The Denver basketball players beat Houston last night with 120:100 and achieved their fourth consecutive victory in the NBA league. The most effective Denver team was Jamal Murray with 26 points, Aaron Gordon with 20 points and six rebounds, and Bruce Brown with 18 points.
Serbian center Nikola Jokic had 17 points and 12 assists in 27 minutes, 10 of which he had in the first half. Jokic also had nine rebounds, a steal, and a block in the game. In the Houston team, Kevin Porter scored 23 points, with six rebounds and five assists, Alperen Åengün added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Jalen Green added 16 points.
Serbian center Boban MarjanoviÄ did not play.
Oklahoma basketball players beat San Antonio
Oklahoma basketball players beat San Antonio 119:111 and inflicted their ninth consecutive loss. Oklahoma was led by Jalen Williams with 27 points, Lou Dort with 23 points, and Josh Giddy with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Serbian basketball player Aleksej Pokushevsi finished the game with five points, seven rebounds, a block, and an assist. The team's top scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander did not play because of a hip problem. In the San Antonio team, Devin Vassell was the most effective with 25 points with seven rebounds, and Keldon Johnson with 19 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.
Phoenix basketball players beat Chicago
Phoenix basketball players beat Chicago 132:113 and recorded their sixth consecutive victory. The Suns were led by Devin Booker, who scored 51 points in three quarters, with six assists and four rebounds.
He scored 25 points in the first half and another 26 in the third quarter, and did not play in the last quarter. Deandre Ayton participated in the victory with 30 points and 14 rebounds, and Damion Lee with 12 points. In the team from Chicago, Demar Derozan scored 29 points with seven rebounds and four assists, and Zach Levine scored 21 points with seven assists.
Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and eight rebounds.
Boston basketball players beat Miami
Boston basketball players beat Miami 134:121 led by Jason Tatum who scored 49 points. Tatum had 11 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in the three quarters he played.
He made eight 3-pointers from 12 attempts and shot 15/25. Jaylen Brown participated in the victory with 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Malcolm Brogdon with 21 points and six rebounds. In the team from Miami, Max Struss and Bem Adebayo each scored 23 points, and Tyler Hirou scored 22 points, nine assists and six rebounds.
Serbian basketball player Nikola JoviÄ did not play.
Brooklyn basketball players defeated Washington
Brooklyn basketball players defeated Washington 113:107 for the third consecutive victory. The best among the Nets were Kevin Durant with 39 points and Kyrie Irving with 27 points.
In the Washington team, which lost for the fourth time in the last five games, Kristaps Porzingis scored 27 points with 19 rebounds, while Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma added 25 points each.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat Portland
The Los Angeles Lakers beat Portland 128:109 and recorded their eighth triumph of the season.
The Lakers were led by LeBron James with 31 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. A good game was also shown by Anthony Davis with 27 points and 12 rebounds and Austin Reeves with 22 points. In the Portland team, Jerami Grant was the most effective with 27 points, Anferni Simmons scored 22, and Justin Winslow scored 21 points.
In other games,
Milwaukee basketball players beat New York 109:103 with 37 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists from Janis Adetokunbo, and Cleveland was better than Philadelphia 113:85. Atlanta beat Orlando 125:108, Minnesota beat Memphis 109:101, and Utah beat the Los Angeles Clippers to snap a five-game losing streak.
New Orleans, led by Zion Williams, who had 33 points and four steals, beat Toronto 126:108, while Sacramento beat Indiana 137:114 and ended a three-game losing streak.