The results of the night in the NBA
Warriors @ bucks : 99-118
Wolves @ Grizzlies : 108-116
Clippers @ Pelicans : 89-113
Thunder @ Nets: 130-109
Blazers @ nuggets : 108-140
Cam Reddish arrives at the Knicks, Atlanta recovers a pick and Kevin Knox
At the moment, the mountains are giving birth to mice in the NBA when it comes to enticing posters. We thought that the match between reigning champion Milwaukee and Golden State, the league’s No. 1, could give something nice. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks no doubt think it was. The Warriors, significantly less.
The « Greek Freak » and his comrades literally crushed their visitors, facing whom they led 77-38 at halftime, before rolling out and letting the garbage time do its work to make the note seem less salty.
Giannis was far too dominant for the apathetic Warriors and next to their pumps: the MVP of the Finals needed only 30 minutes to put up 30 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, helped by Khris Middleton (23 pts) and Bobby Portis (20 pts) in particular.
It was Mike Budenholzer’s first game after four past meetings under Covid protocol.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) went off for a 30 point triple-double..in under 30 mins played!
🏀 30 PTS | 12 REBs | 11 ASTs pic.twitter.com/9vJ6oD97E8
— NBA (@NBA) January 14, 2022
And 11 for Memphis
– The Grizzlies still managed a better finish than their opponents, to extend their superb winning streak (11). It was the Wolves who this time suffered the law of Memphis, despite the efforts ofAnthony Edwards (30 points), D’Angelo Russell (29 pts, 6 wt) and Karl Anthony Towns (25 pts, 9 rebounds).
Taylor Jenkins’ players responded again collectively and by dividing the tasks between Desmond Bane (21 points), Jaren Jackson Jr. (20 points) and Ja Morant (16 pts, 9 wts). The X factor of the night for the Grizzlies will have been John Konchar, author of 15 points and a career high 17 rebounds.
Without KD, Brooklyn takes a lot, SGA in legs
– Brooklyn had decided to rest Kevin Durant for the reception of OKC and Kyrie Irving was obviously not dressed since the game was at home. Therefore, James Harden had to carry the Nets alone and the result was not conclusive. Visibly tired, the « Bearded One » could not cope with the surging Thunder, happy to find New Yorkers exhausted by their recent road trip.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander feasted by brushing the triple-double (33 pts, 10 rebounds, 9 wt), with the help of Luguentz Dort (27 pts).
– New Orleans has never been led and even counted up to 28 points ahead of the Clippers. The Pelicans walked around with, again, an excellent Brandon Ingram (24 points) and a Jonas Valanciunas in double-double (18 pts, 16 rbds).
Nicholas Batum started and added 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks in 24 minutes.
Campazzo treats, Denver easy against Portland
– In the last game of the night, there was not much suspense either. Denver crushed Portland, which was playing without Damian Lillard (perhaps for the whole season), CJ McCollum and even Anfernee Simons… Nikola Jokic and his comrades showed no mercy.
The Serb had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks in 28 minutes before taking a nap. The Nuggets bench did the job next, with a recital of Facundo Campazzo (18 pts, 12 pds) and the cutting edges Bones Hyland (17 pts) and Zeke Nnaji (16 pts, 9 rebounds).
« Facu » did not spare the self-esteem of the Blazers this night…
Campazzo robó la pelota and drew a canito. What hermoso. pic.twitter.com/8A0h4Vtg6D
— Sexto Hombre (@6toHombreLATAM) January 14, 2022