Golden State Warriors posted their sixth straight victory with 40 points from Stephen Curry, while the Grizzlies and Heat loosened up with losses to the 76ers and Celtics, respectively, and the Cavaliers rallied to ultimately beat the Pelicans.
The crack of Golden State added 40 points (7 triples) for his team to celebrate 122 to 108 over the visiting Rockets. Wiggins accompanied with 23 points.
Stephen Curry scored 40 points, 21 of them with 7 of the 14 three-pointers he attempted, and was instrumental in the Warriors’ 122-108 victory over the Rockets. Thus, Golden State has six consecutive wins.
Along with Curry, Andrew Wiggins, who was chosen to start the All-Star Game in which he will participate for the first time in his career, scored 23 points.
For the Rockets, the most successful were Christian Wood and Kevin Porter Jr. Wood had a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Porter Jr.’s double-double was 17 points and 11 assists.
Without Embiid, Philadelphia was led by Harris with 31 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, while Maxey was the leading scorer with 33. In Memphis, Morant forced overtime and finished with 37 points.
Despite playing without star Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Memphis Grizzlies, one of the breakout teams of the season, 122-119 in overtime.
Without Embiid on the court, Andrew Drumond shone with a double-double of 16 points and 23 rebounds, in addition to 5 assists. The scoring weight for the 76ers fell to Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris. The first scored 33 points and the second 31.
For the Grizzlies, point guard Ja Morant once again stood out with 37 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Shooting guard Desmond Bane also excelled with a career-high 34 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist.
Jaylen Brown was the great figure with 29 points, while Tatum had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Despite the loss, Max Strus was the best in Miami with 27 points.
Jaylen Brown confirmed his options to be in the All-Star Game as a reserve by becoming the game’s leading scorer with 29 points and contributing to the Boston Celtics’ 122-92 victory over the Miami Heat. It is the fourth straight game in which Brown has scored more than 25 points.
The Celtics dominated the Heat throughout the game and were up 32 points in the final moments.
In the Celtics, Jayson Tatum got a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, in addition to 5 assists.
In the Heat, which appeared without key players like Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker or Kyle Lowry, the top scorer was Max Strus, with 27 points.
Cleveland relied on great work from Kevin Love (15 points and 11 rebounds), Brandon Goodwin (21 points) and Jarrett Allen (16 points) to win. Graham was the leading scorer for the Pelicans with 20 points.
Cleveland Cavaliers struggled to beat New Orleans Pelicans 93-90 in a lackluster game in which the Cleveland team were behind on the scoreboard almost all the time and that they could only straighten out in the last few minutes thanks to the performances of Kevin Love and Brandon Goodwin.
Goodwin, who finished the night as the game’s top scorer with 21 points, equaling his personal record, scored 12 points in the last quarter while Love finished the night with 15 points, of which 10 came in the last 12 minutes. .
Love signed a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, in addition to 3 assists. Center Jarret Allen also stood out for the Cavs, with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist.
The top scorer for the Pelicans was point guard Devonte’ Graham, with 20 points, in addition to 2 rebounds and 4 assists, while Joe Hart posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jaxson Hayes had a good night with 19 points and 7 rebounds and Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in addition to 2 blocks.
Indiana beat the Los Angeles team at home with a great production from young Jackson, author of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Coffey, 27 points on the visit.
Rookie Isaiah Jackson recorded the first double-double of his career by adding 26 points and 10 rebounds, which was decisive for the victory of the Indiana Pacers over the LA Clippers by 122-116.
Both teams missed some of their key players. The Clippers played without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, while the Pacers were without their star Domantas Sabonis.
Jackson’s stats are his career high points and rebounds in a game but the rookie didn’t manage to be the game’s leading scorer.
That honor went to Amir Coffey, the Clippers shooting guard, who had 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Spanish Serge Ibaka also finished the night with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, while point guard Reggie Jackson scored 21 points.
A total of six Pacers players finished in double figures in points.
The Toronto team outscored the Atlanta team 100-106. Gary Trent Jr. and Pascal Siakam were the most prominent in the winner, with 31 and 23 points.
Performances by Gary Trent Jr. and Pascal Siakam allowed the Toronto Raptors to beat the Atlanta Hawks 106-100 and snap a seven-game winning streak for the Atlanta team.
Trent Jr. was the game’s top scorer with 31 points and 6 rebounds while Siakam had 26 points and 6 rebounds. Additionally, point guard Fred VanVleet recorded a double-double of 16 points and 11 assists. Trent has scored 30 points or more in the last four games.
The leading scorer for the Hawks, who played without Trae Young due to a right shoulder injury, was Kevin Huerter, who had 26 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 18 points.
The locals played at a high level and beat Sacramento 116-96. In the winner, Burks was the scorer with 21 points, Fournier scored 18 and Randle 17 plus 9 rebounds.
The New York Knicks gave the Sacramento Kings no options and defeated them 116-96 in a game in which the winner was up 29 points in the fourth quarter.
Alec Burks for the Knicks and Tyrese Haliburton for the Kings were the leading scorers, both scoring 21 points.
But the real protagonists of the game were the Knicks’ reserves who contributed 61 points to their team’s total, 29 more than those achieved by the Kings’ reserves.
Lu Dort was the star of the game with 18 points and 6 rebounds. while Giddey chipped in 14 points and 12 boards. In Portland, CJ McCollum closed his roster with 21 points and 7 assists.
The Oklahoma City Thunder got their fifteenth victory of the season by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 98-81, who once again did not have Damian Lillard.
The Thunder also did not play with their starting point guard, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, sidelined with right ankle problems. But in the absence of the Canadian player, Josh Giddey posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds.
The game’s leading scorer was Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum, who scored 21 points.
In OKC, the most effective was Luguentz Dort, who had 18 points.
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Sixth consecutive win for the Warriors as they loosen Grizzlies and Heat