Los Angeles (USA), 20 Nov. Kyrie Irving, back after his suspension in the Brooklyn Nets, was the main protagonist of the NBA this Sunday in which the Golden State Warriors broke their curse away from home and in which the Los Angeles Lakers continued to take steps forward with their third win in a row.
NETS 127 – GRIZZLIES 115
After eight games suspended for his controversial anti-Semite, Kyrie Irving (14 points and 5 rebounds) returned with the Brooklyn Nets, who beat a depleted Memphis Grizzlies without Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr.
Kevin Durant contributed 26 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and Ben Simmons also stood out, with good feelings in recent games and who got 22 points and 8 rebounds.
Dillon Brooks (31 points) was the best of some Grizzlies in which the Spanish Santi Aldama started again due to the absence of Jackson Jr. and added 8 points, 3 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 21 minutes.
ROCKETS 120 – WARRIORS 127
After eight straight losses away from San Francisco, the Golden State Warriors won their first away game this season by beating the bottom-place Houston Rockets in the West.
Klay Thompson (41 points with 10 3-pointers in total and 20 points in the first quarter alone) and Stephen Curry (33 points, 6 rebounds and 15 assists) led the Warriors while the Rockets had 30 points and 6 assists from Kevin Porter Jr.
Spaniard Usman Garuba had 3 points, 6 rebounds, one assist and 2 steals in 22 minutes for Houston.
LAKERS 123 – SPURS 92
Without LeBron James for the fourth consecutive game, the Los Angeles Lakers gave themselves their most comfortable victory of the season by destroying a drifting San Antonio Spurs who have five consecutive losses and only one victory in their last eleven games.
Anthony Davis, in a moment of fantastic form, was with 30 points and 18 rebounds the benchmark for a Lakers with seven players over 10 points.
The Spurs, with a dismal 7 of 34 on triples, were guided by Devin Vassell with 17 points.
CAVALIERS 113 – HEAT 87
The game in which the Cleveland Cavaliers destroyed the Miami Heat also ended in a beating, without Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro and who have lost three consecutive games.
Darius Garland (25 points and 7 assists) opened the way for a group of six Cavaliers players above 10 points and Bam Adebayo (21 points and 6 rebounds) was the best of the Heat who only scored 38.8 % of his field goals and 19.4% of his triples.
MAVERICKS 97 – NUGGETS 98
Without Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon, the Denver Nuggets gave the surprise in Dallas by beating the Mavericks of a Luka Doncic who was on the verge of a triple-double and who missed a very far triple to win the match (22 points with 7 of 16 shooting, 9 rebounds and 8 assists).
The Argentine Facundo Campazzo had no minutes in the Mavericks and Bones Hyland was the beacon for the Nuggets with 29 points and 6 assists.
SUNS 116 – KNICKS 95
A great Cam Payne (21 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists) led the Phoenix Suns, who made 17 of 39 three-pointers in their victory against the New York Knicks.
Jalen Brunson (27 points) stood out in a Knicks that, unlike the Suns, did not have their day from the perimeter (7 of 25 in triples).
KINGS 137 – PISTONS 129
With the permission of the Boston Celtics and their nine consecutive victories, the Sacramento Kings are the team with the best streak at the moment and this Sunday they tied their sixth consecutive victory (the first time they have achieved it since 2005) by defeating some sunken Detroit Pistons who have lost their last seven games.
De’Aaron Fox (33 points and 7 assists) and Jaden Ivey (24 points) were the top scorers for the Kings and Pistons, respectively.
WIZARDS 106 – HORNETS 102
Another team that is going through a sweet moment is the Washington Wizards, who have won six in their last seven games and this Sunday they beat the Charlotte Hornets.
Kyle Kuzma (28 points and 10 rebounds) led Washington and Kelly Oubre Jr. (23 points and 7 rebounds) did the same for the Hornets who have lost their last three games.
. Eastern Conference
.1. Boston Celtics 13-3
.two. Milwaukee Bucks 11-4
.3. Atlanta Hawks 10-6
.4. Cleveland Cavaliers 10-6
.5. Indiana Pacers 9-6
.6. Washington Wizards 10-7
.7. Toronto Raptors 9-8
.8. Philadelphia 76ers 8-8
.9. Brooklyn Nets 8-9
10. New York Knicks 8-9
11. Miami Heat 7-10
12. Chicago Bulls 6-10
13. Orlando Magic 5-12
14. Charlotte Hornets 4-14
15. Detroit Pistons 3-15
. western conference
.1. Utah Jazz 12-6
.two. Phoenix Suns 10-6
.3. Portland Trail Blazers 10-6
.4. Denver Nuggets 10-6
.5. Sacramento Kings 9-6
.6. Memphis Grizzlies 10-7
.7. Los Angeles Clippers 10-7
.8. New Orleans Pelicans 9-7
.9. Dallas Mavericks 9-7
10. Minnesota Timberwolves 8-8
11. Golden State Warriors 8-9
12. Oklahoma City Thunder 7-9
13. Los Angeles Lakers 5-10
14. San Antonio Spurs 6-12
15. Houston Rockets 3-14. EFE