NBA. Sixers beat Lakers in overtime, Nets win… Summary of the night

James Harden stepped up in overtime to allow his team in Philadelphia, now 6th in the NBA Eastern Conference, to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers (133-122) on Friday, after almost a comfortable 19-point lead.

Personal record for De’Anthony Melton

His teammate Joel Embiid scored 38 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while point guard De’Anthony Melton, 24, posted personal bests in his young career, with 33 points and seven steals. And Harden scored nine of his 28 points in overtime to lead the Sixers to victory.

Philadelphia took a 102-84 lead early in the fourth quarter before the Lakers, fueled by 31 points and 12 rebounds from Anthony Davis, erased a nine-point deficit in the final 29 seconds to push the Sixers into overtime. This time, the Lakers missed their first nine shots and logically let the victory slip away.

“We should never have found ourselves in this position in the first place”Embiid said. “That’s what we’ve been talking about this whole season”. “We have to be better. It’s not good enough. We have to concentrate for 48 minutes. This end (of the 4th quarter), we are not. But I’m glad we responded in extra time and ended up winning.”underlined the native of Yaoundé.

Milwaukee dominates Dallas

LeBron James, who missed his first six shots, had 23 points for the Lakers. Fullback Austin Reaves, 24, added 25 points in 41 minutes on the court. And Russell Westbrook was the Lakers’ first triple-double off the bench since Magic Johnson in 1996 with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

The Los Angeles franchise, just 13th in the Western Conference (at 10-15), needs to sign a series of victories if it wants to hope to hang on to the playoffs. The current leading scorer of the NBA, Slovenian Luka Doncic scored 33 points for Dallas, but Brook Lopez scored a decisive layup seven seconds from the end to allow Milwaukee to beat the Mavericks (106-105). .

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece settled for 28 points, ending his eight-game streak of 30 or more. But Milwaukee (19-6) secured second place in the Eastern Conference behind Boston (21-5). Zion Williamson scored 35 points in the victory of the New Orleans Pelicans in front of Phoenix (128-117), which thus maintained their lead in the Western Conference with a record of 17 wins for eight losses. The Suns, third, are at 16-10.

The nets won in Atlanta

Williamson made a spectacular dunk in the final seconds of the contest that sparked a post-match brawl, in which several players had to be subdued.

Second in the Western Conference with one more loss than the Pelicans, Memphis kept pace with an unsurprising loss to Detroit, last in the East (114-103) at home. Kevin Durant scored 34 points and Kyrie Irving added 33 points and 11 rebounds in Brooklyn’s 120-116 win over Atlanta. Harrison Barnes scored 20 points and Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and 18 rebounds to lead Sacramento to a convincing win in Cleveland (106-95).

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D’Angelo Russell’s 30 points allowed Minnesota to win on the floor of the Utah Jazz (118-108). German winger Franz Wagner scored 34 decisive points in Orlando’s win over Toronto (113-109). Selected for the All-Star Game in 2021, Julius Randle, author of 33 points, contributed more to New York’s victory over Charlotte (121-102). Finally, Bahamian Buddy Hield’s 28 points helped Indiana beat Washington (121-111), despite Kristpas Porzingis’ 29 points.

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