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Durant offers the derby to the Nets



This Sunday evening, thanks to a huge Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets won the derby against the New York Knicks (110-107), while the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers won respectively at the Detroit Pistons (102-106 ) and the Boston Celtics (92-95).

Faced with such a Kevin Durant, the Knicks could not do anything. This Sunday evening, at the Barclays Center, the Nets player indeed gave the victory to his franchise during the derby against New York (110-107). Deprived in particular of Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, Steve Nash’s team was able to count on his number 7 to sign a third success in a row. Author of 53 points (51% shooting), 6 rebounds and 9 assists in front of his audience, “KD” was simply unplayable and sickened Evan Fournier (25 points) and his family. In a tight derby until the end, it was the Nets who had the last word, thanks in particular to the good performance of Andre Drummond (18 points and 10 rebounds), while Julius Randle (26 points) and RJ Barrett (24 points) stood out for the Knicks. With now 35 wins in 68 games, Brooklyn consolidates its place in the top 8 of the Eastern Conference and can still hope to finish in the top sixwith the Cleveland Cavaliers still within reach.

Mavericks and Clippers travel well

In the other evening meetings, advantage to the franchises of the West against those of the East. During an enticing duel at TD Garden, it was the Dallas Mavericks who had the last word against the Boston Celtics (92-95). If Jayson Tatum’s team (21 points and 11 rebounds) started well, the Texans turned things around in the third quarter won 38-26. Behind, Luka Doncic (26 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists) and his teammates held on and won a great success far from their bases, which allows them to get closer to the top 4 of their Conference. Also note the short but precious victory of the Los Angeles Clippers at the Detroit Pistons (102-106). If Cade Cunningham came close to a triple-double (23 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists) for the locals, Marcus Morris (31 points and 7 rebounds) also made a strong impression at Little Caesars Arena. Tyronn Lue’s players therefore remain in 8th place in the West and are still significantly behind the Denver Nuggets (6th).

Sunday March 13, 2022
Brooklyn Nets – New York Knicks: 110-107
Detroit Pistons- Los Angeles Clippers : 102-106
Boston Celtics- Dallas Mavericks : 92-95
11 p.m.: Orlando Magic–Philadelphia Sixers
00:00: Atlanta Hawks–Indiana Pacers
00:00: New Orleans Pelicans–Houston Rockets
00:00: Oklahoma City Thunder–Memphis Grizzlies
2:00: Phoenix Suns–Los Angeles Lakers

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