Sparkling Doncic is stronger than Lillard Murray, Top 5 for Warriors
- dallas mavericks 111 – 105 detroit pistons
Reception for Detroit Pistons Jason Kidd and his crew last night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. In a close match from start to finish, Slovenia’s Luka Doncic had to pull out all the stops to get his team out of a very bad situation. The former player of “Real Madrid”, who faced the “Pistons”, who was attractive until the last moments, and returned from injury, offered himself a new attack card. With 53 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, Doncic was able to find the necessary resources to make up for his team’s lack of offensive presence as usual. With 14/18 from shots, including a nice 17/24 from shots, the figure of 77 was very clean in shot selection. It must be said that the Dallas franchise player has a good reason. Indeed, he bumped into one of Dwane Casey’s assistants during the meeting, and it’s rarely a good idea to negotiate with the Slovenian when you know the beast. The Mavericks are coming off a win and are finding some steam after struggling in their last 10 games (3 wins in 10 games before Detroit).
Conversely, Detroit may have some regrets, as this Dallas team clearly could have been caught that night. Killian Hayes, more of a player after returning from the NBA Paris Game, was average off the bench. Admittedly, he finished with 8 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals, but his shooting skills were disastrous: 3-of-16, including 2-of-10 three-pointers… Saddiq Bey had 18 points and Jayden Ivey He scored 14 points. Point at 21 minutes. Bojan Bogdanovic was the best scorer of “Pistons” with 29 points. Detroit suffered its second straight loss and remains the red light of the Eastern Conference.
- Golden State Warriors 128 – 120 Oklahoma City Thunder
The Warriors faced the Thunder while traveling in Oklahoma and specifically at the Paycom Center. Steve Kerr’s players were looking to go on and confirm after their impressive wins over Memphis and Toronto. We still had to work hard because OKC is a team full of talent and can challenge any team in the league. After scoring as many as 21 points early in the game, the Warriors saw their opponents come back to score in the final quarter. Without giving in to panic, Stephen Curry and his gang made a little push to get back on track with a win in their suitcases. Curry finishes 12/20 with 38 points. He’s also not far from a triple-double as he finished with 12 assists and 8 rebounds. Klay Thompson is no exception. Michael Thomson’s son finished with 28 points and Dell Curry’s son is perfectly shouldered.
Ct Thunder, Shai Gilgeous Alexander therefore loses his duel against Curry. He still finished with 31 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds. Unfortunately, the Thunder players were a little too late in the game to make a difference. Golden State enters the TOP 5 of the Western Conference, while OKC is currently ranked 11th.
- Portland Trail Blazers 129 – 125 Atlanta Falcons
A friendly between two teams who are contenders for the playoffs this season, but will undoubtedly have to go through the playoffs first. This poster between Portland and Atlanta was also an opportunity to witness a good matchup between two strong leading scorers: Damian Lillard and Dejounte Murray. It was the ideal son-in-law who had the last word in this particularly tense match. Lillard won his duel against the league’s new bad boy and finished with 42 points on 10/21 shooting (5/12 from long range) and 6 assists. He could get 21 points and 7 assists from Anfernee Simons and 22 points from Jerami Grant.
The Falcons may regret their lackluster start and were outscored 23-31 in the first quarter. That’s where the difference was made, and Dejounte Murray’s 40 points, seven assists and eight rebounds eluded Nate McMillan’s players. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 23 points off the bench for nothing, Clint Capela had a nice double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. So, bad luck for Atlanta, who suffered their second loss in a row and saw Washington and Chicago return to their prime, while on the Portland side, we’re looking up and close to 10th on the Jazz.