Gargantuan embiid, NOLA on the western throne

The results of the night in the NBA

Sun @ Pelicans : 124-129, after extra time
Lakers @ Pistons: 124-117
Kings @ Knicks : 99-112
raptors@ magic : 99-111
Hornets @ Sixers : 113-131
Bulls @ hawks : 122-123, after extra time
Bucks @ Rockets : 92-97

Podcast #67: Should we believe in the Phoenix Suns?

– No player has had two games of at least 50 points this season in the NBA. Joel Embiid decided to go first, tormenting the Hornets on Sunday. The Cameroonian made a copy with 53 points and 11 rebounds against Charlotte, James Harden (19 pts, 16 pds, 9 rbds) is not far from a triple-double.

Two other players before Embiid had at least two 50-point games in a season in a Philadelphia jersey: Wilt Chamberlain and Allen Iverson.

Theo Maledon came in 16 minutes for 9 points, 1 assist and 1 interception on 6/6 from the free throw line.

AJ Griffin, still a clutch rookie!

AJ Griffin he may be a rookie, but he still has the composure of a veteran. For the second time this season, the former Duke hit a game winner at the buzzer in overtime to give Atlanta a victory over Chicago. On an alley-oop pass from Jalen Johnson, and despite the presence of Derrick Jones in front of him, Griffin turned 180° and scored to end the Hawks’ three-game losing streak.

– The game for Western supremacy between New Orleans and Phoenix went in favor of the Pelicans. Obviously helped by the absence of Devin Booker, however the Pelicans had the merit to win this important victory to cement their ambitions. They had to go through extra time, after the equalizing basket of Chris Paul 2.8 seconds from term. Because of the six-foul ejections from CP3 and Deandre Ayton, it was almost impossible for the Suns in overtime. Noteworthy is the new superb match of Zion Williamson (35 points) gaining momentum along with his team, which now leads Memphis, Denver and Phoenix.

Since we dedicated the last episode of our podcast to them, the Suns have been in a bad spiral (5 losses in 6 matches).

The holder, the novice Dyson Daniels is still impressive defensively and hasn’t been identified with the Pelicans’ dynamic, though he’s necessarily less highlighted than Zion, CJ McCollum and a few others.

– We never thought the entire Bucks would lose in Houston. One thing fueled the Rockets that night and they were able to make one of the two heavyweights in the Eastern Conference pay to earn their fourth straight win at home. Maybe the players Jalen Green (30 points on 12/21) in the lead, do they want to offer success to their coach Stephen Silas? The latter lost his father, Hall of Famer Paul Silas, and was replaced by his assistant John Lucas for Milwaukee’s reception.

Despite having Giannis Antetokounmpo (16 pts, 18 rebounds) and Jrue vacation (25 pts, 8 wt), Houston managed the end game better and showed a lot of composure at the end.

– The Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak and were able to complete their road trip with a victory in Detroit. Recipe? lean back LeBron James and Anthony Davis, like every time they are fit to play basketball together. LeBron (35 pts) and “AD” (34 pts, 15 rbds, 7 pds) were too productive for the Pistons, despite the tremendous offensive game of Bojan Bogdanovic (38 points). That said, it’s a 3-point basketAustin Reaves at the time the money allowed Los Angeles to definitely break away to avoid disappointment.

Killian Hayes started and played 25 minutes for 5 points, 9 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal on 2/6.

– Failing to be the most exciting team in the NBA right now, the Knicks have a sense of duty at home and are turning Madison Square Garden into a small fortress. New York dominated Sacramento on Sunday for its fourth straight home win. Despite the expulsion of Julius Randle (27 pts) in the 3rd Quarter for protest, Tom Thibodeau’s men took over. RJ Barrett (27 pts) and Jalen Brunson (18 pts) sounded the charge to return the Knicks to a positive balance (14-13).

– We thought Orlando had shamelessly launched into tanking, but the Magic have been winning some great games lately. The Floridians won their third straight victory – which did not happen to them last season for example – by dominating Toronto at home. Taken by tandem Franz Wagner (23 pts) – Paolo Banchero (20 pts, 12 rebounds), Jamahl Mosley’s players were a little shaky against the soulless Raptors and were held under 100 points, at times not custom.

Orlando has the third-worst record in the East and the entire NBA, behind Charlotte and Detroit, the red lantern.

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