Heat Burns Courtesy of Sun, Boston Leads East

Miami, thanks to an extreme counter from everywhere Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler, burned the wings of Phoenix (113-112) in the NBA on Monday, Boston (126-123) defeated Oklahoma City and ‘respectable Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’ did , to take office in the East.

Without Chris Paul (heel), the Suns looked like they could hold on for a 12-point third-quarter win at Florida, but that was without Adebayo, who scored 14 of his 30 points (10 rebounds). last move.

Under his leadership and thanks to the perfect defensive sequence, including Butler’s decisive (16 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists), Devin Booker’s “block” in the attempt (25 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals) six seconds. At the buzzer, the Heat managed their third straight win, which moved them back into the 8th position in the East.

“These two guys are really the centerpieces of our team. They are very strong. We follow their fighting spirit,” commented their coach Erik Spoelstra.

After the second consecutive failure, Phoenix dropped to 5th place in the West.

Jayson Tatum (27 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks), Jaylen Brown (26 points, 6 rebounds) and Marcus Smart (22 points, 8 rebounds) were needed for the Celtics’ success in Boston. ended, after a long run behind the Thunder.

– Giannis is very alone –

The gap actually reached 15 units by halftime, “OKC” (12th in the West) 37 points (8 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals) author Shai Gilgeous-Alexander roared under the flashes, like clockwork during the victory. in New York. The leader is currently very popular, because after thirteen games he is averaging 31.5 points.

But Boston is another caliber of opponent that has used its experience to win its seventh straight and finish first in the East.

Atlanta is coming off its third loss in four games, the first at home (121-106), as Milwaukee blames the blowout after a torrid start to the season that saw it win its first nine games.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, awkward as he was, didn’t deserve it (27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists on 8/21). But without Jrue Holiday (ankle) and the continued absence of Khris Middleton (wrist), the 2021 champion Bucks don’t look the same.

NBA: Heat burn courtesy of Suns, Boston leads East

The Falcons, third behind them in the standings, still looked very solid, as evidenced by the balanced scoring of five key players between 16 and 24 points, with star Trae Young scoring 21.

– Poole shines –

Still without Pascal Siakam, Toronto (6th in the East) found the resources to beat Detroit (115-111), which is last in the conference, especially in leader Dalano Banton (27 points). In the absence of Cade Cunningham (tibia), Pistons owner Killian Hayes struggled without weight (6 points, 3 steals, 3 rebounds, 2 assists).

Charlotte (14th in the East) stopped the bleeding after an eight-game losing streak with a win at Orlando (13th) (112-105). The Hornets finally found some collective momentum with six players scoring between 14 and 18 points off the bench, including Theo Maledon (14 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 against).

Slowly but surely, the reigning Golden State champion is gaining some color with its third win in four games at the expense of San Antonio (132-95), moving up to No. 10, but still underdogs (6/8). Stephen Curry (16 points, 5 assists), who left his star Jordan Poole (36 points on 13/20), was content to play supporting roles.

NBA: Heat burn courtesy of Suns, Boston leads East

Finally, the Clippers (7th in the West) relied on Paul George (22 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) and, to a lesser extent, Nikolay, handed them their ninth loss in ten games over the red lights in Houston (122-106). Batum (10 points, 6 rebounds).

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