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Magical Antetokounmpo against the Lakers


Last night was magical in the NBA with many games featuring stars from the North American league. Among them, Giannis Antetokounmpo flew over the Lakers-Bucks poster against LeBron James. Devin Booker won the Sixers-Suns clash against Joel Embiid.

You had to stay awake until the end of the night in France to attend the poster opposing the Lakers to the Bucks in the NBA. It started at 4 a.m. (Paris time) but it delighted fans of the orange ball. Especially those in Milwaukee. The 2021 NBA champion consolidated his 2nd place in the Eastern Conference by chaining a 4th victory in a row for the 2020 champion (116-131) thanks to his MVP of the Finals last spring: Giannis Antetokounmpo. in a state of grace, the Greek made a copy bordering on perfection with 44 points and 14 rebounds, to the benefit of an insolent skill in shooting (17/20). He easily won his duel against LeBron James (27 points). If the latter was well supported by Anthony Davis (22 points, 9 rebounds), he probably expected more from leader Russell Westbrook (10 points, 10 rebounds) whose performance is questioning more and more in the City of Angels.

The other unmissable event of this starry night across the Atlantic was the duel between Philadelphia and Phoenix. A fight of titans won by the overall leader of the NBA in the 5th in the Eastern Conference (109-114). The stars of the two franchises provided the show at the Wells Fargo Center. To start with Devin Booker, the game’s leading scorer with 35 points. Leader Chris Paul for his part freed himself from a nice double-double with his 16 points and 12 assists. It was enough to defeat the giant Joel Embiid. Also strong with a strong double-double with 34 points and 12 rebounds, he was also perfectly supported by winger Tobias Harris, author of 30 points. Statistics just as impressive as those of Trae Young, the most prolific man in the game Atlanta – Indiana (133-112). The last unfortunate finalists, the Hawks, benefited from the double-double of their star back capable of compiling 34 points and 11 assists with a nice 13/20 in shooting, including a 6/9 from three points.

In the Eastern Conference, Brooklyn (8th) signed at Barclays Center a worrying 8th defeat in a row (91-126) against its closest rival in the standings, Boston (7th), now trailing the Nets by two wins. Deprived of their magic square (Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, LaMarcus Aldridge), the Black and Whites have suffered the law of the Celtics who, on the other hand, have their Big Three and are surfing on a diametrically opposed dynamic. The Massachusetts Franchise scored a 5th straight success thanks to 22 points from Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart, as well as 19 units from Jayson Tatum.

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Brooklyn cries, Boston laughs and relatively discreet Frenchies this night

Several French people walked the NBA floors last night. Most prominent was Evan Fournier who split 21 points with New York, defeated however defeated at Denver (132-115) where Nikola Jokic managed a double-double without forcing his talent too much (21 points, 11 rebounds). In Dallas, the unbalanced duel between the Mavericks and the Detroit Pistons (116-86), the worst student in the league, logically turned in favor of Frank Ntilikina (4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist) against his compatriot Kyllian Hayes (6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists). Luka Doncic finished as the game’s top scorer with a double-double for 33 points and 11 assists. And finally, Nicolas Batum lost his side in Memphis with the Los Angeles Clippers (135-109). In 22 minutes spent at the FedEx Forum, the captain of the France team remained rather discreet with 7 points and 3 rebounds. Far from the rising star of the Grizzlies, Ja Morant, able to validate 30 points to dominate the ranking of scorers for this game.

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Monday, February 7, 2022
Los Angeles Lakers- Milwaukee Bucks : 116 – 131
Philadelphia 76ers – Phoenix Suns : 109 – 114
Atlanta Hawks – Indiana Pacers: 133 – 112
Brooklyn Nets- Boston Celtics : 91 – 126
Memphis Grizzlies – Los Angeles Clippers: 135 – 109
Dallas Mavericks – Detroit Pistons: 116 – 86
Portland Trail Blazers – Orlando Magic : 95 – 113
New Orleans Pelicans – Houston Rockets: 110 – 97
Denver Nuggets – New York Knicks: 132 – 115
Sacramento Kings – Minnesota Timberwolves: 114 – 134
>>> Stats of Théo Maledon (OKC): 10 minutes, 0 point (no shot), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 lost balls, 2 fouls
utah jazz – New York Knicks: 113 – 104

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