Michael Cox  |  Sat 12th Jan   | NBA

Luka Doncic? Well, this is the guy who overshadowed everything last night in the NBA. He might be competing for the MVP award not only the Rookie of the Year if he continues like this. Besides this young gentleman, the highlights of the night are, Harden’s historic triple-double, Curry’s three-point landmark and another conflict among the 76ers.

Doncic the MVP

Dallas Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center, 119-115 with Luka Doncic making another clutch performance. The guests were leading throughout the whole game, but in the end, Wolves somehow clawed their way back, and the last three minutes were played basket for basket. Doncic scored several points, but his three which decided the game was the most important. Besides all that, his dunk marked this game. The youngster finished this game with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Barnes helped hin with 23 buckets. On the other side, KAT had 30 and 11 boards, while Rose ended with 21.

Mike D’Antoni notified James Harden about his intention to bench him the entire third quarter. The Beard hurried up and made a triple-double in first three quarters, dropping 43 points, along with 12 dimes and 10 boards, clinching another 40+ TD. His Rockets easily demolished the Cavaliers 141-113, getting even with them for a loss at the start of the season. Ante Zizic had a team-high 18 points for the franchise from Ohio.

Steph Curry passed Jason Terry at the all-time three-point made list. Curry now has 2,285 hits from downtown, and the only two guys ahead of him are Reggie Miller and Ray Allen. He finished the game against Chicago with 28 points, Durant had 11, while Thompson delivered 30. GSW won pretty confidently with 146-109. Among the Bulls, Zach LaVine scored 29.

Butler Making Troubles.. Again

Philly lost at home to Atlanta Hawks, 123-121, and the tension instantly appeared after the game. Ben Simmons called his team soft, Jimmy Butler took it personally and gave an interesting speech after the match. Butler lost the ball with the game tied, and afterward missed both of his free throws, handing the Hawks a chance they didn’t miss. Kevin Huerter had a team-high with 29 points, John Collins had 25 while, Dewayne Dedmon stopped at 19. Butler scored 30, while Simmons had a triple-double 23, 15 assists and 10 boards. Embiid was out. We are yet to see how this situation develops with the Sixers.

In other matches, Utah defeated Lakers in Salt Lake City with, 113-95. Donovan Mitchell was unstoppable with 33 points, while Rudy Gobert had 18 boards.

The Trail Blazers defeated the Hornets pretty routinely, 127-96, with C.J. McCollum’s 30 buckets.

Washington Wizards had a good night against the Bucks, 113-10 who were playing without Giannis. Bradley Beal had one of his nights with 32 points, and it seems that the Wizards are playing solid even without John Wall.

Raptors were better than the Nets, 122-105. Kawhi finished with a double-double 20 points and 11 rebounds, and eight Raptors had a double-digit performance. D’Angelo Russell had 24 for the Nets.

Pacers beat Knick in the big derby at Madison, 121-106. Domantas Sabonis had a strong double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds.

Michael Cox