LeBron and the Lakers are hot, Luka in 3D

The results of the night in the NBA

Celtics @Spurs: 121-116
jazz @ Bulls : 118-126
Pelicans @ Mavs : 117-127
magic @Warriors: 115-101
Lakers @King: 136-134

Podcast #71: Donovan Mitchell, Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic are not real!

– The Lakers seem determined to continue their rise in the standings. The victory won in Sacramento tonight, the fifth in a row, goes in this direction. In this very tight game, two shots full of cold blood from Dennis Schröder (27 pts), Los Angeles obviously hoped LeBron Jameswhich continues to be beaten by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s rapidly approaching record.

LeBron had 37 points, with 8 rebounds and 7 assists on 14/28. He also caused the 6th foul and the expulsion Domantas Sabonis in the final minute of play, for a 2+1 action that gave the Purple and Gold a point lead. When the “King” said he didn’t want to end his career in the middle ages, he wasn’t kidding.

The Lakers are not far off the mark, with a small delay in the top 6 and their neighbors in the Clippers. The only concern is that there is a huge traffic jam between 6th and 12th place. Angelenos are not out of the woods, but the prospect of reversing the curve is real.

Note the contribution of Thomas Bryant (29 pts, 14 rebounds) LA side, and the good match of De’Aaron Fox (34 pts, 9 wt) Sacto side.

– Boston struggles to put away San Antonio, but pulls through in the money for 6th victory in 8 games. The team with the best record in the NBA hopes Jayson Tatum (34 points), whose shot 33 seconds from the end put the Celtics on the road for good. The Spurs fought valiantly in front of their home crowd, with a balanced collective performance and 8 players with at least 10 points.

It was also on their bench that Joe Mazzulla’s players made the difference, Malcolm Brogdon (23 pts) and Robert Williams III (10 pts, 11 rbds, 4 blks) clear luxury replacement.

– The Warriors have so far been saved by their excellent record at home. If they start losing too many home matches, the situation could quickly get complicated. Golden State lost for the second time in a row in front of the crowd tonight against Orlando. It must be said that apart from Stephen Curry, whose return is imminent, Klay Thompson is also absent to allow him to breathe. Even with the return of Andrew Wiggins, the Californians lack vital forces. We should both underline the record in the NBA ofAnthony Lambauthor of 26 points with 5 3-point baskets from the bench.

The Magic took advantage of this with their young, punchy tandem. Paolo Banchero (25 pts) and Franz Wagner (24 pts) attack work done, Markelle Fultz (16 pts, 7 pds, 6 rbds) care of piloting all. Orlando continues to be somewhat torn between two goals: the play-in, which is just three wins ahead, and the Wembanyama Race, where the Floridians are still at the bottom of the four teams.

– The Bulls, they refuse orders to blow everything up to start tanking. Chicago gets its third straight home win against the Jazz. The positive sign is the performance of the duo DeMar DeRozan Zach LaVine. The former scored 35 points and 7 assists, to surpass Pau Gasol and Bob Pettit in the 40th place in the ranking of the best all-time scorers in the NBA. The sophomore poured in 36 points and was decisive in the 4th quarter with three consecutive award-winning shots, matching the 11 recorded against Philadelphia in the previous game.

Against his former team, Lauri Markkanen scored 28 points on 12/20. Note the rookie’s good contribution Ochai Agbaji (19 pts on 7/7 off the bench), came from Cleveland in the Donovan Mitchell trade.

Luka Doncic joined Nikola Jokic atop the triple-doubles chart with 9th TD this season. That was all it took for Dallas to eliminate the Pelicans, who were still without Zion Williamson, CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram. With 34 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, the Slovenian orchestrated the Mavs’ victory (the 8th in 10 games) to tie for 4th place in the West. Christian Wood (28 pts in 24 min) supported Doncic well

jade is strong, who should be given more playing time after the departure of Kemba Walker, proved himself worthy of Jason Kidd’s trust again with 15 points off the bench. Frank Ntilikina played 11 minutes off the bench and again lacked offensive success. It was his third straight match without scoring (0/7 overall), but the Frenchman remains in Kidd’s rotation, who is more interested in his defensive contributions.

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