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NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1 Toronto R. 58-24 
 2 Philadelphia 76ers 51-31 
 3 Boston C. 49-33 
 4 Brooklyn N. 42-40 
 5 New York K. 17-65 
Central Div.
 1 Milwaukee B. 60-22 
 2 Indiana P. 48-34 
 3 Detroit P. 41-41 
 4 Chicago B. 22-60 
 5 Cleveland C. 19-63 
Southeast Div.
 1 Orlando M. 42-40 
 2 Miami Heat 39-43 
 3 Charlotte H. 39-43 
 4 Washington W. 32-50 
 5 Atlanta H. 29-53 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1 Denver N. 54-28 
 2 Portland TB 53-29 
 3 Utah Jazz 50-32 
 4 Oklah.City T. 49-33 
 5 Minnesota T. 36-46 
Pacific Div.
 1 Golden St.W. 57-25 
 2 LA Clippers 48-34 
 3 Sacramento K. 39-43 
 4 LA Lakers 37-45 
 5 Phoenix Suns 19-63 
Southwest Div.
 1 Houston R. 53-29 
 2 San Antonio S. 48-34 
 3 Dallas M. 33-49 
 4 Memphis G. 33-49 
 5 N.Orleans P. 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.City28.1 
 3. Leonard Toronto R27.7 
 4. James LA Lakers27.4 
 5. Antetokounmpo Milw.27.4 
 6. Curry Golden S27.3 
 7. Durant Golden S27.0 
 8. Booker Phoenix S26.6 
 9. Embiid Philadelphia26.4 
 10. Lillard Portland26.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detroit
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Drummond Detroit15.5 
 2. Jordan Dallas M.13.7 
 3. Embiid Philadelphia13.1 
 4. Gobert Utah Jazz12.7 
 5. Antetokounmpo Milw.12.5 
 6. Towns Minnesota T12.4 
 7. Capela Houston R.12.3 
 8. Davis N.Orleans P12.0 
 9. Vucevic Orlando M11.8 
 10. Whiteside Miami H11.4 
Assists Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Okla.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Westbrook Okla.10.7 
 2. Wall Washington W8.7 
 3. James LA Lakers8.3 
 4. Teague Minnesota8.2 
 5. Lowry Toronto R.8.2 
 6. Young Atlanta H.8.1 
 7. Rondo LA Lakers8.0 
 8. Holiday N.Orleans7.7 
 9. Paul Houston R.7.7 
 10. Payton N.Orleans7.6 
Steals Per Game
 Robert COVINGTON
  Minnesota
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Covington Minnesota2.3 
 2. George Oklah.City2.2 
 3. Harden Houston R.2.1 
 4. Paul Houston R.2.0 
 5. Westbrook Okla.1.9 
 6. Smart Boston C.1.8 
 7. Oladipo Indiana P1.7 
 8. Leonard Toronto R1.7 
 9. Butler Philadelphia1.7 
 10. Drummond Detroit1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Myles TURNER
  Indiana P.
  (211-C/F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Turner Indiana P.2.6 
 2. Robinson New Y2.4 
 3. Davis N.Orleans P2.4 
 4. Gobert Utah Jazz2.3 
 5. Lopez Milwaukee B2.2 
 6. McGee LA Lakers2.0 
 7. Embiid Philadelphia2.0 
 8. Whiteside Miami H1.9 
 9. Drummond Detroit1.7 
 10. Towns Minnesota T1.6 
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Day 6 (Semi-Finals)

Toronto 61% May.25 Milwaukee
Celtics prevail against Heat; Timberwolves outlast Mavericks - Apr 4, 2019


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The Regular Season in NBA is almost over. Almost everything is clear. There are only 6 days left. There were many interesting games last day. The day ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games. Here is the last day review presented by ESL.

