- Charlotte 103-99 Milwaukee
Bucks and Hornets met for the second time in a row Charlotte and like last Saturday the champion fell. In a game of relentless leader changes (20), the North Carolina franchise once again had the final say after a floater of LaMelo Ball 99 everywhere, 15 seconds from the end. On the next action Giannis loses the ball-the 20th of the game for the Bucks- after a bad pass and Miles Bridges folds the game on the throws. Charlotte victory 103-99. The Hornets collective shone again with Ball, who scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half, while Miles Bridges is in doubles (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Terry Rozier is 27 units. Thanks to this victory, the men of James Borrego have won 6 of their last 8 games and are 12-5 at home. Milwaukee the period is less happy with a 4th loss in 5 games. Antetokounmpo (26 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists) and Middleton (27 points, 11 assists but 7 lost balls) did the job, just like Jordan Nwora with its 18 points, but the absence of Jrue Holiday or even George Hill is felt. Without a real leader, Kris Middleton must play more at post 1 in their absence. An unusual position for him and has been felt with 13 balls lost in the 2 games against the Hornets. The Bucks will have a few days off to prepare for Thursday’s clash against the Warriors.
Still without Rudy Gobert, Utah has found the majority of its usual holders, but despite all Detroit tilts 126-116, the fault a second half where the Jazz collected 78 points! Everything had started well for the teammates of Donovan Mitchell with a first quarter fire won 35-21. After such a start and with the experience of Jazz, the evening seemed set to be peaceful for the visitors, especially since they are still taking the break. But we have seen it lately, the absence of Gobert shows in broad daylight the defensive weaknesses of this team and the Pistons will take the opportunity to come back by planting 40 points in the 3rd quarter, including 18 by the only one. Cade Cunningham and by conceding only 23. The locals passed in front and despite a return of the Jazz at the start of the 4th quarter, Detroit will answer 3 points by Cory joseph (16 points) and Trey Lyles (14 points), then again by Cunningham to take an 8 point lead and not be caught. The 1st pick of the last draft sets a career record with 29 points and adds 8 assists, all 58% on shots. Saddiq Bey also adds 29 points and here is Detroit with a positive record of 4 wins and 2 losses over the year 2022! Opposite Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points and Hassan Whiteside pulls out a big double double with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
- Boston 101-98 Indiana (AP)
The Celtics were able to count on their duo Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, both off 50 points to win over Indiana in extra time, 101-98. Jayson Tatum was still clutched by equalizing 89 everywhere 2 seconds from the end of regulation time. Behind, the shoot of Justin Holiday was well contested by the defense of the Celtics. In overtime, the Williams made the difference for Boston with a block and an interception for Robert and a long shot, his only basket of the game for Grant. Lance Stephenson (14 points) had the opportunity to equalize 98-98 but his 3-point shot bounced off the hoop. Brown therefore finished with 26 points and Tatum 24, while Robert Williams is in doubles doubles (14 points and 12 rebounds). Opposite Sabonis is in triple doubles with 11 points, 23 rebounds and 10 assists. The Pacers’ top scorer is called Torrey Craig 18 points. The two teams meet on Wednesday in Indiana.
Against the Spurs in back-to-back after their loss in overtime Brooklyn, the Knicks won 111-96 thanks to 31 points of RJ Barrett. Evan Fournier score 18 points, while the evening was more complicated for Julius Randle with 12 rebounds but only 2 points 1 of 7 on shots. Opposite, the 24 points of Dejounte murray will not have been enough for San Antonio, still deprived of many players placed in Covid protocol.
7th consecutive victory for the Sixers, this time Houston (111-91) and 7th game in a row 30 points or more scored for Joel Embiid. The pivot adds 6 assists and 8 rebounds and voila Philly on the longest winning streak in the Eastern Conference.
After facing the Brooklyn Spurs on Sunday, the Nets traveled across the country to Portland and play the Blazers there on Monday night, also back-to-back. A sacred priple o Kyrie Irving was present but not James Harden. In the end Portland wins 114-108 thanks to 3 players 20 points or more. Anfernee Simons confirms his good form with 23 points, Conviction adds 21 and Ben Mclemore 20. Without Lillard ni McCollum, the collective of Oregon players responded now. Ct Brooklyn, Durant completes 28 units and 10 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is him 22 points. The Nets are enchanting on Wednesday Chicago and Portland embark on a 6 game road trip.
Defeated the day before Golden State, Cleveland found the Sacramento smile by barely winning 109-108. The Cavs inflict the Kings a 5th loss in a row. The mark is well distributed for visitors with 5 players minimum 15 points. We find in particular Evan Mobley 17 points, Lauri Markkanen 15, Kevin Love 18 or Jarrett Allen with a solid double double of 18 points and 17 rebounds. For the Kings, Tyrese Haliburton score 21 points et De’Aaron Fox, who missed the winning shot, is 12 points.
Charlotte 103-99 Milwaukee
Detroit 126-116 Utah
Boston 101-98 Indiana (AP)
New York 111-96 San Antonio
Houston 111-91 Philadelphia
Portland 114-108 Brooklyn
Sacramento 108-109 Cleveland