The Boston Celtics confirmed their dominance in the NBA on Wednesday with a huge beating of the Phoenix Suns while the Golden State Warriors, without Stephen Curry, they staged the fiasco of the day when they lost to the Utah Jazz a match they won by 4 points with only 13 seconds left.
SUNS 98 – 125 CELTICS
The Boston Celtics put together an impressive display against the totally outmatched Phoenix Suns and that they came to lose 45 points in the third quarter.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, with 25 points per head in less than 30 minutes, led the Celtics without Dominican Al Horford due to the coronavirus protocol.
Devin Booker had 17 points in a very disappointing Suns.
JAZZ 124 – WARRIORS 123
Due to a disastrous management of the last seconds, the Golden State Warriors, led by Jordan Poole (36 points and 8 assists), lost to a coral Utah Jazz (seven players over 10 points) and with Jordan Clarkson as the beacon (22 points and 9 assists).
After Malik Beasley’s 3-pointer for the Jazz that left the Warriors at +1 and possession with 6.9 seconds left, Poole fumbled on the throw-in, a golden opportunity that Utah capitalized brilliantly with a fast-break touchdown. Simone Fontecchio was the winner after a pass from Beasley.
BUCKS 126 – KINGS 113
The Milwaukee Bucks continue to hunt for the Boston Celtics, who added their third straight win by beating the Sacramento Kings Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who has already had eight consecutive games with more than 30 points and more than 50% shooting from the field (tonight he shone with 35 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
Domantas Sabonis was close to the triple-double in the Kings (23 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists).
PELICANS 104 – PISTONS 98
The fifth consecutive victory of these mighty New Orleans Pelicans It came with an extra prize since it placed them as leaders of the West instead of the Phoenix Suns.
Zion Williamson (29 points and 10 rebounds) stood out in a Pelicans in which the Spanish Willy Hernangómez had no minutes and the Puerto Rican José Alvarado added 2 points and 2 assists in 21 minutes.
Killian Hayes (17 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists) was Detroit’s best.
RAPTORS 126 – LAKERS 113
Without Anthony Davis or LeBron JamesLos Angeles Lakers, with Dennis Schroder as a benchmark in attack (18 points), added his second consecutive loss when he fell to the Toronto Raptors led by Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet (25 points per head).
The Spanish Juancho Hernangómez did not play for the Raptors due to a sprained ankle, the same injury suffered during the game by the Mexican Lakers Juan Toscano-Anderson (3 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 16 minutes).
MAGIC 116 – CLIPPERS 111
The Los Angeles Clippers were shipwrecked in Orlando, where they led the Magic by 18 points in the first quarter but they ended up falling in extra time after several serious errors in the final stretch (five seconds after a timeout and a lost ball in a kick-off).
Paolo Banchero, number one in the last draft, was the top scorer with 23 points for a Magic that had nine consecutive losses and is last in the East while Terance Mann (19 points and 9 rebounds) led these poor Clippers.
NETS 122 – HORNETS 116
The Brooklyn Nets continue to climb positions in the East and, against some combative Charlotte Hornets, they sealed their fifth victory in the last six games.
Kyrie Irving (33 points and 9 assists) and Kevin Durant (29 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists) beat Terry Rozier (29 points) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (28 points and 8 rebounds).
KNICKS 113 – HAWKS 89
Trae Young returned to Madison Square Garden, where he always experiences very tense and exciting games against the Knicks, but this time he left New York with a resounding defeat courtesy of a great Julius Randle (34 points and 17 rebounds).
Wearing shoes for the occasion emblazoned with “King of Broadway,” Young was only able to add 19 points and 6 assists for the Hawks.
GRIZZLIES 123 – THUNDER 102
An incontestable run of 29-15 in the last period allowed Memphis Grizzlies will distance themselves from Oklahoma City Thunder to chain their fourth win in a row.
Ja Morant signed a triple-double (26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists) and already has the all-time record in this section for Memphis while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder (26 points and 7 assists).
The Spanish Santi Aldama had a very solid performance and contributed 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 22 minutes with the Grizzlies.
BULLS 115 – WIZARDS 111
After three consecutive defeats, the Chicago Bulls took oxygen by defeating the Washington Wizards with a very complete game from his stellar trio: DeMar DeRozan (27 points and 7 rebounds), Zach LaVine (25 points and 7 rebounds) and Nikola Vucevic (25 points and 11 rebounds).
Kristaps Porzingis (28 points and 9 rebounds) was the benchmark for Wizards who have run out of gas and have accumulated four consecutive losses.
TIMBERWOLVES 121 – PACERS 115
A block by Rudy Gobert (16 points and 21 rebounds) in the last seconds was key for Minnesota Timberwolves beat Indiana Pacers at home.
Anthony Edwards (26 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals) was the most reliable player for the Wolves while Tyrese Haliburton (26 points and 15 assists) led the Pacers.
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NBA summary: the Celtics continue their overwhelming pace