In an NBA day with only four games, Ben Simmons returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday with a loss against the Sixers; the Sacramento Kings extended their fabulous streak by adding their seventh consecutive victory (something they had not achieved since 2004) and the Phoenix Suns won despite a historic Anthony Davis.
SIXERS 115 – NETS 106
Although they were unable to count on Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey due to injury, the Sixers beat the Brooklyn Nets in Simmons’ first game back in Philadelphia after his strange and endless soap opera last season.
Booed in every action by the local fans, the base got 11 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists.
Tobias Harris (24 points and 6 rebounds) led a superb ensemble performance for the Sixers while Kevin Durant, with 20 points and 6 rebounds, fell below 25 points for the first time all season.
SUNS 115 – LAKERS 105
With 37 points (11-of-17 shooting, 15-of-16 from the foul line), 21 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 blocks and 5 steals, Anthony Davis joined Bob McAdoo (1974) as the only player in all-time of the NBA that achieves in a game more than 30 points, 20 rebounds, 5 blocks and 5 steals.
However, this historic performance by Davis was not enough for the Lakers to defeat the Phoenix Suns led by Mikal Bridges and Devin Booker (25 points each) and who made 16 of 34 triples (the Lakers only connected 4 of 22). .
The Lakers saw their streak of three consecutive victories cut and are now the only team that has not won outside their stadium (0-6)
GRIZZLIES 109 – KINGS 113
Hardly anyone expected that, at some point during the course, the Sacramento Kings would have the best streak in the league but now they have seven consecutive victories, the last of them against no less than the Memphis Grizzlies and as visitors.
De’Aaron Fox (32 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists) led these brilliant Kings while the Grizzlies brought back the injured Ja Morant (34 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists).
The Spanish Santi Aldama returned to the bench, due to the return of Jaren Jackson Jr., and contributed 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and a block in 16 minutes for the Grizzlies.
NUGGETS 108 – PISTONS 110
the denver nuggets They recovered Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon but were surprised by a Detroit Pistons who had yet to win a road game this season.
Bojan Bogdanovic (22 points and 9 rebounds) and Nikola Jokic (one step away from the triple-double with 31 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists) led Detroit and Denver, respectively.
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NBA summary: the Kings advance and already have seven wins in a row