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The Celtics, at the top of the NBA and LeBron James boosted the Lakers

The Celtics, at the top of the NBA and LeBron James boosted the Lakers

Evie20 November 2023, at 08:17Reading: 4 minutes.

Kristaps Porzingis, starter in Boston Celtics’ win over Memphis Grizzlies.Getty Images

Boston Celtics He confirmed on Sunday that he is the best team in NBA In this first stage of the season, with a difficult victory over… Memphis Grizzlieson the day that LeBron JamesWith 37 points to give the long-suffering win Los Angeles Lakers against Houston Rockets.

The Grizzlies (3-10) continue to experience a very difficult season and fell at home to the Celtics, the best team in the NBA (11-2), led by Latvian Kristaps Porzingis with 26 points, 8 rebounds and one assist. 1 steal and 6 blocks. Jayson Tatum added 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and a block.

Spaniard Santi Aldama started with the Grizzlies and contributed 28 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals, the best performance of his career in the NBA. He surpassed the 24 points he scored last November 14 in the loss to the Lakers.

LeBron James scored 37 points, including the decisive free kick one second before the end of the game, to give the Lakers a difficult victory over Imi Udoka’s Rockets, in which Dillon Brooks missed the last shot.

King James, supported by his son Bronny, finished with 37 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals, on 14 of 19 shooting. Anthony Davis contributed a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds.

The Lakers are ranked sixth in the West (8-6), ahead of the Rockets (6-5).

The Phoenix Suns needed two overtimes to beat the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, in the second meeting between the two teams in three days. Lauri Markkanen, in the fourth quarter, and Collin Sexton, in overtime, kept the Jazz alive with chances to tie, but the Suns were able to come out winners led by 39 points and 10 assists from Kevin Durant.

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Devin Booker added 26 points and 8 assists, while Jusuf Nurkic scored 18 points and 12 rebounds. Markkanen scored 38 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.

The Sacramento Kings never stop accelerating. He added 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds from Domantas Sabonis and 30 points from DeAaron Fox, his sixth win in a row, this time as a guest over the Dallas Mavericks, who lost three of their last four games.

Slovenian Luka Doncic scored 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, while Kyrie Irving contributed 23 points, but only 4 in the second half.

Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers with 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 121-99 win over the visiting Brooklyn Nets.

After losing two straight at home and rebounding with a win over the Atlanta Hawks, the 76ers raised their record to 10-3, second best in the East behind the Boston Celtics (10-2 heading into Sunday’s game against Memphis). grizzlies).

The Denver Nuggets (9-4) lost their third game in the semifinals this time when they visited the Cleveland Cavaliers on a night in which Serbian Nikola Jokic, who averages 29.7 points per game, barely scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and 7. Helps.

Darius Garland led the Cavaliers’ victory with 26 points and 6 assists.

The Oklahoma City Thunder actually led 76-43 in the first half in Portland and added their fifth consecutive victory to settle in second place in the West, ahead of the Nuggets with a record of 10-4.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting.

The Thunder showed exceptional numbers against the Blazers, shooting 60.5% (49 of 81) and 61.1% on 3-pointers (22 of 36).

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Pascal Siakam led a group of seven players above ten points with 23 points, and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Detroit Pistons to regain victory after two consecutive losses.

The Pistons, who never led the game and lost by 40 points, suffered their tenth straight defeat and won only two games this season.

In a match characterized by both teams’ problems in three-point attempts (7 of 20 for the Orlando Magic, 8 of 31 for the Indiana Pacers), the Magic added their fourth victory in the last five games at the pace of Paolo Banchero (24). points).

For the Pacers, Jordan Nwora scored 19 points, while Tyrese Haliburton was far from his best and scored only 12 points.