Milwaukee’s Jokic King, Boston dry

The results of the night in the NBA

Sixers @ Knicks: 119-112
lakers@ Mavs : 115-124
dollars @ The Celtics : 118-139
Grizzlies @ Warriors : 109-123
Sun@ nuggets : 125-128, after overtime

The 2022 Christmas gifts the NBA needs

– The Nuggets are in a good position to finish 2022 atop the Western Conference. Denver won the thriller of the day against Phoenix in a duel between the ambitious Conference. Nikola Jokic and his mates had to go to overtime to get the better of the Suns in a few months’ time against some opposition we wouldn’t mind seeing in the playoffs.

Regardless of whether a game was played on December 25th or April 12th, Jokic was still terrific to complete a triple-double (41 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists) and lead his nation to victory. is also noteworthyAaron Gordon (28 points, 13 rebounds), he had one of the posters of the year (see below) and dunks, including a very good 4th quarter. Jamal Murray (26 points).

on the side of the phoenix, Chris Paul (17 points, 16 points), Landry Shamet (30 points), Deandre Ayton (22 points) and Damion Lee (18 points) there were respondents. From then on, the evening did not get off to a good start Devin Booker He only stayed on the floor for 4 minutes before walking out, hitting him in the groin.

– The fighters wanted to attack openly Ja Morant His statements about not being afraid of any western team this season. Even thinned out without Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins, Golden State played a poor Christmas game against the Grizzlies. Despite Morant’s 36 points, wearing his signature Ja 1 shoes for the first time, it was the Californians who digested the meal the best the day before.

Jordan Poole The attacker supported by set the tone with his aggressiveness (32 points). Clay Thompson (24 points) and in the third quarter, the defending champions opened a hole in what was always a very tough game between the two teams. Klay has a bit of a thing for Memphis, and he didn’t hold back when he spotted Dillon Brooks in the final quarter, who indicated he enjoyed his matchup with him. Obviously, it was worth the technical glitch.

The 42 points from the Dubs bench, with Ty Jerome, Moses Moody and Anthony Lamb as key performers, were also valuable.

– Boston needed a big win to solidify its lead in the East at the end of the year. What could be better than buying Bucks at home? The Celtics stunned Milwaukee with a tandem in the second half Jason Tatum (41 points) – Jaylen Brown (29 points) is too sharp for the struggling Bucks, who are already on a three-game losing streak.

Giannis Antetokounmpo In the 4th quarter, he loses his cool in a collision with Brown and goes to poke the C’s linebacker, who he complains about being brutalized. A little gaga against gaga, not too bad, but tight enough to meet in a few months …

– The Sixers took a while to get into the game at Madison Square Garden, but the gist of it is there. Philadelphia continues its climb in the standings with its 8th straight victory. Although the Knicks dominated the first three quarters, Joel Embiid (35 points, 13 rebounds), James Harden (29 pts, 13 wt) and their mates were furious in the last. George Niangmade four 3-pointers in the only 4th quarter, setting the tone for the run that allowed the Sixers to win (24-9).

Philadelphia is 5th in the East, just three wins back of the lead.

– The Mavs aren’t usually big fans of Christmas games. This time, they managed to please their fans on the opening day of Dirk Nowitzki’s statue in front of the hall. Dallas outscored the Lakers without having to wait for a pretty incredible third quarter to make a difference.

The Texans just put up 51 points (!) in LA this quarter, an NBA record for a Christmas Game and the most productive QT of the season. Led by the Lakers LeBron James (38 points), led by 12 points after returning from the locker room, but was later crushed.

Luka Doncic (32 points), Tim Hardaway Jr. (26 points) and Christian Wood (30 points, 7 points) were the biggest architects of success. It’s the 4th straight loss for the Lakers, who are now 13th out of 15 teams in the West. The Pelicans, who have the right to trade picks with the Lakers at the end of the season, are starting to seriously rebuild their hopes in the Wembanyama Race…

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