Los Angeles (USA), Feb 24 (EFE).- After the All-Star break, the NBA resumed its regular season this Thursday and did so with victories for four contenders for big goals: the phoenix sunsthe Golden State Warriorsthe boston celtics and the chicago bulls of a DeMar DeRozan stellar.
Life continued the same in the NBA also among the teams with more doubts as is the case of the Brooklyn Netswhich added their thirteenth loss in their last fifteen games.
THUNDER 104 – SUNS 124
without a Chris-Paul injured and likely to miss the remainder of the regular season, the Phoenix Suns posted their eighth straight victory against some Oklahoma City Thunder dilapidated from the triple (6 of 31).
BULLS 112 – HAWKS 108
Six wins in a row lead a Chicago Bulls that remain at the forefront of the East thanks to a DeMar DeRozan who extended his historic streak of consecutive games with at least 35 points scored and 50% shooting effectiveness to eight games.
DeRozan had 37 points with an exceptional 15 of 21 shooting against a feisty Hawks until the end, in which Bogdan Bogdanovic shone (27 points) and Danilo Gallinari (26 points and 9 rebounds) and in which Bring Young was misguided (14 points with 3 of 17 shots).
BLAZERS 95 – WARRIORS 132
After being crowned All-Star MVP with 16 triples, Stephen Curry (18 points and 14 assists) once again led an absolutely choral Golden State Warriors, with eight players above 10 points.
The Mexican Juan Toscano-Anderson he played 17 minutes for the Warriors in which he had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal.
NETS 106 – CELTICS 129
Without Kevin Durant (injured), Kyrie Irving (he does not play at home because he is not vaccinated against the coronavirus) nor Ben Simmons and Goran Dragic (they have yet to debut with their new team), the Brooklyn Nets fell resoundingly to the Boston Celtics who have scored nine of their last ten games.
Jayson Tatum (30 points and 7 rebounds) led the Celtics who made 54.1% of their shots while Seth Curry (22 points and 7 rebounds) was the best of a Nets with poor shooting from the perimeter (7 of 29 in triples).
the dominican Al Horford He played 37 minutes for the Celtics and had 11 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
In one of the most exciting duels of the day, the Minnesota Timberwolves prevailed over the Memphis Grizzlies thanks to the enormous performance of D’Angelo Russell (37 points and 9 assists).
Jaren Jackson Jr. (21 points and 11 rebounds) was the beacon for the Grizzlies in which Ja Morant (20 points on 7-for-25 shooting) had some physical problems and missed a three-pointer with 5 seconds remaining that would have tied the game.
The American of Dominican origin Karl-Anthony Towns played 28 minutes for the Wolves and had 22 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks.
KINGS 110 – NUGGETS 128
Will Barton (31 points) was the best companion for Nikola Jokic (25 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists) so that the Denver Nuggets continue to push their chests in the West with their fourth consecutive victory against the Sacramento Kings led by Domantas Sabonis (33 points and 14 rebounds).
The Argentine Facundo Campazzo played 2 minutes with the Nuggets without leaving a mark on the statistics.
PISTONS 106 – CAVALIERS 103
The surprise of the day was the Detroit Pistons, one of the teams with the worst record in the NBA and who, however, defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to Cade Cunningham’s points in the outcome of the match (17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists).
Lauri Markkanen was the leading scorer for the Cavaliers with 22 points and 6 rebounds.
1.- Chicago Bulls (39-21)
2.- Miami Heat (38-21)
3.- Philadelphia 76ers (35-23)
4.- Milwaukee Bucks (36-24)
5.- Cleveland Cavaliers (35-24)
6.- Boston Celtics (35-26)
7.- Toronto Raptors (32-25)
8.- Brooklyn Nets (31-29)
9.- Charlotte Hornets (29-31)
10.- Atlanta Hawks (28-31)
11.- Washington Wizards (27-31)
12.- New York Knicks (25-34)
13.- Indiana Pacers (20-40)
14.- Detroit Pistons (13-45)
15.- Orlando Magic (13-47)
1.- Phoenix Suns (49-10)
2.- Golden State Warriors (43-17)
3.- Memphis Grizzlies (41-20)
4.- Utah Jazz (36-22)
5.- Dallas Mavericks (35-24)
6.- Denver Nuggets (34-25)
7.- Minnesota Timberwolves (32-28)
8.- Los Angeles Clippers (30-31)
9.- Los Angeles Lakers (27-31)
10.- Portland Trail Blazers (25-35)
11.- New Orleans Pelicans (23-36)
12.- San Antonio Spurs (23-36)
13.- Sacramento Kings (22-39)
14.- Oklahoma City Thunder (18-41)
15.- Houston Rockets (15-43).
NEXT DAY (Friday, February 25)
Charlotte Hornets – Toronto Raptors
Indiana Pacers – Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic-Houston Rockets
Washington Wizards – San Antonio Spurs
New York Knicks-Miami Heat
Minnesota Timberwolves-Philadelphia 76ers
Phoenix Suns-New Orleans Pelicans
Utah Jazz-Dallas Mavericks
Los Angeles Lakers – Los Angeles Clippers.
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