Lillard in human torch mode, the heroic Poole

NBA outcomes tonight

Pacers @ magic : 120-126
community @ Sixes : 133-137
Wizards @ Rockets: 108-103
nuggets @ {dollars} : 99-107
Wolves @ Pelicans: 111-102
hawks @Thunder: 137-102
Jazz @ Blazers : 124-134
Raptors @ Kings: 113-95
grizzly @ Warriors : 120-122
spurs @ Lakers : 114-113

Podcast #74: Sacramento Kings, Revenge of the Unloved

“We have seen plenty of loopy particular person performances within the NBA this season. The one with Damian Lillard Once more the Jazz matches proper into the gathering. The Portland quarterback merely had essentially the most all-time 60-point recreation within the Blazers’ victory over the Jazz.

With 60 factors, 8 assists and seven rebounds on 89% accuracy and 9/15 from 3 factors, “Dame” was treading water and Utah’s hopes of coming and hitting Oregon. Whereas Portland had a -12 rating on the finish of the primary quarter, Lillard pulled out a blue to heat up and began the unreal efficiency we knew he was able to and that his crew wanted.

There are at the moment solely two gamers within the NBA who’ve scored extra 60-point video games than Damian Lillard (4): Wilt Chamberlain (32) and Kobe Bryant (6).

– The sport between Golden State and Memphis lived as much as its guarantees! The Warriors and Grizzlies had a pitched battle that performed out on the wire and made you need to see a playoff sequence between these two groups who truthfully don’t love one another. Jordan Poole he’s the hero of the night as he delivered the Warriors for a paid experience with 1 second left. Earlier than, we instructed one another that he would endure so much within the locker room.

In stoppage time, his untimely shot with 12 seconds left and Stephen Curry alone subsequent to him prompted the Golden State celebrity to snap a hose that was thrown out for brandishing a mouthguard in a rage.

On the rear, the clutch baskets had been chained between Ja Morant, Klay Thompson in 3 factors and Brandon Clarke, nevertheless it was Poole who knew methods to hold his cool.

Ben Simmons (12 pts, 5 rbds, 5 pds) returned to Philadelphia and once more the viewers didn’t spare him. The Australian was booed profusely each time he touched the ball. It was additionally Simmons and Embiid’s first assembly. They resulted within the sixth consecutive victory for Philadelphia, with approx James Harden decisive, additionally in opposition to his former crew.

Harden had two 3-pointers and a basket within the final 4 minutes of the sport to safe the Sixers victory. Tyrese Maxey (27 factors) and Embiid (26 factors) contributed to the response Seth Curry (32 factors) and Kyrie Irving (30), Kevin Durant’s orphans for the seventh time in a row.

It is not trivial: Brooklyn misplaced taking pictures 64%…

– We had been nonetheless very scared Anthony Davis… The within Lakers returned final evening in opposition to San Antonio, however sprained their ankle on a shot from midfield after an intervention from Zach Collins landed them a obtrusive defeat. Davis was capable of end the sport and assist Los Angeles bounce again from the frustration of the derby loss to the Clippers.

After 20 video games away, “AD” was helpful from the beginning, bringing in 21 factors, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks off the bench in 26 minutes. LeBron James wanted much less to work miracles and settled for 20 factors. It wasn’t till the fourth quarter that the Lakers created a niche and confirmed that success.

– We had been hoping for an Antetetokounmpo-Jokic duel, between the holders of the final 4 MVP trophies. Sadly, Joker was at relaxation to keep away from being hit backwards. Giannis and Milwaukee took benefit of this, not with out arduous work. The Greek Freak tipped the sport in favor of the Bucks together with his offensive aggression and line entry capability (15/22) to complete the sport with 33 factors and 14 rebounds.

Jamal Murray, “KCP” and “MPJ” had been on the flank and you’ll’t actually study from this model of the Nuggets.

Kyle Kuzma he understood in current days that the Wizards wished to provide him the keys to the franchise twice. He proved himself worthy of it by serving to his crew change a discredited state of affairs in Houston. Kuzma scored 20 of his 33 factors within the fourth quarter because the Rockets led by 10 factors by the ultimate interval. That is the fourth straight win for Wes Unseld Jr.’s group.

– The wolves ruined the comeback Brandon Ingramabsent for 2 months. Minnesota, because of an incredible third quarter, to 37 factors fromAnthony Edwards and double double Rudy Gobert (17 factors, 12 rebounds) notably resumed marching ahead. Ingram performed 26 minutes, recording 13 factors, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The Pelicans are on a 6-game shedding streak and are eagerly ready for Zion Williamson’s subsequent comeback.

Trae Younger took a breath of recent air from his house in Oklahoma to regain some 3-point confidence and take the win over the Hawks. In opposition to the Thunder, the All-Star chief had 33 factors and 11 assists on 3/6-for-3 factors, holding 1/17 in apply during the last 4 video games. It was essential to survive 36 factors of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Atlanta was nonetheless terrified, Younger first when Jalen Williams introduced OKC to a degree with 15 seconds left after stealing Trae’s ball.

“Boiling in the previous couple of days, the Kings bought slightly caught at house when the Raptors got here in. Toronto regarded like its greatest model, which did not occur usually this 12 months, and was capable of hold the NBA’s greatest offense under 100 factors whereas displaying effectivity with Pascal Siakam (26 factors, 11 rebounds) within the lead. The Raptors are just one win away from the highest 10 and a play-in spot in any case…

– The Magic resisted the Pacers’ comeback within the closing minutes and took their second win in a row. The duel of the 2 favorites for the title of Rookie of the 12 months was determined in favor of Paolo Banchero (23 factors), though Bennedict Mathurin (26 factors) rose sharply from the bench.

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