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 5 New York K. 17-65 
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 3 Dallas M. 33-49 
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Points Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 35.6
 1. Harden, Houston R.35.6 
 2. George, Oklah.Ci.28.1 
 3. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.27.6 
 4. James, LA Lakers27.4 
 5. Embiid, Philadel.27.4 
 6. Curry, Golden S.27.1 
 7. Leonard, Toronto R.26.7 
 8. Booker, Phoenix .26.6 
 9. Lillard, Portland.26.3 
 10. Durant, Golden S.26.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detro.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Drummond, Detro.15.5 
 2. Jordan, Dallas M.13.7 
 3. Embiid, Philadel.13.6 
 4. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.7 
 5. Capela, Houston R.12.5 
 6. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.12.5 
 7. Towns, Minnesot.12.4 
 8. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.0 
 9. Vucevic, Orlan.11.8 
 10. Whiteside, Miami Heat11.4 
Assists Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.7 
 2. Wall, Washington W.8.7 
 3. Lowry, Toronto R.8.7 
 4. James, LA Lakers8.3 
 5. Teague, Minnesot.8.2 
 6. Young, Atlanta H.8.1 
 7. Rondo, LA Lakers8.0 
 8. Paul, Houston R.7.9 
 9. Simmons, Philadel.7.7 
 10. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.7 
Steals Per Game
 Paul GEORGE
  Oklah.Ci.
  (206-G/F-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. George, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 2. Harden, Houston R.2.1 
 3. Paul, Houston R.2.0 
 4. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.1.9 
 5. Smart, Boston C.1.8 
 6. Butler, Philadel.1.8 
 7. Leonard, Toronto R.1.7 
 8. Drummond, Detro.1.7 
 9. Fox, Sacramento K.1.6 
 10. Holiday, N.Orlean.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Myles TURNER
  Indiana P.
  (211-C/F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Turner, Indiana P.2.6 
 2. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.4 
 3. Robinson, New Y.2.4 
 4. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.3 
 5. Lopez, Milwauke.2.3 
 6. Embiid, Philadel.2.0 
 7. McGee, LA Lakers2.0 
 8. Whiteside, Miami Heat1.9 
 9. Drummond, Detro.1.7 
 10. Towns, Minnesot.1.6 
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Day 6 (1/8 Finals)

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Lakers defeat Celtics in the closest game of the day - Feb 8, 2019


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Here is the last day review presented by ESL.

The most exciting game of day 113 in the NBA took place in Los Angeles. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Celtics (35-20) to fourth ranked Lakers (28-27) 129-128 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Celtics. Lakers shot the lights out from three sinking 22 long-distance shots on high 53.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists. LeBron James (203-84) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners and point guard Rajon Rondo (185-86, college: Kentucky) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Australian-American guard Kyrie Irving (190-92, college: Duke) responded with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Lakers maintains fourth place with 28-27 record. Celtics at the other side keep the second position with 20 games lost.
Very significant was Trail Blazers' (#3, 33-21) victory against second-ranked Spurs (32-25) 127-118. Guard CJ McCollum (193-91, college: Lehigh) nailed 30 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Damian Lillard accounted for 24 points, 9 assists and 5 steals. Swingman DeMar DeRozan (201-89, college: USC) came up with 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Spurs in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Trail Blazers maintains third place with 33-21 record having just seven point less than leader Toronto R. Spurs lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with 25 games lost.
Very significant was Pacers' (#2, 36-19) victory against their close opponent Clippers (30-26) 116-92. The best player for the winners was Bojan Bogdanovic who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell produced 19 points and 4 assists for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Pacers have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 36-19 record having just eleven point less than leader Toronto R. which they share with defeated Clippers. Loser Clippers keep the second position with 26 games lost.
NBA top team - Raptors (40-16) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Hawks (18-36) in Toronto 119-101. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hawks. Pascal Siakam orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Hawks' coach rotated thirteen players seeing no chance for a win. Raptors have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 40-16 record. Hawks at the other side keep the fifth position with 36 games lost.
The game in Minnesota was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Magic (23-32) played at the court of 5th ranked Timberwolves (25-29). Magic defeated Timberwolves 122-112 on Thursday. Terrence Ross stepped up and scored 32 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Timberwolves' coach tested twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Magic moved-up to third place. Timberwolves lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 29 games lost. Magic will have a break next day. Timberwolves will play on the road against Pelicans (#4) in New Orleans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of day 113 Oklah.City T. destroyed Memphis G. on the opponent's court 117-95.



