The Hornets and the Grizzlies battled out in the Spectrum Center, as team from Memphis managed to get a win(119-117). Hornets had a 10 point lead in the third quarter, but then Marko Gudurić deciced to take over, and scored 14 out of next 18 Grizzlies points. Ja Morant scored a game winner with just 2 seconds to go, and he finished the game with 23 points and 11 assists, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 13 rebounds and already mentioned Gudurić had 17 points. At Hornets, Terry Rozier was “scary” with his 33 points.
The Magic destroyed The Sixers at home in the 4th quarter, as Sixers entered it with 2 point lead, but Magic played excellently and won by 15(112-97). Nikola Vučević was great, he had 25 points and 12 rebounds, Aaron Gordon was also good with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. At Sixers, Richardson had 19 points, while Simmons had just one point less.
The Rockets exposed the Clippers weaknesses with their win at home 102-93. Rockets were in lead for the vast majority of the game, and finished the game the way they wanted. James Harden was in full beast mode with his 47 points. Reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard had 26 points, current 6th man of the year Lou Williams had 20 points from the bench.
The Lakers handled the Warriors easily with their 26 point win(120-94). LA team was just to much for injury-hit Warriors squad. LeBron James had 23 points and 11 assists, Kuzma had 18 points, and Lakers center duo was outstanding: Mcgee had 18 points and 17 rebounds while Howard had 15 points. Russell was good for Warriors 21 points and 8 assists.
The Timberwolves aren’t showing signs of slowing down. They have beaten San Antonio Spurs 129-114 and showed that they will fight for the playoffs. Andrew Wiggins has a redemption season, as he had 30 points today, and was followed by Karl-Anthony Towns(28pts, 11 rbs). At Spurs, Demar DeRozan had 27 points, LMA had 23.
Game with scoring and no defence, Boston Celtics have won against Washington Wizards(140-133). Boston’s starting five have scored 100 points combined(Walker 25 pts, Tatum 23 pts, Brown 22 pts, Smart 17 pts and Kanter 13 pts). Edwards finally got some minutes and he used them to the fullest, 18 points in 20 minutes. Beal had 44 points with 63% fg, Hachimura(21 pts) started good but got problem with fouls. Nine game wining streak for Celtics, best record in the league for now with 9:1.
Portland tasted defeat last night from defending champions Toronto Raptors(106-114). Rodney Hood with 25 points couldn’t do all by himself, McCollum had 19 and Dame 9 points and 10 assists. Siakam and VanVleet are rocking and took a roll of leaders after Kahwi left, 66 points combined. Toronto’s 8 victory from the start of the season.
Authors: Marko Jovičić and Jakša Sundović