Scary Giannis: 40 points. Doncic enchants with Mavs

Antetokounmpo scores the victory basket (eighth in a row) over the Hornets with 2 ”from the end. The Slovenian with 28 points and 14 assists leads the Mavs. Sacramento goes to the home of the Clippers

Davide Piasentini


Milwaukee finds the eighth consecutive success by beating the Hornets at home with a basket by Giannis Antetokounmpo (40 points) 2 ” from the siren. Beautiful game at the Fiserv Forum with a LaMelo Ball of 36 points and 8 triple scored. Instead, the Dallas Mavericks easily win, wiping out New Orleans, led by Luka Doncic’s 28 points and 14 assists. Finally, the external successes of Sacramento, who conquered Los Angeles against the Clippers without Paul George, and Houston on the field of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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A splendid layup by Antetokounmpo 2 ” from the siren marks the eighth consecutive success of the Bucks (14-8) at the end of a sensational match against the Hornets (13-11) at the Fiserv Forum. Lots of emotions, overtaking and counter-overtaking, spectacular plays. And a breathtaking ending. First the triple of the overtaking of Khris Middleton (21 points) at 52 ”from the end for the 123-122 in favor of the hosts, followed by a couple of free throws of the same number 22 (125-122). Then a fantastic three-man basket in fadeaway at 5.9 ” seconds from the siren of LaMelo Ball, protagonist of a game of enormous technical depth of 36 points (career maximum) with 8 triples, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block. . Finally, the sumptuous layup of Giannis at the end of an action perfectly designed by coach Budenholzer during the timeout, followed by the desperate attempt of Miles Bridges from half court, spat out by the iron but very close to the bottom of the retina. They won the Bucks because they were deeper, more mature and complete than their opponents, but Charlotte really played a quality and content basketball (she was 18 points ahead in the 1st half), always aimed at seeking acceleration and enhancing the characteristics of the players. There were also 21 three-point baskets and it is truly incredible to think that they weren’t enough in the end to beat the reigning champions. In addition, Milwaukee has Antetokounmpo, a force of nature that is impossible to contain. For the Greek 40 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists in 38 ‘of exciting dominance on both sides of the pitch. DeMarcus Cousins ​​also made a positive debut, scoring 7 points and 4 rebounds in 15 ‘.

Milwaukee: Antetokounmpo 40 (15/24, 1/4 da tre, 9/13 tl), Middleton 21, Allen 16. Rimbalzi: Antetokounmpo 12. Assist: Antetokounmpo 9.

Charlotte: Ball 36 (12/22, 8/15 of three, 4/4 tl), Oubre Jr. 25, Bridges 22. Rebounds: Washington 10. Assists: Ball 9.

New Orleans-Dallas 107-139

Crazy offensive performance by the Mavs (11-9) in New Orleans and crushing victory over the Pelicans (6-18), enriched by a sensational 57/83 from the field (68.7%), a new franchise record for the Texans. The Mavs also scored 18 triples out of 34 attempts (52.9%), produced 32 assists and 60 points against the 38 of the opponents in the painted. Dallas closed the practice already in the 1st quarter and took advantage of every single difficulty (and there are many) of the opponents, defensively unpresentable. Jonas Valanciunas’ miraculous encore did not appear, 6 points, 1/8 shooting and 0/4 three after the show against the Clippers, and not even the good Brandon Ingram (29 points) was able to limit the damage. Overwhelming Mavericks with a Luka Doncic of 28 points and 14 assists (8 turnovers), the “double double” of Kristaps Porzingis (20 points and 10 rebounds) and the impact of Jalen Brunson (17 points) and Tim Hardaway Jr. ( 16 points) from the bench.

New Orleans: Ingram 29 (11/17, 3/5 of three, 4/4 tl), Graham 13, Alexander-Walker 12. Rebounds: Valanciunas 5. Assist: Graham 6.

Dallas: Doncic 28 (11/16, 2/5 from three, 4/4 tl), Porzingis 20, Brunson 17. Rebounds: Porzingis 10. Assist: Doncic 14.

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Houston (5-16) dominates the 4th period (41-29) and finds the clarity and energy to beat Oklahoma City (6-15) and hit the 4th consecutive success. Dragging the Rockets was an amazing Jae’Sean Tate, the absolute protagonist with 32 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 5 blocks in 35 ‘. The 18 points (4/7 of three) from the bench by Armoni Brooks are also fundamental. The 39 points of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, excellent from the line (14/16) but frozen from the arc (1/8), and the 19 signed by Lu Dort (4/8 of three) were not enough for the Thunder.

Oklahoma City: Gilgeous-Alexander 39 (12/26, 1/8 da tre, 14/16 tl), Dort 19, Robinson-Earl 12. Rimbalzi: Robinson-Earl 9. Assist: Dort 4.

Houston: Tate 32 (11/15, 1/2 from three, 9/10 tl), Brooks 18, Mathews 14. Rebounds: Tate 10. Assist: Tate 7.

L.A. Clippers-Sacramento 115-124

Sacramento (9-14) wins with personality at the Staples Center and redeems the home defeat suffered against the Lakers by overcoming the Clippers (11-11) orphaned by Paul George. The Kings have taken control of the game since the end of the 1st quarter and have never looked back, even finding the +25. Alvin Gentry’s team showed confidence and continuity in attack, producing an excellent 46/88 shooting (52.3%), and worked effectively in transition. Speed, aggression and some important plays of his soloists. “Double doubles” for Richaun Holmes (16 points and 11 rebounds) and Tyrese Haliburton (12 points and 11 assists), while De’Aaron Fox finished with 24 points, 5 assists and 3 steals. Given George’s penalizing absence, the Clippers managed to find a minimum of offensive consistency. To try harder and with greater results were Ivica Zubac (17 points and 7 rebounds), Terance Mann and Luke Kennard (19 points each).

L.A. Clippers: Mann 19 (8/13, 1/5 da tre, 2/4 tl), Kennard 19, Zubac 17. Rimbalzi: Hartenstein 8. Assist: Jackson 6.

Sacramento: Fox 24 (7/14, 2/4 of three, 8/9 tl), Davis 23, Mitchell 20. Rebounds: Holmes 11. Assist: Haliburton 11.

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Scary Giannis: 40 points. Doncic enchants with Mavs