Eliminated by the Lakers last season, Portland took revenge by subjecting the defending champions to another defeat on Monday night. Jokic, monstrous, and Denver have unlocked their meter, at the expense of Houston and Harden. Memphis defeated Brooklyn after extra time. Utah wins with a breath on the floor of the Thunder. Hayes and Doumbouya weren’t enough against Atlanta.
Fall two for the Lakers. Surprised when the Clippers entered the Los Angeles derby, the reigning champions suffered a new defeat – their second in four games – Monday night on their floor at Staples Center against Portland (115-107).
Eliminated during the last exercise in the play-offs by the Californians, the Blazers and their playing master Damian Lillard were keen to take their revenge, and they did not let the opportunity pass, thanks to Lillard himself (31 points, including 21 in the second half alone), to the other house leader CJ McCollum (20 points, 11 assists) but also to a Gary Trent Jr, irresistible at long distance (7 of 11 at three points, record in career, for 28 points in total).
Led at the break (58-54), LeBron James (29 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists) and his family – only Caruso, tested positive for Covid-19, was missing – had completely revived on the return of locker room by passing a 15-0 to the Michigan men. Unfortunately for them, they completely collapsed (16-2 to end the match) at the end of the match.
BASKET – NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Monday, December 28, 2020
Atlanta Hawks – Detroit Pistons: 128-120
>>> Stats by Kylian Hayes (DET): 29 minutes, 10 points (4 of 12 on shots, including 2 of 6 with three points), 2 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 2 lost balls, 4 fouls
>>> Stats of Sekou Doumbouya (DET): 10 minutes, 2 points (1 of 3 on shots), 1 rebound, 1 interception
Brooklyn Nets – Memphis Grizzlies : 111-116 (ap)
>>> Stats by Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (BRO): 40 minutes, 21 points (7 of 17 on shots, including 3 of 10 at three points), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 against, 4 lost balls, 1 fault
Oklahoma City Thunder – Utah Jazz : 109-110
>>> Stats by Théo Maledon (OKC): 20 minutes, 6 points (2 of 2 on shots, including 1 of 1 with three points), 2 assists, 1 interception, 3 lost balls, 1 foul
>>> Rudy Gobert (UTA) stats: 37 minutes, 12 points (6 of 8 on shots), 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks, 1 interception, 1 lost ball, 1 foul
Denver Nuggets – Houston Rockets: 124-111
Los Angeles Lakers – Portland Trail Blazers : 107-115