Jazz dominate Bucks, Nets and Lakers recover

It’s a warning for the Bucks, who suffer their third straight loss and their fourth this season, having foiled to the Jazz, who have proven themselves to be simply better.

In defense, the French Rudy Gobert, best defender in 2018, 2019 and 2020, protected the basket with 13 rebounds and 4 blocks, also scoring 9 points. On offense, Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley, who was returning from injury, carried the Utah franchise, scoring 28 and 20 points respectively.

Mitchell was particularly decisive, responding each time to the Bucks’ comebacks, including two 2-point baskets, less than a minute 20 from the end of the meeting, while the Bucks had narrowed the gap to 4 points.

For the Bucks, handicapped by the absence of Khris Middleton, the aggressiveness of Antetokounmpo, MVP (best player) in 2019 and 2020, will not have been enough, despite his 25 points and 7 rebounds.

His duel of giants with Gobert (2 m 16 for the « Frenchie », 2 m 11 for the « Greek Freak ») was also illustrated on the floor with a spectacular counter Giannis on Gobert in the first quarter.

– The Nets and the Lakers are reassured –

In the other meetings of the evening, the Lakers and the Nets, both favorites for the NBA title, were able to reassure themselves, after a complicated start to the season.

The Lakers easily won against the Houston Rockets 95-85. Whether it’s LeBron James planting a back-to-the-basket dunk with authority, or Russell Westbrook with a one-handed dunk, the Los Angeles franchise’s all-star roster has shown its power and talent, without straining.

Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, Russell Westbrook 20 points, and LeBron James 15 points. Anthony Davis signs a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

In New York, the Nets of Kevin Durant and James Harden dominated the Detroit Pistons 117-91.

Kevin Durant, who made his NBA debut 14 years ago to the day, carried the Nets to the scoreboard scoring 23 points, before being sent off in the third quarter for a nudge to the face. by Kelly Olynyk, in frustration.

James Harden signed his first triple-double of the season (18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists), while three other players scored 10 points or more: LaMarcus Aldridge (16), DeAndre ‘Bembry (15) and Joe Harris (10).

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