Lillard in human torch mode, hero Poole

The results of the night in the NBA

Pacers@ Magical : 120-126
net @ Sixers : 133-137
Wizards @Rockets: 108-103
Nuggets @ dollars : 99-107
monsters @Pelicans: 111-102
Falcons @Thunder: 137-102
Jazz @ Blazers : 124-134
Raptors @Kings: 113-95
grizzlies@ Warriors : 120-122
Spurs@ Lakers : 114-113

Podcast #74: Sacramento Kings, Revenge of the Unloved

– We’ve already seen a lot of crazy individual performances in the NBA this season. That Damian Lillard Agast the Jazz fits right into the collection. The Portland guard just had the most efficient 60-point game ever in the Blazers’ win over the Jazz.

With 60 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds on 89% real shooting and 9/15 3-pointers, “Dame” is in the water and Utah’s hopes of hitting Oregon are gone. With Portland trailing -12 at the end of the 1st quarter, Lillard took off the warmup blues and put on an unreal performance that we knew he was capable of and that his team needed.

There are now only two players in the NBA with more 60-point games than Damian Lillard (4): Wilt Chamberlain (32) and Kobe Bryant (6).

– Golden State – Memphis kept its promise! The Warriors and Grizzlies had a fierce battle that was played down to the wire, and it made you want to see a series of playoffs between these two teams that didn’t like each other. Jordan Poole He’s the hero of the night because he was the one who got the Warriors to a pay drive with 1 second left at the end. Before that, we told ourselves above all else that he would take a lot in the locker room.

In the money, a premature shot with 12 seconds to play and Stephen Curry, alone, caused the Golden State superstar’s hose to explode as he swung his mouthguard in anger.

Behind, clutch baskets were chained between Ja Morant, Klay Thompson 3-pointers and Brandon Clarke, but it was Poole who knew how to keep his cool.

Ben Simmons (12 pts, 5 rbds, 5 pds) returned to Philly and the public did not spare him again. Every time the Australian touched the ball, he was booed a lot. It was also the first meeting between Simmons and Embiid. They ended up winning the 6th in a row for Philadelphia James Harden decisive, but also against his former team.

Harden had two 3-pointers and a driving basket in the final 4 minutes of the game to seal the victory for the Sixers. Tyrese Maxey (27 points) and Embiid (26 points) contributed to answer Seth Curry (32 points) and Kyrie Irving (30), orphans Kevin Durant for the 7th game in a row.

It’s not insignificant: Brooklyn shot 64% in the loss …

– We were still very afraid Anthony Davis… The Lakers’ inside was back last night against San Antonio, but they sprained their ankle on a quarterback shot after Zach Collins’ interception. Davis was able to finish the game and help Los Angeles bounce back from a loss to the Clippers in the derby.

After 20 games on the road, “AD” was valuable from the start, bringing 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks in 26 minutes. LeBron James needed less to do miracles and was content with 20 points. It was in the 4th quarter that the Lakers created a gap and confirmed this success.

– We were hoping to see Antetetokounmpo-Jokic duel between the last 4 MVP trophy holders. Unfortunately, Joker was on rest to avoid back-to-backs. Giannis and Milwaukee took advantage of it, not without hard work. The Greek Freak turned the game in the Bucks’ favor thanks to his offensive aggressiveness and ability to go to the line (15/22) to finish with 33 points and 14 rebounds.

Jamal Murray, “KCP” and “MPJ” they were on the wing, and there really aren’t any lessons to be learned from this version of the Nuggets.

Kyle Kuzma realized in recent days that the Wizards wanted to give him double the keys to the franchise. He proved his worth by helping his team bounce back from a favorable situation in Houston. Kuzma scored 20 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Rockets took a 10-point lead into the final period. This is Wes Unseld Jr. is the 4th consecutive victory of the group.

– Wolves turn is broken Brandon Ingram, not for two months. Minnesota, thanks to a big 3rd quarter, 37 pointsAnthony Edwards and double double Rudy Gobert Especially (17 points, 12 rebounds) he continued his progress. Ingram played 26 minutes and recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The Pelicans are on a six-game losing streak and are eagerly awaiting the return of Zion Williamson.

Trae Young The 3-pointer took a breather from home in Oklahoma to regain confidence and win with the Hawks. Against the Thunder, the All-Star leader had 33 points and 11 assists on 3-of-6 3-pointers, going 1/17 in his last 4 games. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 36 points to survive. Atlanta still had a scare when Jalen Williams stole the ball from Trae to bring OKC within a point with 15 seconds left, Young was the first.

– The Kings, who have been hot lately, stopped a little at home when the Raptors arrived. Toronto looked like its best version, which hasn’t happened often this year, and was able to limit the NBA’s best offense to 100 points while being efficient with Pascal Siakam (26 points, 11 rebounds) leading the way. The Raptors are finally just one win and a game out of the top 10…

– The Magic resisted a Pacers comeback in the final minutes to post their second straight victory. Even if Benedikt Mathurin (26 points) was hot from the bench, the duel between the two favorites for the title of the best player of the year went in favor of Paolo Banchero (23 points).

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