The Nets continue to stack NBA wins, this time at the expense of Orlando. For its part, Philadelphia took the best over Dallas and Luka Doncic.
The Brooklyn Nets continue their victorious epic, now with eight straight wins, after crushing Orlando Thursday night (129-92). Brooklyn has its longest winning streak since 2006 and wins its sixth game without Kevin Durant, still suffering from Achilles tendon. The Nets thus sign their most brilliant victory of the season, with 61% of success in shooting over the last three quarters. Kyrie Irving finished with 27 points and nine assists, while James Harden had 20 points, 7 assists and 9 rebounds, in front of an audience limited to 327 people at Barclays Center Arena, due to the pandemic. Substitute Landry Shamet was not to be outdone, with 19 points, while Joe Harris and Bruce Brown added 14 each. Orlando cash, him, his worst defeat of the season, despite the 28 points and 12 rebounds of Nikola Vucevic, while Evan Fournier was limited to 8 points.
Philadelphia extinguishes Doncic
For its part, Philadelphia has consolidated its domination at the top of the Eastern Conference, beating Dallas (111-97), carried by Joel Embiid (23 pts). Ben Simmons and Seth Curry each added 15 points, allowing Philadelphia to take their home score to 14 wins and two losses. The only downside: Tobias Harris injured his knee and came out after 22 minutes of the game. Mavericks side, Luka Doncic, brilliant Tuesday against Boston, this time was much less sparkling (19 pts, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 ball losses), stifled by the defense of the Sixers. He notably missed his first three shots and only had a shooting success rate of 3 out of 9 at the end of the first half. “I’m just trying to play my game,” Doncic said. Sometimes I will play my best basketball, sometimes it will be worse. ” The Mavericks, deprived of their star striker Kristaps Porzingis injured in the lower back, and who had chained two victories in a row, thus see their series interrupted.
Malik Beasley suspended 12 matches
Sacramento has conceded its ninth loss in a row, beaten (140-121) by the New York Knicks, carried by Immanuel Quickley (25 points) and Alec Burks (24). Outside of matches, the Minnesota Timberwolves will have to do without Malik Beasley, who was suspended for 12 games for acts of violence unrelated to the NBA. The 24-year-old pleaded guilty in a case where he was accused in particular of having threatened with a firearm people who had parked their vehicles in front of his home last September. The suspension of Beasley, who has apologized for his behavior, will start running against Washington on Saturday.