Friday, January 27, 2023

NBA summary: Celtics neutralize Mavericks, Nuggets humiliate Clippers

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The official victory of the Boston Celtics, coupled with a spectacular triple double by Jayson Tatum at the ground of the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets’ humiliation of the Los Angeles Clippers, overcame 122–91 and accumulated a 43-point deficit. The third quarter, published this Thursday on NBA day.

Mavericks 95 – Celtics 124

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The Boston star finished with 29 points, 10 assists and 14 rebounds. While the Slovenian recorded 23 points and nine rebounds.

The Celtics overcame an embarrassing loss against the Thunder, in which they scored 150 points, with an exhibition at the Dallas Mavericks’ arena, led by Jayson Tatum’s second career triple-double, with 29 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. .

JT scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and was supported by Jaylen Brown’s 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists on a night in which six Celtics finished in double digits. Dominican Al Horford contributed 8 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists.

The Celtics defense complicated the task of Slovenian Luka Doncic, who scored 23 points with 9 rebounds, and was left on the bench in the fourth period, with the game already sentenced in favor of the visitors.

Nuggets 122 – Clippers 91

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Seven Denver players scored in double digits to lead the game from start to finish, with Murray being the top scorer with 18. Leonard with 6 points and George with 3 evidenced the poor play of the trip.

The Nuggets completely outplayed the Clippers, who trailed by 34 points at halftime after scoring 32 points in two quarters, and took their stars off the court at halftime.

Michael Malone’s team leads the Western Conference, tied with the Memphis Grizzlies (25-13).

A barrage of three-pointers from the Nuggets, up to 11 in the first half, crushed the Clippers, who suffered their fourth straight loss and left a tarnished image at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

The Nuggets held the Angels to just 15 points in the first quarter and 17 in the second and were able to take Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray off the field in the third quarter to manage energy.

Jokic had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists in 24 minutes on the court, and Murray scored 13 of his 18 points in the first period. He completed four tries and seven of 10 shooting in 21 minutes.

Magic 115 – Grizzlies 123

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The Grizzlies won 123–115 with 32 points from Ja Morant and a double-double from Jackson (31 points, 10 rebounds). Banchero stood out among the locals by adding 30 points and 9 rebounds.

The Grizzlies, co-leaders in the West, didn’t stop stepping on the accelerator, notching their fifth consecutive win, guided by 32 points, 5 rebounds and 6 from Ja Morant in the Magic field and a double-double with 31 points by Jaron Jackson and 10 rebounds.

Spanish centie Aldama had 13 minutes in coach Taylor Jenkins’ rotation and contributed 2 rebounds and 1 assist without scoring.

In the Magic, Italian Paolo Banchero, who was the first pick in the final draft, scored 30 points and grabbed 9 rebounds without any rewards.

Rockets 114 – Jazz 131

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The power forward also grabbed eight rebounds to lead Utah’s offense. Jalen Green could not avoid defeat at home despite scoring 30 points. Leandro Bolmaro had no minutes for the sixth consecutive game.

A monumental Lauri Markkanen led the Jazz to a win in Houston with 49 points and 8 rebounds, his career best. He was 15 of 27 shooting, hitting 6 triples, and led the Rockets to the bottom of the Western Conference.

Markkanen is having an extraordinary season, having already scored 38 points twice, against the Detroit Pistons in December and against the Phoenix Suns in November.

For the Rockets, Spaniard Usman Garuba averaged 4 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 16.31 minutes on the floor.


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