The Lakers go 13-4 just before halftime to have just one unit less than the Pels.
The security of the defending champions is maintained in the second half. The Pels resist thanks to outbursts of traditional threats, Ingram and Williamson. Steven Adams still marks the painting of its presence and fits perfectly with the No. 1 of the 2019 draft. The game of New Orleans struggles to diversify, due to the absence of Lonzo Ball still hampered by his knee. The elder Ball no longer brings his creativity that can destabilize a defense. Conversely, the Lakers control the pace of the match and Coach Vogel does not hesitate to stop the game when the young Pels run a little too much. The stitches run at the start of the last QT, Montrezl Harrell shows himself on both sides of the field. Clever end-line placement allows him to perform easy dunks to score XX points. Even as Zion continues his penetration demolition business (21 points, 12 rebounds), the hangout is impressive for the Pels. New Orleans still led in the middle of the third QT, 12 later, the Lakers were 20 points ahead. An advance that will continue to increase the favor of a great success from afar for the Lakers but especially an impermeable defense. Another day at the office for Lebron who concludes the evening with 21 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds. AD has had a lot of shoot tickets but only scores 17 5/16 units. The Unibrow still adds 5 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 interceptions and 3 blocks. These Lakers will be very difficult to find. Experience, complementarity and above all excellent harmony, the new Californian recipe is bearing fruit at the start of the season.
- In short … The covid rode
– Memphis Grizzlies – Minnesota Timberwolves. Report. Cases of Covid have been detected among the Wolves, including Karl-Anthony Towns yesterday at the end of the evening when his family has already been severely affected since the start of the pandemic.
– Washinton Wizards – Detroit Pistons. Report. Six players tested positive ct Wizards, but probably on the mend. Announced by Shams Charania Thursday.
– Golden State Warriors – Phoenix Suns. Report. The Suns’ last three games have been postponed. Announced by Shams Charania Thursday.
– New York Knicks 103 – 106 Cleveland Cavaliers. In the Cavs’ victory over New York, a pleasant game, a sign that times are changing in the NBA, Andre Drummond to effac Hakeem Olajuwon thanks to his 33 points and 23 rebounds. This is his 43rd game in 20+ points and 20+ rebounds, one more than the legend of the Rockets.
Dallas Mavericks 109 – 112 Milwaukee Bucks
New York Knicks 103 – 106 Cleveland Cavaliers
Orlando Magic 97 _ 124 Boston Celtics
Chicago Bulls 125 – 127 OKC Thunder (OT)
Atlanta Hawks 92 – 116 Utah Jazz
New Orleans Pelicans 95 – 112 Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers 138 – 100 Sacramento Kings