Sunday, February 5, 2023

Inspired Kings overwhelm Magic from the periphery

The Memphis Grizzlies Notched Their Seventh Straight Win This Monday While the Los Angeles Lakers, without LeBron James, lost after five consecutive wins, and the Boston Celtics prevailed in a very close match against the Chicago Bulls.

Kings 136 – Magic 111

With 30 points by Harrison Barnes (11 of 13 from the field and 6 of 7 on 3-pointers), the Sacramento Kings comfortably dominated the Orlando Magic on their own court, finding great success from the perimeter (on 3-pointers). 23 out of 46). ,

The number one pick in the last draft, Paolo Banchero, had 17 points and 8 rebounds in Orlando.

Grizzlies 121 – Spurs 113

With seven players scoring more than 10 points, the Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs without Ja Morant with a sore thigh, extending what is currently the best streak in the league.

In an interesting duel of brothers, Tyus Jones (24 points and 6 assists) and Trey Jones (18 points and 7 assists) were the best in Memphis and San Antonio, respectively.

Spaniard Santi Aldama starred for the Grizzlies with 13 points (5 of 5 from the field, 2 of 2 from the personal line), 3 rebounds and 2 steals in 18 minutes.

Nuggets 122 – Lakers 109

Without LeBron James due to sore left ankle, the Los Angeles Lakers lost their first game of 2023 against the Denver Nuggets, who continue as leaders in the West and have won eleven consecutive home wins.

Jamal Murray, who added his best record of the season with 34 points, and Nikola Jokic, who had a very effective triple-double (5 of 5 from the field and 3 of 3 from the line with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 16 assists) staff), they were the best in Denver.

Russell Westbrook (25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists) stood out in a Lakers game in which Mexican Juan Toscano-Anderson contributed 5 points, one rebound and 3 assists in 18 minutes.

Celtics 107 – Bulls 99

The East leaders, the Boston Celtics, led by 16 points in the third quarter, but had to work until the end to earn the win against Zach LaVine’s Chicago Bulls (27 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists).

Jayson Tatum (32 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists) shone for the Celtics, as Dominican Al Horford had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in 33 minutes to prevent the Bulls from reeling off three straight wins.

Knicks 107 – Bucks 111

After four straight wins, the New York Knicks let the win slip away against the Milwaukee Bucks despite blowing a 17-point lead in the third quarter and a stellar performance from Jalen Brunson, who broke his NBA personal record with 44 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (22 points and 10 rebounds) and Joe Ingles (17 points with 5 triples) led a Bucks with seven players over 10 points.

Wizards 112 – Pelicans 132

Without Zion Williamson or Brandon Ingram, the New Orleans Pelicans found themselves tasked with CJ McCollum (34 points) and Jonas Valancius (27 points and 12 rebounds) to lay the rubric for their third straight loss to the Washington Wizards.

Kristaps Porzingis (23 points and 10 rebounds) stood out in Washington.

Willy Hernángómez had no minutes for the Pelicans and his Puerto Rican teammate José Alvarado had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 24 minutes.

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