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Tatum and Lillard have excelled, while Booker has returned to form in the NBA

Tatum and Lillard have excelled, while Booker has returned to form in the NBA

EvieNovember 16, 2023 at 06:25 ETReading: 3 minutes.

The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in an Eastern Conference duel.Getty Images

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victory Sacramento Kings against Los Angeles Lakerswho lost for the first time at home this season, despite a hat-trick LeBron Jamesand that from Dallas Mavericks to Luka Doncic Reverse Washington Wizards They also monopolized the spotlight.

The losses of Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis did not stop the Celtics, who defeated the 76ers in a confrontation between the two teams, which reached a score of 8-2.

Tatum scored 29 points, Derrick White scored 27, and Jrue Holiday contributed a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds in Boston’s victory.

The 76ers, who were undefeated at home until Tuesday, lost their second straight game, and the Boston Celtics are the only team in the East yet to be defeated at home.

Devin Booker returned after missing five games due to injury and scored 31 points in the 133-115 victory in which the Phoenix Suns recovered from two consecutive losses and ended the Minnesota Timberwolves’ winning streak of seven consecutive victories.

Booker re-emerged after missing five games due to a calf injury and was supported by Kevin Durant, who also scored 31 points in the victory at Forprint Center.

The Suns, who lost to the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder at home, have returned to their winning ways and now own a 5-6 record.

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The Mavericks left Tuesday’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans behind with a strong victory in their visit to the Wizards, led by 31 points from Tim Hardaway and 26 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists from Luka Doncic. Hardaway made seven three-pointers for the Mavs, while Doncic made four.

On the Wizards team, which lost four straight games, Kyle Kuzma led the way with 22 points.

In the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was absent due to a calf injury, Damian Lillard led the Bucks’ sweeping victory in their visit to the Raptors with 37 points and 13 assists. Malik Beasley supported him with an exceptional performance: 30 points, with 11 of 14 shooting and 8 of 11 on threes.

38-year-old LeBron James scored a triple-double of 28 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, in addition to four assists, but the Lakers lost for the first time at home to the wonderful collective performance of the Kings.

Domantas Sabonis scored a double-double of 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and DeAaron Fox and Kevin Huerter each scored 28 points for the Kings.

Sacramento achieved four consecutive victories, despite faltering in the final minutes of the fourth quarter when the Lakers reduced the gap from 26 to 9 points.

With 34 points from Donovan Mitchell and a 21-point, 12-rebound double from Evan Mobley, the Cavaliers beat the visiting Blazers, who had lost five straight games. The Cavaliers are 10th in the East with a 5-6 record.

The Knicks won their fourth game in the last five games, defeating the visiting Hawks, while Julius Randle nearly achieved the triple-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Jalen Brunson scored 24 points and six three-pointers, and Immanuel Quickley scored 20 points off the bench.

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In the Hawks, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 28 points, on a night in which Trae Young did not exceed 15 points (4 of 12 shooting), but he distributed 17 assists.

Paolo Banchero’s basket with 1.4 seconds left spoiled the comeback for the Bulls, who lost 96-94 to the Magic after tying the score at 94 with successive three-pointers by Zach LaVine, whose future with the franchise is now uncertain.

Banchero scored 9 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and led the Magic to a more difficult victory than expected after achieving a 17-point lead in the first half.