Luka Doncic lights up the night, Tatum and Embiid hit hard

The results of the night in the NBA

net @ Clippers: 110-95
Jazz @ Wizards : 112-121
The Celtics @ Pistons: 117-108
Raptors @ Pacers : 104-118
Falcons @ Sixers : 109-121
Hornets @ Heat : 115-132
Blazers @ Mavs : 112-117
@Rockets pelicans : 106-119

Podcast #63: Gobert-Mitchell, Cavs and Wolves Intersecting Destinies

Tired, Luke? Hmm…

Luka Doncic for two games he was sticking his tongue out a bit and seemed to need a rest. The Slovenian opted to let the Mavs get back on track rather than take a shot. Doncic was spectacular in helping Dallas dominate Portland, recording his third triple-double of the season without going overboard: 42 boards on 13/22, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, staying sunny at the line (15/18).

While the Blazers may have tried to lock Doncic down, especially in the fourth quarter when they started with a 3-point lead, the MVP contender found a way to score, but also and above all, he got others involved, especially his top lieutenant. moment: Spencer Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie has been excellent early in the season and returned the coverage with a 3-point recital (6/8) to collect 20 walks, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. It was his three 3-pointers in the money that allowed him to turn the game around. Contribution of Christian Wood (19 off the bench), his absence in the last two NBA games has also been valuable.

This Portland trio had to be resisted Jeremy Grant sent hard again (37 points). Damian Lillard didn’t set his vision well at the address (6/16), but his aggressiveness allowed him to live with the shots (15/17) and bring in 29 points and 12 assists in addition to 24 points from his backcourt partner. Anfernee Simons.

Nets works well and everything is funny

– “Nets” is getting close to breaking even in the NBA. As if by magic, the assignment of Jacques Vaughan and the suspension of Kyrie Irving gave Brooklyn real momentum, as evidenced by Saturday night’s victory on the floor of the Clippers. Kevin Durant (27 points) and his teammates are on a 4-in-5 streak, the latest of which came thanks to a very good 4th quarter in LA.

The Clippers took a two-point lead and with less than 8 minutes left, the Nets launched an attack and went on a 20-2 (!) rampage. Seth Curry (22 points), Nic Claxton (13 points, 14 rebounds) and Royce O’Nealewhich loosened KD up a bit.

Nikolay Batum He played 18 minutes off the bench for the Clippers, didn’t score (0/5), but had 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 assist.

Embiid and Tatum are hits, Killian Hayes is happy

– Days after losing in Atlanta, the Sixers got their revenge. Now that they’ve gotten used to playing without James Harden, Doc Rivers’ men are leaning back on their broad shoulders. Joel Embiid. Will it cost him at the end of the season? Meanwhile, when forced to bare their teeth, the Cameroonian opposition is unmanageable defensively. Embiid put up a season-high 42 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists to martyr the Falcons, who were very clumsy on three-pointers and borrowed defensively.

When of course Tyrese Maxey address (10/18) and assists (9), the deal is fundamentally different for the Sixers.

Jason Tatum it makes a really bright start to the season without taking all the limelight. The Celtics were a little sluggish in Detroit, but they still came away with a win. Tatum just had his best game of the season (43 points), adding 10 rebounds to tie with Grant Williams (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Marcus Smart (18 points, 10 rebounds). Jaylen Brown.

On the other hand, Cade Cunningham was injured and Killian Hayes he used the opportunity to show himself more to his advantage. French played 35 minutes and brought 15 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds on 6/14, a far cry from the offensive galleries of previous weeks. He’s just had three games of 10 or more points, a good start to banishing the tag of an ineffective NBA player in a finish where his other qualities have had trouble keeping skeptics out of their minds.

But also…

– We didn’t think we’d say this at the beginning of the season, but now every Jazz loss is almost a surprise. Western Conference leader Utah fell to Washington. Playing without Bradley Beal for the fourth straight season, the Wizards pulled off an impressive third straight win given the absence of their franchise player and the quality of the opposition.

We don’t want to look at it, but Kristaps Porzingis Kyle Kuzma (23 points, 8 rebounds) and Corey Kispert, who did not miss the slightest shot (18 points), started the season well enough, as he had a double-double of the day (31 points, 10 rebounds). 6/6).

– In the 4th quarter of their trip to Indianapolis, the Raptors experienced a pocket of bad weather. Pacers, relying on their two players to be traded in the coming weeks, passed 36-14 to their guests. Buddy Hield (22 points) and Myles Turner (19 points, 10 rebounds), but also because of his ability Tyrese Haliburton In terms of address, it affected the match even with the board next to it (3/14). The Indiana guard dished out 15 assists and led his team’s big run late in the game.

– This win at home against Houston, which reassured the Pelicans, is not necessarily. New Orleans logically won, but given the opponent, it was very intimidating. While leading by 18 points in the 3rd quarter, Willie Green’s men collapsed and were -8 at the 4th quarter. Fortunately, the Pels managed the money better, especially Brandon Ingram and Jose Alvarado, who made it 13-0 for their team in the last 2 minutes of the match.

Houston had to manage a difficult match by Alperen Shengu, who could not avoid mistakes and was sent off after playing only 19 minutes. Jalen Green (33 points on 11/20), Kevin Porter Jr. (23 points) and Jabari Smith (9 pts, 15 rbds, 2 blks) caused problems for Zion Williamson (26 points on 8/9) and his companions.

– And 8… The Hornets never stop losing and will soon decide to participate in the NBA’s Wembanyama Race. return of LaMelo ball, did not prevent Charlotte, who played the first game of the season last night, in an obvious loss to Miami. After losing in extra time against the same team earlier in the week, Steve Clifford’s men were no match for it.

The Heat, who had thus far struggled to win by a comfortable margin, or even win at all, went under fire. Max Struss (31 points, 8/14, 3-pointers), and LaMelo (15 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals) tried to find the rhythm up front.

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