Six NBA games were on the night’s schedule, including the clash between Golden State and Brooklyn, won by the Warriors. For its part, Toronto went to win in Miami after three extensions.
It could be an NBA Finals in a few months. This Saturday, Golden State received Brooklyn at the Chase Center, and the poster kept all its promises, with the key to a victory for the Warriors with a score of 110-106. Deprived of Kevin Durant (knee) and James Harden (hand) but with Kyrie Irving (32pts, 7rbds, 7pds), the Nets came back well after being led by 19 points in the third quarter. 8’47 from the end, they were leading 88-86, but the “Splash Brothers” hurt them a lot in money-time. Stephen Curry, still in long-range trouble (3 of 10) scored 14 of his 19 points in the final quarter, and Klay Thompson 9 of his 16 points, including a decisive 3-point shot with twelve and a half seconds remaining, as Brooklyn came back to 104-103. Andrew Wiggins and Patty Mills finished with 24 points each in the game, which marked Golden State’s fifth straight win and Brooklyn’s fourth straight loss. Nets who will go to challenge the other cador of the West Tuesday, Phoenix.
Toronto at the end of the night
Leader of the Eastern Conference, Miami received Toronto, eighth, and the meeting was very spectacular! The Raptors went to win in Florida with a score of 120-124 after three overtimes! The Canadian franchise probably could have won earlier, as they led by sixteen points in the third quarter. But Miami signed a great last quarter (25-15) and came back in front. Scottie Barnes (22pts) finally snatched the extension thanks to two free throws (100-100). It was Gary Trent Jr (33pts) who sent the two teams into second overtime thanks to his free throws as well (105-105), then Tyler Herro (13pts) equalized at 114-114 to win a third overtime (Gabe Vincent then thought he had given the victory to the Heat but he had not seen that his coach had asked for a time-out). And finally, in the third overtime, Toronto managed to win, thanks in particular to Fred VanVleet (19pts), who had only shot 3 out of 15 in regulation time but managed a 4 out of 7 in overtime. Note however the triple-double of Jimmy Butler: 37 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists.
Memphis, Dallas, Philadelphia and Boston on the agenda
Logic was followed in the other four games of the night. Third in the West, Memphis beat Washington, 11th in the East, 115-95 leading from start to finish, with a lead that climbed to +27. Ja Morant finished with 34 points and Kyle Kuzma with 30. Dallas, fifth, beat Indiana 132-105 for Rick Carlisle’s return to Texas. In the wake of a Luka Doncic with 30 points, 12 assists and 6 rebounds, the Mavericks have never been led (21pts, 15rbds, 8pds for Domantas Sabonis). Philadelphia, third in the East, signed a fourth straight victory against Sacramento, but it was tough for the 76ers, who only won 103-101 after trailing the first three quarters (- 17 shortly before halftime), the fault in particular of the 38 points of Tyrese Haliburton. But Joel Embiid once again carried his team, with 36 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Finally, Boston, ninth in the East, went to beat New Orleans, twelfth in the West: 97-107 by leading the whole game, with 38 points from Jayson Tatum and 31 from Jaylen Brown.
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Saturday January 29, 2022
Dallas Mavericks – Indiana Pacers: 132-105
>>> Stats of Frank Ntilikina (DAL): 17 minutes of play, 9 points (3/6 on shots including 0/1 to 3pts, 3/4 on free throws), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 foul
Memphis Grizzlies –Washington Wizards: 115-95
>>> Stats of Killian Tillie (MEM): 16 minutes of play, 6 points (2/3 on shots including 2/3 at 3pts, 0 free throws attempted), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 interception, 1 against, 3 faults
>>> Stats of Yves Pons (MEM): 2 minutes of play, 0 points (0 shots)
>>> Joel Ayayi (WAS) did not play
Miami Heat- Toronto Raptors : 120-124 a.d.
Golden State Warriors – Brooklyn Nets: 110-106
New Orleans Pelicans- Boston Celtics : 97-107
philadelphia 76ers – Sacramento Kings: 103-101