Dallas ended a nine-game winning streak for Utah in the NBA (111-103) on Monday, during a night where the Brooklyn Nets snatched (114-112) the New York derby against the Knicks.
The Utah Jazz of Rudy Gobert (14 points, 15 rebounds) conceded their first defeat in ten games in Dallas (111-103). Carried by their Slovenian star Luka Doncic, a hair’s breadth away from the “triple-double” (31 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists), the Mavericks signed in their room a fifth victory in a row, despite the absence of their pivot Kristaps Porzingis.
On the Jazz side, Rudy Gobert scored 14 points and took 15 rebounds. A defeat that does not call into question the supremacy of Jazz on this regular season (38 wins, 12 losses, better record in the league). 28e victory this season (21 defeats for Dallas, 7th in the West). The Mavericks’ victory suits the Phoenix Suns, Utah dolphins in the Western Conference standings, who won 133-130 against Houston for a sixth success in a row, now the best series in progress in NBA.
Relapse for James Harden
In New York, the “Big Apple” derby was won with a breath by the Nets, who take back the lead in the Eastern Conference alone (the Knicks are 8th). The Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks for the third time this season (114-112). If Kyrie Irving has registered more than a third of his team’s points (40, in addition to 7 assists). The night of the Nets was however darkened by the early exit of James Harden, affected with the hamstrings. Deprived of the two previous matches, “The Beard” spent only four minutes on the floor (3 assists) before returning to the locker room and withdrawing for the rest of the evening. Julius Randle, author of a triple-double (19 points, 15 rebounds, 12 assists) tried, and missed, the shot for the win for the Knicks.
The results of the night:
Houston – Phoenix 130 – 133
Brooklyn – New York 114 – 112
Toronto – Washington 103 – 101
Dallas – Utah 111 – 103
Minnesota – Sacramento 116 – 106
Oklahoma City – Detroit 108 – 132
San Antonio – Cleveland 101 – 125