NBA. Lakers beat Bucks, Heat take down Celtics… Recap of the night

For this clash between the 2020 champion Los Angeles and its successor in 2021, the show in Milwaukee was of quality, and the Californians deserved this success (133-129), which was the seventh in ten matches. form. Here they are in 12th place in the powerful Western conference, which proves that the road to the playoffs is still very long.

But behind Davis (18/27 shooting, 10 rebounds), who took over the role of offensive leader, and the main LeBron James (28 points, 8 rebounds), who ranked 6th with 11 evening offers. Just ahead of the league’s all-time leading passer, Magic Johnson, they appear to be on the right track. Especially after Russell Westbrook (15 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds) once again proved to be very valuable in his new role as the 6th player.

LA led almost the entire game, leading by as many as 14 lengths. But in the 4th quarter, the Bucks were able to take the lead on all fronts thanks to Antetokounmpo (7 rebounds), especially thanks to the author of the scary counter on James.

Brown shines in vain

The latter also had a big scare: as he fell, his left leg had to bear the full weight of Khris Middleton (17 points, 7 assists), who played his first game of the season after wrist surgery this summer. . Not too bad in the end.

Milwaukee remains 2nd in the East behind Boston, despite a great performance by Jaylen Brown (37 points, 14 rebounds), who was surprised by Miami (120-116) on the floor, despite an overtime thanks to a wasted banderilla. behind the arc, 2.3 seconds from the buzzer.

The Heat (9th) were not fired in the extra five minutes led by Jimmy Butler, who scored 25 points (12/21, 15 rebounds). Pivot Bam Adebayo was Florida’s top scorer (28 points), assisted by forward Tyler Herro (26 points). In fact, Miami was close to winning by five, with substitutes contributing just 11 points.

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Side Celtics, who saw their virtuous streak stopped at five wins, Jayson Tatum, although he has been excellent for several weeks, has not really found the target (14 points, 5/18, 12 rebounds).

Greedy Zion

Cleveland, ranked 3rd in the East, had no trouble ousting red-light Orlando (107-96), especially thanks to Donovan Mitchell’s 34 points.

In the absence of Trae Young (shoulder) in Atlanta, Dejounte Murray (34 points, 8 assists) led the Falcons (5th) to their second straight victory (117-109) at the expense of Denver. Nikola Jokic’s Nuggets (24 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists), four wins away, see their No. 2 seed in the West threatened by New Orleans, who won easily in San Antonio (117-99) thanks to a greedy Zion. Williamson (30 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists).

In 4th place, Memphis is left with a strong collective (117-109) behind Ja Morant (28 points) led by Joel Embiid (35 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists), the only thinning in the sky of Philadelphia.

The Sixers slipped to seventh place in the East, doubled by Brooklyn, who slowly climbed the slope with their 4th straight win against Toronto (114-105). Kyrie Irving (27 points), Kevin Durant activated (17 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists).

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