Ten games in the NBA took place last night, and the biggest news is that the Los Angeles Lakers won against Minnesota. Denver Nuggets were stopped in Memphis, while Spurs recorded their second defeat in a row. The 76ers beat Indiana in the derby match of the Eastern Conference.
LeBron Leads the Lakers to a Tight Win
LeBron James was near a triple-double with 24 pts, 10 rebs and 9 ast, in Lakers’ win 114:110, over the Timberwolves. The game was a thrilling one, with both sides very close to each other during the whole time, but in the end, the hosts prevailed. Once again we saw magnificent Derrick Rose who dropped 31 on Lakers defense, and we from Vegasodds.com are really happy to see him reaching his old form. It is something every true basketball fan wants to witness, no matter his favorite team. Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart had 21 points apiece for the home team, and among the T-Wolves, Jimmy Butler had 24, while Taj Gibson posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 boards.
The Nuggets recorded their second loss of the season, this time against the Grizzlies in Memphis, 89:87. The ending here was also close, and the hero of the winning team was the Spanish international, Marc Gasol who scored the decisive points four seconds before the end, from a free throw line. Denver had a chance to tie the game or to win, but first Jokic missed a three-pointer, and after him Jamal Murray couldn’t score after an offensive rebound. Gasol had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Jaren Jackson Jr. had the same number of points only 7 rebounds. Garry Harris had a team-high for the Nuggets, 20 points, while Jokic played an awful game for his standards, scoring just 4 points.
San Antonio Spurs lost their second match in a row, this time in Florida against the Heat, 95:88. Hassan Whiteside had a fantastic evening, with 20 points and rebounds each and 9 blocked shots. Hosts were leading since the start of the event, going up to +19 in one moment. For Miami, it was the second win in a row, and it seems that they are slowly getting their mojo back. Wayne Ellington also scored 20 points for them. Patty Mills with 20 and Davis Bertans with 19 points led the way for the Spurs. DeMar DeRozan had 18. The franchise from Texas is now sixth in West with 6-4, while Miami sits at the placeNo. 7 in East with 7-7.
76ers Confident in Indiana
Joel Embiid was in his usual rhythm and posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, leading his Philly to a road victory against the Pacers, 100:94. Ben Simmons was in fact, the guy who needs to be credited for this triumph since he had 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. 76ers were better throughout the whole event, and at some points, they had even +17. The Pacers were trying to come back, but the guests always denied that effort. Victor Oladipo had a tremendous performance with 36 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds, but that was insufficient to defeat their opponent.