Minnesota T. - Orlando M. 112-122

The game in Minnesota was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Magic (23-32) played at the court of 5th ranked Timberwolves (25-29). Magic defeated Timberwolves 122-112 on Thursday. Magic made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Magic made 7 blocks. Guard Terrence Ross (201-91, college: Washington) stepped up and scored 32 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Montenegrin center Nikola Vucevic (213-90, college: USC) chipped in 21 points and 10 rebounds. Dominican-American power forward Karl-Anthony Towns (213-95, college: Kentucky) responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and Canadian guard Andrew Wiggins (203-95, college: Kansas) scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. Four Magic and five Timberwolves players scored in double figures. Timberwolves' coach tested twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Magic moved-up to third place. Timberwolves lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 29 games lost. Magic will have a break next day. Timberwolves will play on the road against Pelicans (#4) in New Orleans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Minnesota T.: K.Towns 27+11reb+5ast, A.Wiggins 23+9reb+3ast, D.Saric 17+8reb+1ast, I.Canaan 13+6ast, J.Okogie 13+4reb+1ast, T.Gibson 10+4reb
Orlando M.: T.Ross 32+5reb+1ast, N.Vucevic 21+10reb+3ast, A.Gordon 19+6reb+5ast, E.Fournier 18+2reb+1ast, J.Isaac 9+6reb+2ast, I.Briscoe 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 705623


San Antonio S. - Portland TB 118-127

Very significant was Trail Blazers' (#3, 33-21) victory against second-ranked Spurs (32-25) 127-118. Trail Blazers made 18-of-18 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Guard CJ McCollum (193-91, college: Lehigh) nailed 30 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and point guard Damian Lillard (190-90, college: Weber St.) accounted for 24 points, 9 assists and 5 steals. Swingman DeMar DeRozan (201-89, college: USC) came up with 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists and swingman Rudy Gay (203-86, college: Connecticut) added 25 points respectively for Spurs in the defeat. Five Trail Blazers and four Spurs players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Trail Blazers maintains third place with 33-21 record having just seven point less than leader Toronto R. Spurs lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with 25 games lost.
Top scorers:
San Antonio S.: D.DeRozan 35+6reb+6ast, R.Gay 25+3reb+2ast, L.Aldridge 17+10reb+1ast, B.Forbes 11+3reb+1ast, J.Poeltl 8+6reb, M.Belinelli 8+5reb
Portland TB: C.McCollum 30+9reb+2ast, D.Lillard 24+2reb+9ast, J.Nurkic 22+3reb+6ast, R.Hood 14+3reb, J.Layman 13+3reb+2ast, A.Aminu 11+8reb+1ast
gschID: 705627


Toronto R. - Atlanta H. 119-101

NBA top team - Raptors (40-16) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Hawks (18-36) in Toronto 119-101. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hawks. Raptors made 26-of-33 charity shots (78.8 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Hawks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam (206-94, college: N.Mexico St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Fred VanVleet (183-94, college: Wichita St.) contributed with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Trae Young (188-98, college: Oklahoma) answered with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and U.S. Virgin Islands-American John Collins (208-97, college: Wake Forest) added 12 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Hawks. Five Raptors and four Hawks players scored in double figures. Hawks' coach rotated thirteen players seeing no chance for a win. Raptors have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 40-16 record. Hawks at the other side keep the fifth position with 36 games lost.
Top scorers:
Atlanta H.: T.Young 19+5reb+5ast, T.Prince 19+1reb+3ast, J.Collins 12+12reb+1ast, D.Dedmon 10+4reb+1ast, V.Carter 9+2reb, D.Bembry 7+2reb+2ast
Toronto R.: P.Siakam 33+14reb+4ast, F.VanVleet 30+5reb+6ast, K.Lowry 13+8reb+13ast, D.Green 12+4reb, S.Ibaka 12+5reb+2ast, N.Powell 11+2reb+2ast
gschID: 705624


