By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Another clash of Texas, and another win for Dallas Mavericks, as they overcame Houston 111-106, with another brilliant game from their superstar Luka Doncic.
Luka dropped 39 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. He scored 29 points in the second half to lead the comeback.
“I was not worried in the first half. I just needed to be more aggressive. That’s what I did in the second half. In the first half, I was passive, and it didn’t work well for us,” Luka said after the game.
He’s averaging 45/11/10 in his last six games, with three 50-point games in that span.
Alperen Sengun scored 16 points for the losing side, Usman Garuba added six points, and Davis Bertans and Frank Ntilikina went scoreless for the Mavs.
Led by Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated New Orleans Pelicans 120-111.
The Cameronian, potentially a French national team player, scored 42 points with 11 rebounds and is leading the NBA in 40-point games over the last three seasons.
On the other side, Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 points with 12 rebounds, while Willy Hernangomez was also near a double-double with nine points end eight boards.
Minnesota Timberwolves beat Denver Nuggets 124-111, slowing down two-time MVP Nikola Jokic.
The Serbian center scored “only” 24 points, with nine assists and seven rebounds. One of his weakest performances lately.
Vlatko Cancar didn’t help much with just two points, while Rudy Gobert scored eight points, with four rebounds and three assists for the Minneapolis side.
Golden State Warriors won 143-141 against Atlanta Hawks thanks to a brilliant performance from Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney’s putback in the last seconds of the second OT.
Thompson scored 54 for the winning team, while Bogdan Bogdanovic was among the top scorers of the losing side with 21 points.
Portland Trailblazers easily won against Detroit Pistons 135-106, as Jusuf Nurkic scored just three points, while Bojan Bogdanovic was the top scorer of the losing side with 21 points.
Los Angeles Clippers lost to Miami Heat 100-110, with Ivica Zubac scoring ten and Nicolas Batum seven points for the LA team.
Charlotte Hornets – LA Lakers 115-121 (Schroder 15p)
Cleveland Cavaliers – Chicago Bulls 145-134 OT (Osman 19p – Vucevic 20p, 13r, Dragic 2p)
Indiana Pacers – Toronto Raptors 122-114 (Anunoby 17p)
Philadelphia 76ers – New Orleans Pelicans 120-111 (Embiid 42p, 11r – Valanciunas 12p, 12r, W. Hernangomez 9p, 8r)
Brooklyn Nets – San Antonio Spurs 139-103 (Poeltl 6p, 11r, Sochan 5p)
Houston Rockets – Dallas Mavericks 106-111 (Sengun 16p, Garuba 6p – Doncic 39p, 12r, 8as)
Minnesota Timberwolves – Denver Nuggets 124-111 (Gobert 8p – Jokic 24p, 9as, 7r, Cancar 2p)
Golden State Warriors – Atlanta Hawks 143-141 2OT (Bogdanovic 21p)
Portland Trail Blazers – Detroit Pistons 135-106 (Nurkic 3p – Boj. Bogdanovic 21p)
LA Clippers – Miami Heat 100-110 (Zubac 10p, 7r, Batum 7p, 5r)
1. Boston 26-11
2. Brooklyn 25-12
3. Milwaukee 23-13
4. Cleveland 24-14
5. Philadelphia 22-14
6. Indiana 21-17
7. Miami 20-18
8. NY Knicks 20-18
9. Atlanta 17-20
10. Washington 17-21
11. Chicago 16-21
12. Toronto 16-21
13. Orlando 13-24
14. Charlotte 10-28
15. Detroit 10-30
1. Denver 24-13
2. Memphis 23-13
3. New Orleans 23-14
4. Dallas 22-16
5. Sacramento 19-16
6. LA Clippers 21-18
7. Portland 19-17
8. Phoenix 20-18
9. Golden State 20-18
10. Utah Jayy 19-20
11. Minnesota 17-21
12. LA Lakers 16-21
13. Oklahoma 15-21
14. San Antonio 12-25
15. Houston 10-27