Embiid dominates Giannis, Markkanen and ‘AD’ shine

The results of the night in the NBA

heat @ Wizards : 106-107, after extra time
Hornets @ Cavs : 122-132, after two extra times
bucks@ Sixers : 102-110
magic @Bulls: 108-107
Pacers @Rockets: 99-91
thunder @ Grizzlies : 110-121
Nuggets @ Mavs : 99-127
Celtics @Pelicans: 117-109
Sun @ Jazz : 133-134
knicks@ Warriors : 101-111
pistons @ Lakers : 121-128

MVP Race-Vol. 1: After a month, who is on top?

Giannis Antetokounmpo waited to be placed in the lead of the MVP Race to be disappointing in an important game AND come out less than sympathetic. The Bucks were defeated by the Sixers in an East Clash and Giannis missed… 11 of 15 free throws. A deciding factor when you lose a game by 8 points. Milwaukee had a lead of up to 13 points before collapsing and leaving Joel Embiid put on a show and confirm his phenomenal form.

The Cameroonian, who came off a legendary game with 59 points, scored 32 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, with a dominant second half. It’s necessary for Philly, because Tyrese Maxey came off injured before half an hour after a foot problem.

Two sequences marked the spirits. One during the meeting, the other after. The first was this flagrant foul by Embiid on Giannis, who whistled a flagrant 1 when he was still a little more deceptive and dangerous.

The second was Giannis Antetokounmpo’s nervousness after the game, when he wanted to shoot throws to escape his disappointment. The Greek Freak lost patience with the Sixers hall employees and in anger swung the ladder that tripped him near the basket.

Knowing Giannis, he should apologize in the coming hours and avoid a rare bad buzz in his NBA career.

Suggs kills the bulls in the crisis

– Right now, it really doesn’t want it for the Bulls… Chicago lost a game more than a hand away at home against Orlando. Nikola Vucevic missed two shots in the money that could have given his team a decisive lead. in the back, Jalen Suggswhich was very impressive when he avoided injuries, returning a beautiful 3-point shot for the win with 4 seconds left.

It wasn’t even a special hold-up, as the Magic led by 19 points in the 3rd quarter before falling behind.

We’re starting to wonder if Chicago shouldn’t shift gears and consider a competitive trade, whether it’s to move up the ranks or participate in the Wembanyama Race…

Relentless Celtics

– Boston widens the gap at the top of the Eastern Conference. The Celtics picked up their 9th straight win last night in New Orleans. The Pelicans, deprived of Zion Williamson, quietly steered their boat through hope Jaylen Brown (27 pts, 10 rebounds), Derrick White (26 pts) and Jayson Tatum (19 pts, 10 wts).

Markkanen beats Booker’s box

– You thought that the Jazz completely fell out of line and could no longer be with the big teams? Missed. Lauri Markkanen and his own toppled Phoenix, with a recital from Finn in a game where defense was only a vague concept.

Markkanen broke his career best (38 pts on 15/18) by being decisive with an improbable shot 38 seconds from the end. It took at least that to eclipse the show Devin Booker. The Suns back crashed a game with 49 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds, and seemed destined to approach his NBA record (70 pts), but he settled for four small points in the ultimate period.

When Chris Paul not there, Phoenix is ​​a little less serious on defense and it showed last night.

Doncic’s 50th triple-double

– If Dallas loses to Denver with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray resting, we have to ask ourselves. The Mavs didn’t take the game lightly, starting with Luka Doncic. The Slovenian recorded the 50th triple-double of his NBA career by compiling 33 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, to lead his team to an easy victory.

Frank Ntilikina played 8 minutes for 2 points and 2 assists.

– Cleveland really needs to win a game after a 5 game losing streak. The Cavs did it against Charlotte, playing two overtimes. JB Bickerstaff’s men collapsed in the 4th quarter with the game in hand and squandered a 10-point lead in… 1 minute! The Hornets hit 4 3-point shots in 44 seconds for an express comeback.

Fortunately for them, Darius Garland (41 pts) and Donovan Mitchell (34 pts) regained their composure to avoid an embarrassing defeat at home.

Anthony Davis drives Detroit, Killian Hayes shows up

– Even with 4 days off, LeBron James did not participate in the Lakers’ home game against Detroit. Fortunately, Los Angeles doesn’t need the King to dominate the Pistons, becauseAnthony Davis decided to roll over anything that moves. “AD”, who finished with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks, stepped on the accelerator in the 4th quarter.

Killian Hayesagain holding in the absence of Cade Cunningham, made a good impression with 18 points, 9 assists, 1 interception and 1 block on 50% shooting.

But also…

– The Wizards had to go through an overtime to beat Miami, who however played without Jimmy Butlerneither Bam Adebayo. Bradley Beal (27 pts) and Kristaps Porzingis (20 pts, 17 rbds) was the most productive, in this part where overtime (3-2!) was one of the saddest and clumsiest in a long time. Kyle Kuzmaalready tied at 3 points at the end of the 4th quarter, scored the winning throw at … 2:38 from the end of overtime.

Positive points for the Heat: Kyle Lowry was on the legs and finished with a triple-double (24 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds).

– The Pacers had a nightmare start to the game against Houston, quickly trailing by 19 points, but slowly recovered to eventually win on the floor of the Rockets. Tyrese Haliburton (19 points), Myles Turner (17 pts) and Jalen Smith (10 pts, 18 rbds, 4 pds, 3 blks) ended up getting the job done, without Rick Carlisle, ejected in the first half, to reframe them.

– We expect rivalry between Yes Morant and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tonight. Let’s just say he didn’t completely keep his promises. Memphis won, but as often when Morant crossed paths with Lu Dort, his address suffered (19 pts on 5/20). The Grizzlies point guard still saw his team win, mostly thanks to a great game by Jaren Jackson Jr. (25 pts, 12 rbds, 3 blks), getting into form. “SGA” was less bloody than usual, limited to 15 points on 6/18.

Note that Ja Morant left at the end of the match after twisting his ankle, without any details on the severity of the injury.

– The Warriors met with the players a few hours before the Knicks reception to put their problems on the table. The method seemed to work a little, as Golden State beat New York, which stayed at two victories. Before it catches fire, we need to win the fight as soon as possible… In the meantime, Clay Thompson showed encouraging signs with 20 points scored along with 4 3-point baskets to back it up Stephen Curry (24 pts, 10 pds, 6 rbds).

Evan Fournier is the only player on the Knicks roster to not enter a second…

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