Jokic doesn’t give up MVP, Killian Hayes is happy
The results of the night in the NBA
pistons @ Hornets : 141-143, after overtime
Warriors @ Pacers : 119-125
Falcons @ Magical : 124-135
Kings @Raptors: 124-123
Knicks @ Bulls: 128-120, after overtime
Heat @Thunder: 110-108
Blazers @Spurs: 128-112
Cavs @Mavs: 105-90
wizards@ nuggets : 128-141
monsters @ Clippers : 88-99
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– Fans love that the story is updated in the NBA. Journalists too. But you have to start realizing it Nikola Jokic not reliable to get the incredible Three-Peat, he is a two-time MVP. He is not said to be the favorite at the moment, but it is commendable that he is back in the discussion. After his freshman masterclass against Washington tonight, how can you not include him?
The Serbian had his best offensive game of the season: 43 points, 8 assists and 14 rebounds, while adding 5 steals to his tally. The Nuggets, just one win out of first place in the West, needed to dominate the sharp but depleted Wizards. Former Nuggets Will Barton (22 pts, 9 wt) and Monte Morris (20 pts, 7 wt) clearly wanted to shine.
They did, but it was still overshadowed by the genius of Jokic, who set his own scoring record this season… 17/20!
43 PTS (season high)
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– The warriors were filled with anxiety. Not because they lost another road game, this time to Indiana and great Tyrese Haliburton (29 points), but it’s good because Stephen Curry injured his shoulder. The carded Golden State leader (38 points in 30 minutes) had to leave the field with 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter due to a shoulder injury.
Curry will have an MRI in the next few hours and hopefully nothing too serious.
– And 5 for the Nicks! New York is on the run as Tom Thibodeau is rumored to be gone, and the players want to fight for their coach. The Big Apple franchise went on to find overtime success in Chicago with a big impact from the tandem. Julius Randle (31 points) – Jalen Brunson (30 points), tied the game with a 3-pointer with less than a minute left in the final overtime.
Unfortunately, Evan Fournier he was always in the front row without breaking a sweat with his teammates.
Jalen Brunson had a clutch hit for the Knicks as they picked up their 5th straight win.
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– Good to see Damian Lillard fuel! The Blazers are on a roll and proved it with a third straight win led by their superstar. Lillard’s 37 points against San Antonio led Portland to its third straight win and fifth in six games. During that time, the Blazers have the most effective offense in the entire NBA, thanks in part to “Dame.”
– Pistons spoiled return to contention LaMelo ball (23 points, 11 points) tonight and Killian Hayes there for something. Detroit won in overtime with 25 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds to go with 7 rebounds. Other important people of the success: Alec Burks (27 points), Bojan Bogdanovic (24 points) and the pair of Stewart (19 points, 11 rebounds) – Duren (18 rebounds), who were decisive in overtime.
Theo Maledon He played 16 minutes on the bench and got 9 points and 6 rebounds.
In this match, Killian Hayes made Jalen McDaniels dance beautifully.
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– Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 15, 2022
– If Cleveland trusted the good Donovan Mitchell (34 points) Beating Dallas on the outside is the ability to defend and slow down Luka Doncic Who impressed the Cavs last night. Granted, the Slovenian hit the 30-point mark, but he did so by shooting 23/9 and was often held off by Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen and Lamar Stevens, to name a few, who found themselves most often between Doncic and the circle.
Cleveland held Dallas to 90 points to solidify third place in the East, something Jason Kidd didn’t like at home and nearly complete…
– When they can count several matches in a row Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers immediately have a little more claimant head … After offering themselves the scalp of the Celtics, the Californians dominated Minnesota last night. The merit isn’t the same, but this time we saw the ability to react to Ty Lue leading the Wolves at halftime. “PG13” signed a triple-double (17 points, 11 wt, 11 rebounds), Kawhi brought 19 points and defensive stability, and Los Angeles was able to win its third consecutive victory without panic.
Seeing as they missed 13 of their first 15 shots, we didn’t think the night was going to end well…
On the side of the wolves, Rudy Gobert (11 pts, 13 rbds, 2 blks) finished with a double-double.
– The Magic are starting to win a few games…Orlando dominated Atlanta last night to take control of their 4th game in a row. The Falcons still have to figure out how to score 50 points (a franchise record for the Magic in an NBA QT) in the first quarter and lose to the combined efforts of Franz Wagner (24 points), Bol Bol (21 points), Paolo Banchero. (20 points) and Markelle Fultz (16 points, 9 points, 7 rebounds).
– Mike Brown’s ejection early in the 3rd quarter seemed to invigorate his players. Clearly dominated by the Raptors in the first half, the Kings gradually chipped away at a 16-point deficit to eventually win by a narrow margin. Toronto, which is not in good shape at the moment, saw a feast of De’Aaron Fox (27 points, 10 points), Domantas Sabonis (21 points, 20 points) and Malik Monk (24 points) on the opposing defense.
– Miami was hot, but I can thank you Tyler Herro. The reigning 6th man of the year took a big thorn out of his team being pressured by OKC. Not only did Herro break the NBA 3-point field goal record (9) with 35, he also hit the game-winner with 4.9 seconds left in the half.
The Thunder at least had the ammunition to go into overtime at the back, but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey both narrowly missed the target.
The Heat also tied the franchise record for 3-pointers in a game with 24 banderillas.