Without Lebron, absent due to a blow to the left calf that he suffered in Friday’s game against the Phoenix Suns, Anthony Davis took over the reins of the Lakers (5-5), with a double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds, as well as 6 assists.
On the part of the Blazers (3-6), who shot 50% from the field (45 of 90), the best was Skylar Mays with 15 points and 12 assists.
Kyrie Irving with 35 points and 7 assists, and Luka Doncic With 30 points and 9 assists they led the attack of the Mavericks (8-2) who with their victory against the New Orleans Pelicans (4-6) tied with the Denver Nuggets for the lead in the Western Conference.
Lithuanian Jonas Valanciunas with a double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds) stood out for the Pelicans who could only keep up with Dallas in the first quarter.
Nikola Jokic’s triple-double (36 points, 21 rebounds and 11 assists) and Michael Porter Jr.’s double-double (25 points and 10 rebounds) were not enough for the Nuggets (8-2) to win against the Rockets.
Houston (6-3), which is consolidating itself at the top of the Western Conference, added its sixth straight victory led by Fred VanVleet with 26 points and Alperen Sengun with 23 points.
Point guard Tyrese Maxey’s 50 pointsa record in his NBA career, led the 76ers (8-1) to their eighth consecutive victory that allows them to maintain first place in the Eastern Conference.
Cameroonian center Joel Embiid, for his part, recorded his seventh double-double in a row, this time with 37 points and 13 rebounds, in addition to 7 assists.
For the Pacers (6-4), point guard Tyrese Haliburton stood out, also with a double-double, with 25 points and 17 assists.
The Grizzlies (2-8), who were the worst team in the NBA with a victory in their first 8 games, beat the Clippers (3-6) as visitors, who came out with Paul George, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook as headlines.
Desmond Bane with 27 points and Bismack Biyombo with a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds were the best players for Memphis. For his part, Paul George stood out among the locals with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
Harden has yet to win since he debuted with the Clippers 4 games ago and with him on the court his team had a differential of -28.
The Miami Heat (6-4) took a long-sought victory from San Antonio after a disastrous first quarter in which they shot a mediocre 26.1% from the field (6 of 23), including 0 of 8 from three.
Bam Adebayo with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds was the best for the Heat, which also had points from Duncan Robinson (26), the reappeared Jimmy Butler (19) and the Mexican Jaime Jaquez Jr. (11).
The most outstanding in the Spurs (3-7) were Keldon Johnson with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds and Victor Wembanyama also with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, but they were condemned by the 17 losses -11 of them in the last quarter.
New York Knicks (5-4) added their third consecutive victory in a game in which they defeated the Charlotte Hornets (3-6) with ease.
Julius Randle was the most decisive player by adding 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the Knicks with a very distributed score and in which point guard Immanuel Quickley had a special impact, with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists.
The top scorer of the game was LaMelo Ball, of the Hornets, with 32 points, in addition to 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Brooklyn Nets (5-5) recorded a 17-2 run in the last 3 minutes to take the win against Washington Wizards (2-7).
Mikal Bridges with a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds was the most outstanding of the locals, among whom Nic Claxton (10 points and 12 rebounds) also stood out with a double-double.
On the part of the Wizards, the most decisive was Bilal Coulibaly (20 points and 7 rebounds). The capital team added more than half of its points (48 of 94) with substitutes.
DeMar DeRozan’s 29 points and double-doubles from Nikola Vucevic (21 points and 12 rebounds) and Andre Drummond (11 points and 13 rebounds) led the Bulls (4-6) to victory.
In the Pistons (2-9), who lost their eighth consecutive game and are the worst team in the East, Isaiah Stewart stood out with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The starting quintet of the Thunder (6-4) scored 103 of their team’s 111 points in Phoenix, which with 35 from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, 31 from Jalen Williams and a double-double from Josh Giddey (10 points and 10 assists), dominated at the beginning and end of the match.
The Suns (4-6) were not enough with a clear dominance of the rebound (60 to 43) nor with the numbers of Kevin Durant (28 points and 9 rebounds), the best player of Frank Vogel’s team.
The Warriors (6-5) once again did without a player to accompany Stephen Curry in the attack, who scored 38 points, insufficient for the San Francisco team in its third consecutive defeat.
In an antagonistic dynamic, the Timberwolves (7-2) led the sixth consecutive victory with Anthony Edwards with 33 points and the Dominican Karl-Anthony Towns with a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds.
The Warriors were about to overcome a 16-point deficit at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but Moses Moody with 16 seconds left missed a three-pointer that would have brought them within one point of Minnesota.
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