The results of the night in the NBA
magic @ hornets : 101-128
sixes @ birds of prey : 114-119
Celts @ dollars : 121-127
tracks@ wolves : 121-127
Blazers @ pelicans : 94-127
Grizzlies @ gold nuggets : 109-122
Lakers @ warriors : 112-128
We suspected that a Cameroonian would win his team in the match between Toronto and Philadelphia. We just thought it would be Joel Embiid† Except that Pascal Siakam is in exceptional form and that the Raptors wanted to show the Sixers that their potential 1st-round showdown wouldn’t be easy. Toronto won at home with a big triple-double against Spicy-P: 37 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Siakam was phenomenal in helping his team clear a very slow start. If he plays at this level in the postseason, there’s no guarantee that the Raptors’ path will end in the 1st round…
The Sixers have only one game to go and will likely have to settle for this 4th place finish in the East.
At the same time, Boston and Milwaukee clashed at the top of the table. Devoid of Jayson Tatum in particular, the Celtics thought they had the game in their hands, but the Bucks’ defensive intensity and money-time effectiveness (they finished 9-0) made all the difference. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday both had 29 points and Milwaukee is 2nd in the East.
– Still in the East, Charlotte has kept a small hope of reception during the play-in by clearly dominating Orlando. LaMelo Ball (26 pts, 9 wt 8 rbds) was the conductor of the day for the Hornets, who have their sights set on Atlanta and Brooklyn.
– Nikola Jokic scored new points in the MVP race. The Serb led the Nuggets’ home win against Memphis, with a unique performance. With 35 points, 16 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 steals, the Joker became the first player in NBA history to rack up 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 500 assists in a single season.
Mike Malone’s players can be guaranteed to avoid the play-in tournament and still be able to overtake Utah on the line for 5th place.
🃏 Nikola Jokic became the first player in NBA history to rack up 2k points, 1k rebounds, and 500 assists in a single season while holding the @nuggets to victory, a place in the #NBAPlay Offs presented by Google Pixel!
Jokic: 35 PTS, 16 REB, 6 AST, 4 STL pic.twitter.com/B81REGJmo3
— NBA (@NBA) Apr 8, 2022
– The Pelicans closed a 9th place, which seemed quite unexpected not too long ago. NOLA defeated Portland and its C team, including 23 points for CJ McCollum† At the same time, San Antonio fell to the floor of Wolves. It must be said thatAnthony Edwards had completely fused. “Ant-Man” exploded his points record in an NBA game, bringing style and spectacle to his performance: 49 points out of 16/28 (6 3-point baskets), 11 shots, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and a very heavy dun .
Anthony Edwards went away for 29 points in the second half en route to a career high 49 points to the @Timberwolves to victory! #Raised by wolves@theantedwards_: 49 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST, 6 15:00 pic.twitter.com/iZqAprQLcO
— NBA (@NBA) Apr 8, 2022
NOLA therefore receives San Antonio for the 9-10 play-off.
– Freewheeling and without the LeBron-AD-Westbrook trio, left at home, the Lakers logically lost to the Warriors. Despite Talen Horton-Tucker’s 40 points, Golden State imposed its law, taking 33 points from Klay Thompson and a double-double from Jordan Poole (19 points, 11 wt).
Courage, Lakers fans, the NBA season is almost over.