The Milwaukee Bucks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 128-119 as a visitor and reinforced their first position in the Eastin a day of the NBA in which Damian Lillard added to his legacy in Portland by becoming the Trail Blazers’ all-time leading scorer.
The Monday program also highlighted the expulsion of the Slovenian Luka Doncic in a new defeat of the Dallas Mavericksthis time vs. Minnesota Timberwolves.
PELICANS 119 – BUCKS 128
the greek Giannis Antetokounmpo sealed his seventeenth double-double of the season, with 42 points and 10 reboundsBrook Lopez contributed 30 points and the Bucks extended the fall of the Pelicans to reinforce their first position in the Eastern Conference.
The Pelicans were not enough 37 points, with 7 triples, from a magnificent Jonas Valanciunas. The New Orleans team suffered its fourth straight loss and dropped to fourth in the West. The Spanish Willy Hernangómez scored 5 points and grabbed 1 rebound in 9.42 minutes on court.
WOLVES 116 – MAVERICKS 106
Doncic had 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in 28 minutes on the field when, with two minutes to play in the third period, he received two techniques in the space of a few seconds for protesting to the referees.
The Slovenian had just missed a shot after colliding with Jaden McDaniels and, on returning to his half of the field, he protested to a referee, who did not hesitate to whistle the technique.
The Mavs surrendered to some Wolves led by an excellent Anthony Edwards, who was close to a triple-double with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assistssupported by a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds from Naz Reid.
SUNS 130 – LAKERS 104
The Suns destroyed some Lakers affected by the absences of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russel Westbrook and they triumphed without ruffled their hair, pushed by the 28 points from Chris Paul and 21 from DeAndre Ayton.
The Suns’ entire starting five finished above ten points: in addition to Paul and Ayton, Mikal Bridges had 20 points, Torrey Craig had 17 and Damion Lee scored 15, while Devin Booker was absent.
RAPTORS 101 – 76ERS 104
The 76ers overcame 38 points and 15 rebounds from Cameroonian Pascal Siakam and triumphed in overtime, pushed by 28 points and 11 rebounds from Joel Embiid, to add their sixth consecutive victory.
The Raptors suffered their sixth straight loss and sank to tenth place in the East (13-18). The Spanish Juancho Hernangómez started the Canadian team and scored 7 points, with 1 rebound and 1 steal, in 14 minutes on the court.
HAWKS 126 – MAGIC 125
Trae Young led with a double-double of 37 points and 13 assists to a group of seven players above ten points in the Atlanta Hawks’ victory over the Orlando Magic, which interrupted their streak of six straight wins.
Markelle Fultz led the Magic with 24 points and 9 rebounds, while Paolo Banchero had 18 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
CAVALIERS 122 – JAZZ 99
Donovan Mitchell, the best player of the last week in the Eastern Conference, was measured for the first time with the Utah Jazz, the team that took him to the NBA in 2017 and in which he played for five seasons, and guided the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory with 23 points.
Mitchell was backed by a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds from Jarrett Allen and 17 points and 8 assists from Darius Garland.
The Jazz had Lauri Markkanen as the top scorer with 24 points, while Argentine Leandro Bolmaro registered 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal in 6 minutes on the court.
THUNDER 123 – BLAZERS 121
Damian Lillard became the all-time leading scorer for the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 28 points in his team’s away loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lillard needed 21 points to surpass the 10,040-point mark set by Clyde Drexler, who played in Portland from 1983-1995.
The Blazers leader was the protagonist with a great penetration that gave his team a 1 point lead with 3.2 seconds to play, but a wonderful jump shot by Shai Gilgeous Alexander (35 points and 6 assists) frustrated his night.
KINGS 119 – HORNETS 125
After falling in Denver against the monumental triple-double of Serbian Nikola Jokic (40 points, 27 rebounds and 10 assists), the Hornets ended an eight-game losing streak with a win in Sacramentoguided by 31 points and 10 rebounds from Kelly Oubre Jr. and 23 points and 12 rebounds from LaMelo Ball.
The Suns were not enough for the tremendous double double of 28 points and 23 rebounds by Domantas Sabonis or the 37 points of De’Aaron Fox.
ROCKETS 105 – SPURS 124
San Antonio Spurs won in Houston with an excellent group performance, with Devin Vassell leading a group of seven players over ten points with 26 points.
The Turkish Alperen Şengün was the top scorer for the Rockets with 22 points, while the Spanish Usman Garuba contributed 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 14:30 minutes on the field, without scoring points.
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NBA Summary: Milwaukee Bucks establishes itself at the top and Damian Lillard makes history in Portland