Tatum scores 44, Celtics win ‘crazy’ game over Lakers

The victory of the Boston Celtics against the Los Angeles Lakers in an absolutely crazy game was the highlight of the NBA this Tuesday in which the Golden State Warriors extended their crisis at home against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns accumulated their fifth straight loss against the poor Houston Rockets.

Celtics 122, Lakers 118 (TE)

In an exciting encounter and at the height of the legendary rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics, Boston prevailed in overtime thanks to a display by Jayson Tatum (44 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists) against two magnificent performances by Anthony Davis (37 points , 12 rebounds) and LeBron James (33 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists).

The Celtics were winning by 20 points in the third quarter, the Lakers reacted with a 5-32 between the penultimate and the last period to get 13 up but they collapsed in the last minutes and in overtime they lowered their arms totally exhausted.

Bucks 128, Warriors 111

With a terrible 2-12 at home, the Golden State Warriors returned to bite the dust away from San Francisco when they fell to the Milwaukee Bucks of a great Giannis Antetokounmpo (30 points and 12 rebounds).

Stephen Curry was the top scorer for Golden State with 20 points but he was not fine in shooting (6 of 17) and the Spanish Serge Ibaka again ran out of minutes in Milwaukee.

Rockets 111, Suns 97

Totally sunk, the Phoenix Suns went into a coma after chaining their fifth consecutive defeat after losing to the Houston Rockets, who are bottom of the West.

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Jalen Green (26 points and 7 rebounds) led the Rockets of Spanish Usman Garuba (5 rebounds and an assist in 10 minutes) while Chris Paul (16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists) stood out in a sad Suns without Devin Booker and that they only made 13 of 51 in triples.

Jazz 121, Pelicans 100

After seven straight victories that put them at the head of the West, the Pelicans lost to the Utah Jazz, in which Lauri Markkanen added 19 points and 11 rebounds and who took advantage of New Orleans’ ridiculous 4 of 27 three-pointers.

Zion Williamson had 26 points and 9 rebounds for the Pelicans; Puerto Rican José Alvarado contributed 4 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in 17 minutes; and the Spanish Willy Hernangómez had 9 points, a rebound and 2 assists in just 6 minutes.

Sixers 123, Kings 103

With enormous authority, the Philadelphia 76ers added their third consecutive victory by defeating the Sacramento Kings in a game that they already dominated by 28 points in the second quarter and that they had fully controlled at halftime (80-55).

Joel Embiid (31 points and 7 rebounds in just 30 minutes) and James Harden (21 points, 7 rebounds and 15 assists) shone for the Sixers while in a Kings without answers the most outstanding was Domantas Sabonis (22 points and 10 rebounds). .

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