Irving beats Bucks
Without a Covid-19 vaccine, he still hopes to ease health restrictions while playing in New York, but Kyrie Irving will get the job done soon. The Nets’ leader was the great architect of the New York team’s success on the Milwaukee Bucks court this Saturday night. In a game that smelled like the playoffs, the Nets won 126-123 in which Irving scored 38 points, his best game of the season. “It’s all the people in the dressing room who, honestly, keep me healthycommenting on Brooklyn’s leaders. They keep pushing me and thanks to them I stay motivated. »
Conversely, the defending champion, despite Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 29 points and 14 rebounds and a seven-point fourth-quarter lead, especially let Irving shine in the game without Kevin Durant ( He could be back next week) According to his coaches Steve Steve Nash and Ben Simmons (who just came from Philadelphia), they own the New York Barracks. “When we get all our players back we’ll be fine”, warns Owen. The Nets (32-29) are just 8th in a very tight Eastern Conference and are now led by the Miami Heat.
Miami leads the East
Back-to-back with 65 percent wins before this day, Miami and Chicago see their paths separate, at least until the next game. Faced with a rotating Spurs (Murray, Portel, and Johnson absent), Heat players took time to make changes, especially since the Spurs had their best start (40-28 at the end of the first quarter) .
Despite Keita Bates-Diop’s 22 points and 11 rebounds, the Spurs ultimately lost 133-129, leaving their coach Gregg Popovich temporarily unable to match Don Nelson’s 1,335 NBA wins. Bam Adebayo (36 points, 7 rebounds) and Miami’s 40th win of the season (21 losses).
With 36 points and seven rebounds, Bam Adebayo led Miami to a victory over San Antonio. (J. Miron/USA TODAY Sports/Sports Press)
Especially since Chicago failed to get a 40th. Compared to Memphis, the Bulls lacked the skill (41.9 percent shooting) to get out of Ja Morant, who set his regular-season record with 46 points.
Neither Nikola Vucevic (5-of-17) nor DeMar DeRozan (10-of-29) could aim perfectly, contrary to their habit. With 31 points, DeRozan was even below his insane par over the past eight games, scoring more than 35 points. All that combined gave Memphis a 116-110 victory.
A Valuable Success in Atlanta
Led by Trae Young (41 points), Atlanta’s 127-100 victory over Toronto put them in the final East playoff spot against Charlotte. Frenchman Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot played 3 minutes and his stats did not increase.
In the final two games of the night, Cleveland won 92-86 against Washington despite Kyle Kuzma’s 34 points and 13 rebounds. Denver beat Sacramento (115-110).