LA Lakers - Boston C. 129-128

The most exciting game of day 113 in the NBA took place in Los Angeles. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Celtics (35-20) to fourth ranked Lakers (28-27) 129-128 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Celtics. Lakers shot the lights out from three sinking 22 long-distance shots on high 53.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists. LeBron James (203-84) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners and point guard Rajon Rondo (185-86, college: Kentucky) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Australian-American guard Kyrie Irving (190-92, college: Duke) responded with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and forward Jayson Tatum (203-98, college: Duke) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Lakers maintains fourth place with 28-27 record. Celtics at the other side keep the second position with 20 games lost.
Top scorers:
Boston C.: K.Irving 24+7reb+8ast, J.Tatum 22+10reb+5ast, D.Theis 20+6reb+2ast, T.Rozier 19+4reb+6ast, J.Brown 18+2reb+1ast, A.Horford 12+7reb+2ast
LA Lakers: L.James 28+12reb+12ast, K.Kuzma 25+5reb+2ast, R.Rondo 17+7reb+10ast, J.McGee 17+8reb, K.Caldwell-Pope 17+1ast, L.Stephenson 14+2reb+2ast
gschID: 705625


LA Clippers - Indiana P. 92-116

Very significant was Pacers' (#2, 36-19) victory against their close opponent Clippers (30-26) 116-92. Pacers forced 19 Clippers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Pacers made 12 blocks. The best player for the winners was Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89) who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds. Canadian point guard Cory Joseph (190-91, college: Texas) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Pacers players scored in double figures. Forward Montrezl Harrell (203-94, college: Louisville) produced 19 points and 4 assists and Italian Danilo Gallinari (208-88) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Pacers have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 36-19 record having just eleven point less than leader Toronto R. which they share with defeated Clippers. Loser Clippers keep the second position with 26 games lost.
Top scorers:
LA Clippers: M.Harrell 19+1reb+4ast, D.Gallinari 12+5reb+2ast, L.Williams 10+2reb+2ast, J.Motley 10+7reb, T.Wallace 9+6reb+1ast, P.Beverley 9+5reb+3ast
Indiana P.: B.Bogdanovic 29+7reb+1ast, M.Turner 17+2reb+3ast, T.Young 14+5reb+4ast, D.Collison 14+3reb+5ast, C.Joseph 13+9reb+6ast, D.Sabonis 8+7reb+2ast
gschID: 705622


Memphis G. - Oklah.City T. 95-117

Rather expected game in Memphis where 5th ranked Grizzlies (22-34) were crushed by second ranked Thunder (35-19) 117-95 on Thursday. Thunder forced 24 Grizzlies turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Point guard Russell Westbrook (190-88, college: UCLA) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds, 15 assists and 4 steals for the winners and swingman Paul George (206-90, college: Fresno St.) chipped in 27 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Thunder's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Jaren Jackson-Jr (211-99, college: Michigan St.) responded with 27 points and 7 rebounds and forward Ivan Rabb (211-97, college: California) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Thunder maintains second place with 35-19 record having just nine point less than leader Toronto R. Loser Grizzlies keep the fifth position with 34 games lost.
Top scorers:
Memphis G.: J.Jackson Jr. 27+7reb, B.Caboclo 16+5reb+1ast, I.Rabb 15+9reb+1ast, M.Conley 15+2reb+7ast, Y.Watanabe 10+5reb+1ast, J.Holiday 6+6reb+3ast
Oklah.City T.: P.George 27+5reb+4ast, J.Grant 20+3reb, D.Schroeder 16+3reb+3ast, R.Westbrook 15+13reb+15ast, S.Adams 11+6reb+2ast, T.Ferguson 10+1reb+1ast
gschID: 705626
  




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