The Memphis Grizzlies added their tenth victory in a row on Tuesday by defeating none other than the Golden State Warriors, who also saw the Phoenix Suns open a gap at the top of the Western Conference by beating some Toronto Raptors who were thrown.
In addition, the Los Angeles Clippers came back from a game they had absolutely lost to the Denver Nuggets and Brandon Ingram hit a triple on the horn to knock out the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Grizzliles 116, Warriors 108
The Grizzlies are serious.
In a demanding challenge against the Warriors of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the exciting and electric troop of Ja Morant prevailed with power and has already earned the right to dream big this season.
Chosen on Monday as the best player of the week in the West, Morant (29 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists) hit the decisive basket to tip the balance against Warriors without Draymond Green and in which the triple-double was not enough Curry (27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists).
The Mexican Juan Toscano-Anderson played 7 minutes for the Warriors in which he did not shoot for the basket and grabbed 3 rebounds while the Spanish Santi Aldama had no minutes with the Grizzlies.
Suns 99, Raptors 95
Six victories in a row led the Toronto Raptors of an excellent Fred VanVleet (player of the week in the East), but there the streak ended since the Phoenix Suns crossed their path today.
Devin Booker (16 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 rebounds) and Chris Paul (15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals) serenely defeated some Raptors in the last minutes who, despite having three players above 20 points (VanVleet , Siakam and Anunoby), were too imprecise from the triple in the decisive section.
Clippers 87, Nuggets 85
In one of the strangest games of the season for the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles team rallied back down the epic path to the Denver Nuggets after scoring just 28 points in the first half and trailing 25 in the third quarter. .
Amir Coffey (18 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals) led the Clippers with five players over ten points while the Nuggets, who could have won or tied the game with two shots on the last play , highlighted Aaron Gordon (30 points with 11 of 16 shooting, and 12 rebounds) and Nikola Jokic (21 points with 9 of 14 shooting, 13 rebounds and 8 assists).
The Spanish Serge Ibaka played 22 minutes in which he contributed 4 points (2 of 7 in shots), 9 rebounds, a steal and a stopper for the Clippers and the Argentine Facundo Campazzo played 29 minutes in which he added 2 points (0 of 6 in shots, 2 of 2 in free), 5 rebounds, 5 assists and a block.
Pelicans 128, Timberwolves 125
Brandon Ingram, with a splendid triple on the horn, signed the most outstanding play of the day and thus certified the victory of the New Orleans Pelicans over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Ingram had 33 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists while in the Timberwolves the Dominican-born player Karl-Anthony Towns shone with 26 points (9 of 16 shooting), 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 42 minutes on the court.
The Spanish Willy Hernangómez had no minutes with the Pelicans.
Bulls 133, Pistons 87
The Chicago Bulls, who lead the East, disintegrated the Detroit Pistons, which are the second worst team in the NBA, in a game without much history in which the locals touched a 50 point difference.
Nikola Vucevic (22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists) led a Bulls in which the less usual had many minutes while Josh Jackson (16 points) was the leading scorer of a Pistons denied from the triple (6 of 35 ).
Wizards 122, Thunder 118
Kyle Kuzma (29 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists) led the Washington Wizards to a close victory at home over the Oklahoma City Thunder in which Shai Gilgeous-Alexander stood out (32 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists).
Brazilian Raul Neto played 19 minutes for the Wizards in which he had 2 points (1 of 5 shooting), 5 rebounds and 5 assists).