For the withdrawal of Dirk Nowitzki’s jersey, Dallas offered Golden State on Wednesday. Back on the court, Kyrie Irving has allowed Brooklyn to return to success with the Pacers. Utah lined up a second victory in a row, by winning in Denver.
The Mavs have honored Dirk Nowitzki. During an evening marked by the withdrawal of the legendary number 41 from Dallas, Luka Doncic and his teammates offered Golden State (99-82), still a solid leader in the Western Conference. Well helped by the clumsiness of their opponents, in particular the specialist in the field usually Stephen Curry, not in a great evening (only 14 points and 5 out of 24 on shots, including 1 out of 9 from three points), the Slovenian leader, author of 26 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists, and his teammates thus continue their good series, with a fourth win in a row that allows the Mavericks to consolidate their fifth place in the West, ahead of the reinvigorated Lakers too. Brooklyn wasn’t in top form, however, heading into Indiana on Wednesday night. The Nets, who remained on three defeats, nevertheless stopped the bleeding by overthrowing the Pacers (129-121) thanks to a Kevin Durant at the top of his game once again (39 points to 15 of 24 in shots) but also to the returning Kyrie Irving. Sidelined since June by his franchise because of his refusal to be vaccinated, the All-Star leader has made a successful comeback (22 points), six and a half months after the last appearance of the one who did not. is authorized until further notice only to play his team’s matches away from home.
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Utah, Philadelphia and Toronto on their way
“Uncle Drew”, author of 10 of his 22 points in the last quarter, was notably for a lot in this stunning success of Nets a time very badly embarked in this part. Utah also did not outclass their evening opponent Denver, on the floor of the Nuggets, where Nikola Jokic signed his best triple-double of the season with 26 points, 21 rebounds and 11 assists in this game. The Jazz, carried by Bogdan Bogdanovic (36 points, 13 rebounds), nevertheless had the last word (115-109). The third in the Western Conference thus has a second victory. Toronto and Philadelphia are also doing very well at the start of the year. Pascal Siakam’s Raptors (33 points) lined up a fourth victory by winning (117-111) at defending champion Milwaukee, certainly deprived of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Sixers of another Cameroonian Joel Embiid, still very prominent (31 points), have not slowed down either. Moving to Orlando (116-106 victory), the Pennsylvania franchise has not lost for five games now.
Bojan Bogdanovic (@44Bojan) was in his bag!
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BASKETBALL – NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Charlotte Hornets – Detroit Pistons: 140 – 111
Orlando Magic- philadelphia 76ers : 106 – 116
Washington Wizards- Houston Rockets : 111 – 114
Boston Celtics- San Antonio Spurs : 97 – 99
Indiana Pacers- Brooklyn Nets : 121 – 129
Dallas Mavericks – Golden State Warriors: 99 – 82
Milwaukee Bucks- Toronto Raptors : 111 – 117
Minnesota Timberwolves – Oklahoma City Thunder: 98 – 90
Denver Nuggets- utah jazz : 109 – 115
Portland Trail Blazers – Miami Heat : 109 – 115
Sacramento Kings- Atlanta Hawks : 102 – 108