KD punishes the Knicks, the Lakers dry up in the derby

The results of the night in the NBA

mavs@ magic : 87-94
Blazers @ Hornets: 105-95
nuggets @ Pacers: 122-119
Jazz @Hawks: 125-119
pistons @ Celtics : 112-128
Knicks @ net : 85-112
@Rockets Raptors : 109-116
Pelicans @Bulls: 115-111
Sons @ Wolves: 129-117
bucks @ Thunder: 136-132, after two overtimes
Grizzlies @ Spurs: 124-122, after overtime
lakers@ Clippers : 101-114
Cavs @ Kings : 120-127

– The Nets celebrated the appointment of Jacque Vaughn as head coach with a win over the Knicks. The atmosphere is good in Brooklyn, for once, and Kevin Durant reminded Knicks fans that as much as they like to laugh at his choice to join “another team in New York,” he’s so strong that they’d all sell mom and dad to have him on the team now. “KD” finished with a triple-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.

No game and Durant just used this cheap derby to become the first player since Michael Jordan to score at least 25 points in his team’s first 12 games of an NBA season. Keep in mind that Brooklyn is 3-1 since Kyrie Irving’s suspension.

Evan Fournier (6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 fight) came off the bench, as usual today.

Without Ime Udoka in Brooklyn, Jacque Vaughn has been promoted to the Nets bench

The Jazz put on their show, the Wolves were ridiculous

– The Jazz continue to be incredible and we have to accept the fact that the franchise is doing everything but tanking. Utah shut out Atlanta in Georgia, thanks to their early season personality, Lauri Markkanen, aka “Lauri Legend”. The Finn scored 32 points (his best total this season) and 8 rebounds in a game where Will Hardy’s men led by 15 points before disconnecting the power and reconnecting the wires in the 4th quarter.

Atlanta, the team that suffers less from the outside address of the opponent, did not fight the Jazz (43.6%). Jordan Clarkson He left for the campaign to the title of best 6th man with a fifth straight game of at least 20 points.

Utah leads the West, with twice as many wins as the Wolves and more than half as many losses…

– The Wolves, certainly… In addition to their illogical defeat at home against Phoenix, Chris Finch’s players offered themselves the most ridiculously incredible moment of the start of the season. See only 4 Minnesota players on the field in this action that ended with a 3-point basket from the Suns? This is normal. D’Angelo Russell Forgot to come on. We don’t know if he was just not concentrating or if he was busy warning the girlfriend of one of his teammates that he was cheating, but his mind and body were not on the floor.

Without Chris Paul, the Suns hope Devin Booker (32 pts) and Mikal’s Bridges (31 pts, 9 rebounds, 5 wts, 4 stls), author of a very good start to the NBA season.

Rudy Gobert is back after his week in the Covid protocol. The Blues pivot compiled 25 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks, but couldn’t stop his team’s defensive sinking (129 pts conceded).

The Bucks are stunning

– The best teams know how to win without their stars. That’s why we still know them. It’s unclear how Milwaukee got out, but the Bucks won in OKC after two overtimes, without Giannis Antetokounmpo or Jrue Holiday. In fact, yes, we know how Mike Budenholzer’s group did it: Jevon Carter had the game of his life (36 pts, 12 pd) and Milwaukee had some success.

When Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (39 pts) planted 3 points on a stepback 0.6 seconds from the end of the first overtime, the carrots seemed cooked. Except Lu Dort had the bad idea to foul Brook Lopez with 0.2 to play. The Bucks were able to stay alive and dominate the second overtime period.

Here they are at 10-1, without getting even a little bit physical on the ropes from Giannis, nor have they recovered from Khris Middleton.

The Lakers were even defeated in the derby

– The worst team, on the other hand, doesn’t come out of crisis, whether they get back one of the best players of all time or not. After the away game, LeBron James could not avoid another loss for the Lakers, the 9th in 11 games. Adding to the failure, it came in a Los Angeles derby against the Clippers.

LeBron can work hard (30 pts) and come up with crazy stats for a guy who is about to turn 38, that’s not enough. The King even attended, helpless, at the end of the match from the bench after feeling another pain in his left leg. Anthony Davis (21 pts, 9 rbds) also seems to grind his teeth with every step on the floor and the rest of the supporting cast struggles, where Paul George (29 pts) and his teammates are gradually regaining confidence.

Testing continues for Kendrick Nunn, who signed his 5th game at 0 points this season, with the worst game differential (-16). The Lakers are one of only two teams stuck with 2 wins and the outlook is bleak.

But also…

– Spurs are playing hard, but they definitely fell over the line. Their fifth straight loss, at home against Memphis and in overtime, is heading in this direction. The Grizzlies had a hell of a time getting rid of San Antonio and it required the self-sacrifice of Desmond Bane and Yes Morant (32 pts) to get out of the trap.

In addition to being able to move people 2 meters like cones, steven adams has been a good rebounder this season. He again got 19 balls last night, in keeping with his good start to the year.

– We did not think that the first team would limit Luka Doncic (24 pts) under 30 points and Dallas under 90 will be Orlando. Without Paolo Banchero, the Magic surprised the Mavs by imposing a rebound war (49-29) and relying on the effectiveness of Franz Wagner (22 points). Dallas is undefeated in five games.

– Troubled by mistakes all night, Nikola Jokic kept calm enough to throw a strike in the 4th quarter against Indiana. The reigning two-time MVP scored 24 points in 21 minutes to help Denver rally from an 18-point second-half deficit and win in the finish.

– They probably didn’t plan it, but the Hornets are going downhill. Charlotte suffered its 6th straight loss on Portland’s floor. The Blazers didn’t need a game winner at the buzzer this time. A bit serious and just efficiency. After a sluggish start, Damian Lillard (26 pts) and his family took over and erased a 12-point delay in the 3rd quarter.

the novice Shaedon Sharpe showed good things with 17 points off the bench.

– Boston has become a team that is a little less obsessed with defense and more eager to hurt on offense. The Celtics still scored 128 points on the Pistons last night for their fourth straight win. The gunslinging JayJays amassed 61 points and were aided by X-factor/sniper Sam Hauser, who once again broke his NBA points record (24).

The good Franco-French news of the day is that Killian Hayes set the sights and scored 16 points on 7/12 off the bench, with 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 22 minutes.

– Don’t worry about the Raptors while away Pascal Siakam. Fred VanVleet take care of everything. The All-Star leader poured in 32 points (12 in the 4th quarter) to help Toronto beat Houston. He received help fromOG Anunoby (27 pts, 10 rebounds), was really sharp offensively at the beginning of the season.

The double-double of Jabari Smith Jr. (15 pts, 10 rebounds) and Kevin Porter Jr. (12 pts, 11 wt) couldn’t stop the Rockets from losing for the 8th time in 9 games and cementing their status as the NBA’s worst team right now.

– The Pelicans are positive going into the win in Chicago. Brandon Ingram (22 pts) was decisive and full of composure in the 4th quarter, especially with a 3-point shot that allowed NOLA to take the lead in the money. DeMar DeRozan’s loss of the ball 17 seconds from the end sealed the fate of the Bulls, who nevertheless did not have to face the opposite address outside (3/19).

– No arbitration scandal against the Kings tonight. Mike Brown will be able to avoid the fine and celebrate his home team’s great victory over Cleveland. Sacramento endured the cardboard of Donovan Mitchell (38 pts on 16/28) by dividing the tasks well with 7 players who scored between 14 and 21 points.

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