Clippers beat Lakers, LeBron is injured, Doncic does not reach 30, Horford scores 13 and Towns 11

The Los Angeles Clippers took advantage of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, in which LeBron James also left injured in the groin, while Luka Doncic fell below 30 points for the first time this season and the Dallas Mavericks fell unexpectedly against the Orlando Magic.

CLIPPERS 114 – LAKERS 101

With 9 losses in 11 games, the Lakers deepened their crisis by losing to the Clippers and seeing how LeBron James went to the locker room due to groin discomfort in the last quarter.

LeBron (30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists) was the best of the Lakers who have lost four consecutive games, who have lost nine games in a row against the Clippers and who are now the second worst team in the NBA only ahead of the Houston Rockets (2-10).

Without Kawhi Leonard, still in his fine-tuning after his serious injury, the Clippers relied on the strength of their block (seven players over 10 points) and a sensational Paul George (29 points on 10-for-17 shooting, 6 rebounds and 4 assists).

MAGIC 94 – MAVERICKS 87

The Orlando Magic surprised Luka Doncic’s Dallas Magic, who, in his tenth game of the season, fell below 30 points for the first time.

In a game with little luck facing the rim, the Slovenian got 24 points (9 of 29 shots, 2 of 11 triples), 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

Doncic had started the season with a magnificent streak of nine games in a row scoring more than 30 points, something that, in NBA history, had only been achieved before by the legendary Wilt Chamberlain (23 games in a row in 1962-1963).

Argentine Facundo Campazzo had no minutes in the Dallas rotation while Franz Wagner (22 points and 6 assists) was the best for the Magic.

THUNDER 132 – BUCKS 136

The most exciting duel of the night took place in Oklahoma City, where the Thunder forced the Bucks to play two extensions so that they could take a hard-fought victory to Milwaukee.

Without Giannis Antetokounmpo due to knee discomfort, the Bucks had Jevon Carter as an unexpected leader, superb with 36 points and 12 assists.

The Spanish Serge Ibaka got 4 points, 2 rebounds and an assist in 12 minutes for the Bucks.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander came out on the Thunder with 39 points and hit a triple with 0.6 seconds left in the first overtime that put his team up a point, but in the last breath Brook López was fouled and forced from the free throw line second overtime, where the Bucks sang victory

NETS 112 – KNICKS 85

With a triple-double of 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, Kevin Durant led the Brooklyn Nets in their beating in the New York duel against the poor New York Knicks (32.2% shooting from the field and 27.9% shooting). triples).

This is the third win in four games for the Nets in which Kyrie Irving is still suspended for his anti-Semitic controversy.

Julius Randle (24 points and 11 rebounds) was the leading scorer for the Knicks.

RAPTORS 116 – ROCKETS 109

The Toronto Raptors had to sweat until the end to beat some tough Houston Rockets in a game in which Fred VanVleet shone for the locals with 32 points.

Jalen Green (21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists) was the highlight of the Rockets in which the Spanish Usman Garuba had 4 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 14 minutes.

His compatriot Juancho Hernangómez had no place in the Raptors rotation.

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CELTICS 128 – PISTONS 112

With 31 points from Jayson Tatum and 30 from Jaylen Brown, the Boston Celtics added their fourth victory in a row by defeating the Detroit Pistons at home with 18 triples (only 7 from their rivals).

Three Detroit players posted a double-double: Jaden Ivey (19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists), Isaiah Stewart (12 points and 10 rebounds) and Jalen Duren (10 points and 10 rebounds).

Al Horford had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in 26 minutes for the Celtics.

BULLS 111 – PELICANS 115

The Chicago Bulls deflated in the last minute of the game against the New Orleans Pelicans in which the Spanish Willy Hernangómez added 8 points and 3 rebounds in 12 minutes and the Puerto Rican José Alvarado had 7 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 13 minutes.

DeMar DeRozan shone with 33 points for the Bulls but lost a key ball in the final seconds while the Pelicans took refuge in the stellar trio of Brandon Ingram (22 points and 9 rebounds), Jonas Valanciunas (21 points and 13 rebounds) and Zion Williamson (19 points).

TIMBERWOLVES 117 – SUNS 129

Resounding victory for the Phoenix Suns in Minnesota against the Timberwolves who trailed by 27 points in the third quarter and have lost five of their last six games.

Mikal Bridges (31 points and 9 rebounds) and Devin Booker 832 points 10 assists) shone for the Suns while Rudy Gobert (25 points and 11 rebounds) stood out for Wolves in which the Dominican-American Karl-Anthony Towns had a night gray (11 points and 8 rebounds in 28 minutes).

SPURS 122 – GRIZZLIES 124

The Memphis Grizzlies had to go until extra time to beat the San Antonio Spurs who, after being one of the revelations at the start, have melted with five straight losses.

Ja Morant and Desmond Bane added 32 points apiece in a Grizzlies in which the Spanish Santi Aldama had 7 points, 7 rebounds and an assist in 23 minutes.

KINGS 127 – CAVALIERS 120

The Cleveland Cavaliers chained their second straight loss on their tour of the West by unexpectedly losing to the Sacramento Kings.

Domantas Sabonis (21 points and 6 assists) was the top scorer for a very united Kings team (seven players over 10 points) who ruined Donovan Mitchell’s Cavaliers (38 points) in the final minutes.

HAWKS 119 – JAZZ 125

The Utah Jazz remain as the amazing leader of the West (10-3) after achieving a victory of merit and away against the Atlanta Hawks.

Lauri Markkanen (32 points and 8 rebounds) was the beacon of a Jazz that overcame a balanced but insufficient Hawks (Dejounte Murray, with 26 points, led an Atlanta quintet in which all added at least 15 points).

PACERS 119 – NUGETS 122

With a resounding 49-66 in the second half, the Denver Nuggets stormed Indiana to add their fourth consecutive victory at the hands of Nikola Jokic (24 points and 6 assists in just 21 minutes due to foul trouble).

Tyrese Haliburton (21 points and 12 assists) was the best of a Pacers with problems from the perimeter (14 of 42 in triples).

HORNETS 95 – BLAZERS 105

Sinking with six straight losses in last place in the East, the Charlotte Hornets fell at home to a Portland Trail Blazers who continue to give very good feelings in these first weeks of the season.

Damian Lillard led the Blazzers (26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists) and Terry Rozier was the leading scorer for Charlotte (18 points).

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