NBA. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert and Minnesota continue to have a great evening in Memphis
Giannis Antetokounmpo, the author of 41 points, showed off his muscles to win Milwaukee in Indiana (131-141), Minnesota, the fifth consecutive loss to Memphis (111-100), in the NBA where emotions are strong after the discovery images on Friday. Fatal Arrest of Tyre Nichols.
Ultra-dominant inside, the two-time MVP of 2019 and 2020 added 12 rebounds and 6 assists in what looked like a walk in the park for the Bucks for a long time as he scored 33 points early.
And so, the Pacers pulled off the card with an impressive dunk after a last-ditch layup from long range to stop the “Greek Freak” who made things happen, including the hapless Oshae Brissett. “hack-a-Giannis”, i.e. systematically fouling free throws based on his fever.
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His 7/18 gave them some credit as they fell back to -7 four minutes into the game, with an impressive Myles Turner (24 points, 4 blocks) but Jrue Holiday (20 points) and Khris Middleton (17 points) taking over. they were able to pass.
Milwaukee remains 3rd in the East, Indiana 9th despite losing eighth in ten games.
Curry carries the Warriors
In 5th place, Cleveland, which lost in Oklahoma City (112-100) with the Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rule, is still excellent (35 points).
Especially skilled (12/21 shooting, 8 assists), the back four chained at least 30 points, and the Thunder (11th in the West) confirmed their recovery with this sixth success in eight games. offs.
Darius Garland (31 points, 13 assists) was very much alone in filling the absence of Donovan Mitchell (groin), who still had nine units in the Cavs, who were slightly ahead of Miami (6th), Orlando’s winner (110-105) although he fell behind at the beginning of the last quarter.
Jimmy Butler (29 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds) dominated the Heat’s third straight victory.
In the West, “Golden State” won the second consecutive victory in ten games at the expense of Toronto (129-117).
The Warriors, who returned to the 7th place, could count on a very solid performance of Stephen Curry (35 points, 13/21, 11 assists), perfectly supported by his “leap brother” Klay Thompson (29 points, 8). rebound).
Gobert is defended everywhere
In Minneapolis, the Wolves relied on Anthony Edwards, who had 25 points (7 assists) and a great dunk on Jaren Jackson Jr., to beat the Grizzlies, but he’s not at his best right now.
Because what usually makes them strong is that tough defense, better dribbling and scoring on the counter, despite Ja Morant’s still commendable efforts in triple-double mode (27 points, 11 assists, 10 rbds). Memphis is still a solid 2nd to Sacramento.
Minnesota moves up to No. 8 with Rudy Gobert at his game-best, still solid defensively (13 rebounds, 3 blocks) against his 7 points (on 3/5) and inspired at times offensively. an alley-oop dunk (air pass) and a blind pass from behind were decisive on the money for Jaden McDaniels.
Before kickoff, the emotion was palpable among the Grizzlies as they held a moment of silence to honor Tyree Nichols, an African-American who died in Memphis on Jan. 7 at the age of 29. since then, five black men accused of murder have been beaten by police.
The discovery Friday of the excruciating video of his arrest and fatal hit has deeply shaken the league’s players and teams, who have sent messages of grief and condolences to Nichols’ family, with the NBA calling the footage “horrific.”