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Lakers humiliated


At home, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a real humiliation last night in the NBA against the New Orleans Pelicans. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors also lost in front of their home crowd to the Dallas Mavericks.

This season, the Los Angeles Lakers are going through a particularly chaotic journey in the NBA. Beaten for the second consecutive time at home last night by New Orleans, the “Purple and Yellow” this time underwent a real correction, with a gap reaching 28 points (95-123) against the 10th in the Western Conference. Although he finished top scorer with 32 units, LeBron James was alone in the City of Angels franchise. The absence of Anthony Davis is still felt, especially in the racket where the Lithuanian Jonas Valanciunas shone with a nice double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds). This success brings the Pelicans closer to two victories of the Californians who worry more and more. Frank Vogel’s men have won just one of their last six games.

The best performance last night across the Atlantic is to be credited to Dallas, victorious at the Chase Center in San Francisco at Golden State (101-107). In addition to the good result of the 5th in the 2nd of the Western conference, the scenario deserves a César. Led by 14 units when entering the 4th quarter, the Mavericks inflicted a severe 13-33 on Stephen Curry and his band. The MVP of the last All Star Game has however been strong with his double-double adorned with 27 points and 10 assists. But opposite, Luka Doncic reigned supreme with a double-double also, however in a different register (34 points, 11 rebounds). Note however the absences in the ranks of the Warriors of Klay Thompson (sick), Draymond Green (calf) and Andre Iguodala (back).

Western Conference leader Phoenix also stumbled at home against Utah (114-118). Devin Booker and his 30 points were not enough. The Salt Lake City franchise consolidates its 4th place in the Western Conference thanks among others to Donovan Mitchell who once again lit up this meeting on the Jazz side with 26 points in his pocket while the hegemony of Frenchman Rudy Gobert in the painting has a again worked wonders (16 points, 14 rebounds). His compatriot Nicolas Batum (5 points) for his part participated in the narrow success of the Los Angeles Clippers at the Houston Rockets (98-99). As for Evan Fournier, he was much more prolific with 24 points scored for the New York Knicks. On the other hand, his franchise lost against Philadelphia (109-125) where James Harden chained his second appearance, punctuated by a sublime triple-double (29 points, 10 rebounds, 16 assists)! Second best scorer, his association with Joel Embiid is already doing wonders in the jersey of the 76ers. True to form, the Cameroonian pivot crossed the 30-point mark but just missed the double-double (37 points, 9 rebounds).

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Sunday February 27, 2022
Charlotte Hornets- Detroit Pistons : 126-127 (after extra time)
> Killian Hayes (DET): 6 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists in 30 minutes

Houston Rockets- Los Angeles Clippers : 98-99
> Nicolas Batum (LAC): 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in 10 minutes

Golden State Warriors- Dallas Mavericks : 101-107
> Frank Ntilikina (DAL) did not play

New York Knicks- philadelphia 76ers : 109-125
> Evan Fournier (NYK): 24 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in 36 minutes

Phoenix Suns- utah jazz : 114-118
> Rudy Gobert (UTA): 16 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist in 28 minutes

Indiana Pacers –Boston Celtics: 128-107

Portland Trail Blazers – Denver Nuggets : 92-124

Los Angeles Lakers – New Orleans Pelicans: 95-123

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