On the night of Saturday to Sunday, as part of the NBA regular season, the Charlotte Hornets brought down the Milwaukee Bucks (114-106) while the Phoenix Suns were beaten by the Miami Heat (100-123).
Game of the Night: Charlotte Hornets – Milwaukee Bucks
Three defeats in their last four outings. This is now the record of the Milwaukee Bucks. On the night of Saturday to Sunday, as part of the NBA regular season, the defending champions once again lost, this time on the floor of the Charlotte Hornets (114-106). However, Giannis Antetokounmpo ends more than ever as the top scorer in his franchise but also top scorer of this meeting, with a double-double in the key and personal statistics of 43 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists. But that was not enough to reverse the situation. Statistics obtained in particular after the break, but it is therefore the collective of the locals who thus had the last word. However, the visitors raced in the lead, especially during the first quarter until the start of the second. In the final period, the gap fell to -4, but then failed to put the Bucks in front.
The MVP of the night: Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers)
This is simply his career high. On the night of Saturday to Sunday, as part of the NBA regular season, Lithuanian strong winger (or pivot) Domantas Sabonis (25) finished top scorer in his Indiana Pacers franchise but also top scorer in the match disputed by his family, with personal statistics of 42 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Largely thanks to a more than valuable Lithuanian, the Indiana Pacers, who currently sit in thirteenth place in the Eastern Conference standings, disposed of the Utah Jazz, currently third in the Western Conference standings (125- 113). However, Indiana did indeed remain on a series of six straight defeats, but the franchise was therefore able to take advantage of a private opponent, in particular its Frenchman Rudy Gobert, affected by the coronavirus.
The flop of the night: Phoenix Suns
This is the feat of the evening. During the night from Saturday to Sunday, as part of the NBA regular season, the Phoenix Suns, current leaders in the Western Conference standings, fell at home against the Miami Heat, who currently occupy third place. in the Eastern Conference standings (100-123). A relapse for the Suns who had just chained three victories in a row. Opposite, the Heat therefore knew how to seize their chance, well guided by a duo composed of Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson, who finished top scorers in their franchise, but also top scorers in this game, with personal statistics of 33 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists and 27 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist. Moreover, the franchise based on the side of Miami has even offered the luxury of equaling, again, a three-point franchise record (22/44).
The French of the night: Killian Tillie (Memphis Grizzlies)
They were only three French on the NBA floors, as part of the regular season, on the night of Saturday to Sunday. And two of them even faced each other, at the very beginning of the evening, and more precisely in the meeting which opposed the Los Angeles Clippers to the Memphis Grizzlies (108-123). In this little game, it was Killian Tillie, resident of the Memphis Grizzlies franchise, who took over his compatriot Nicolas Batum, resident of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise. If one ends this meeting with personal statistics of 9 points, the second compiles, meanwhile, 9 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. But that was not enough to put her franchise back on track, she who chained a third defeat in a row. As for Killian Tillie, his franchise is now eight wins in a row.
NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Los Angeles Clippers- Memphis Grizzlies : 108-123
>>> Nicolas Batum (LAC) (9 points (3/6 on shots, 3/6 on 3pts and 0/0 on free throws), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 fouls, 0 interceptions, 1 lost ball and 1 against in 19 minutes of play).
>>> Killian Tillie (MEM) (9 points (3/6 on shots, 3/4 on 3pts and 0/0 on free throws), 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 1 foul, 0 interceptions, 1 lost ball and 0 against in 21 minutes of play).
Charlotte Hornets – Milwaukee Bucks: 114-106
Detroit Pistons –Orlando Magic: 97-92
>>> Killian Hayes (DET) (5 points (2/4 on shots, 1/3 to 3pts and 0/0 on free throws), 1 rebound, 3 assists, 2 fouls, 1 interception, 2 lost balls and 0 against in 24 minutes of play).
Indiana Pacers – Utah Jazz: 125-113
Boston Celtics – New York Knicks: 99-75
Phoenix Suns- Miami Heat : 100-123