After missing two matches due to injury, Nikola Jokic returns to lead his Denver Nuggets this Tuesday, while LeBron James continues to collect records with a stellar 46-point performance But the Los Angeles Lakers lost to their neighbors the Los Angeles Clippers.
Lakers 115 – Clippers 133
LeBron dazzled again and signed a great game of 46 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists, but the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, who have won ten consecutive games against their Los Angeles rivals.
LeBron tied his record for triples in a game with 9 and also became the first player in NBA history to score 40 points against all franchises in the league.
Mexican Juan Toscano-Anderson had 4 points, one rebound and one assist in 12 minutes with the purple and gold.
In the Clippers, Paul George (27 points and 9 rebounds), and Kawhi Leonard (25 points and 9 rebounds) and Norman Powell (22 points) were the best, with 15 triples in the first half.
Pelicans 98 – Nuggets 99
With a triple-double of 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Jokic held the New Orleans Pelicans, who have lost five straight, to a touchdown with only 16.9 seconds remaining.
Spaniard Willy Hernángómez, who hasn’t had much opportunities this season, stood out for the Pelicans with 12 points (5 of 7 shooting), 6 rebounds and 2 assists in 23 minutes; And Puerto Rican Jose Alvarado also shone with 17 points (8 of 12 on shots), one rebound and 3 assists in 27 minutes.
Mavericks 126 – Wizards 127
Kristaps Porzingis missed the trip to Dallas, but his Washington Wizards won against the Mavericks despite 41 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists from Luka Doncic, who missed a crucial free throw in the denouement and took the last to win the match. lost the ball Horn.
Kyle Kuzma scored 30 points for the Wizards who have won three straight.
Heat 98 – Celtics 95
Bam Adebayo finished with 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Heat to a win against the Celtics in a game marked by absences (Jimmy Butler in Miami and Al Horford, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown in Boston).
Jayson Tatum added 31 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists for a Celtics team that won by 14 points and is now reeling from two straight losses.
Suns 128 – Hornets 97
With six players scoring over 10 points and Cameron Johnson scoring 24 points, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Charlotte Hornets and made it four wins in a row while waiting for the injured Devin Booker to return.
Terry Rozier (19 points) was the top scorer for Charlotte.
Knicks 105 – Cavaliers 103
The New York Knicks pulled off a hard-fought and coveted victory against formerly mighty rivals such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, succumbing to Julius Randle’s 36 points (8 of 12 on triples) and 13 assists.
Donovan Mitchell and Jarrett Allen combined for a Cavaliers 24 points, with Spaniard Ricky Rubio having 3 points and 2 assists in 13 minutes.
Pacers 116 – Bulls 110
The Indiana Pacers rebounded after seven straight losses and defeated the Chicago Bulls who fell after leading by 21 points before the break.
Benedict Maturin (26 points and 7 rebounds) stood out for the Pacers, while Dominican Chris Duarte had 11 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in 26 minutes.
DeMar DeRozan (33 points) led Chicago.