With their ninth consecutive win, a very good Santi Aldama’s Memphis Grizzlies remained unbeaten in the West while The Kings in the East are still the Boston Celtics, who won their sixth consecutive victory.
Hornets 106 – Celtics 122
With Jayson Tatum not far from a triple-double (33 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists), the Boston Celtics defeated LaMelo Ball’s Charlotte Hornets (31 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists).
Dominican Al Horford was one of the best on the Celtics with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Pacers 112 – Grizzlies 130
Ja Morant, who made an impression with 23 points and 10 assists along with one of the best dunks of the season, led the Memphis Grizzlies to a home win over the Indiana Pacers.
Santi Aldama had a stellar performance, finishing with 17 points (6 of 9 shots), 4 rebounds, an assist and 2 steals in 26 minutes for Memphis.
Dominican Chris Duarte was the top scorer for the Pacers and shone with 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Blazers 136 – Mavericks 119
Damien Liller (36 points and 10 assists) led the Dallas Mavericks as the Portland Trail Blazers rebounded after five straight losses.
After his big game on Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers, Luka Doncic had an unlucky day and finished with 15 points (7 of 19 shooting, 0 of 5 3-pointers), 6 rebounds and 10 assists.
Heat 111 – Bucks 95
Two days after defeating them on Thursday, the Miami Heat with Gabe Vincent in charge of the offense beat the Milwaukee Bucks again this Saturday, with Giannis Antetokounmpo again holding out.
Vincent stood out with 27 points for the Heat, while Bobby Portis (15 points and 7 rebounds) was the top scorer for the Bucks, who clearly lost the battle for rebounds (32 vs. 51).
Timberwolves 110 – Cavaliers 102
With a 33–22 run in the last period, the Minnesota Timberwolves completed their comeback against Ricky Rubio’s Cleveland Cavaliers (3 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 13 minutes in his second game back from injury).
Anthony Edwards had 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the Wolves.
Jazz 117 – Sixers 118
The Philadelphia 76ers led by 20 points in the first quarter, but had to sweat it out in the end to get the win in Salt Lake City.
Joel Embiid (30 points and 7 rebounds, including the game-winning basket in the final seconds) and James Harden (31 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists) led the Sixers, while Jordan Clarkson stunned the Jazz (38 points and 9 rebounds). done.
Raptors 103 – Hawks 114
DeJohnette Murray (27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists) and Trey Young (29 points and 9 assists) were too dynamite for the Scottie Barnes (27 points and 12 rebounds)-led Toronto Raptors.
Juancho Hernangomez scored 3 points in 16 minutes for Canada.