Expected to make the PO this year with signing DRose, Detroit Pistons are 8:14. Milwaukee Bucks shut them down completely(103-127). Drummond with 23 points, 14 rebounds were their best player tonight, Griffin was complete shut down with 16 points and 10 rebounds(4/17 fg). Giannis Antetokounmpo is improving his shooting from deep(4/8 vs Detroit), dropping 35 points and 9 rebounds.
Boston Celtics have beaten Miami Heat(112-93). Brown(31 pts) and Walker(28 pts). Jimmy Butler scored 37 points(12/18 fg) but unfortunately couldn’t do it all by himself. Turnovers were the problem for Heat for sure, 18 of them against 9 of Boston Celtics.
Chicago Bulls defeated Memphis Grizzlies(106-99) who were playing without their starting point guard, Ja Morant. Zach LaVine with 25 points brought a win. Carter Jr. dropped 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jonas with 32 points and 13 rebounds was the most dominant player on the court.
Second loss this season from LAL, Utah Jazz can’t find a solution for AD and LeBron James(96-121). With 29 of Donovan Mitchell tried to do something but not enough. AD(26 pts), LeBron James(20 pts, 12 assists) and Rondo(14 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists) destroyed Utah for another win.
Portland Trail Blazers won against Sacramento Kings(127-116). Anthony came as a salvation for Blazers, he is averaging 17 points in 8 games he played. CJ dropped 33 points and Lillard scored 24 points with 10 assist. Holmes with 28 points and 10 rebounds was Kings’ player with best performance tonight.
The Hornets get an expected win over the Warriors 106-91. The Hornets’ guards DeVonte’ Graham (33 pts, 9 ast, 10 3PM) and Terry Rozier (25 pts, 7 ast) terrorized the Warriors’ defense. Russell had 18 points, Paschall had 16 and Burks had 15 for the Golden State.
Another win for the Orlando Magic, this time against the Phoenix Suns 128-114. Aaron Gordon was incredible today, as he had 32 points and shot 87% from the field, 5/5 from the three point range. Ross (22 pts) and Fournier (21 pts) also helped the Magic. At the Suns, Frank Kaminsky was good with 23 points.
Another win for the Kyrie-less Brooklyn Nets, this time in Atlanta against the Hawks 130-118. 4 players had 20+ points in the Nets starting lineup( Temple 27, Dinwiddie 24, Prince 23 and Allen 20) and that was enough to get the win. At Hawks, potential All Star Trae Young had 39 points and 10 assists, Cam Reddish had 25 points, Damion Jones had 20 and Alex Len was solid with 18 points.
Important win for the Pacers versus the Thunder 107-100. The Pacers are trying to climb up the standing after the slow start, and this will certainly help them. TJ Warren had 24 points, Sabonis finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds. At Thunder, Adams had 20, Gallo and Dennis had 18 each, and SGA had 16 points.
15th win of the season for the Mavericks, as they beat the Wolves 121-114. Luka Dončić had quiet game for his standars, with 22 points, but Mavericks role players came through and helped the Mavs. Dwight Powell had 24 points with no misses from the field, Porzingis gad 19 points, Brunson had 16. At Wolves, Wiggins and Towns both scored 26 points, Covington had 22.