Doncic returns magic and stops Memphis. Butler sinks Gallo and Atlanta

The fortieth double triple in the career of the Slovenian star stops the Grizzlies’ winning streak. Hits for Phoenix, Philadelphia and Cleveland


Luka Doncic’s 40th triple double of his career ends the Memphis Grizzlies’ 11-game streak. Danilo Gallinari’s Hawks, on the other hand, are defeated for the second time in a row by the Miami Heat, who find Jimmy Butler. Victory gained in the 4th period for Phoenix in Indianapolis, with Booker and Ayton dominating the scene, while Philadelphia annihilates Boston with a super Joel Embiid. Finally, an important success for the Cleveland Cavaliers in San Antonio with Darius Garland confirming his legitimate candidacy for the next All Star Game.

Memphis Grizzlies-Dallas Mavericks 85-112

A Luka Doncic Mvp version takes care of cooling the incandescent Grizzlies (30-15) who thus go out after 11 consecutive victories. The Slovenian with his cinema plays leads the Mavericks (23-19), always without Porzingis, and scores the 40th triple double of his career: 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. The Mavs dominate far and wide, defend great, forcing Memphis to shoot with 38% from the field and 22% from long distance, and accelerate in the third quarter, then leaving only the crumbs to Morant (19 points and 8 assists ) and companions.

Memphis: Morant 19 (7/11, 1/4 of three, 2/3 tl), Bane 16, Anderson 12. Rebounds: Jackson Jr. 8. Assists: Morant 8.

Dallas:Doncic 27 (12/16, 0/6 da tre, 3/4 tl), Hardaway Jr. 16, Brunson 15. Rimbalzi: Doncic 12. Assist: Doncic 10.

Miami Heat-Atlanta Hawks 124-118

Thanks to an excellent fourth period the Heat (27-15) placed the comeback against the Hawks (17-24) and thus took home their fourth consecutive success. Miami raises the level of intensity in the final fraction and forces Atlanta, 10 points ahead in the second half, to commit seven turnover, the visiting team then fails to find the field goal in the last 3’13 ” of the match. Making the difference in attack is the luxury reserve of the Heat Herro who signs 11 of his 24 points in the last quarter. Butler also did well: 23 points and 10 assists. 18 points and five assists in 34 ‘of play, however, for a good Danilo Gallinari.

Miami: Herro 24 (3/8, 4/8 da tre, 6/6 TL), Butler 23, Yurtseven, Tucker 17. Rimbalzi: Yurtseven 11. Assist: Butler 10.

Atlanta:GALLINARI 18 (2/6, 3/6 of three, 5/5 tl), with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 recovery and 1 turnover in 34 ‘. Young 24 (4/6, 3/7 of three, 7/7 tl), Hunter 20, Collins 16. Rebounds: Okongwu 6. Assists: Young 9.

Indiana Pacers-Phoenix Suns 94-112

In Indianapolis, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton drag Phoenix (32-9) to victory over the Pacers (15-28), gained thanks to a 4th period of enormous strength and quality, especially from a mental point of view. Both players delivered an impressive individual performance in the attacking half, contributing 35 points (22 in the 3rd quarter) and 27 points (plus 12 rebounds for the Bahamian center) respectively. Very important, well beyond the statistics, also Chris Paul (12 points and 9 assists), who put his signature in almost all the decisive possessions in the final game, those that produced the decisive extension for the Suns. The difference between the two teams was clearly seen in the 4th period. When Phoenix raised the level as a great team, Indiana got overwhelmed and was crushed by the opposing superiority. At Pacers, 25 points with 7/14 from three by an excellent Justin Holiday are worth mentioning.

Indiana:Holiday 25 (9/16, 7/14 and three), LeVert 20, Sabonis 14. Rimbalzi: Sabonis 14. Assist: LeVert 9.

Phoenix: Booker 35 (11/25, 6/13 from three, 7/8 tl), Ayton 27, Paul 12. Rebounds: Ayton 12. Assists: Paul 9.

