Boston humiliates Brooklyn, Lillard and Sabonis are a hit

The results of the night in the NBA

Magic @ Sixers : 94-105
Blazers @Grizzlies: 122-112
net @ Celtics : 96-139
thunder @ Rockets : 106-112
warrior @ wolves : 114-119, after extra time
Kings @ Spurs : 99-109
Raptors @ Jazz : 128-131
hawks @Suns:


Podcast #75: Are the Sixers Really Dangerous?

– Wolves need a significant victory to gain confidence in the second half of this season. Beating the Warriors in overtime at home is more on theme. Despite the absence of Rudy Gobertgrabbed by the groin, Minnesota found the resources to dominate Golden State.

D’Angelo Russell did most of the work in the 4th quarter (14 of his 29 pts) before picking up his 6th foul early in overtime and handing the keys to Anthony Edwards. Mute in the 4th quarter, AntMan scored 4 important points (27 total) in overtime. The Wolves led by 11 points at the beginning of the 4th, but then Stephen Curry (29 pts) and his teammates lowered their flag after three consecutive wins.

Often this season, Naz Reid (24 pts, 13 rbds, 4 pds) was impeccable.

– Same observation for Portland, necessary to convince and climb the classification. Dominating the Grizzlies in Memphis is also a good idea this way. Visible Jeremy Grant and Jusuf Nurkic out on injury in the first half, we told ourselves it was a bad start for the Blazers. It has no number Damian Lillard (42 pts, 10 wt) and a heavy 4th quarter by his side (38-22) to clinch the 4th victory in 5 matches. The level of play of the “Lady” for a few weeks is enormous and if Portland, 11th at the time of these lines, finds itself in the post-season, there is no doubt about the name of the main responsible.

On the Memphis side, it’s more complicated right now. Despite the 32 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds of Yes Morant or the block party of Jaren Jackson Jr. (18 pts, 6 blks), the Grizzlies are on a 6 game 7 game losing streak and won by Denver to lead the West.

– The Celtics committed a rather unspeakable act of violence last night. Boston blew out Brooklyn at TD Garden, without any mercy. Joe Mazzulla’s men were ultra-dominant on both ends of the court shooting 60% on offense for 139 points, while limiting the Nets to under 100 points. The C’s tallied up to… 49 points early and still finished at +43 without running out of frames.

For the 8th time this season, Jayson Tatum (31 pts) and Jaylen Brown (26 pts) both scored at least 25 points. Nets fans, don’t watch the first quarter (46-16), it should be banned under 18s.

Domantas Sabonis eligible to start this year’s All-Star Game, it’s as simple as that. The Kings’ interior was huge again tonight on the floor in San Antonio, with its best offensive performance of the season. Sacramento got the better of the Spurs, as the Lithuanian could not stop the attack. His 34 points and 11 rebounds on 15/20, combined with 31 points and 10 assists from De’Aaron Fox solidified the Californians’ third place in the West.

– The Sixers got revenge on the Magic, the team responsible for ending their 7-game winning streak earlier this week. Philadelphia did not walk, but the important thing was there with the 8th victory in 9 matches, won thanks to Joel Embiid (28 pts, 11 rebounds) and James Harden (26 pts, 10 pds, 9 rebounds), reliable enough, especially at the end of the match, to avoid unpleasant back to back.

Despite this loss, Orlando remains the most improved team since mid-December with a 15-12 record, off to a 5-20 start.

Lauri Markkanen He knows he has a good chance to be an All-Star in the next few hours thanks to the coaches’ selection and he behaves like that. The Finn finished with 28 points and 13 rebounds in a narrow but important win over Toronto tonight. However, the man of the match could be his teammate Mike Conley. The veteran leader, beyond his 19 points and 8 assists, was decisive by winning a three-point action and two shots in money time, while causing Pascal Siakam’s 6th foul.

Fred VanVleet, often mentioned as a candidate to leave before the deadline, did everything he could to help the Raptors win. The All-Star point guard recorded the second triple-double of his NBA career with 34 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

– The Rockets are on a pretty interesting 5 game streak (3 wins, 2 losses) after losing 18 of their previous 19 games. the novice Come on Eason, in particular, shows good things like that night in the win over Oklahoma City. Eason broke his NBA points record (20) and added 13 rebounds, again his best performance, while coming off the bench. Eric Gordon (25 pts), who should be praying for an exit in the next few days before the deadline, has made a good showcase to remind more ambitious franchises that it exists.

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