The results of the night in the NBA
Knicks @ Pistons: 117-104
@Rockets Clippers : 100-121
warrior @ Bulls : 118-132
Thunder @ Nets: 112-102
Kings @Spurs: 132-119
Magic @ nuggets : 116-119
mavs@ Blazers : 123-140
Sixers @Lakers: 113-112
[ITW] We talk about the Paris Game, mid-season and surprises with Jacques Monclar
– LeBron James became the second player in NBA history to reach 38,000 career points. Despite this, the King and the Lakers almost failed against the Sixers and saw the play-in zone move away. This is Joel Embiid (35 pts, 11 rebounds), authored a big defense on Russell Westbrook on the last possession of the game, which was the most important to allow Philadelphia to win its 7th victory in 9 games and defeat Los Angeles in th -six times in a row.
Joel Embiid and the Sixers win in LA 💪 pic.twitter.com/CAdXeXi81a
— NBA (@NBA) January 16, 2023
James Harden contributed 24 points and 13 assists in a historic but bittersweet night for LeBron. By maintaining that pace, he’ll usually overtake Kareem Abdul-Jabbar next month.
– Nikola Jokic He thumbed his nose at those who found his bid for a third MVP title lacking a little iconic action. The Serb allowed Denver to maintain its lead in the West by returning the decisive 3-point shot to give the Nuggets back the lead against Orlando with … 1 second left.
Oh, and Jokic also recorded his 12th triple-double of the season (17 pts, 14 wt, 10 rebounds) and the 88th of his career. What player…
NIKOLA JOKIC CALLED GAME 😱 pic.twitter.com/5zu0ALNLn4
— NBA (@NBA) January 16, 2023
– Before flying to France to play the NBA Paris Game, the Bulls and the Pistons had mixed fortunes. Chicago takes on Golden State thanks to an XXL matchand Nikola Vucevictying his record for points (43), while the Bulls haven’t beaten the Warriors in 11 games and are on a three-game losing streak.
The Warriors have not fared well despite the presence of Stephen Curry, losing four of their last five games.
Nikola Vucevic rides the Bulls W:
43 PTS (tie career-high)
5 three pic.twitter.com/hxTxatombk
— NBA (@NBA) January 15, 2023
Detroit, for its part, took the brunt Julius Randle. The Knicks’ center produced a huge performance (42 points, 15 rebounds) to lead New York to its 11th straight victory over the Pistons. No Knicks player since Patrick Ewing in 1996 has accumulated at least 40 points and 15 rebounds in an NBA game.
Evan Fournier remained on the bench…
– Damian Lillard has legs now and he intends to bring them to the Blazers. Portland dominated Dallas, resting Luka Doncic, especially with 40 points from Lillard. Chauncey Billups’ players sped up in the 4th quarter, clearly just when the Mavs needed Luka…
– OKC is fully in the playoff race and appears to have given up a huge lottery pick. The Thunder overwhelmed Brooklyn at Barclays Center, thanks to a roaring 4th quarter (37-22) and a balanced collective performance all around. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (28 points), Josh Giddey (28 pts) and Lu is sleeping (22 points).
Seth Curry (23 pts) and Nic Claxton (17 pts, 12 rbds, 4 blks) did their best, but playing without Kevin Durant was definitely complicated for the Nets. It was the third straight victory for OKC, who are just a length and a half behind the 6th, Clippers, in the West standings…
– The Clippers, surely, need a victory to regain the momentum. They went on to get it against Houston, not without difficulty. Terence Mann (31 pts, personal record in the NBA), Kawhi Leonard (30 pts) and others avoided a 9th loss in 10 matches thanks to a good 4th quarter.
Kawhi, in particular, scored 13 points, including 9 in a row, in the first 11 minutes of the final period, to put the Californians on track.
incumbent, Nicholas Batum played 28 minutes for 5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.
– The good story of the Kings continues. Sacramento finds itself a little closer to qualifying for the playoffs with a fourth straight victory over San Antonio. Mike Brown’s players threw the Spurs based on a heavy address (55%) and good distribution of offensive tasks because 6 players scored at least 12 points.
Domantas Sabonis (18 pts, 18 rbds, 8 pds), who once again showed why he will be an All-Star again next month, and Harrison Barnes (29 pts) is the most prominent. Sacramento is 4th in the West at the time of these lines, three wins ahead of 7th, Minnesota.