Chicago (USA), Feb 28 (EFE).- The Miami Heat They raised their voices this Monday and reinforced their first place in the East with a solid victory against the chicago bulls (111-99), seconds, in a day in which Ja Morant scored 52 points with the memphis grizzliesthe greek Giannis Antetokounmpo crushed the Charlotte Hornets and in which the Brooklyn Nets they were overwhelmed by Toronto Raptors (133-97).
If Miami accelerated towards the first place in the East, Ja Morant continues to make history in Memphis and sealed the record for points for a player from his franchise (52), by beating the monumental performance he did two days earlier against the Chicago Bulls (46 points).
HEAT 111 – BULLS 99
With a great defensive performance and a choral attack, in which they stood out Tyler Herro and Gabe Vincentboth with twenty points, the Miami Heat hit the table and knocked down the Chicago Bulls in a duel that measured first against second.
The Heat won the third game of three this year against the Bulls and added their fourth consecutive victory, the ninth in the last ten games, to confirm their leadership in the East (41-21).
The Bulls suffered their second consecutive loss, after last Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies, and finished second (39-23).
RAPTORS 133 – NETS 97
Barely two days after the great triumph achieved in the field of milwaukee bucksthe Brooklyn Nets returned to their old ways and crashed in their visit to the Toronto Raptors, sunk by a monumental performance by Scotty Barneswith 28 points (12 of 14 shooting) and 16 rebounds.
In addition, Canadian coach Steve Nash was not present, blocked by the NBA’s health protocol.
BUCKS 130 – HORNETS 106
The 26 points, 16 rebounds and six assists of the Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo (14 of 14 in free throws), together with the 21 of Junior Holiday (5 of 8 in triples) and at 20 by Bobby Portis Jr (4 of 7 in triples), they gave Milwaukee a comfortable victory against the Hornets.
The Bucks controlled the duel from start to finish and were able to manage the energies of Giannis, who was only on the court for 28 minutes and ended up seeing his teammates on the bench.
GRIZZLIES 118 – SPURS 105
Ja Morant prolonged his dream moment and, after scoring 46 points last Saturday against the Chicago Bulls, he scored 52 to knock down the San Antonio Spurs, which is the best performance of his career.
Morant, 22 years old, offered a real basketball recital to his fans, with a spectacular dunk and a great play at the buzzer, in which, with 0.4 seconds on the clock, he managed to receive a long pass from Stephen Adams and score two points with a wonderful jump shot.
CAVALIERS 122 – TIMBERWOLVES 127
A triple by Karl Anthony Towns with twelve seconds to go broke the tie (122-122) and opened the way for a valuable win for the Timberwolves at the Cavaliers’ field.
Minnesota, which had been completely outplayed Friday in James Harden’s debut with the Philadelphia 76ers, moved up to seventh in the West (33-29).
MAGIC 119 – PACERS 103
A fantastic team performance by the Magic, with seven players scoring over ten points, knocked out the Indiana Pacers in Florida.
Wendell Carter Jr, with 21 points. and twelve rebounds, was the best of the Magic, against a Pacers that continue with their ups and downs and stayed thirteenth in the East.
KINGS 131 – THUNDER 110
Not even the 37 points, 10 assists and seven assists of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander were enough for the Oklahoma City Thunder to prevail in the field of the Sacramento Kings.
The trio made up of De’Aaron Fox (29 points and 10 assists), Trey Lyles (24 points) and Harrison Barnes (23 points) allowed Sacramento, already out of the fight for the ‘play in’, to meet again with a victory after four consecutive losses.
– Eastern Conference:
.1. Miami Heat (41-21)
.two. Bulls (39-23)
.3. Philadelphia 76ers (37-23)
.4. Milwaukee Bucks (37-25)
.5. Cleveland Cavaliers (36-25)
.6. Boston Celtics (36-27)
.7. Toronto Raptors (33-27)
.8. Brooklyn Nets (32-30)
.9. Atlanta Hawks (29-31)
10. Charlotte Hornets (30-33)
11. Washington Wizards (27-33)
12. New York Knicks (25-36)
13. Indiana Pacers (21-42)
14. Detroit Pistons (15-46)
15. Orlando Magic (15-47)
– Western Conference:
.1. Phoenix Suns (49-12)
.two. Golden State Warriors (43-18)
.3. Memphis Grizzlies (43-20)
.4. Utah Jazz (38-22)
.5. Dallas Mavericks (36-25)
.6. Denver Nuggets (36-25)
.7. Minnesota Timberwolves (33-29)
.8. Los Angeles Clippers (32-31)
.9. Los Angeles Lakers (27-33)
10. New Orleans Pelicans (25-36)
11. Portland Trail Blazers (25-36)
12. San Antonio Spurs (24-38)
13. Sacramento Kings (23-40)
14. Oklahoma City Thunder (19-42)
15. Houston Rockets (15-45).
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