Jokic clutch, LeBron useless

The results of the night in the NBA

Bulls @ Pacers : 110-116
Celtics @ Heat : 95-98
Cavs @ Knicks : 103-105
nuggets @Pelicans: 99-98
Wizards @Mavs: 127-126
Hornets @ Sons : 97-128
Clippers @Lakers: 133-115

Podcast #74: Sacramento Kings, Revenge of the Unloved

– MVP: Serbian player who, after missing two matches, won his team against a team at the top of the table with a triple-double and a decisive basket 16 seconds from the end. This is the definition to be found in the next Larousse. Nikola Jokic helped the Nuggets win on the floor of the Pelicans with a floater in the final seconds and a great copy: 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

NOLA’s win was a minor heist, as Denver led for most of the game and got to 19 points before the Pelicans turned it around to take a one-point lead in the final minute.

LeBron James continues to defy time and space, but… in vain. The King put on a stunning individual performance, even by his own standards, in the Los Angeles derby. With 46 points and 9 3-pointers – his NBA record – LeBron did everything to keep the Lakers afloat, but his copy only brought him closer to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record. The efficiency of the “Chosen One” was not enough and the Clippers secured their 10th straight victory over their neighbors in LA.

Once the gap is created thanks to Paul George (27 pts) and Kawhi Leonard (25 pts), with 19 3-point baskets, we never saw the Lakers and LeBron finish the game on the bench, although he probably had 50 points or more in his legs. As a consolation, he can now boast of having 40 points at least once against EVERY team in the league.

Nicholas Batum Brought 4 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 block off the bench. The Clippers are on a 3-game winning streak and double Dallas with this victory.

– The Mavs, certainly, are not doing well and this was confirmed at home against Washington. Despite 41 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists of Luka Doncic, the Texans suffered their 7th loss in 10 games. It was all decided on the line and in the final seconds. Frustrated, the Slovenian took off his shirt after missing a free throw that would have put Dallas ahead with 12 seconds left.

In hindsight, he was to blame Kyle Kuzma (30 pts) that allowed the former Laker, although only one of two successful throws, to offer victory to the Wizards. On the last possession, Delon Wright was able to steal the ball to prevent Spencer Dinwiddie from taking the final shot.

Bam Adebayo (30 pts, 15 rbds) continues to make himself important for a replacement spot in the All-Star Game. Without him, the Heat couldn’t beat Boston and limited the Celtics to 13 points in the final quarter. It was with a shot from the same Adebayo 20 seconds from the end that Miami took the lead for good against the best team in the NBA this season.

In the absence of Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum He still did his best with his 31 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists.

– After a four game losing streak, the Knicks held on and beat Cleveland at Madison Square Garden. Julius Randle was huge with 36 points, 13 rebounds and 8 3-pointers to lead New York.

Donovan Mitchell, returning from a three-game absence, fell short in the money, despite his 24 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds.

– The Bulls have not fully recovered and they can only blame themselves. While they’re riding a three-game winning streak and facing the Pacers, who are still without Tyrese Haliburton, they haven’t been in Indiana. Chicago had a 21-point lead in the first half before squandering that lead. Billy Donovan’s players crack the punches of Benedict Mathurinauthor of the most important basket of the match with 29 seconds left, and Myles Turner (26 points).

The Pacers are on a 7 game losing streak.

– Phoenix managed to escape the storm. The Suns are on a four-game winning streak, following their streak at home against Charlotte. We must remember that before that, Chris Paul and his companions had 12 losses in 14 matches and we are not sure that the good weather will follow the rain. Nothing is guaranteed yet, but Monty Williams has found solutions in Devin Booker’s absence. Tonight is Cam Johnson who paced the charge with 24 points in just 18 minutes.

The Suns are in 7th place, tied with the Mavs, and not far from the top 4.

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