Day in NBA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Boston where host Celtics (47-32) beat league's leader Heat (38-40) 112-102 on Wednesday evening. Celtics made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was swingman Gordon Hayward (203-90, college: Butler) who scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Dominican power forward Alfred Horford (208-86, college: Florida) chipped in 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was center Hassan Whiteside (213-89, college: Marshall) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Celtics moved-up to second place, which they share with Indiana P. and LA Clippers. Heat at the other side dropped to the second position with 40 games lost. They share it with Sacramento K.. They were replaced at the leadership position by Toronto R..
Important game to mention about took place in Chicago. Fourth ranked Bulls (22-57) saved a 1-point victory at home edging their close opponent Wizards (32-47) 115-114 on Wednesday evening. It was a good game for guard Walter Lemon-Jr (190-92, college: Bradley) who saved his team from a defeat with 24 points and 8 assists. JaKarr Sampson contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Bulls' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Thomas Bryant (208-97, college: Indiana) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for Wizards. Bulls maintains fourth position with 22-57 record. Wizards at the other side dropped to the third place with 47 games lost. They share the position with N.Orleans P..
Fourth-ranked Mavericks (31-47) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked Timberwolves (35-43) in Minnesota on Wednesday. Timberwolves managed to secure only two-point victory 110-108. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mavericks. Karl-Anthony Towns had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Luka Doncic with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Timberwolves moved-up to fourth place, which they share with LA Lakers. Loser Mavericks keep the fourth position with 47 games lost. They share it with Memphis G..
Very important is a home loss of second ranked 76ers (49-29) against fifth ranked Hawks (29-50) on Wednesday night. Host 76ers were defeated by Hawks in a tough game in Philadelphia 122-130. Trae Young notched a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 12 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) to lead the effort. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Hawks maintains fifth position with 29-50 record. 76ers at the other side keep the second place with 29 games lost. Hawks will have a break next day. 76ers will play at home against the league's leader Bucks and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Indianapolis. Second ranked Pacers faced one of their biggest challengers Pistons. Host Pacers (47-32) smashed guests from Detroit (39-39) 108-89. The best player for the winners was Thaddeus Young who scored 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Pistons' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Pacers maintains second position with 47-32 record having four points less than leader Toronto R., which they share with Boston C. and LA Clippers. Loser Pistons keep the third place with 39 games lost.

Rest of the games of day 162 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Orlando M. defeated New York K. in a road game 114-100. Toronto R. beat Brooklyn N. at home 115-105. N.Orleans P. lost to Charlotte H. on the opponent's court 109-115. San Antonio S. was outscored by Denver N. in a home game 85-113. Phoenix Suns was rolled over Utah Jazz on the road 118-97. Memphis G. were crushed by Portland TB on its own court 89-116. LA Clippers was smashed by Houston R. in a road game 135-103.
The best stats of 162th day was 24 points and 15 rebounds by Clint Capela of Houston R..



Indiana P. - Detroit P. 108-89

An exciting game was played in Indianapolis. Second ranked Pacers faced one of their biggest challengers Pistons. Host Pacers (47-32) smashed guests from Detroit (39-39) 108-89. Pacers dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Pistons' 40. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. Pistons were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Thaddeus Young (203-88, college: Georgia Tech) who scored 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Lithuanian-American power forward Domantas Sabonis (209-96, college: Gonzaga) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was center Andre Drummond (208-93, college: Connecticut) who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and 19 rebounds and guard Wayne Ellington (193-87, college: UNC) added 24 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pistons' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Pacers maintains second position with 47-32 record having four points less than leader Toronto R., which they share with Boston C. and LA Clippers. Loser Pistons keep the third place with 39 games lost.
Top scorers:
Indiana P.: T.Young 21+8reb+4ast, M.Turner 17+5reb+1ast, B.Bogdanovic 17+4reb+3ast, D.Sabonis 15+13reb+2ast, D.McDermott 14+2ast, A.Holiday 7+3reb+6ast
Detroit P.: A.Drummond 28+19reb+3ast, W.Ellington 24+4reb+2ast, R.Jackson 16+5reb+4ast, L.Kennard 10+3reb+2ast, L.Galloway 6+6reb+1ast, I.Smith 3+2reb+7ast
gschID: 705976


New York K. - Orlando M. 100-114

There was no surprise in New York City where 5th ranked Knicks (15-63) were defeated by second ranked Magic (39-40) 114-100 on Wednesday. Magic outrebounded Knicks 55-39 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Magic made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin center Nikola Vucevic (213-90, college: USC) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds. Aaron Gordon (206-95, college: Arizona) chipped in 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Croatian swingman Mario Hezonja (202-95) who recorded 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and DR Congolese guard Emmanuel Mudiay (196-96) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Knicks' coach let to play ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Magic keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Brooklyn N. Loser Knicks keep the fifth place with 63 games lost.
Top scorers:
Orlando M.: N.Vucevic 29+13reb+3ast, T.Ross 23+4reb+5ast, A.Gordon 19+7reb+6ast, E.Fournier 19+4reb+1ast, K.Birch 7+5reb, J.Isaac 6+9reb
New York K.: M.Hezonja 29+9reb+5ast, K.Knox II 21+4reb+1ast, E.Mudiay 13+7reb+10ast, M.Robinson 12+9reb, D.Dotson 7+1reb+1ast, L.Kornet 6+3reb
gschID: 705977


