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 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 
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 2 Miami Heat 39-43 
 3 Charlotte H. 39-43 
 4 Washington W. 32-50 
 5 Atlanta H. 29-53 
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 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 
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 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 
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 2 San Antonio S. 48-34 
 3 Dallas M. 33-49 
 4 Memphis G. 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 
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 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
Nuggets lose to Jazz; Thunder nip Rockets - Apr 10, 2019


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There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NBA. The day was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The day ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last day review presented by ESL.

Top ranked Nuggets (53-28) recorded its twenty eighth loss in Denver on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Jazz (50-31) 118-108. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Jazz made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. Jazz outrebounded Nuggets 48-31 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 28 personal fouls committed by Nuggets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Donovan Mitchell (190-96, college: Louisville) who scored 46 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists. French center Rudy Gobert (216-92) chipped in 20 points and 10 rebounds. point guard Monte Morris (190-95, college: Iowa St.) produced 22 points and 4 assists for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jazz moved-up to second place, which they share with Philadelphia 76ers. Nuggets at the other side still keep top position with 28 games lost. Jazz is looking forward to face league's second-placed Clippers in Los Angeles in the next day and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nuggets will play at home against Timberwolves and are hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Houston. Fourth ranked Thunder (48-33) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging leader Rockets (53-29) 112-111 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Rockets. Point guard Russell Westbrook (190-88, college: UCLA) saved the victory with a triple-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Paul George contributed with 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. James Harden (196-89, college: ASU) answered with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds for Rockets. Thunder have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 48-33 record. Rockets at the other side still keep top position with 29 games lost. Thunder will play against league's leader Bucks in Milwaukee in the next day and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rockets will have a break next day.
Fourth-ranked Lakers (37-45) made lots of trouble for second ranked Trail Blazers (52-29) in Portland on Tuesday. Trail Blazers managed to secure only three-point victory 104-101. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lakers. It was a great evening for Enes Kanter who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds. Trail Blazers' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope responded with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Trail Blazers maintains second place with 52-29 record behind leader Toronto R. Loser Lakers keep the fourth position with 45 games lost. Trail Blazers will meet at home Kings (#3) in the next day, which may be the game of the day. Lakers will have a break next day.
An exciting game was played in Oakland. First ranked Warriors faced 3rd placed Pelicans. Host Warriors (57-24) defeated guests from New Orleans (33-49) 112-103. It was an exceptional evening for DeMarcus Cousins who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Warriors' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. They have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 57-24 record. Pelicans at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 49 games lost. Warriors' next day opponent will be Grizzlies (#5) in Memphis.
An exciting game was played in Boston. Third ranked Celtics faced 4th placed Wizards. Host Celtics (49-33) defeated guests from Washington (32-50) 116-110. The best player for the winners was Brad Wanamaker who scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Wizards' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Celtics maintains third place with 49-33 record having three points less than leader Toronto R. Wizards lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with 50 games lost.

Other games of day 167 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Dallas M. defeated Phoenix Suns in a road game 120-109. Toronto R. smashed Minnesota T. at home 120-100. Cleveland C. was destroyed by Charlotte H. on the opponent's court 124-97. Memphis G. unfortunately lost to Detroit P. in a home game 93-100. Chicago B. recorded a loss to New York K. on the road 86-96. Philadelphia 76ers was crushed by Miami Heat on its own court 99-122.
The best stats of 167th day was 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks by Maurice Harkless of Portland TB.



Portland TB - LA Lakers 104-101

Fourth-ranked Lakers (37-45) made lots of trouble for second ranked Trail Blazers (52-29) in Portland on Tuesday. Trail Blazers managed to secure only three-point victory 104-101. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lakers. Trail Blazers made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Trail Blazers made 10 blocks. It was a great evening for Turkish center Enes Kanter (211-92, college: Kentucky) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds. Puerto Rican-American swingman Maurice Harkless (203-93, college: St.John's) helped adding 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. Trail Blazers' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (196-93, college: Georgia) responded with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and guard Alex Caruso (196-94, college: Texas A&M) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Trail Blazers maintains second place with 52-29 record behind leader Toronto R. Loser Lakers keep the fourth position with 45 games lost. Trail Blazers will meet at home Kings (#3) in the next day, which may be the game of the day. Lakers will have a break next day.
Top scorers:
LA Lakers: K.Caldwell-Pope 32+5reb+8ast, M.Muscala 16+5reb+1ast, J.Williams III 12+10reb+3ast, A.Caruso 12+7reb+13ast, J.McGee 11+4reb+1ast, J.Jones 11+15reb+3ast
Portland TB: M.Harkless 26+8reb, E.Kanter 22+16reb+2ast, D.Lillard 20+4reb+8ast, S.Curry 19+2reb+1ast, C.McCollum 11+1reb+3ast, E.Turner 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 706030


