Kevin Durant set a season record in the victory of the Brooklyn Nets. The Dallas Mavericks have won without the injured Luka Ionic and Gianni has his first triple-double of the season launched. In addition, Jacob Poll excelled in defeating the San Antonio Spurs.
New York Knicks (12-15) — Milwaukee Bucks (18-10) 97: 112 (Box score)
With eight wins from their last ten games, the Bucks are the hottest team in the East and have proven their strong form and depth again impressively demonstrated. Here Gianni Antetokounmpo was found at noon in Madison Square Garden everywhere and put his first triple-double of the season (20 points, 7/16 FG, 10 rebounds, 11 assists).
It benefited Milwaukee once more from its strong scoring power that spread impressively over several shoulders. We have guys who come in, make plays and their litters sunk, Grayson Allen praised afterwards. We have every night meets another who turns up and throws important. Today it was Bobby Ports, then Rodney Hood, who came off the bench and 14 points scored. That was strong.
Said Ports was also the Bucks leadership brought with it with 4:28 to play in the second quarter to 54:33 increased and his first with at least +20 in front. A lead that the Knicks no longer catch up. In particular, the nine turnovers in the first half, resulting in 20 Bucks points, broke the team of coach Tom Thoreau’s neck.
However, there was also good news for the team from the Big Apple to report. Rookie Quentin Grimes scored in his first NBA start 27 points (9/17) and broke the record for most made three of a Knicks rookies (7). Without R.J. Barrett and Obi Topping (Health and Safety protocol) were Derrick Rose (18) and Kevin Knox (18) is the second-best Knicks scorer, Julius Randle got a used shooting night (8, 2.9), but scratched on a triple- Double (10, 7, but also 7 turnovers).
In Milwaukee was before Gianni Chris Middleton (24, 7.16) the most successful bowler, followed by Ports (19) and the strong Hood, who remained perfect from the bank (14, 5/5).
Detroit Pistons (4-22) — Brooklyn Nets (19-8) 104: 116 (Box score)
Without James Harden (recovery) the scoring load was the Nets even more on the shoulders of Kevin Durant, who could enjoy themselves properly against the Pistons. The superstar put with 51 points a new season record and its maximum value in the Nets’ jersey on and scratched at his career high (54), some assigned throws in the final minutes but made him so naught. He hit 16/31 shots from the field, 10.5 Rear and 14/15 free throws for the seventh 50-point game of his career, he also won seven rebounds and played nine assists. Here, more than the Pistons have sold decently.
As La Marcus Aldridge its automatic midrange jumper points-13-lead welded just before the quarter end to Brooklyn by the Reuse, had some fans in the Little Caesars Arena probably already set to a frustrating evening. But the home side were so fast not in and delivered a respectable fight.
Detroit launched a 13: 0 run middle of the second quarter, which brought the lead for the first time. As a result, there was much back and forth before it finally went with a brief Nets lead into halftime (60:57). After that, however, the Pistons turned neatly on, double Durant at every opportunity and worked out a seven-point lead, which up to the last section had inventory.
But then began the Fourth Quarter Defense notorious of the Nets, who had already earned them the victory against the Mass and Hawks. Durant started the quarter with a block, two made free throws, a steal and a triple, which coupled with a hot Cam Thomas finally in a 19: 1 run culminated the guests and brought her back with +13 in front — the decision.
In addition to the outstanding KD were Patty Mills (18), Aldridge (15) and Thomas (13) the best thrower. The Pistons No. 1 pick Made Cunningham made a perfect game, put 26 points (9/18), 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals and defended KD several times with confidence. Frank Jackson made by the bank Coming a strong game (25, 19.8). Bad news, there were meanwhile be reported on Jeremy Grant. The Pistons leading scorer will turn out well for six weeks with a thumb injury.
Oklahoma City Thunder (8-18) — Dallas Mavericks (13-13) 84: 103 (Box score)
The bad news for all Mass fans anticipated, Luka Ionic not only missed the game against OK, but also will be against Charlotte and possibly against the Lakers. The reason is again his cured ankle. I should not have played in the fourth neighborhood against Indiana, Ionic is quoted by insider Marc Stein. I did not feel very good, but I wanted to help the team.
The good news for all MASS fans: Dallas has brought the second victory from the past six games. Otherwise, it was a very poor game, which the two teams offered in the American Airlines Center. The starters of the Mass met together 18/49 throws, with OK Cit was only 19/54. So it does not surprise that no MASS player had more than 9 meters in the account at halftime.
However, the decisive phase of the game occurred at the beginning of the second quarter, as the guests started a 12-0 run, which the Thunder never refreshed. Dallas used the superiority under the basket of freezing cold (54:39 rebounds) and thus prevented every OK run with simple points in the zone (50:20 for Dallas).
Galen Brunson was at the end of Best Werner of Mass with 18 points (14 in the second half), followed by the good Maxi Glue (16, 7 Rebounds) and Moses Brown (15). Kris taps Mornings remained inconspicuous with 13 points (6/17 FG) and 7 rebounds.
Shaw Gilgeous-Alexander’s 18 points (6/15) were most on OK side, but the Youngster had noticeably struggling with the hard defensive of the Mass. Rookie Josh Gilda grabbed 7 rebounds and played 4 assists, but did not think in his litter (6, 3/14).
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