NETWORKS 112 – SUNS 116
Cam Thomas became the first player 21 or younger to score in three games of at least 40 points. A similar streak has not been seen in the NBA since the days of Allen Iverson. Achievements achieved thanks to the place left by Kyrie Irving, transferred to the Dallas Mavericks. But the Nets didn’t turn their explosion into wins, quite the opposite. In the Suns’ visit to Brooklyn, with Devin Booker back on the court from injury, they fell again. For Thomas it was 43 this time. Ayton, with 35 points and 15 rebounds, was the main engine of the Arizona team, which recovered its good play in its last games.
NUGGETS 146 – TIMBERWOLVES 112
Nikola Jokic already had a triple-double at halftime. He finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 16 assists. It was the highlight of the party. An almost unworthy 49-19 in the first quarter led the evening to placid paths for the home team while the visitors called for arnica. Porter, with 30 points, and Gordon, with 24 points, lifted the collective performance with theirs. Denver continues to be a stronghold – losing just four games at home.
GRIZZLIES 104 – BULLs 89
Morant (34) was the catalyst for one more day of the game for the Grizzlies. He had the help of Jackson (24) on the inside or Bane (17) on the outside. Those from Memphis made a good sprint in the last quarter to avoid problems against the Bulls, lacking the competitive edge they had in their time. 28+17+6+3 for Nikola Vucevic.
MAGIC 98 – KNICKS 102
With Brunson and Sims, with a dunk as a prelude to the All-Star game in which he will participate, the Knicks took a valuable points lead in the last minute that they held until the end. They didn’t miss free throws, four from Brunson and two from Randle, and the victory came to them in Orlando after seeing it through their fingers. Fultz (21), with 9/10 shooting from 2 and a couple of mistakes on 3, was the best of the Magic.
PELICANS 116 – FALCONOS 107
Time is running out to find a place for Willy Hernangómez, whether it’s in or out of the Pelicans. Against the Hawks, he did not appear again for a minute. Read the chronicle.
LAKERS 130 – THUNDER 133
Record broken: LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 points to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. But his Lakers lost. Read the chronicle.