Denver N. - Utah Jazz 108-118

Top ranked Nuggets (53-28) recorded its twenty eighth loss in Denver on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Jazz (50-31) 118-108. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Jazz made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. Jazz outrebounded Nuggets 48-31 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 28 personal fouls committed by Nuggets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Donovan Mitchell (190-96, college: Louisville) who scored 46 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists. French center Rudy Gobert (216-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Monte Morris (190-95, college: Iowa St.) produced 22 points and 4 assists and Canadian swingman Jamal Murray (198-97, college: Kentucky) added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Jazz and five Nuggets players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jazz moved-up to second place, which they share with Philadelphia 76ers. Nuggets at the other side still keep top position with 28 games lost. Jazz is looking forward to face league's second-placed Clippers in Los Angeles in the next day and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nuggets will play at home against Timberwolves and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Denver N.: M.Beasley 25+1ast, M.Morris 22+3reb+4ast, J.Murray 22+5reb+1ast, G.Harris 15+2ast, M.Plumlee 10+8reb+8ast, P.Millsap 5+4reb+1ast
Utah Jazz: D.Mitchell 46+7reb+4ast, R.Gobert 20+10reb+1ast, D.Favors 16+7reb+1ast, J.Ingles 10+6reb+13ast, R.Rubio 8+5reb+2ast, J.Crowder 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 706028


Phoenix Suns - Dallas M. 109-120

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Suns' (19-63) home loss to fourth ranked Mavericks (33-48) 109-120 on Tuesday. Mavericks made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Mavericks outrebounded Suns 64-38 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was Slovenian guard Luka Doncic (201-99) who had a triple-double by scoring 21 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists. German forward Dirk Nowitzki (213-78) chipped in 30 points and 8 rebounds. Mavericks' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Jamal Crawford (196-80, college: Michigan) produced 51 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Bosnian-Croatian Dragan Bender (213-97) added 12 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Mavericks moved-up to third place. Loser Suns keep the fifth position with 63 games lost. Mavericks will face league's second-placed Spurs in San Antonio in the next day and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Suns: J.Crawford 51+5reb+5ast, J.Jackson 17+8reb, D.Bender 12+11reb+6ast, E.Okobo 11+1reb+3ast, M.Bridges 10+1reb, D.Melton 6+3reb+1ast
Dallas M.: D.Nowitzki 30+8reb+3ast, L.Doncic 21+16reb+11ast, D.Finney-Smith 15+10reb+2ast, D.Harris 14+3reb+5ast, D.Powell 11+11reb+3ast, J.Jackson 10
gschID: 706027


Houston R. - Oklah.City T. 111-112

Important game to mention about took place in Houston. Fourth ranked Thunder (48-33) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging leader Rockets (53-29) 112-111 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Rockets. Thunder made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Rockets 56-42 including 18 on the offensive glass. Point guard Russell Westbrook (190-88, college: UCLA) saved the victory with a triple-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Swingman Paul George (206-90, college: Fresno St.) contributed with 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. James Harden (196-89, college: ASU) answered with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and point guard Chris Paul (183-85, college: Wake Forest) added 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Rockets. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Thunder have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 48-33 record. Rockets at the other side still keep top position with 29 games lost. Thunder will play against league's leader Bucks in Milwaukee in the next day and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rockets will have a break next day.
Top scorers:
Houston R.: J.Harden 39+10reb+3ast, C.Paul 24+8reb+6ast, C.Capela 18+10reb+3ast, G.Green 15, E.Gordon 8+1reb+3ast, P.Tucker 4+6reb
Oklah.City T.: R.Westbrook 29+12reb+10ast, P.George 27+9reb+3ast, T.Ferguson 16+3reb+1ast, D.Schroeder 10+5reb+1ast, J.Grant 10+5reb+1ast, S.Adams 8+13reb+1ast
gschID: 706029