Chicago B. - Washington W. 115-114

Important game to mention about took place in Chicago. Fourth ranked Bulls (22-57) saved a 1-point victory at home edging their close opponent Wizards (32-47) 115-114 on Wednesday evening. Bulls players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for guard Walter Lemon-Jr (190-92, college: Bradley) who saved his team from a defeat with 24 points and 8 assists. Forward JaKarr Sampson (206-93, college: St.John's) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Bulls' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Thomas Bryant (208-97, college: Indiana) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and Bobby Portis (208-95, college: Arkansas) added 20 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Wizards. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Bulls maintains fourth position with 22-57 record. Wizards at the other side dropped to the third place with 47 games lost. They share the position with N.Orleans P..
Top scorers:
Chicago B.: W.Lemon Jr. 24+3reb+8ast, J.Sampson 18+9reb+2ast, S.Harrison 15+4reb+1ast, R.Lopez 12+5reb, R.Arcidiacono 11+5reb+4ast, T.Luwawu-Cabarrot 11+5reb+1ast
Washington W.: B.Portis 20+10reb+1ast, T.Bryant 20+12reb+5ast, B.Beal 19+4reb+2ast, S.Dekker 14+2reb+1ast, J.McRae 14+5ast, C.Randle 11+2reb+3ast
gschID: 705978


Philadelphia 76ers - Atlanta H. 122-130

Very important is a home loss of second ranked 76ers (49-29) against fifth ranked Hawks (29-50) on Wednesday night. Host 76ers were defeated by Hawks in a tough game in Philadelphia 122-130. Hawks made 22-of-28 charity shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Strangely 76ers outrebounded Hawks 57-44 including a 26-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. Hawks brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by 76ers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Trae Young (188-98, college: Oklahoma) notched a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 12 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) to lead the effort and U.S. Virgin Islands-American John Collins (208-97, college: Wake Forest) supported him with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 15 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals by Australian point guard Ben Simmons (208-96, college: LSU) did not help to save the game for 76ers. JJ Redick (193-84, college: Duke) added 30 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Hawks maintains fifth position with 29-50 record. 76ers at the other side keep the second place with 29 games lost. Hawks will have a break next day. 76ers will play at home against the league's leader Bucks and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Atlanta H.: T.Young 33+7reb+12ast, J.Collins 25+8reb+1ast, D.Bembry 17+6reb+4ast, K.Huerter 15+4reb+5ast, T.Prince 13+3reb+2ast, A.Len 11+3reb
Philadelphia 76ers: J.Redick 30+2reb+3ast, T.Harris 21+7reb+2ast, J.Butler 16+7reb+2ast, B.Simmons 15+15reb+8ast, J.Bolden 13+10reb+3ast, B.Marjanovic 8+8reb+4ast
gschID: 705979


Toronto R. - Brooklyn N. 115-105

No shocking result in a game in Toronto where first ranked Raptors (56-23) defeated one of their biggest challengers Nets (39-40) 115-105 on Wednesday. Raptors looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. The best player for the winners was Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam (206-94, college: N.Mexico St.) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Kawhi Leonard (201-91, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 26 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was DAngelo Russell (196-96, college: Ohio St.) who recorded 27 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Spencer Dinwiddie (198-93, college: Colorado) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Raptors have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 56-23 record which they share with defeated Nets. Loser Nets still keep top place with 40 games lost.
Top scorers:
Toronto R.: P.Siakam 28+10reb+5ast, K.Leonard 26+9reb+3ast, S.Ibaka 23+12reb+2ast, K.Lowry 10+5reb+4ast, M.Gasol 8+9reb+6ast, F.VanVleet 7+3reb+3ast
Brooklyn N.: D.Russell 27+7reb+6ast, S.Dinwiddie 14+4reb+5ast, J.Allen 12+9reb, D.Carroll 12+5reb+1ast, R.Kurucs 11+4reb+2ast, J.Harris 9+7reb+2ast
gschID: 705980


