Chicago (USA), Feb 4: New Orleans Pelicans, was placed to 36 points, in a day in which Steph Curry triggered the alarms in the Golden State Warriors when retiring with a knee problem.
In addition, Kyrie Irving, who asked the Brooklyn Nets to be transferred before the closing of the market on February 9, did not play with Jacque Vaughn’s team in the game they won against the Washington Wizards, officially due to a physical problem.
PELICANS 131 – LAKERS 126
The Pelicans ended a ten-game winning streak with a win against the Lakers led by Brandon Ingram’s 35 points and James, with his 27 points, is already looking at Abdul Jabbar’s record, which he could beat in Los Angeles on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder or Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
‘King James’ has an average of 30.2 points per game, so, if he maintains it, the record could occur on Thursday against the 2021 NBA champions.
Anthony Davis, the former of the game, dominated with 34 points and thirteen rebounds, for Ingram’s great performance, the best since his return, allowed the Pelicans to reactivate. Willie Green’s team could also count on 18 points from Puerto Rican José Alvarado.
WARRIORS 119 – MAVERICKS 113
Steph Curry retired in the third period of the game won by the Warriors against the Dallas Mavericks without Luka Doncic after twisting his knee due to contact with McKinley Wright IV.
The MVP of the last Finals will undergo an MRI this Sunday to understand the severity of his injury.
The Mavericks couldn’t do it without Doncic and are 0-7 this year without his star.
NUGGETS 128 – HAWKS 108
Nikola Jokic sealed his eighteenth triple double of the year and the number 94 of his career, contributing fourteen points, 18 rebounds and ten assists in the victory against the Hawks.
Jamal Murray shone with 41 points, the best performance of his season for some Nuggets with solid leaders in the West with a record of 37-16, ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies.
NETS 125 – WIZARDS 123
Without Kyrie Irving, who asked to be traded before the transfer window closed, or Kevin Durant, the Nets rallied from 23 points behind and knocked the Wizards down.
Irving officially missed the game with a sore right calf, while in the United States there is speculation about his future, with the Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns as interested teams, according to US media.
Cam Thomas signed the best performance of his career (44 points) and gave the victory to the Nets, against some Wizards in which the Latvian Kristaps Porzingis scored 38 points. Kyle Kuzma withdrew from the match with a painful sprained ankle.
KNICKS 128 – CLIPPERS 134
Kawhi Leonard had 35 points and Paul George scored 30 as the Clippers beat the Knicks at Madison Square Garden in a vibrant game, in which the Angelenos forced overtime with a 3-pointer by Nicolas Batum after wasting a 17-point margin in the fourth period.
The Knicks surrendered again in overtime against a Los Angeles team, after losing five days earlier against the Lakers. Tom Thibodeau’s men were not enough for Jalen Brunson’s forty points.
BUCKS 123 – HEAT 115
Giannis Antetokounmpo sealed his triple double number 32 in his career, contributing 35 points, fifteen rebounds and eleven assists in the Bucks’ victory at the expense of the Miami Heat.
Jimmy Butler’s 32 points and Tyler Herro’s 24 points were not enough for the Heat. Bam Adebayo touched the triple double with 16 points, eleven rebounds and eight assists.
PISTONS 100 – SUNS 116
The Suns won the eighth of their last ten games, beating the Pistons on a devastating double-double of 31 points and 16 rebounds from DeAndre Ayton and 24 from Mikal Bridges.
Chris Paul contributed fourteen assists and the Suns, still without Devin Booker, are fifth in the West (29-26).
BULLS 129 – BLAZERS 121
Zach LaVine led the comeback with 36 points for the Bulls, who capped a 22-4 run in the third quarter to topple the Portland Trail Blazers at the United Center.
The Blazers sank despite the great performance of Damian Lillard, who contributed 40 points, 28 of them in the first two quarters.
THUNDER 153 – ROCKETS 121
The Thunder sealed their record for points, endorsing 153 in the win against the Rockets, the worst team in the NBA this season.
Shai Gilgeous Alexander shone with 42 points and 14 of 23 shooting for the Thunder, who will visit LeBron’s Lakers next Tuesday.
1. Boston Celtics 37-16
2. Milwaukee Bucks 36-17
3. Philadelphia 76ers 34-17
4. Brooklyn Nets 32-20
5. Cleveland Cavaliers 32-22
6. Miami Heat 29-25
7. New York Knicks 28-26
8. Atlanta Hawks 27-26
9. Chicago Bulls 25-27
10. Indiana Pacers 25-29
11.Washington Wizards 24-28
12. Toronto Raptors 24-30
13. Orlando Magic 21-32
14. Charlotte Hornets 15-39
15. Detroit Pistons 14-40
1. Denver Nuggets 36-16
2. Memphis Grizzlies 32-20
3. Sacramento Kings 29-22
4. LA Clippers 30-26
5. Phoenix Suns 29-26
6. Dallas Mavericks 28-26
7. Golden State Warriors 27-26
8. Minnesota Timberwolves 28-27
9. Utah Jazz 27-27
10. New Orleans Pelicans 27-27
11. Portland Trail Blazers 26-27
12. Oklahoma City Thunder 25-27
13. LA Lakers 25-29
14. San Antonio Spurs 14-39
15. Houston Rockets 13-40
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