Slovenian Luka Doncic got his eighth triple-double of the season on Thursday, adding no more than him, and after a historic performance against the New York Knicks, he led the Dallas Mavericks to a win against the Houston Rockets with 35 points, 12 rebounds. and 13 assists.
the day was also marked Eleven players, two from the Pistons and nine from the Orlando Magic, were ordered suspensions by the NBA for a brawl in Detroit on TuesdayStarted with a push from Moritz Wagner to Kilian Hayes.
Mavericks 129 – Rockets 114
The Slovenian had a triple-double (35 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists) as Dallas celebrated a 129–114 victory over the Rockets. Wood scored 21 points. Green had 23 in Houston.
The Mavericks recorded their fifth consecutive win, their best streak so far this season. They did so in a Texan duel against the Houston Rockets, who had lost seven of their last eight games.
Doncic returned to get a triple-double. This is the second consecutive meeting and the eighth such record in the season. Paired Against Houston 35 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists, He sat down with eight minutes remaining and with the game already breathing air in a campaign in which he could hardly rest.
Dwight Powell, with 19 points, had his best scoring mark of the season, and Chris Wood entered his eighth game with at least two blocks.
Hornets 121 – Thunder 113
With a stellar performance from LaMelo Ball (27 points, 9 assists and 10 rebounds), the Hornets came away with a 121–113 victory after 4 losses in a row. Gilgies-Alexander added 28 points for the visitors.
LaMelo Ball touched a triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists against the Oklahoma City Thunder to lead the Charlotte Hornets to victory this Thursday.before hosting the Brooklyn Nets, the most qualified team in the league, at the end of the year.
A night to remember for rookie Mark Williams, who tied his short lived career-best scoring mark with 17 points, including 13 rebounds.
The Thunder saw a run of great results halted. They came to Charlotte with four wins in their last five games. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 28 points weren’t enough to add another win.
Pacers 135 – Cavaliers 126
Indiana celebrated against Cleveland, 135 to 126, with outstanding performances from Halliburton (29) and Heald (25). Mitchell scored 28 runs for CA.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who collected their third consecutive loss in a trip to Indiana, are not closing out the year well, unlike the Pacers, who earned their fourth win in the last five games and consolidated in the playoff zone.
This Thursday’s duel was very similar: with 16 changes in the area of the scoreboard.
Indiana’s stellar three-point stat was crucial, hitting 19 of 31 3-pointers for 61.3% accuracy. Tyrese Halliburton and Buddy Heald made 6 and 5 shots from the perimeter, respectively, finishing with 29 and 25 points.
Celtics 116 – Clippers 110
The leaders of the East overcame the Clippers 116 to 110 and confirmed their good moment in the NBA. Tatum and Brown (both with 29 points) shone every game. Leonard had 26 in LA.
The pairing of Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown scored 58 points in total, half of the entire team, with 29 goals each., It was not an easy match, as the Clippers’ trip fueled speculation about what the future NBA Finals might hold for many bookmakers.
The scoring duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George led California in scoring with 26 and 24 points, respectively. Norm Powell also sat out 19 points in relief, averaging 18.4 points in the last five games after his injury.
A 1–8 run in favor of the Clippers took the lead in the final minutes of the game, but two final free throws by Jaylen Brown and a block by Al Horford on Marcus Morris sealed their fourth consecutive win for the Celtics.
Raptors 106 – Grizzlies 119
Under the command of Morant (19 points and 17 assists) and Brooks (25 points), the Grizzlies managed to win 119–106 on the road to return to winning ways after 2 consecutive losses. Siakam scored 25 for the Raptors.
The result woes continued for the Raptors as they faced off against the Grizzlies for their tenth loss in fourteen games in December.
A maximum of four players closed the game with a double-double: Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes for Toronto, and Steven Adams and Ja Morant for Memphis. The latter broke his personal record for assists with 17, which he added to the 19 points he scored.
The Grizzlies came in with four losses in their last five games, and will close out the year hosting the New Orleans Pelicans for first place in the West before reaching 2023.
Spurs 122 – Knicks 115
With outstanding performances from Keldon Johnson (30) and Romeo Langford (23), the Popovich-led Men were victorious 122–115. Julius Randle top-scored with 41 goals for the visitors.
The Knicks were stunned even after Tuesday’s heavy loss in Dallas, and they never really threatened the locals against San Antonio.who dominated the scoreboard for most of the game with an advantage of 10 to 15 points.
Keldon Johnson stood out for the Spurs with 30 points, while the Knicks could not match Julius Randle’s 41 points and Emmanuel Quickly’s 36.