NBA News and Notes February 25, 2021

  • LA Clippers snapped the Wizards’ five-game winning streak.
  • Nikola Jokic went off against the Trail Blazers, dropping 41 points and not having a single TO.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers have snapped a 10-game losing streak.

Clippers Stopping the Lose Wizards

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George managed to restrain Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, who were superb over the recent few days. That would earn their LA Clippers a 135-116 victory over the guests from DC and a second place in the Eastern Conference behind the Utah Jazz.

Both Kawhi and PG were 30+ tonight, with the Claw scoring 32 points and George 30. On the other side, Beal had a team-high 28, while Westbrook scored 20, having ten assists and nine boards, slightly missing a triple-double.

Jokic’s Terror Continues

If there is a guy in the NBA who keeps on amazing the fans from game to game, it is Nikola Jokic. The way he plays the game as a center hasn’t been seen before, and that is why the Joker earned the place in the starting lineup of this year’s All-Star game.

In Denver’s win over the Portland Trail Blazers, 111-106, Jokic had 41 points, shooting 17-for-32 from the field, without a single turnover in 38 minutes. The Serbian international is one of the front runners for the MVP award, scoring 27 points per night, with 10.9 rebounds and 8.4 assists, with his PER being the highest in the league, 31.17.

The Nuggets are 17-14 at the moment, experiencing oscillations in their appearances, but that is because of other players in the team who aren’t reaching their full potential. Jamal Murray only recently started playing as expected, but Denver’s performances are still inconsistent, with just two wins in the past five events.

Cavaliers Finally Win

After ten straight losses, Cleveland Cavaliers managed to record a victory. They would defeat the Atlanta Hawks, 112-111, in one dramatic match that could have ended both ways. Lamar Stevens set the final result with a dunk with 4.1 seconds to go, and after that, the Hawks couldn’t score, posting their sixth loss in eight contests.

Sexton-Garland duo was once again leading the Cavs. Sexton scored 29 points, while Garland had 18 with eight assists. Jarrett Allen was of great help with a double-double, scoring 13 points and 14 boards.

Cleveland was shooting from behind the arc, 53.6% making 15 of their 28 attempts, which turned out to be one of the biggest reasons for the victory. At the moment, J.B. Bickerstaff’s crew is 11-21, second to the last in the East, ahead of the Detroit Pistons.

Other Mentions

Luka Doncic scored a three with 0.1 on the clock remaining to secure his Mavericks a 110-107 win over the Boston Celtics. This was the sixth win for the Mavericks in the previous seven games, and they are now .500 with 15 wins and losses each.

Steph Curry had a nice night at Madison Square Garden, with his Warriors defeating the New York Knicks, 114-106, and him scoring 37 points. The two-time NBA MVP sunk seven threes in 14 attempts.

James Harden posted another triple-double, with the Brooklyn Nets routinely defeating the Sacramento Kings, 127-118. The Beard had 29 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds.

Ryan has been writing about sports betting for over a decade now, residing in sunny Orlando, Florida. He played 4 years of college basketball which gave him a true understanding of how athletes think and operate. Knup has become a true student of “investing” in sports and has spent endless hours studying odds, line moves, trends, stats and teams to become a true expert in sports betting.

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