Klay Thompson catches fire, Ben Simmons regains confidence

The results of the night in the NBA

Knicks @ Sons : 95-116
Hornets @ Wizards : 102-106
pistons @ Kings : 129-137
grizzlies @ net : 115-127
heat @ Cavs : 87-113
Warriors @ Rockets: 127-120
nuggets @ Mavs: 98-97
Spurs@ Lakers : 92-123

Phenomenal Victor Wembanyama against Nanterre, his former team

– Hallelujah, Golden State won a fight! After 8 losses in 8 games away from their bases, the Warriors took advantage of their trip to Houston to end this streak. It took a vintage performance of Clay Thompson to confirm California’s victory. It’s great to see Klay again, after the difficulty of the last few weeks at his address, let go of the horses and slam 41 points on 10/13 on 3 pointers!

The opposition was certainly on a limited level, but the Rockets gave it their all before being beaten by the Splash Brothers. Because yes, Stephen Curry joined the party, in line with his good start to the NBA season on an individual level. The MVP of the 2022 Finals brought in 33 points, 15 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals, closing the ball with a shot of enough profanity to put everyone to sleep.

Winning return for Kyrie, pledge to Ben Simmons

Kyrie Irving (14 pts) was his comeback with the Nets, but it wasn’t his comeback that marked the game against Memphis. It is instead of “true” Ben Simmons. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the Australian be so aggressive in attack and he took advantage of the Grizzlies’ arrival to be the driving force behind his team’s success.

With 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in 11/13, Simmons came a little closer to the level that allowed him to become an All-Star. It was just one game, especially against a team that played without Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr, but anything positive this season is good for Brooklyn.

Jacque Vaughn’s role players are interesting, especially Yuta Watanabe (16 pts at 4/6 at 3 pts). The Japanese is, at this time, the most accurate shooter in the NBA with a 55.6% success rate. Without forcing, Kevin Durant he was given 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.

Without LeBron, the Lakers move on

– Still without LeBron James, the Lakers are slowly getting out of the water. Los Angeles won easily at home against San Antonip for a morale-boosting third straight victory. It should be saidAnthony Davis is in great form and carries the team on his shoulders without physically flashing at the moment.

“AD”, author of 30 points and 18 rebounds, signed his third straight game with at least 30 points on the clock, which has not happened to him since March 2020, the year of the last title of Lakers in the NBA. Davis was well assisted Austin Reaves (21 pts) which is also gaining momentum.

There is still a long way to go and opponents will need to be dominated at a higher level than Spurs, but at least we have gone from mortal concern to reasonable hope going up the slope.

Dallas misses against Denver

– The Mavs can’t afford to lose home games against teams without their best players. However, Dallas delivered a poor performance against Denver, with Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon all out. Besides Josh Green (23 pts), Luka Doncic received a little support and it was a 3-point basket from Michael Porter Jr. in the last minute of the match where the game was folded.

Notice the powerful effect of Bones Hyland (29 pts, 6 wt) off the bench.

But also…

– The Cavs are better and seem to have turned the page on their five game losing streak. Cleveland recorded its second straight victory by atomizing Miami at home. The Heat never saw the light of day and continued to be a mess, to put it mildly, in the absence of Jimmy Butler. Darius Garland was the man of the match for the Cavs with 25 points and 7 assists.

Evan Fournier was once again the only injury-free Knicks player to not spend a minute on the field on the trip to Phoenix. When New York started winning games again, we understood Tom Thibodeau’s logic, but here we started to border on disrespect… The fact remains that the Suns stepped on the accelerator in the second half to reclaim second place in the Western Conference, with 41 points from the pair Devin Booker – Cameron Payne and a double-double for Deandre Ayton (13 pts, 11 rebounds), all without Chris Paul, still injured in the heel.

– Wizards get their 6th win in 7 games tonight by dominating Charlotte. Washington found it difficult to fully celebrate the victory, because Bradley Beal exited at the very end of the game due to knee pain that the franchise has yet to disclose. Even, Kyle Kuzma (28 pts, 10 rbds and 5 pds) and his teammates held the house, especially Kristaps Porzingis and Corey Kispertthat throws in time money is important.

– Sacramento is on a 6 game winning streak! We have to get used to the fact that the Kings are in the good part of the classification (they are 5th in the West), because they are able to drown their opponents thanks to their offensive strike force. Last night, Detroit bowed to the blows of De’Aaron Fox (33 pts, 7 wts) and his. The Californians didn’t have it easy and had to put up a 15-5 run late in the game to catch up with the Pistons. Harrison Barnes (27 pts) signed his most prolific game of the season.

Killian Hayesstill a starter in Cade Cunningham’s absence, played 29 minutes for 9 points and 6 assists on 3/9 shooting.

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