Boston C. - Miami Heat 112-102

Day in NBA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Boston where host Celtics (47-32) beat league's leader Heat (38-40) 112-102 on Wednesday evening. Celtics made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was swingman Gordon Hayward (203-90, college: Butler) who scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Dominican power forward Alfred Horford (208-86, college: Florida) chipped in 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was center Hassan Whiteside (213-89, college: Marshall) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and guard Dwyane Wade (193-82, college: Marquette) added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Celtics moved-up to second place, which they share with Indiana P. and LA Clippers. Heat at the other side dropped to the second position with 40 games lost. They share it with Sacramento K.. They were replaced at the leadership position by Toronto R..
Top scorers:
Boston C.: G.Hayward 25+8reb+5ast, K.Irving 23+1reb+4ast, A.Horford 21+8reb+4ast, J.Tatum 16+7reb+3ast, A.Baynes 10+10reb, M.Smart 8+3reb+4ast
Miami Heat: D.Waiters 21+3reb+5ast, H.Whiteside 18+15reb, D.Wade 17+7reb+6ast, B.Adebayo 12+12reb+4ast, G.Dragic 11+2reb+5ast, K.Olynyk 10+3reb
gschID: 705981


Charlotte H. - N.Orleans P. 115-109

There was a minor upset in Charlotte where their close opponent Pelicans (32-47) were defeated by third ranked Hornets (36-42) 115-109 on Wednesday. Hornets made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Pelicans turnovers. Pelicans were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was point guard Kemba Walker (185-90, college: Connecticut) who scored 32 points and 7 assists. Forward Frank Kaminsky (213-93, college: Wisconsin) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Julius Randle (206-94, college: Kentucky) who recorded a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and guard Ian Clark (190-91, college: Belmont) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Hornets maintains third position with 36-42 record having sixteen points less than leader Toronto R. which they share with defeated Pelicans. Loser Pelicans keep the third place with 47 games lost.
Top scorers:
Charlotte H.: K.Walker 32+3reb+7ast, F.Kaminsky 21+6reb+1ast, D.Graham 13+2reb+5ast, J.Lamb 12+2reb+2ast, M.Monk 9+6reb, D.Bacon 8+2reb+1ast
N.Orleans P.: J.Randle 34+11reb+3ast, I.Clark 17+6reb+3ast, S.Johnson 17+1reb+2ast, K.Williams 9+5reb+2ast, J.Okafor 8+7reb, C.Wood 8+9reb+3ast
gschID: 705982


Minnesota T. - Dallas M. 110-108

Fourth-ranked Mavericks (31-47) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked Timberwolves (35-43) in Minnesota on Wednesday. Timberwolves managed to secure only two-point victory 110-108. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mavericks. Timberwolves made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Dominican-American power forward Karl-Anthony Towns (213-95, college: Kentucky) had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian guard Andrew Wiggins (203-95, college: Kansas) chipped in 19 points and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Slovenian guard Luka Doncic (201-99) with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and Canadian forward Dwight Powell (211-91, college: Stanford) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Timberwolves moved-up to fourth place, which they share with LA Lakers. Loser Mavericks keep the fourth position with 47 games lost. They share it with Memphis G..
Top scorers:
Minnesota T.: K.Towns 28+13reb+3ast, A.Wiggins 19+3reb+7ast, T.Jones 15+1reb+6ast, D.Saric 14+5reb+3ast, J.Okogie 9+3reb+1ast, G.Dieng 8+4reb+4ast
Dallas M.: L.Doncic 27+12reb+6ast, D.Powell 25+8reb+2ast, T.Burke 12+2reb+4ast, S.Mejri 11+5reb, D.Nowitzki 9+4reb+2ast, J.Jackson 9+3reb+5ast
gschID: 705983


San Antonio S. - Denver N. 85-113

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Nuggets' (52-26) road victory over second-best Spurs (45-34) 113-85 on Wednesday. Nuggets had a 39-27 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 41 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Spurs' players. The best player for the winners was Serbian center Nikola Jokic (209-95, agency: BeoBasket) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Canadian swingman Jamal Murray (198-97, college: Kentucky) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (211-85, college: Texas) who recorded 16 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Rudy Gay (203-86, college: Connecticut) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Nuggets maintains first position with 52-26 record. Loser Spurs keep the second place with 34 games lost.
Top scorers:
Denver N.: N.Jokic 20+11reb+9ast, M.Beasley 19+1reb+2ast, M.Morris 19+3reb+3ast, J.Murray 14+6reb+11ast, G.Harris 11+4reb+2ast, W.Barton 11+1reb+2ast
San Antonio S.: L.Aldridge 16+6reb+1ast, L.Walker IV 16+2reb, D.Bertans 11+2reb+2ast, D.DeRozan 11+1reb+3ast, R.Gay 9+8reb+2ast, B.Forbes 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 705984


