The Dallas Mavericks of the dashing Luka Doncic, who signed his third game of more than 50 points since December 23, and the Brooklyn Nets, who celebrated their 11th consecutive win, capped off their 2022 season with a win against the San Antonio Spurs this Saturday. closed in a way. and the Charlotte Hornets, respectively.
Spurs 125 – Mavericks 126
The Slovenian shone with 51 points and 9 assists in a 126–125 win for Dallas against Gregg Popovich’s team. Keldon Johnson contributed 30 points in the loss.
Doncic sealed his third game in December with at least 50 points, scoring 51 points along with 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals in the Texan Derby against the San Antonio Spurs (125-126) Dallas Mavericks in a hard-fought victory. ,
According to league statistics, Doncic became the first player in NBA history with more than 225 points, 50 rebounds and 50 assists in a five-game span. The Slovenian continues to break records and is already the Mavericks player with the most 40-point games.
Hornets 106 – Nets 123
Brooklyn was superior for most of the quarter, kept the margin, and won 123–106 with Irving as the scorer.
Led by the pace of Kyrie Irving with 28 points and Kevin Durant with 23 points, the Nets finished the year with their eleventh consecutive win to finish second in the East (24–12).
Jack Vaughn’s team didn’t stop stepping on the accelerator and beat some Hornets with LaMelo Ball scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists.
Bulls 102 – Cavaliers 103
Led by Caris LeVert’s 23 points and Kevin Love’s 20 points, along with 5 triples, the Cavaliers ended their streak of three consecutive losses and won in an arena of some in-form Bulls, who had lost their last six games. had five victories.
The Cavs confirmed fourth place in the East with DeMar DeRozan’s (21 points) pass at the buzzer for the potential win for the Bulls.
Pacers 131 – Clippers 130
The duel was defined in the final quarter after a stellar performance by Turner and 45 points by Paul George.
George, who played for the Pacers from 2010 to 2017, signed his best performance of the season and finished with 45 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, but did not have any awards. He was supported by Leonard with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.
Myles Turner sealed 34 points and Tyrese Halliburton shone with a double-double of 24 points and 10 assists, to which he added 7 rebounds.
George scored 18 points in the final quarter, but Halliburton was no exception and responded with 18 points and 5 of 6 shooting. Turner contributed 10 as the fast bowlers ended the year with a vibrant win.
Thunder 96 – 76ers 115
Without James Harden, Joel Embiid sealed his first triple-double of the season, scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the Sixers’ comfortable win against the Thunder.
For the Thunder, Josh Gide scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
Wolves 104 – Pistons 116
The Pistons overcame a loss to the Bulls on Friday with a big win over the Wolves, with Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic leading a group of seven players in double figures with 28 points.
At the Wolves, still without Karl Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards notched another 30-point game, but without the award.
Grizzlies 116 – Pelicans 101
Ja Morant led the way with 32 points and 8 assists in the Grizzlies’ win over the West co-leaders the Pelicans, who fell after five consecutive wins.
Zion Williamson scored 20 points for the Pelicans, with Spaniard Willie Hernángómez scoring 11 points along with 7 rebounds.
Jazz 123 – Heat 126
Tyler Herro hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie it at 123 and give the Heat a thrilling win at the Jazz’s home field, with his 29 points and 9 rebounds.
For the Heat, Bam Adebayo signed 32 points with 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Erik Spoelstra’s team is eighth in the East with a 19-18 record.
Rocket 88 – Nick 108
Julius Randle had a double-double of 35 points and 12 rebounds and Emmanuel Quickly scored 27 points as the Knicks snapped their five-game losing streak at the cost of plunging the Rockets into last place in the West.
Spaniard Usman Garuba contributed 5 points and 8 rebounds in 19.31 minutes on the track for the Rockets.