|Nikola Jokic was ejected before halftime, but the Nuggets still won in Detroit (Photo: Getty Images)|
Despite dominating the game and leading by 18 points in the second quarter as a guest of the Charlotte Hornets, the Boston Celtics, the leader of the Eastern Conference, were unable to secure their seventh victory in a row, as the host pulled off a brilliant streak and battled through overtime from a 108-99 deficit, which they had already he did better and finally won 121-118.
There were classic performances in both teams, as in Boston Jayson Tatum up to 45 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, Payton Prichard and reached 21 points, but from the home team LaMelo Ball 36 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, Mark Williams 18 points, 16 rebounds and two assists, Miles Bridges and he added 14 points, 15 rebounds and five assists.
The defending champion Denver Nuggets soon lost their Serbian star, Nikola Jokicwho received his first technical in the first quarter, then the second due to a complaint one minute and 22 seconds before halftime, so with 15 minutes and 13 seconds of playing time, nine points, and five to five rebounds and assists, he could have taken a shower early, but he was not alone in the dressing room, because he is in charge of the Coloradoans Michael Malone also excluded – THE TWO CASES CAN BE VIEWED BY CLICKING HERE!
However, Denver could handle the fact that he was injured alongside Jokic Jamal Murray couldn’t help either, because in a match that was closer than expected, he was able to win 107-103 against the Pistons, who lost their 12th game in a row.
42 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in a high-scoring game against the Milwaukee Bucks Janis Adetokunbo won 142-129 at the home of the Washington Wizards with his leadership, while in the previous edition the grand finalist Miami Heat Bam Adebayo thanks to his double-double (23 points, 11 rebounds, six assists), he won easily, 118-100 on the road against the Chicago Bulls.
The New Orleans Pelicans surprisingly pulled off a 129-93 upset of the Sacramento Kings, coming off a six-game winning streak, thanks to Brandon Ingram 31 and Zion Williamson 26 points. The Lithuanian legionnaires of both teams brought a restrained double-double from the home team Jonas Valanciunas 10-13-7, from the guests Domantas Sabonis It ended with a score of 10–10–8.
The San Antonio Spurs suffered a defeat in their ninth game in a row, moreover, this time they lost very easily, 124-99, at home to the Paul George controlled (28–5–6) by the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Golden State Warriors, on the other hand, had their six-game losing streak interrupted, since Steph Curry (32–5–1), Klay Thompson (20–3–3) and Chris Paul (15–6–12) won by 121–116 Alperen Sengun (30–13–5) against the Houston Rockets.
Charlotte Hornets–Boston Celtics 121–118 – after extra time
Detroit Pistons–Denver Nuggets 103–107
Washington Wizards–Milwaukee Bucks 129–142
Chicago Bulls–Miami Heat 100–118
Minnesota Timberwolves– New York Knicks 117–100
New Orleans Pelicans—Sacramento Kings 129–93
San Antonio Spurs–Los Angeles Clippers 99–124
Golden State Warriors—Houston Rockets 121–116