loss Boston Celtics tore up the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night nba, The New Yorkers lost by 49 points and were humiliated by 43 points on a day that featured a spectacular duel between first-class point guards Damian Lillard and Ja MorantWith the Portland Trail Blazers’ eventual victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
precisely santi aldama, the Spanish representative in Tennessee, was the only one who could smile coyly despite the defeat. the rest of us couldn’t Juancho Hernangomez and Osman Garuba Condemned to suck on the bench with the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets. Days passed like this:
Sun 100 – 132 Hawks
Shocking review as Boston thrashes Brooklyn was what the Atlanta Hawks gave some Suns in Phoenix they lost 43 points And that, between the second and third periods, they shot 44-76.
With an extraordinary 19 of 33 on 3-pointers (compared to their rivals’ 4 of 28), the Hawks were guided by trae young (20 points and 12 assists) and Dejounte Murray (21 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists). mikal bridge He was the most outstanding in the Suns (23 points and 7 assists). The only positive thing for Arizonans is that devin booker Close to return.
Sixers 105 – 94 Magic
Two days after being shocked by the Orlando Magic, one of the worst teams in the league, the Philadelphia 76ers took out the sting with a win guarding two of their stars: joel embied (28 points and 11 rebounds) and james harden (26 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists).
markelle fultz (18 points) was top scorer in triples (6 of 38) thanks to some shoddy magic.
January, a bad month for the Spanish
garuba and hernangomez, drained
The month of January represented a poor start to 2023 for three Spanish players in the NBA. The Hernangomez brothers couldn’t smile for different reasons, and Usman Garuba continued to make an impact and miss minutes in Houston. The Azuqueca de Henares interior averaged 2.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 11.3 minutes of play in 12 games, his worst numbers of the season.
In Toronto, Juancho also saw his role greatly reduced and averaged 1.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.8 minutes on the court, playing 14 total games. His brother Willie, the MVP of EuroBasket 2022, continued to scream in New Orleans, though his averages improved to 8.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1 assist in 16 minutes a game. The problem is that he played half the games, a total of 8 out of 16 possible. With Serge Ibaka on the sidelines of the Milwaukee Bucks while he awaits a potential transfer, only Ricky Rubio and Santi Aldama have been able to smile at the start of the year.
Rockets 112 – 106 Thunder
At the bottom of the West, the Houston Rockets brought themselves a new delight by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder and adding their third win in five games.
Eric Gordon (25 points) Stand out in Houston Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder (24 points and 8 rebounds) and the Spanish Osman Garuba He had no minutes on the Rockets.
Jazz 131 – Raptors 128
Lauri Markkanen (28 points and 13 rebounds) led the Utah Jazz in their win against the Toronto Raptors, squandering Fred VanVleet’s triple-double (34 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists).
from Spain juancho hernangomez He also did not have minutes in Toronto.
.1. Boston Celtics 37-15
.2. Milwaukee Bucks 34-17
.3. Philadelphia 76ers 33-17
.4. Brooklyn Nets 31-20
.5. Cleveland Cavaliers 31-22
.6. Miami Heat 29-23
.7. New York Knicks 27-25
.8. Atlanta Hawks 26-26
.9. Washington Wizards 24-26
10. Indiana Pacers 24-28
11. Chicago Bulls 23-27
12. Toronto Raptors 23-30
13. Orlando Magic 20-32
14. Charlotte Hornets 15-37
15. Detroit Pistons 13-39
.1. Denver Nuggets 35-16
.2. Memphis Grizzlies 32-19
.3. Sacramento Kings 29-21
.4. Los Angeles Clippers 29-25
.5. Dallas Mavericks 27-25
.6. Minnesota Timberwolves 28-26
.7. Golden State Warriors 26-25
.8. Phoenix Suns 27-26
.9. Utah Jazz 27-26
10. New Orleans Pelicans 26-26
11. Portland Trail Blazers 25-26
12. Oklahoma City Thunder 24-27
13. Los Angeles Lakers 24-28
14. San Antonio Spurs 14-38
15. Houston Rockets 12-38
Next day (Thursday, February 2):
Indiana Pacers – Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers – Memphis Grizzlies
New York Knicks – Miami Heat
Chicago Bulls – Charlotte Hornets
Dallas Mavericks – New Orleans Pelicans
Denver Nuggets – Golden State Warriors
Milwaukee Bucks – Los Angeles Clippers.