Monday, February 6, 2023

Kevin Durant’s loss, another decider for the Nets

The day LeBron James became the second player in NBA history to reach 38,000 points, Nikola Jokic seals Denver Nuggets win with stunning triple at the buzzer And taking a step back that got them the win against the Orlando Magic.

NET 102 – Thunder 112

The Brooklyn Nets have played two games since Kevin Durant’s injury and lost both, this Sunday after they were surprised by the Oklahoma City Thunder and a disastrous final quarter (22-37).

Josh Gide (28 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (28 points and 7 rebounds) drove for the Thunder, while Seth Curry (23 points) was the top scorer for the New Yorkers.

Lakers 112 – Sixers 113

LeBron joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to reach 38,000 points in the NBA, but the Lakers posted their third straight loss after a tight end in which Russell Westbrook lost the final possession.

LeBron (35 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists) and Westbrook (20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists) formed a stellar pair for the Lakers, but the Sixers also had a stellar pair: Joel Embiid (35 points and 11 rebounds). ) and James Harden (24 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists).

Mexican Juan Toscano-Anderson had 6 points, 4 rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes for the Lakers.

Nuggets 119 – Magic 116

Nikola Jokic’s three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left saved the Denver Nuggets, who were down by 15 points at halftime, and eventually beat the Orlando Magic for their sixth straight win to stay in front of the West.

The Serbian veteran finished with a triple-double (17 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists), while Markel Fultz excelled in Orlando with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

Blazer 140 – Mavericks 123

With 40 points and 6 assists from the lethal Damian Lillard (10 of 17 from the field and 16 of 16 from the personal line), the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Dallas Mavericks for the second day in a row.

Without Luka Doncic due to rest, the Mavericks were led by Spencer Dinwiddie (28 points and 9 assists).

Bulls 132 – Warriors 118

Nikola Vucevic was a steamroller with 43 points and 13 rebounds as the DeMar DeRozan-less Chicago Bulls defeated the Golden State Warriors.

Klay Thompson, with 26 points, was some of the offensive benchmarks for the Warriors, who continue to have problems in games away from San Francisco.

Piston 104 – Nick 117

Julius Randle offered vocals with 42 points and 15 rebounds as the New York Knicks notched their third consecutive win with a comfortable win in Detroit.

Jaden Ivey and Sadiq Bay each had 21 points for the Pistons.

Spurs 119 – Kings 132

The San Antonio Spurs suffered their fifth straight defeat courtesy of the Sacramento Kings, who continued to cause waves in the West, earning their fourth straight win.

Domantas Sabonis (18 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists) and Jakob Poelt (23 points and 7 rebounds) held out for the Kings and Spurs, respectively.

Clippers 121 – Rockets 100

Terrence Mann (31 points and 6 rebounds) and Kawhi Leonard (30 points and 6 rebounds) revitalized the Los Angeles Clippers, who had won just one game in the Final Eight and found themselves at the Rockets, who had lost ten straight. . For a suitable victim.

Eric Gordon (24 points) was the top scorer for some Rockets with Spaniard Usman Garuba having 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a block in 14 minutes.

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