Night when new career records were set, night when the new franchise record were set as well. Portland Trail Blazers lost the game from Brooklyn Nets(115-119). Damian set his career and franchise record with 60 points, 58% shooting and he made 15 ft. Nets team was carried by Dinwiddie(34p of the bench) and Irving(33). Portland tasted their sixth defeat in nine games they played. Brooklyn Nets 4:4, Portland Trail Blazers 3:6.
Contenders in their confidence, both with score 6:3 after this match, Utah Jazz won against Milwaukee Bucks(100-100) with a buzzer. Bojan Bogdanović(33p)made a three for the win. Mike Conley had 20 points and Donovan Mitchell added 19 points. Just three man ‘played’ last night for Bucks, Antetokounmpo(30p,13r), Middleton(26p,11r) and Bledsoe(22p,8r,5a). Bad shooting from deep for them as well.
NOP hosted Toronto Raptors and lost(104-122). One more well played game for Ingram, he is averaging 26ppg this season, runner in a MIP award for sure. Spicy P had a career night with 44 points, he established as a new leader of Raptors after Kawhi left. NOP are 1:7 and Toronto is 6:2.
Definitely unexpected loss of Washington Wizards against Cleveland Cavaliers(100-113). Bryant and Hachimura combined for 44 points and 15 rebounds, need to mention Beal(20p,9a) ad well. Starting five of Cleveland combined for 79 points( Thompson 21p,12r, Love 16p,12r, Sexton 16p, Ragland 15p and Osman 11p). TT is averaging career high in points, 17.4ppg. Wizards have a score of 2w and 6d. Cleveland is 3:5.
Pacers are slowly getting into rhythm, as they beat the injury-hit Detroit Pistons 112-106. Pacers had 7 of their 9 players score in double digits(Sabonis,TJ McConnell and TJ Warren 17 each, Holiday 16, McDermott 14, Brogdon 11 and Sampson 10). At Pistons, Luke Kennard had 29 points, Galloway had 19, and Drummond was very close to a triple-double (15 pts, 13 rebs, 8 ast).
Orlando Magic had no problems vs the Grizzlies and blew them out by 32(118-86). All-star center Nikola Vučević dominated and led the team with 23 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists. Jonathan Issac helped with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks, as he is showing that he could be one of candidates for DPOY award.
Hawks hosted out of rhythm Sacramento Kings but couldn’t get a win (109-121) despite Trae Youngs incredible performance (30 points and 12 assists. Jabari Parker helped with 25 points, but Kings had Hield dropping 22 points, and Bogdanović with just 2 less.
What a game in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves managed to get a win (125-119) in overtime against Golden State Warriors. We saw an incredible duel between Andrew Wiggins (40 points) and D’Angelo Russell (52 points). Wolves also had good games from KAT (20 pts, 14 rebs) and Robert Covington (17 pts, 11 rebs). Veteran Alec Burks had 18 points for Warriors.
Bad game for Mavericks, as they had only 4 players score more than 4 points, and Knicks got their chance and used it to get their secind win of the season(104-100). Luka Dončić had another triple-double (38 pts, 14 rebs, 10 ast, 8 to), Porzingis had a great game (28 pts, 9 rebs), but it wasn’t enough to get a win. Knicks veteran Marcus Morris had 29 points, and Julius Randle is finally looking like his old self, with his 21 points and 8 rebounds.
In front of electric crowd in Mile High City, in a matchup between two best centers in the league, Nikola Jokić was the hero that brought Nuggets the win(100-97). Nikola Jokić had 26 pointa, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and last second game winner. Jamal Murray (22 pts, 11 ast) and Will Barton III (20 pts) greatly helped the Nuggets. For Sixers, Joel Embiid had 19 points, 15 rebounds, but also 8 turnovers.
The Lakers got their 7th straight win, despite having only two players to score in double digits. They won against the hot Miami Heat 95-80. Anthony Davis had 26 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks and was helped by LeBron James who has 25 points. At Heat, Butler had 22 points, Dragić had 19 points and 7 assists from the bench.
Authors: Jakša Sundović