By Eurohoops Team/ [email protected]
The Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma played a great game, and the team from Colorado won after overtime 131:126, primarily thanks to the incredible Nikola Jokic. The Serbian center scored 39 points. In addition to a great scoring night, he grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 9 assists.
Next to him, Vlatko Cancar from Slovenia stood out with perhaps the best game of his NBA career in which he scored 20 points, had 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.
On the other side, we saw the excellent, calm, and concentrated Aleksej Pokushevski. The versatile Serbian basketball player played 29 minutes, during which time he recorded 13 points and 3 assists, and could have been the hero of his team. Pokushevski hit two free throws to give the Thunder a 120:118 lead, but in the last seconds, Aaron Gordon brought overtime to Denver.
Chicago Bulls beat Milwaukee 118:113 in a clash of giants! Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, and in the Chicago team, Nikola Vucevic from Montenegro added 18 points and 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.
The Big man from Bosnia, Jusuf Nurkic had a great night. He led Portland with 22 points and six rebounds, but it was not enough for the win against Cleveland 114-96.
Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to play better basketball, and the reason for that is Karl Antony-Towns and Rudy Gobert are dominating in the paint. The French big man scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a win 114-101 against Indiana.
Miami got an important win over Washington 113-105. The young Serbian Nikola Jovic helpt with seven points. On the other side, Latvia’s Kristaps Porzingis scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Deni Avdija was one rebound shy of a triple-double. He had 12 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists.
Lithuanian big Man, Domantas Sabonis had 15 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists, but Atlanta Hawks got the win against Sacramento 115-105.
Charlotte Hornets – Philadelphia 76ers 107-101 (Maledon 4p – Korkmaz 5p)
Cleveland Cavaliers – Portland Trail Blazers 114-96 (Osman 3p, 4r – Nurkic 22p, 6r)
Indiana Pacers – Minnesota Timberwolves 101-115 (Bitadze 4 – Gobert 21p, 16r)
Atlanta Hawks – Sacramento Kings 115-106 (Capela 11p, 14r – 15p, 13r, 7a)
Boston Celtics – Dallas Mavericks 125-112 (Doncic 42p, 8r, 9a)
Miami Heat- Washington Wizards 113-105 (Jovic 7p, 5r – Porzingis 21p, 9r, Avdija 12p, 9r, 10a)
Toronto Raptors – Brooklyn Nets 98-112 (Anunoby 15p, Hernangomez 10p, 10r)
Milwaukee Bucks – Chicago Bulls 113-118 (Antetokounmpo 36p, 11r, 7a)
Oklahoma City Thunder – Denver Nuggets 126-131 OT (Pokusevski 13p – Jokic 39p, 10r, 9a, Cancar 20p, 4r, 5a)
San Antonio Spurs – New Orleans Pelicans 110-129 (Sochan 12p, Poeltl 4p, 14r – Valanciunas 22p, 10r, Hernangomez 3p)
Utah Jazz – Detroit Pistons116-125 (Markkanen 13p, 8r, Fontecchio 10p- Bogdanovic 23p)
Golden State Warriors – Los Angeles Clippers 124-107 (Zubac 8p, 4r, Batum 2r)
Western Conference standings:
- Phoenix Suns 11-6
- New Orleans Pelicans 11-7
- Denver Nuggets 11-7
- Utah Jazz 12-8
- Sacramento Kings 10-7
- Los Angeles Clippers 11-8
- Minnesota Timberwolves 10-8
- Memphis Grizzlies 10-8
- Portland Trail Blazers 10-8
- Dallas Mavericks 9-8
- Golden State Warriors 9-10
- Oklahoma City Thunder 7-11
- San Antonio Spurs 6-13
- Los Angeles Lakers 5-11
- Houston Rockets 3-14
Eastern Conference standings:
- Boston Celtics 14-4
- Milwaukee Bucks 12-5
- Cleveland Cavaliers 12-6
- Atlanta Hawks 11-7
- Indiana Pacers 10-7
- Washington Wizards 10-8
- Philadelphia 76ers 9-9
- Toronto Raptors 9-9
- New York Knicks 9-9
- Brooklyn Nets 9-10
- Chicago Bulls 8-10
- Miami Heat 8-11
- Orlando Magic 5-13
- Charlotte Hornets 5-14
- Detroit Pistons 5-15
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