The night in the NBA: Milwaukee wins without Giannis and Clippers lick their wounds

The Cavaliers failed to get their seventh straight win by losing in Boston to the Celtics while the Milwaukee bucks, without Giannis Antetokounmpo, they easily prevailed over the Rockets.

KINGS 89 – CLIPPERS 105

The Kings were unable to continue their winning streak over their neighbors LA Clippers, to those who had already won twice this season, and lost at home by 89-105.

This time the Kings didn’t have their star De’Aaron Fox nor with other key players on the team. In addition, the provisional trainer, Alvin Gentry, is also on leave after contracting covid-19.

But the base of the Kings, Tyrese haliburton, was the most outstanding man of the game, with a double-double of 22 points and 13 assists, although he lost 7 balls. Teammate Chimezie Metu also finished the night with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

By contrast, the Clippers did have in the starting five Paul george. After five games out with an elbow injury, George returned to the team on Monday when he scored 25 points against the San Antonio Spurs. This time George stayed at 17 points.

The Clippers’ leading scorer was Eric Bledsoe, with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. The Spanish player Serge Ibaka he played almost 20 minutes in which he made 17 points (including 2 3-pointers from 3 attempts), 5 rebounds and 1 assist.

HAWKS 98 – MAGIC 104

The Magic were imposed on Hawks in a match dominated by the absences of key players for the two teams due to covid-19 protocols.

The Hawks played the game without their star, Bring young, and only one of its starters, John Collins, was in the starting five. Likewise, the Magic had 6 casualties in their ranks.

The top scorer of the game was the Atlanta player Cam Reddish, with 34 points. Collins, meanwhile, finished with a double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds.

In the Magic ranks the top scorer was Franz wagner while center Robin Lopez made a double-double of 10 points and 11 assists.


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CELTICS 111 – CAVALIERS 101

The Celtics had no difficulty controlling the Cavaliers from Ricky Rubio, to those who won 111-101 in Boston. The Cavs suffered the absences of three starters, their best defensive players, the towers Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley and the escort Isaac Okoro.

The most successful man for the Celtics was guard Jaylen brown, who scored 34 points (15 triples), 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Celtics center Robert Williams III finished the night with a double-double of 21 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks while Jayson Tatum, after a weak first half, had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.

But the casualties also allowed to see an unusual scene in the TD Garden in Boston when in the last quarter he jumped onto the track Joe johnson, 40 years old and who has not played an NBA game since February 2002, 7,246 days ago.


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Joe Johnson in the Celtics jersey last night against Cleveland.  Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

BUCKS 126 – ROCKETS 106

Some Bucks that still do not Giannis Antetokounmpo were easily imposed in Milwaukee to the Houston Rockets In a game in which the most outstanding player was the local point guard, Jrue Holiday, who made a double-double with 24 points and 10 assists. Holiday was the top scorer of the game.

In the Rockets, the last classified in the Eastern Conference, the best was the center Christian wood, with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds.

THUNDER 108 – NUGGETS 94

The Nuggets of FI agree Campazzo they played in Oklahoma City against one of the bottom teams of the Western Conference, the Thunder, losing 108-94.

With the victory over the Nuggets, the Thunder accumulate their third consecutive victory, an unusual milestone in the franchise this season.

The most effective of the game was the point guard of the Thunder, the Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who added a triple-double of 27 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.

In the Nuggets, the best was a weak Nikola Jokic with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Campazzo had 9 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks.


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Gilgeous-Alexander finished with a last hoop against Denver.

EAST CONFERENCE: 1.- Brooklyn Nets (21-9). 2.- Chicago Bulls (19-10). 3.- Milwaukee Bucks (20-13). 4.- Cleveland Cavaliers (19-13). 5.- Miami Heat (19-13). 6.- Washington Wizards (16-15). 7.- Philadelphia 76ers (16-15). 8.- Boston Celtics (16-16). 9.- Charlotte Hornets (16-17). 10.- Toronto Raptors (14-15). 11.- Atlanta Hawks (14-16). 12.- New York Knicks (14-17). 13.- Indiana Pacers (13-19). 14.- Orlando Magic (7-25). 15.- Detroit Pistons (5-25).

WEST CONFERENCE: 1.- Phoenix Suns (25-5). 2.- Golden State Warriors (25-6). 3.- Utah Jazz (21-9). 4.- Memphis Grizzlies (19-13). 5.- LA Clippers (17-15). 6.- Los Angeles Lakers (16-16). 7.- Denver Nuggets (15-15). 8.- Dallas Mavericks (15-15). 9.- Minnesota Timberwolves (15-16). 10.- Portland Trail Blazers (13-19). 11.- San Antonio Spurs (12-18). 12.- Sacramento Kings (13-20). 13.- Oklahoma City Thunder (11-19). 14.- New Orleans Pelicans (11-21). 15.- Houston Rockets (10-22).

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The night in the NBA: Milwaukee wins without Giannis and Clippers lick their wounds