Memphis at the revival
After three defeats in a row, the Memphis Grizzlies, yet still deprived of Ja Morant, returned to success against the Golden State Warriors (131-110). For their part, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets (118-113).
Ja Morant is still absent. However, Thursday, as part of the NBA regular season, this did not prevent the Memphis Grizzlies from resuming success, after three defeats in a row, against the Golden State Warriors (131-110). The defending champions sank in defense and they were surprised, with this third defeat in a row.
The Grizzlies, third in the West, relied on Tyus Jones, holder in place of Morant, who finished top scorer for his team but also second best scorer of this meeting with personal statistics of 22 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists. Opposite, the visitors conceded a scathing 48-28 in the first quarter. A delay that they never managed to fill, despite Stephen Curry and his 29 points. The star allowed his people, sixth in the West, to return to four units in the second quarter (57-53), but that was not enough.
Brooklyn almost surprised Milwaukee
Milwaukee finally managed to have the last laugh. Thursday, in the regular season, the Bucks disposed of the Brooklyn Nets (118-113). However, the visitors attempted a comeback but without succeeding in winning. Milwaukee had up to 22 points ahead, in the second quarter (46-24, 48-26) or even in the third and penultimate (71-49).
En face, Brooklyn was without many starters, but that didn’t stop the franchise from going all out., under the leadership in particular of their replacements like Patty Mills, who finished with 23 points, or even Cam Thomas (21 points). The locals had to do without Giannis Antetokounmpo, but two other men were able to respond perfectly, finishing best scorers of theirs and of this meeting, in double-double. They are Bobby Portis (28 points, 13 rebounds) and Brook Lopez (24 points, 10 rebounds). In the Eastern Conference standings, Milwaukee remains the leader, while Brooklyn is sixth.