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New NBA day of up to seven games, many of them resolved in a tight way, with formidable performances and varied protagonists. The Nets prevailed with much suffering in Brooklyn and added their first victory with the big three full on track, Utah gets its eighth straight in a game in which Curry edged Reggie Miller in the 3-point scoring chart, the Sixers conquer Detroit, the Pelicans sink even more, Denver commands by the grace of an imperial Jokic, Doncic loses in the Texan duel and the Lakers are more leaders after prevailing in Chicago with a majestic game from Davis and that they already had resolved to rest.
DETROIT PISTONS 110 – 114 PHILADELPHIA SIXERS
Joel Embiid had a 33-point double-double, including two free throws with 7.2 seconds to go, and 14 rebounds for the Philadelphia Sixers, who outscored the Pistons in Detroit. With this victory, Philadelphia (12-5) remains at the top of the Eastern Conference. Embiid had just scored 80 points combined in his two previous games, both resolved with wins over the Celtics., and he played in Detroit with back pain after a crash in the game last Friday. Against the Pistons, Ben Simmons added 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, with two key free throws in the last minute. Tobías Harris left at 17 points. For the Pistons, Wayne Ellington went to 17 points and reserve Svi Mykhailiuk added another 15. In addition, Sekou Doumbouya reached 13.
BROOKLYN NETS 128 – 124 MIAMI HEAT
Kyrie explodes in the fourth quarter and the big three gets his first victory with all his members on the track. Check the chronicle here.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 120 – 110 NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
In a duel in the lower part of the Western Conference, Ricky Rubio returned to the starting line and the Wolves beat a Pelicans who continue to sink and do not hit the key (5-10 already). Minnesota, which was coming off four consecutive victories (4-11), bounced back at home thanks to Naz Reid’s 20 points, rookie Anthony Edwards’ 18 points and Jarred Vanderbilt’s double-double (16 + 11). Ricky finished with 9 + 7 + 7. On the part of the team led by Stan Van Gundy, Brandon Ingram had 30 points and Eric Beldsoe 28. Zion Williamson added 19, with 11 rebounds, insufficient numbers to give the victory to a franchise that continues to sink in the Western classification despite start off on the right foot and have high expectations for this season.
UTAH JAZZ 127 – 108 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Curry beat Reggie Miller, but the Jazz had already sentenced the break (77-47) and added their eighth consecutive victory. Check the chronicle here.
CHICAGO BULLS 90 – 101 LOS ANGELES LAKERS
The Lakers, who dominated from start to finish, conquer Chicago with a great Anthony Davis and are more leaders of the West. Check the chronicle here.
DALLAS MAVERICKS 108 – 133 HOUSTON ROCKETS
Cousins leaves (28 + 17 + 5) and Doncic gives in on a bad day for the Mavericks, who still cannot find the consistency they need. Check the chronicle here.
PHOENIX SUNS 112 – 120 DENVER NUGGETS
Serbian center Nikola Jokic was once again the most dominant, contributing a double-double of 29 points, 22 rebounds and 6 assists that helped the Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns on the road in a duel resolved in the second overtime. The Serbian, who was the best again, scored 12 of his 29 points during the two overtime periods. Canadian point guard Jamal Murray added 26 points and power forward Jamychal Green, 16. For his part, Facundo Campazzo played 15 minutes and contributed 3 points after scoring 1 of 3 in triples, in addition to distributing 2 assists. The victory was the third in a row for the Nuggets, who posted their overall record to 9-7 and their away games 5-2. In the Suns, the best were Jae Crowder and Chris Paul, who contributed 21 points each in the absence of Devin Booker due to injury. Paul also finished with 13 assists. Recall that Booker was injured during the fourth period of Friday’s game when he suffered a strained left hamstring. The Suns have not specified how long he could be out.
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