Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tatum and LeBron rule Martin Luther King Day

Jason Tatum, with 51 points, and LeBron James, with 48, reigned the NBA’s special day for Martin Luther King Day this Monday.

in which The Memphis Grizzlies extend their impressive streak by adding their 10th straight win,

Hornets 118 – Celtics 130

With 51 points (including 7 triples) and 9 rebounds, Tatum destroyed the Charlotte Hornets as the East-leading Boston Celtics earned their seventh consecutive win.

Dominican Al Horford had 8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists for Boston.

Jalen McDaniels, with 26 points, was the top scorer for some of the Hornets, who have five straight losses and are at the bottom of the East.

Lakers 140 – Rockets 132

LeBron had his best score of the season with 48 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a hard-fought win against the Houston Rockets.

With eleven straight losses and last in the West, the Rockets had a stellar Alpern Sengun (33 points, 14 of 17 shooting, 15 rebounds and 6 assists) as a reference.

Spaniard Usman Garuba had 4 points, 2 rebounds and one assist in Houston, and Mexican Juan Toscano-Anderson had 7 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in the Lakers.

Grizzlies 136 – Suns 106

Ten wins in a row brought these invincible Memphis Grizzlies, who destroyed a gloomy Phoenix Suns with a stellar duo: Ja Morant (29 points and 7 assists in 27 minutes) and Desmond Bain (28 points in 27 minutes and 6 assists with an incredible 10) of 12) shots.

Without injured Chris Paul and Devin Booker, the Suns have lost 12 of their last 14 games and their best player this Monday was Mikal Bridges with 21 points and 7 assists.

Spanish Sentee Aldama contributed 6 points, 5 rebounds and an assist to Memphis.

Cavaliers 113 – Pelicans 103

Led by 30 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists from Darius Garland, the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied against the New Orleans Pelicans led by Jonas Valancius, who had 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Spaniard Ricky Rubio returned to play in front of his fans after a serious knee injury and scored 2 points and an assist for Cleveland.

His compatriot Willie Hernángómez once again did not play for the Pelicans, while Puerto Rican José Alvarado scored 10 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.

Wizard 118 – Warrior 127

Stephen Curry shone with 41 points and 7 rebounds and was joined by Jordan Poole with 32 points and 7 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors earned the win for Washington.

Kristaps Porzingis led the Wizards with 32 points.

Knicks 121 – Raptors 123

Fred VanVleet, with 33 points and 8 assists, led the Toronto Raptors to an overtime win against the New York Knicks, who forced overtime with a dunk at the buzzer by RJ Barrett (32 points and 7 rebounds).

Spaniard Juancho Hernangomez got the rebound for the Canadians and missed both shots.

Bucks 132 – Pacers 119

Still without the injured Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks exploded in the fourth quarter (39–21) to topple the Indiana Pacers.

Junior Holiday (35 points and 11 assists) and Myles Turner (30 points and 8 rebounds) led the Bucks and Pacers, respectively.

Dominican Chris Duarte had 6 points and 2 assists for Indiana.

Hawks 121 – Heat 113

The Atlanta Hawks got rid of the Miami Heat thanks to the good performance of their two figures: Trae Young (24 points and 8 assists) and Dejounte Murray (28 points and 7 assists).

Jimmy Butler led the way for Miami with 34 points.

Timberwolves 125 – Jazz 126

Jayden McDaniels missed a solo three-pointer from the corner and at the buzzer that would have given the Minnesota Timberwolves the win in a very similar match against the Utah Jazz.

Walker Kessler, with 20 points and 21 rebounds, stood out in Utah and Anthony Edwards, with 29 points, did the same for the Wolves.

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