NBA Week 14 recap

As with every week, Westport looks back at the past week in the NBA with both satisfactions and disappointments. This week, the Celtics continue to string wins, even if their manpower is not complete. In the West, the Nuggets don’t always give up after the stronger Nikola Jokic. Back to Week 14 of the NBA.

NBA Eastern Conference: Celtics unstoppable, 76ers gaining momentum

Highlights of the week

The 2022 NBA finalists really the best team in the league since the beginning of the season. with the balance 35 wins and 12 lossesthey are Boston Celtics Maintaining pace at the top of the Eastern Conference. Active 9 degrees winsThe Massachusetts franchise is run by his duo Jason Tatum (31.2 points and 8.5 rebounds) and Jaylen Brown (26.9 points and 7.1 rebounds) have found their automaticity to play together over the course of a year. 2nd attack In the NBA (118.5 points per game), the Celtics are also holding opponents to less than 113 points. All assets are in place to bid for an 18th title for this franchise!

After a difficult start to the season marked by injuries Philadelphia 76ers clearly gains momentum (30 wins and 16 losses). Active 5 wins consistently, Philly is now second to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference. Contact James Harden – Joel Embiid with the former Rocket, who distributes the spawn (11.2 assists per game) Cameroon pivot (33.6 points). A unit that moves forward and allows you to envisage the rest of the season under the best conditions if injuries keep you on the bench…

Flop of the week

Only one asset is missing and everything is unloaded! The surprise of the first part of the season Indiana Pacers (23-25) have difficulty with 7 losses in a row. Bad streak explained by injury Tyrese Haliburton (20.2 points and 10.2 assists), the best player of the franchise. Without it, it is difficult to find the same balance and real weaknesses are shown (scored about 117 points) in front of everyone. But the Pacers could see their leader return by the end of the month, which should allow them to look into the rest of the season in good spirits.

NBA Western Conference: The Nuggets are not cracking, the Kings of California?

Highlights of the week

with 33 wins and 14 lossesthey are Denver Nuggets remains as regular as ever. Although the performances on the road (11 wins in 21 games) are in question, teammates Nikola Jokic (25.1 points, 11 rebounds and 9.9 assists) and the best passer in franchise history, but reigns supreme on the Colorado Rockies with 20 wins in 24 games. With Jamal Murray Still far from their pre-injury level, the Nuggets are quietly but surely moving forward.

we have to trust Kings this season? Now in 3rd year in the Western conference 26 wins to 19 lossespartners De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis direct the best attack towards the heights of the NBA (average of 120 points was recorded). If the defense is still questionable (over 117 points scored), there is no doubt about it mike brown Will want to work on that side of the game, known to have defensive vision against the basketball. But Sacramento is in its place considering the level of play it shows!

Flop of the week

After an ideal start to the season 9 wins in 12 matchesthey are Portland Leader since then he has suffered a string of defeats. Now in 13th year in the Western Conference 21 wins to 25 lossesIncluding 3 in a row, Damian Lillard’s franchise can’t find solutions to find a second wind. Even though it happened Anfernee Simons (21.8 points), the Oregon players are on their feet and will have to fight to get to the playoffs. A new disappointment to come Damian Lillard, will still require reinforcements next summer. Deadline to make workforce adjustments unless action is taken before February 9.

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