A new NBA day with 7 games played and several notable events. Stephen Curry returns after 11-game absence, but Warriors fall due to injured Sun, Donovan Mitchell also returned, but also with another loss in Salt Lake City. Amid Harden and a feast in Philadelphia, the Heat and Jimmy Butler are tired of taking free throws, and the Blazers fall in embarrassment again, this time against the Magic. In addition, Doncic is so lonely that he has not been able to lead the Mavs to victory against the Clippers., All this and much more, in today’s summary:
Philadelphia Sixers 147 – 116 Detroit Pistons
Upon his return after three games, Embiid had a double-double of 36 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes to lead the Sixers to their second win in two straight games against the Pistons., Embiid was supported by James Harden, who contributed a triple-double of 16 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists against some Pistons for whom seven players in double figures were not enough to be able to compete.
Miami Heat 112 – 111 Oklahoma City Thunder
Jimmy Butler sealed the Miami Heat’s win against the Thunder this Tuesday with a decisive game with 35 points and 12.9 seconds. A night Florida set a new record for free hits in a game (40 of 40), Butler equaled his best record of the season and saved the Heat in the final seconds of a game that was losing 109–111 against the Thunder without Tyler Herro or Bam Adebayo. The former Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers player made a spectacular tackle and scored two points, with an extra foul that sent him to the free throw line. His hands didn’t shake and he scored the extra point. Butler went 23 of 23 on free throws and his last attempt allowed the Heat to set a new NBA record., The Heat upset the Thunder on a night with Shai Gilgies Alexander contributing 26 points and Josh Gide signing a triple-double of 18 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists.
Toronto Raptors 132 – 120 Charlotte Hornets
The Raptors defeated the Hornets with Pascal Siakam’s 28 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for their second win in a row. A night in which Spanish Juancho Hernangomez contributed 5 points and 5 rebounds in 11:25 on the track, Terry Rozier’s 33 points, with five triples, and LaMelo Ball’s double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds weren’t enough for the Hornets.
Utah Jazz 116 – 114 Cleveland Cavaliers
Mitchell returns to Salt Lake City with a great game, but is defeated. Check out the Chronicle here,
Golden State Warriors 113 – 125 Phoenix Suns
The Warriors collapse at home in Curry’s return. Great image of Surya. Check out the Chronicle here,
Portland Trail Blazers 106 – 109 Orlando Magic
Amid a crisis of results, the Blazers lost their fourth game in a row, eighth in the last eight, this time at home against the Magic. in a duel in which he had the ball twice to force triple overtimeBut Franz Wagner scored 29 and Italian Paolo Banchero contributed a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, including a spectacular one-handed dunk.
Los Angeles Clippers 113 – 101 Dallas Mavericks
Doncic is left alone and the Mavericks succumb to the best poet of the season. Check out the Chronicle here,