Charlotte still offers the Bucks, Utah collapses Detroit

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Charlotte Hornets - Miwaukee Bucks - Utah Jazz - Detroit Pistons

  • Charlotte 103-99 Milwaukee

Bucks and Hornets met for the 2nd time in a row Charlotte and like last Saturday the champion fell. In a match with constant leader changes (20), the North Carolina franchise once again had the last word after a floater of LaMelo Ball 99 all over, 15 seconds left. On the following action Giannis lost the ball – the 20th of the match for the Bucks – after a bad pass and Miles Bridges bends the game on throws. Charlotte wins 103-99. The Hornets collective shone again with Ball, who scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half, while Miles Bridges doubled (17 points, 11 rebounds) and terry rozier is 27 units. Thanks to this victory, the men of James Borrego have won 6 of their last 8 games and are 12-5 at home. Milwaukee the period is less joyful with a 4th defeat in 5 games. Antetokounmpo (26 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists) and Middleton (27 points, 11 assists but 7 lost balls) did the job, just like Jordan Nwora with his 18 points, but the absence of Jrue Holiday or even george hill is felt. Without a real leader, Kris Middleton must play more at position 1 in their absence. An unusual position for him and has been felt with 13 lost balls in the 2 games against the Hornets. The Bucks will have a few days off to prepare for Thursday’s clash against the Warriors.

Always without Rudy Gobert, Utah has found the majority of its usual holders, but nevertheless lost Detroit 126-116, the fault in the second half when the Jazz conceded 78 points! However, everything had started well for the teammates of Donovan Mitchell with a first quarter of fire wins 35-21. After such a start and with the experience of Jazz, the evening seemed set to be quiet for the visitors, especially as they still lead 61-48 at the break. But as we have seen lately, the absence of Gobert has brought to light the defensive weaknesses of this team and the Pistons will take the opportunity to come back by planting 40 points in the 3rd quarter, including 18 by the only Cade Cunningham and by conceding only 23. The locals went ahead and despite a return from the Jazz at the start of the 4th quarter, Detroit will respond with 3 points by Cory Joseph (16 points) and Trey Lyles (14 points), then again by Cunningham to take an 8-point lead and no longer be caught. The 1st pick of the last draft achieves a career high with 29 points and adds 8 assists, all 58% on shots. Saddiq Bey also adds 29 points and here is Detroit with a positive record of 4 wins and 2 losses for the year 2022! Opposite Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points and Hassan Whiteside pulls out a big double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

  • Boston 101-98 Indiana (AP)

The Celtics were able to count on their duo Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, authors of 50 points between them, to win against Indiana after overtime, 101-98. Jayson Tatum was again clutched by equalizing 89 everywhere 2 seconds from the end of regulation time. Behind, the shoot of Justin Holiday was well contested by the Celtics defense. In overtime the Williams made the difference for Boston with a block and an interception for Robert and a long shot, his only basket of the game for Grant. Lance Stephenson (14 points) had the opportunity to equalize 98-98 but his 3-point shot bounced off the hoop. Brown therefore finished with 26 points and Tatum 24, while Robert Williams is in double double (14 points and 12 rebounds). In front Sabonis is in the triple-double with 11 points, 23 rebounds and 10 assists. The Pacers leading scorer is named Torrey Craig 18 dots. The two teams meet Wednesday Indiana.

Against Spurs in back-to-back after their defeat in overtime Brooklyn, the Knicks win 111-96 thanks to 31 points from RJ Barrett. Evan Fournier score 18 points, while the evening was more complicated for Julius Randle with 12 rebounds but only 2 points 1 of 7 on shots. Opposite, the 24 points of Dejounte Murray will not have been enough for San Antonio still deprived of many players placed in Covid protocol.

7th consecutive victory for the Sixers, this time Houston (111-91) and 7th game in a row 30 points scored or more for Joel Embid. The center adds 6 assists and 8 rebounds to put Philly on the longest winning streak in the Eastern Conference.

After facing the Brooklyn Spurs on Sunday, the Nets traveled across the country to Portland and played the Blazers there on Monday night, also back-to-back. A hell of a trip Kyrie Irving was present but not James Harden. In the end Portland wins 114-108 thanks to 3 players with 20 or more points. Anfernee Simons confirms his good form with 23 points, Convington add 21 and Ben McLemore 20. Without Lillard neither McCollum, the collective of Oregon players answered present. Ct Brooklyn, During finished 28 units and 10 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is it 22 points. The Nets enchanent ds Wednesday Chicago and Portland begins a road trip of 6 games.

Defeated the day before Golden State, Cleveland finds the Sacramento smile by winning narrowly 109-108. The Cavs inflict on the Kings a 5th defeat in a row. The mark is well distributed for visitors with 5 players minimum 15 points. We find in particular Evan Mobley 17 dots, Lauri Markkanen 15, Kevin Love 18 or Jarrett Allen with a solid double-double of 18 points and 17 rebounds. For the Kings, Tyrese Haliburton score 21 points and De’Aaron Foxwho missed the winning shot, is 12 points.

Charlotte 103-99 Milwaukee

Detroit 126-116 Utah

Boston 101-98 Indiana (AP)

New York 111-96 San Antonio

Houston 111-91 Philadelphia

Portland 114-108 Brooklyn

Sacramento 108-109 Cleveland

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