Another lose for Wizards, this timr from Magic(120-127). Even with 42 points that Beal scored, they couldn’t win. Definitely it’s time trade every valuable asset for picks and young players, time to start fresh, from scratch. Orlando in other hand is holding 8th place despite losing record(9-11). Evan Fournier dropped 31 points and D.J. Augustin 24 of the bench.
New Orleans Pelicans lost again, second time this season from Dallas Mavericks(97-118). Ingram is showing himself and will earn a good amount of money this off-season. With 24 points tonight, he’s averaging 25,4 points this season, 7 points more that the previous season with Lakers. No words can describe Luka’s talent, maturity, clutch. You need to see it by your own eyes. From ROTY to maybe MIP and MVP as well, it’s possible, 33 points and 18 rebounds( career high) were done in just 28 minutes. In the future, he is going to maybe even face of the league, him or Giannis.
The Cavaliers were blown out by the Pistons in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse 127-94. Truly a disappointing perfomance against a team that was not in form before this game. Collin Sexton had 22 points, Kevin Porter JR. had 12 points. At Pistons, Blake finally played well, as he scored 24 points. Drummond followed him with 17 points and 14 rebounds, Svi Mikhailiuk had a great role of the bench with 15 points.
First loss of the season for the Toronto Raptors in Scotiabank Arena as they couldn’t handle the Heat(121-110). The game was very close, it went to the overtime, and Butler played well in the clutch and the Heat sealed the deal. Butler had a triple double (22 pts, 13 rbs, 12 ast), Duncan Robinson was again great from the bench with 22 points and 6 made threes. Adebayo, Winslow and Oleynik added 18,17 and 16 points respectively. At the other side, great team effort was not enough for the Raptors, Powell had 23 points, VanVleet had 19 points, Siakam had 15 points, Gasol had 14, Ibaka had 13 and Kyle Lowry finally came back from injury, as he had 12 points and 11 assists, but he shot only 2/18 from the field.
Great perfomance for the Lakers versus the Nuggets at Pepsi Center, as they win in clash od two best Western teams 96-105. There were only few Nuggets players that weren’t awful today, as Jamal had 22 points, Millsap had 21, and Jokić wasn’t aggressive once again, as he had only 13 points and 8 assists. At Lakers, AD had 25 points and 10 boards, LeBron had 25 points and 9 assists. Dwight (13 pts) and Rondo (11 pts and 6 ast) had great roles of the bench.
Spurs surprised Houston with great game of one player, Walker IV who scored career high 28 points in a home win after overtime(135-133). Forbes(25 pts) and DeRozan(23 pts) limited Harden and Westbrook to 18/68 shooting. One more 50 points game for Harden, triple-double for Russ and 20/20 for Capela weren’t enough.
LAC won without a problem against Portland(117-97). Harrell(26 pts) and George(25 pts) secured victory. McCollum with 20 points was in a good mood for playing. Blazers are falling more and more. Last year were in conference finals, now not even in PO.