Pacers 116 – Bulls 110
The Indiana Pacers cut a streak of seven consecutive losses, the worst of their season, with a win that was more intended to extend that period of poor results. And it is that the Bulls came to win by more than 20 points at halftime. But Benedict Mathurin, as his coach Rick Carlisle would later admit, was hyper-motivated in the locker room and it seems that he breathed new strength into his teammates because when they returned to the track the Pacers ended up turning the score around. The decisive basket with 29 seconds left was the work, of course, of the rookie who finished with 26 points, the same as Myles Turner.
Heat 98 – Celtics 95
The Miami Heat are on an upward trajectory, that’s a fact. They didn’t start the season exactly well but they are settling in sixth place in the East and getting closer to fifth for the Cavaliers. Today they have confirmed that good trend by beating the best team in the league, the Boston Celtics, and also coming back from a significant deficit in the last quarter. It was a 15-0 run that put them back on top. Bam Adebayo, who is growing at the same rate as the team, was the star with the basket that definitely put his team ahead with 20 seconds to go, and not only that. He also had 9 of his 30 points and 8 of his 15 rebounds in the final 12 minutes.
Knicks 105 – Cavs 103
Donovan Mitchell returned after an absence of three games and did it to what could have been his home, a Madison Square Garden that for many minutes seemed like he was going to conquer. But up front Julius Randle had other plans. The power forward played an extraordinary game in which he had 36 points and 8 rebounds with 8 triples. The last one served to put the tables on the scoreboard 2 minutes from the end. Mitchel, who signed a 24+8+8, was not able to score in the last three attempts and even left in pain after a bad fall on the final play.
Suns 128 – Hornets 97
The Suns, little by little, are raising their heads. After losing 12 of 14 games they have won the last four, which has allowed them to go from 12th place in the West to being tied for 6th. In fourth games. Few better examples of the misrule that reigns in the middle zone of the West. Those from Phoenix easily beat the Charlotte Hornets, although not without shocks. They were 30 points apart before the break and after the locker room the visitors closed the gap to 8. Cam Johnson, who has recently returned from injury and is still on a minutes restriction, didn’t need much time to make a big impact. about the match. He had 24 points in 18 minutes.
Pelicans 98 – Nuggets 99
Nikola Jokic returns after two games absent with another triple-double and the winning basket. The Pelicans come back an impossible but give in to the MVP. Once again good minutes from Willy. Read the chronicle here.
Mavs 126 – Wizards 127
Another loss in a bad month for the Mavericks. Doncic had three negative actions at the end of the match that tarnished his good night. Read the chronicle here.
Lakers 115 – Clippers 133
Undisputed victory for the Clippers in the duel in Los Angeles against the Lakers. Another league record for LeBron James that was of little use. Read the chronicle here.