Golden St.W. - N.Orleans P. 112-103

An exciting game was played in Oakland. First ranked Warriors faced 3rd placed Pelicans. Host Warriors (57-24) defeated guests from New Orleans (33-49) 112-103. Warriors outrebounded Pelicans 58-42 including a 47-35 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for power forward DeMarcus Cousins (211-90, college: Kentucky) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Damion Lee (198-92, college: Louisville) accounted for 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Warriors' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Jahlil Okafor (211-95, college: Duke) came up with 30 points and 7 rebounds and forward Christian Wood (208-95, college: UNLV, agency: Pensack Sports) added 26 points and 12 rebounds respectively for Pelicans in the defeat. Five Warriors and four Pelicans players scored in double figures. They have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 57-24 record. Pelicans at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 49 games lost. Warriors' next day opponent will be Grizzlies (#5) in Memphis.
Top scorers:
N.Orleans P.: J.Okafor 30+7reb+1ast, C.Wood 26+12reb, I.Clark 20+1reb+4ast, C.Diallo 11+6reb+5ast, K.Williams 8+7reb+6ast, S.Hill 5+3reb+4ast
Golden St.W.: D.Cousins 21+12reb+6ast, D.Lee 20+7reb+1ast, Q.Cook 19+2reb+3ast, J.Evans III 11+5reb+2ast, A.McKinnie 10+7reb+1ast, J.Bell 10+6reb+4ast
gschID: 706026


Boston C. - Washington W. 116-110

An exciting game was played in Boston. Third ranked Celtics faced 4th placed Wizards. Host Celtics (49-33) defeated guests from Washington (32-50) 116-110. Celtics looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) who scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Point guard Terry Rozier (185-94, college: Louisville) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. Czech point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 19 points and 5 assists and Bradley Beal (196-93, college: Florida) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Wizards' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Celtics maintains third place with 49-33 record having three points less than leader Toronto R. Wizards lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with 50 games lost.
Top scorers:
Washington W.: T.Satoransky 19+4reb+5ast, B.Beal 16+5reb+4ast, T.Bryant 14+6reb+2ast, D.Robinson 14+5reb+3ast, B.Portis 11+8reb+4ast, I.Mahinmi 11+12reb+1ast
Boston C.: T.Rozier 21+4reb+4ast, R.Hunter 17+3reb+3ast, B.Wanamaker 17+6reb+7ast, S.Ojeleye 17+4reb+3ast, J.Brown 15+3reb+2ast, G.Yabusele 13+5reb+1ast
gschID: 706022


Toronto R. - Minnesota T. 120-100

No shocking result in a game in Toronto where first ranked Raptors (58-24) smashed 5th ranked Timberwolves (36-45) 120-100 on Tuesday. They outrebounded Timberwolves 54-35 including a 47-30 advantage in defensive rebounds. Raptors looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was Canadian-Saint Lucian power forward Chris Boucher (208-93, college: Oregon) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Kawhi Leonard (201-91, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Senegalese center Gorgui Dieng (211-90, college: Louisville) produced 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Croatian Dario Saric (207-94, agency: BeoBasket) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Raptors maintains first place with 58-24 record. Loser Timberwolves keep the fifth position with 45 games lost. Raptors will have a break next day. Timberwolves will play on the road against the league's leader Nuggets (#1) in Denver and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Minnesota T.: G.Dieng 16+7reb+5ast, A.Wiggins 16+3reb+3ast, D.Saric 15+9reb, T.Jones 11+1reb+10ast, C.Reynolds 8+1reb+1ast, C.Williams 7+2reb
Toronto R.: K.Leonard 20+6reb+1ast, F.VanVleet 16+2reb+4ast, C.Boucher 15+13reb+2ast, N.Powell 10+5reb+2ast, P.Siakam 10+4reb+2ast, M.Gasol 9+6reb+1ast
gschID: 706025


Charlotte H. - Cleveland C. 124-97

Rather expected game in Charlotte where 5th ranked Cavaliers (19-63) were rolled over by third ranked Hornets (39-42) 124-97 on Tuesday. Hornets looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hornets made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was point guard Kemba Walker (185-90, college: Connecticut) who scored 23 points and 7 assists. Jeremy Lamb (196-92, college: Connecticut) chipped in 23 points and 5 assists. Guard Collin Sexton (191-99, college: Alabama) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 assists and forward Larry Nance-Jr (203-93, college: Wyoming) added 10 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Five Hornets and four Cavaliers 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. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Hornets. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Miami Heat and Sacramento K. Cavaliers lost their tenth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 63 games lost. Hornets will face league's leader Magic in Orlando in the next day and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Cleveland C.: C.Sexton 18+1reb+10ast, C.Osman 17+4reb+1ast, J.Clarkson 16+2reb+3ast, L.Nance Jr. 10+12reb+6ast, C.Frye 10, B.Knight 9+5reb+2ast
Charlotte H.: J.Lamb 23+3reb+5ast, K.Walker 23+3reb+7ast, M.Bridges 18+7reb+4ast, D.Bacon 18+1ast, F.Kaminsky 14+5reb+4ast, D.Graham 10+2reb+5ast
gschID: 706020


