On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, as part of the NBA regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers largely disposed of the Houston Rockets (100-117), while Joel Embiid finished 45 points for the Philadelphia 76ers who had because of the Miami Heat (137-134 AD).
Game of the night: Rockets-Lakers
Second consecutive encounter and second victory for the Los Angeles Lakers. On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, as part of the NBA regular season, the Californian franchise was again very widely imposed against the Houston Rockets (100-117), away. Completely confident, the defending champions faced a team with absent subscribers. During this evening, LeBron James (26 points), as well as Anthony Davis (19 points, 10 rebounds) thus made their law. A new victory which comes only two short days after the first, in the duel between these same two franchises. It is in particular thanks to their very good start to the meeting that the Lakers were once again able to have the last word, in order to also further consolidate their first place in the ranking of the Western Conference. For its part, Houston continues to vegetate at the bottom of this same ranking, with a 14th place.
The MVP of the night: Joël Embiid
Joel Embiid wasn’t kidding. On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, as part of the NBA regular season, the Cameroonian pivot finished with an impressive double-double and final statistics of 45 points and 16 rebounds. For her part, her franchise of the Philadelphia 76ers had to go to overtime but she was thus finally able to have the last word, against the Miami Heat (137-134). A snatch victory but which therefore does not detract from the exceptional performance achieved by the Cameroonian. In his incredible evening, Embiid, who had enough to raise his fists in the sky during the final buzzer, was also notably assisted by Danny Green, who finished with a final total of 29 points scored. As for the Heat, Tyler Herro’s 34 points were not enough. A real battle on both sides, while the two franchises were clearly not spared by the cases of coronavirus.
The flop of the night: Oklahoma City
At the moment, the Oklahoma City Thunder can’t do it at home. On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, as part of the NBA regular season, the franchise did not lie to the statistics, despite the 20 points of its Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Indeed, it is, this time, the San Antonio Spurs, perfectly led by Lonnie Walker IV (24 points), who came to win, on the side of the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma, on the score of 102 to 112. Since the start of the regular season of the prestigious Basketball League, the Thunder have already played a total of four games in their den, for as many defeats. The franchise therefore manages, not without difficulty, to compensate somewhat far from its bases, with five wins in six trips already made. On the Western Conference standings side, the San Antonio Spurs are currently seventh, while, at the same time, the Oklahoma City Thunder is in ninth place.
The Frenchman of the Night: Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot showed up. During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, as part of the NBA regular season, several French people were on the floors. And among them, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot managed to distinguish himself, notably passing the bar of 10 points scored. Indeed, the Habs, resident of the Brooklyn Nets, finished with a final record of 11 points and 2 rebounds, but no assist. In front of the French, only four Nets players did better, in terms of final statistics, in this meeting. A contribution that greatly helped his team, deprived of a certain Kyrie Irving but which was imposed in the end, against the Denver Nuggets (122-116), by completely reversing this meeting. It must be said that, once again, Kevin Durant was in great shape. Indeed, the latter ends with a final record of 34 points, 13 assists and 9 rebounds. However, opposite, Nikola Jokic was still in great shape.
NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Philadelphia 76ers – Miami Heat: 137-134 AD
Brooklyn nets – Denver Nuggets: 122-166
>>> Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (BRO) (11 points (3/6 on shots, 3/5 on 3pts and 2/4 on free throws), 2 rebounds, 0 assist, 2 faults, 1 interception, 0 ball lost and 0 against in 23 minutes of play).
Cleveland Cavaliers – Utah Jazz : 87-117
>>> Rudy Gobert (UTA) (4 points (2/7 on shots, 0/0 on 3pts and 0/2 on free throws), 10 rebounds, 0 assist, 3 faults, 1 interception, 2 lost balls and 1 against in 25 minutes of play).
Houston Rockets – Los Angeles Lakers : 100-117
Oklahoma City Thunder – San Antonio Spurs : 102-112
>>> Théo Maledon (OKC) (4 points (2/5 on shots, 0/2 on 3pts and 0/0 on free throws), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 fouls, 0 interceptions, 3 lost balls and 0 against in 15 minutes of play).
Golden State Warriors – Indiana Pacers : 95-104
Postponed: Chicago Bulls – Boston Celtics