In the most important game of the night in the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks were forced 100-104 by the Los Angeles Lakers, thanks to the usual Luke Doncic, who somehow won the challenge inside the challenge with LeBron James.
The 20-year-old Slovenian talent briefly made a “triple double” after finishing with 27 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds against 25 points, 9 assists and 8 recoveries for “King” James. As much as Doncic, 27 points, Anthony Davis also scored, but not enough to avoid losing the Californians to the Mavericks.
Coming the 17th season loss to the Golden State Warriors, who knelt 100-96 in the Orlando Magic parquet. Fantastic evening for Evan Fournier, the author of 32 points, while for last season’s finalists Glenn Robinson finished with only 19 points.
Unlike the Warriors, the reigning champions of the Toronto Raptors appeared full of authority in facing the Utah Jazz, convincingly winning 130-110, thanks to an excellent test by Pascal Siakam, author of 35 points. Mike Conley’s 20 points and Jeff Green’s 19 jewelery were not enough for the Jazz.
The Los Angeles Clippers’ 150-125 win over the Washington Wizards at the Staples Center in a showdown that resembled an “All Star Game” after no one thought about the defense. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George closed the game with 34 and 31 points respectively, while Montrezl Harrell left his mark with 23 points and 15 rebounds. The Wizards scored 30 points for Rui Hachimura, while Bradley Beal finished with 23 points and 11 assists.
There was not much history of a confrontation between the Detroit Pistons and the San Antonio Spurs, which closed with a sharp 132-98 points margin for Michigan. A total of 7 Pistons basketball players reached double figures, with Christian Wood averaging 28 rebounds and 10 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan scored only 20 points.
Brooklyn Nets-Miami Heat 106-109
New York Knicks-Boston Celtics 104-113
Minnesota Timberwolves-Memphis Grizzlies 107-115
Los Angeles Lakers-Dallas Mavericks 100-114
Detroit Pistons-San Antonio Spurs 132-98
New Orleans Pelicans-Oklahoma City Thunder 104-107
Orlando Magic-Golden State Warriors 100-96
Toronto Raptors-Utah Jazz 130-110
Los Angeles Clippers-Washington Wizards 150-125