Eight games were on the night’s schedule in the NBA, and they notably saw Milwaukee improve on their record for most wins to start the season, and Phoenix dominate Portland in the Western Conference clash.
And new! Never in their history have the Milwaukee Bucks won more than seven straight games to start the season. They are now at nine, after their easy success over Oklahoma City on Saturday night: 108-94. The Wisconsin franchise was however deprived of Giannis Antetokounmpo, left to rest the day after his first triple-double of the season in Minnesota, but Brook Lopez took over in good fashion, with 25 points on the clock. Jrue Holiday added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assists in this game where the Bucks definitely took control from the quarter hour mark. Next game: in Atlanta on Monday, for the ten pass? The Hawks, precisely, defeated New Orleans, but they needed the extension: 124-121. Clint Capela finished with 21 points and 19 rebounds and Dejounte Murray in triple-double (22pts, 10rbds, 11pds) at the end of this meeting that Atlanta led for a large part of the time, but where the Pelicans almost succeeded the heist. With New Orleans leading 109-107 with five seconds remaining in regulation time, Murray equalized and then Brandon Ingram missed the game-winning shot at the buzzer. Atlanta then won overtime 15-12. Boston has the same record as the Hawks (6v-3d) after its 118-133 success in New York after a game where the Celtics widened the gap throughout the second half. Jaylen Brown finishes with 30 points and Jayson Tatum with 26. On the Knicks side, Evan Fournier only played 11 minutes and only shot once… Also note, still in the East, the victory of Brooklyn (still deprived of Kyrie Irving, suspended) 94-98 in Charlotte, with 27 points and 8 rebounds from Kevin Durant.
Phoenix imposes its law
In the West, the leader is called Phoenix, and the Suns won the match at the top against Portland who had beaten them the day before (106-108). Facing private Blazers of Damian Lillard (calf) and Anfernee Simmons (foot), Phoenix did not have to force and won 102-82, even counting 29 points ahead in the heart of the last quarter. Devin Booker scored 24 points. Third-placed Denver followed suit, with an easy 126-101 victory over San Antonio in a one-sided game, in which Nikola Jokic scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and provided 6 assists. After three defeats in a row, victory also for Minnesota (9th) against red lantern Houston on the score of 129-117, without Rudy Gobert, in covid protocol, but with a Karl-Anthony Towns at 25 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists .
NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Charlotte Hornets- Brooklyn Nets : 94-98
>>> Stats of Théo Maledon (CHA): 11 minutes of play, 2 points (1/3 on shots including 0/1 to 3pts, 0 free throws shot), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 foul
New York Knicks- Boston Celtics : 118-133
>>> Stats of Evan Fournier (NYK): 11 minutes of play, 3 points (1/1 shooting including 1/1 at 3pts, 0 free throws shot), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 interception, 2 balls lost, 2 faults
Milwaukee Bucks –Oklahoma City Thunder: 108-94
>>> Stats of Ousmane Dieng (OKC): 22 minutes of play, 8 points (3/4 on shots including 2/3 at 3pts, 0 free throws shot), 4 rebounds, 5 assists
Minnesota Timberwolves –Houston Rockets: 129-117
>>> Rudy Gobert (MIN), in covid protocol, did not play
Phoenix Suns – Portland Trail Blazers: 102-82
>>> Olivier Sarr (POR), injured in the wrist, did not play
Orlando Magic- Sacramento Kings : 123-126 a.d.
Atlanta Hawks – New Orleans Pelicans: 124-121 AD
Denver Nuggets –San Antonio Spurs: 126-101