In the shock of the night, the Brooklyn Nets had the last word against the Los Angeles Lakers (98-109). As for other results, the Milwaukee Bucks fell again against the Toronto Raptors (96-110), while the Miami Heat returned to success against the Sacramento Kings (110-118).
Brooklyn pays the Lakers
It was the shock of the night. On the night of Thursday to Friday, as part of the NBA regular season, the Brooklyn Nets finally left no chance for the Los Angeles Lakers (109-98). A meeting that quickly turned out to be one-sided. It was only at the start of the first quarter that the title holders were deluded. At the very end of it, the visitors then passed in front (21-20), and then never be caught again. Their lead has continued to increase, even reaching 25 points at the start of the fourth and last quarter (99-74). History will nevertheless remember that it was during this meeting that LeBron James once again wrote his legend. Indeed, the resident of the Lakers, who finished top scorer in his franchise but also top scorer in the game (32 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists), became the third basketball player in NBA history to pass the bar of 35,000 points. But in particular against James Harden (23 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists), it was not enough.
Milwaukee is sinking again
And five for Milwaukee. On the night of Thursday to Friday, as part of the NBA regular season, the Bucks lost against the Toronto Raptors (96-110). This is the fifth straight loss for the state-based Wisconsin franchise. A first since 2017. As for the winners of the day, a particularly prolific duo did a large part of the work. In fact, Norman Powell finishes with personal statistics of 29 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
For his part, Pascal Siakam compiled 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Opposite, Giannis Antetokounmpo tried to take matters into his own hands, even with a double-double in the key (23 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists), but that was not enough. However, the Bucks were on a par with their opponents during the first quarter, even finding themselves in front of the scoreboard, and this more than once. At the very end of it, the Raptors took things in hand, never to let go. Their lead even went up to +23 (52-75), before dropping down definitively to +14.
Miami is moving forward
The black series ends for Miami. On the night of Thursday to Friday, as part of the NBA regular season, the Heat disposed of the Sacramento Kings (110-118). A more than convincing success and which thus puts an end to a series of three defeats in a row. As for the Kings, they record a fifth loss in a row. This Miami victory was notably achieved thanks to two men in particular. Two players who even finish in triple-double.
Indeed, it is Jimmy Butler (13 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists) as well as Bam Adebayo. The two players enter, at the same time, in the story. Butler has a third triple-double in a row, something a Heat player had never achieved before. He and Adebayo (16 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) thus also become the very first teammates to have managed, together, triple-doubles, over several meetings. In the Western Conference standings, the Sacramento Kings (12 wins – 16 losses) occupy twelfth place. For its part, the Miami Heat (12 wins – 17 losses) is eleventh in the Eastern Conference standings.
NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Milwaukee Bucks – Toronto raptors : 96-110
Los Angeles Lakers – Brooklyn nets : 98-109
>>> Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (BRO) (15 points (5/9 on shots, 5/8 on 3pts and 0/0 on free throws), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 fouls, 2 steals, 1 ball lost and 0 against in 27 minutes of play).
Sacramento Kings – Miami heat : 110-118