Utah Jazz - Phoenix Suns 118-97

Not a big story in a game in Salt Lake City where 5th ranked Suns (18-61) were outplayed by third ranked Jazz (48-30) 118-97 on Wednesday. Jazz outrebounded Suns 45-31 including a 38-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Jazz made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was Australian Joe Ingles (203-87) who scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Guard Donovan Mitchell (190-96, college: Louisville) chipped in 29 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Four Jazz players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Richaun Holmes (206-93, college: Bowling Green) who recorded 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Josh Jackson (203-97, college: Kansas) added 12 points respectively. Suns' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Jazz have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 48-30 record having four points less than leader Toronto R. Loser Suns keep the fifth place with 61 games lost.
Top scorers:
Utah Jazz: D.Mitchell 29+5reb+6ast, J.Ingles 27+5reb+8ast, R.Gobert 17+13reb+3ast, G.Allen 14+3reb, G.Niang 11+2reb+1ast, R.Neto 10+2reb+4ast
Phoenix Suns: R.Holmes 16+9reb+4ast, E.Okobo 15+1reb+2ast, J.Jackson 12+4reb+3ast, J.Fredette 10+1reb+1ast, M.Bridges 9+3reb+1ast, T.Daniels 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 705985


Memphis G. - Portland TB 89-116

Everything went according to plan in Memphis where second ranked Trail Blazers (50-28) outleveled 5th ranked Grizzlies (31-47) 116-89 on Wednesday. Trail Blazers dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Grizzlies' 40. They outrebounded Grizzlies 54-32 including a 40-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. Trail Blazers looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was point guard Damian Lillard (190-90, college: Weber St.) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Turkish center Enes Kanter (211-92, college: Kentucky) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Ivan Rabb (211-97, college: California) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and guard Delon Wright (196-92, college: Utah) added 11 points and 6 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) respectively. Five Trail Blazers and four Grizzlies players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Trail Blazers maintains second position with 50-28 record having just two points less than leader Toronto R. Loser Grizzlies dropped to the fourth place with 47 games lost.
Top scorers:
Portland TB: E.Kanter 21+15reb, D.Lillard 20+7reb+10ast, Z.Collins 18+6reb, E.Turner 13+12reb+11ast, M.Harkless 11+3reb+3ast, R.Hood 9+1reb+1ast
Memphis G.: C.Parsons 16+1reb+1ast, I.Rabb 13+10reb, J.Holiday 11+5reb+1ast, D.Wright 11+4reb+6ast, B.Caboclo 11+3reb, T.Dorsey 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 705986


Houston R. - LA Clippers 135-103

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-best Clippers' (47-32) road loss to first ranked Rockets (51-28) 103-135 on Wednesday. Rockets made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was James Harden (196-89, college: ASU) who scored 31 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Point guard Chris Paul (183-85, college: Wake Forest) chipped in 29 points and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Canadian point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (198-98, college: Kentucky) who recorded 20 points and 4 assists and forward Montrezl Harrell (203-94, college: Louisville) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rockets have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 51-28 record. Loser Clippers keep the second place with 32 games lost.
Top scorers:
Houston R.: J.Harden 31+7reb+7ast, C.Paul 29+4reb+7ast, C.Capela 24+15reb+1ast, E.Gordon 15+1ast, D.House 13+6reb+3ast, A.Rivers 11+3reb+3ast
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Kawhi
Leonard
Raptors claim third straight win over Bucks - 1 day ago
Toronto R. - Milwaukee B. 105-99 Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee Bucks on the road to take 3-2 lead in the Conference Finals. Raptors made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. Forward Kawhi Leonard (201-91, college: San Diego St.) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and point guard Kyle Lowry (183-86, college: Villanova) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Greek-Nigerian swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-94, agency...   [read more]

Neil Olshey
Blazers, Olshey agree to contract extension - 1 day ago
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off their most successful season in nearly 20 years and are making sure the architect of their roster stays in place. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Blazers have agreed to a contract extension with president of basketball operations Neil Olshey that will keep him with the team through 2024. Olshey has been with Portland since 2012 and was in charge of the team as it built its contending team around All-NBA guard Damian Lillard and his fel...   [read more]

Kyle Lowry
Raptors earn second straight win over Bucks - 3 days ago
Milwaukee B. - Toronto R. 102-120 Toronto Raptors fired past Milwaukee Bucks to even the series at 2-2. Raptors made 24-of-27 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Kyle Lowry (183-86, college: Villanova) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and Congolese-Spanish power forward Serge Ibaka (208-89...   [read more]


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