Philadelphia 76ers-Boston Celtics 111-99

Great performance of the Sixers (24-17), who played a super first half against Boston (21-22) and then controlled the game in the second, always remaining with a double-digit advantage until the final siren. Joel Embiid’s streak of consecutive games of 30 or more points scored, on the other hand, stopped at 8. The Cameroonian center, totally unstoppable for the Celtics defense, enriched his performance with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Philadelphia made a void behind it already in the 1st quarter, taking advantage of a 28-2 run, and overall produced a balanced basketball, attack and defense, which has never jammed or shown signs of vulnerability. The other starters also did well: Tyrese Maxey with 23 points, Seth Curry and Tobias Harris, both with 17 points. On the other hand, the reaction of the Celtics, better in the 2nd half but now without sufficient emotional and technical grip on the race to be able to change the inertia.

Philadelphia:Embiid 25 (7/15, 2/7 da tre, 9/9 tl), Maxey 23, Harris/Curry 17. Rimbalzi: Embiid 13. Assist: Curry 7.

Boston: Brown 21 (7/18, 2/9 from three, 5/6 tl), Tatum 20, Pritchard 17. Rebounds: Williams III 14. Assist: Tatum 5.

San Antonio Spurs-Cleveland Cavaliers 109-114

The centimeters and the physicality of the Cavaliers frontline (25-18) put the Spurs in great difficulty (15-27), the rest is done by a super Garland who scores 32 points and eight assists. The good mood of Murray is not enough who flirts with a triple double (30 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists), the Texan team goes out and collects the fifth consecutive defeat.

San Antonio: Murray 30 (13/19, 1/4 of three, 1/3 tl), Johnson 18, Forbes 15. Rebounds: Murray 14. Assists: Murray 8.

Cleveland: Garland 32 (7/17, 4/8 of three, 6/6 tl), Allen 17, Mobley 15. Rebounds: Allen 16. Assists: Garland 8.

Sacramento Kings-Houston Rockets 126-114

After overcoming the Lakers in the Californian derby, the Kings (18-27) also get rid of the Rockets. Script very similar to the match against LA with the usual Fox (27 points) making the difference in attack and the best Bagley III of the season (26 points and 13 rebounds) giving his contribution in the painted area. 26 points, however, for Wood.

Sacramento:Fox 27 (9/14, 2/4 da tre, 3/6 tl), Bagley III 26, Hield 19. Rimbalzi: Bagley III13. Assist: Haliburton 12.

Houston:Wood 26 (4/8, 4/7 of three, 6/6 tl), Tate 17, Gordon, Porter Jr. 16. Rebounds: Tate 10. Assists: Porter Jr., Tate 8.

Detroit Pistons-Toronto Raptors 103-87

After the heavy defeat suffered Tuesday against Chicago, Detroit (10-31) reacts by beating the Toronto Raptors (20-19) and thus confirming his good start in 2022. Crucial for the former Canadian manager Dwane Casey the impact of his bench, who produced 46 points also thanks to the excellent performance of Trey Lyles (21 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks). Excellent also Cade Cunningham, who finished with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists a total performance. The Raptors, always behind in the score and even down by 21 points, shot with 32.2% from the field (28/87) and with 28.9% from three (11/38). It’s hard to think of winning with these numbers in the NBA, even against a mediocre team like Detroit.

Detroit:Lyles 21 (6/10, 0/2 from three, 9/10 tl), Cunningham 18, Diallo 18. Rebounds: Lyles 7. Assist: Cunningham 5.

Toronto:VanVleet 24 (6/21, 6/14 da tre, 6/8 tl), Siakam 23, Anunoby 16. Rimbalzi: Siakam 11. Assist: VanVleet 10.

Charlotte Hornets-Orlando Magic 109-116

The Wagner brothers combined for 45 points and led Orlando (8-35) to the away win on the field of the Charlotte Hornets (23-20), thus interrupting their 10-game losing streak. It was the evening of Moritz, the older of the two brothers, who signed his season high with 26 points. Franz, on the other hand, added 19 points and 7 assists, confirming himself as a very interesting prospect. Also important for the Magic is the return to the parquet of rookie Jalen Suggs, absent due to a broken thumb since the end of November: for him 12 points (5/8 from the field), 7 assists and 6 rebounds in 22 ‘.

Charlotte:Ball 23 (8/18, 3/7 of three, 4/4 tl), Bridges 20, Rozier 19. Rebounds: Plumlee 10. Assists: Ball 8.

Orlando: M. Wagner 26 (11/17, 4/8 of three), F. Wagner 19, Harris 18. Rebounds: Okeke 10. Assists: Anthony 8.

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Doncic returns magic and stops Memphis. Butler sinks Gallo and Atlanta