Memphis G. - Detroit P. 93-100

Rather predictable result in Memphis where third ranked Pistons (40-41) beat 5th ranked Grizzlies (32-49) 100-93 on Tuesday. Pistons forced 21 Grizzlies turnovers. Grizzlies were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was center Andre Drummond (208-93, college: Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds. Point guard Ishmael Smith (183-88, college: Wake Forest) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. Pistons' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Delon Wright (196-92, college: Utah) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and Tyler Zeller (213-90, college: UNC) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pistons maintains third place with 40-41 record having thirteen points less than leader Toronto R. Loser Grizzlies keep the fifth position with 49 games lost. Pistons will face Knicks (#5) in New York City in the next day. Grizzlies will play at home against the league's leader Warriors and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Memphis G.: B.Caboclo 15+3reb+2ast, D.Wright 15+9reb+2ast, T.Zeller 13+6reb+3ast, T.Dorsey 12+4reb+3ast, I.Rabb 9+10reb+2ast, J.Carter 9+3reb+2ast
Detroit P.: I.Smith 22+3reb+4ast, A.Drummond 20+17reb+1ast, L.Kennard 15+2reb+1ast, R.Jackson 12+1reb+5ast, B.Brown 8+3reb+2ast, W.Ellington 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 706021


New York K. - Chicago B. 96-86

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in New York City where 4th placed Bulls (22-59) were defeated by fifth ranked Knicks (17-64) 96-86 on Tuesday. Knicks outrebounded Bulls 61-50 including 50 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Knicks made 10 blocks. The best player for the winners was guard Dennis Smith-Jr (190-97, college: NC State) who scored 25 points and 5 assists. Kevin Knox-II (206-99, college: Kentucky) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Shaquille Harrison (193-93, college: Tulsa) produced 13 points and 7 rebounds and Italian-American guard Ryan Arcidiacono (190-94, college: Villanova) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bulls' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Knicks maintains fifth place with 17-64 record. Loser Bulls keep the fourth position with 59 games lost. Knicks will face higher ranked Pistons (#3) in Detroit in the next day and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bulls will play on the road against the league's second-placed 76ers in Philadelphia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chicago B.: R.Arcidiacono 14+6reb+3ast, S.Harrison 13+7reb+3ast, R.Lopez 12+3reb+1ast, J.Sampson 11+8reb+1ast, T.Luwawu-Cabarrot 10+4reb, B.Sampson 9+1reb
New York K.: D.Smith Jr. 25+1reb+5ast, K.Knox II 17+10reb+2ast, D.Dotson 12+5reb+4ast, L.Kornet 12+13reb+4ast, J.Jenkins 9+6reb, M.Robinson 8+17reb
gschID: 706024


Philadelphia 76ers - Miami Heat 99-122

There was a small surprise in Philadelphia where second ranked Heat (39-42) outleveled their close opponent 76ers (50-31) 122-99 on Tuesday. Heat looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Heat made 10 blocks. The best player for the winners was guard Dwyane Wade (193-82, college: Marquette) who scored 30 points. Bam Adebayo (208-97, college: Kentucky) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Center Greg Monroe (211-90, college: Georgetown) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds and guard Jonathon Simmons (198-89, college: Houston) added 14 points and 8 assists respectively for the hosts. 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. Heat maintains second place with 39-42 record having fourteen points less than leader Toronto R., which they share with Charlotte H. and Sacramento K. Loser 76ers keep the second position with 31 games lost. Heat will face Nets (#4) in Brooklyn in the next day. 76ers will play at home against Bulls and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Philadelphia 76ers: G.Monroe 18+5reb+2ast, B.Simmons 16+4reb+1ast, J.Simmons 14+2reb+8ast, B.Marjanovic 12+5reb+2ast, Z.Smith 11+2reb+2ast, S.Milton 7+8reb+1ast
Miami Heat: D.Wade 30+3reb+3ast, B.Adebayo 19+9reb+2ast, J.Winslow 16+3reb+2ast, H.Whiteside 15+9reb, K.Olynyk 8+4reb+1ast, D.Waiters 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 706023
  




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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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