While Brooklyn lost at home against Memphis, Chicago lined up an eighth victory Monday at home against Orlando. The Bulls take the opportunity to soar to the top of the Eastern Conference. Dirty evening on the other hand for Milwaukee, who saw their good series stop at home against Detroit, the last before this feat against the defending champions.
Chicago takes off to the East. At the end of a perfect evening for the Bulls, which saw the Illinois franchise chain an eighth victory in a row, Monday at home at the expense of Orlando (102-98), while Brooklyn, the former leader, suffered, at home against Memphis (118-104) his third consecutive loss, DeMar DeRozan (29 points) and his teammates soared to the top of the conference standings, now with two more wins than these Nets who have decidedly badly digested the transition to the new year. A complicated start to the year also for Milwaukee. While the Bucks remained on twelve wins in a row against Detroit in their room and the Pistons had won only twice in their last ten outings, the defending champions were surprised (115-106) to everyone’s surprise against this team which had started the meeting with the dunce cap of the last of the Eastern Conference on the head. Giannis Antetokounmpo, however passed a new triple-double (31 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists) and the Bucks see at the same time their beautiful series (six successes in a row) come to an end.
21 PTS | 8 REBs | 15 ASTs | 4 STLs pic.twitter.com/gxdu3NBlSI
— NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2022
Utah and Gobert smile again
It continues on the other hand for Philadelphia, wide winner at home of the red lantern in West Houston (133-113). Joel Embiid, man of the evening, took the opportunity to achieve his third career triple-double (31 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists) and give the Sixers their fourth straight win. In a clash between teams in form, in the West, Dallas took over Denver (103-89). The efforts of MVP Nikola Jokic, author of a new double-double (27 assists, 16 rebounds), were not enough to stop the Mavericks and Luka Doncic, author of a big game too (21 points, 15 assists), a new pass record for the Slovenian. Crazy match finally between Portland and Atlanta. The Blazers, carried by a gala Anfernee Simons (43 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds), returned to success after four defeats. Author of the game of his life (56 points, new personal best, 14 assists), Trae Young gave everything for the Hawks to emerge victorious from this completely crazy meeting, but it was not enough. Thanks to yet another double-double from Rudy Gobert in particular (10 points, 17 rebounds), Utah, stopped by Golden State two days earlier after six straight wins, also regained the taste of victory., on the floor of the Pelicans (115-104).
The best buckets from @TheTraeYoung‘s two 50-point games in his career thus far!
2/20/20: 50 points
Tonight: 56 points pic.twitter.com/gglCDuSAtD
— NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2022
BASKETBALL – NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Monday, January 3, 2022
philadelphia 76ers – Houston Rockets: 133 – 113
washington wizards – Charlotte Hornets: 124 – 121
Brooklyn Nets- Memphis grizzlies : 104 – 118
Chicago Bulls – Orlando Magic: 102 – 98
Milwaukee Bucks- Detroit Pistons : 106 – 115
New Orleans Pelicans- utah jazz : 104 – 115
Dallas Mavericks – Denver Nuggets: 103 – 89
Golden State Warriors – Miami Heat: 115 – 108
Portland Trail Blazers – Atlanta Hawks: 136 – 131
LA Clippers – Minnesota Timberwolves : 104 – 122