PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS 119 – DENVER NUGGETS 100
The Nuggets were no match in Portland. Simple task for some Blazers who know them well. The casualties, adding that of Dozier due to a bad fall and a lot of weight on his knee, were too much. The team is beaten and Malone, very critical at a press conference, does not get the most out of it. Lillard and McCollum finally dominated smoothly as a pair, adding 25 for the first and 32 for the second for 57 overall. Billups is making progress to the team in defense and they already have four consecutive victories.
DETROIT PISTONS 92 – MIAMI HEAT 100
The Pistons are still struggling to close games. As against the Lakers they were overtaken in the final minutes by the Heat, another of the favorites for the title. They got 17 of difference only in the last quarter to prop up the comeback. In the Florida draw, Tyler Herro once again stood out one more day, today with 31 points, which is the most positive surprise of this year for Spoelstra’s men.
NEW YORK KNICKS 106 – LOS ANGELES LAKERS 100
The Knicks took advantage of the absence of LeBron James and the fever of Anthony Davis and did not miss the victory of Madison. Read the chronicle.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 104 – DALLAS MAVERICKS 112
The Mavericks lost their footing and fell into overtime, but they handled it masterfully. Doncic came back to win. Great Porzingis. Read the chronicle.