Seven games were played around the NBA on the day of Wednesday, January 13, with the duels between Charlotte-Dallas, Detroit-Milwaukee, New York-Brooklyn, Minnesota-Memphis, Oklahoma City-Lakers, Clippers-New Orleans y Sacramento-Portland. We review the most important of each meeting with statistics, best plays, summaries and much more.
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Charlotte Hornets 93 – Dallas Mavericks 104
The Dallas Mavericks are still on the rise and this Wednesday they got their fourth win in a row, beating a Charlotte that also had four wins in a row. The Mavericks stayed with the game 104-93, marking the biggest differences in the first quarter, with a favorable partial of 32-16.
The story of the night went through the debut of Kristaps Porzingis in 2020-2021. The Latvian played 21 minutes and in them he managed to score 16 points with a 4-9 in triples. The best of the Mavs was Luka Doncic with a huge performance of 34 points, 13 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 blocks, 2 steals and a 5-9 triples. The Hornets’ leading scorer was Terry Rozier with 18 points. LaMelo? 4 points, 2-8 from the field.
Kristaps’ first bucket of the season: a DEEP
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Detroit Pistons 101 – Milwaukee Bucks 110
The Bucks beat the Pistons for the second week in a row, this time winning by 110-101, in a duel in which they dominated from the first quarter (won 27-13). Very good moment for Budenholzer’s men, who now have six wins in their last seven games. Triple-double for Giannis Antetokounmpo with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, well accompanied by Jrue Holiday’s 21 goals. Detroit’s best was Jerami Grant with 22 points.
GIANNIS TO THE RIM
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New York Knicks 109 – Brooklyn Nets 116
From the hand of a great Kevin Durant, Steve Nash’s men added a new and clear victory against an opponent who has fallen into a well in their performance. Win by 116-109, in a more open process than the final score indicates. KD finished the night with 26 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 10-18 from the field and 3-5 on 3s in 30 minutes of action. For the Knicks the best happened as almost always by the task of Julius Randle, who finished the night with 30 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 13-25 from the court. A joy as Brooklyn waits to add James Harden to its ranks, whom it incorporated via transfer this Wednesday.
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Let’s go Quick
– NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 14, 2021
Minnesota Timberwolves 107 – Memphis Grizzlies 118
Despite showing up without much of its best players, Memphis continues to score victories that could end up being extremely valuable once they get Morant, Jackson and company back. This time it was against the Timberwolves by 118-107, in a game that they turned around in the fourth quarter: they went down by 10, but won that section 38-17.
Jonas Valanciunas led the winner with 24 points and 16 rebounds, followed by 20 points from Grayson Allen. In Minnesota his main trident stood out offensively: 28 for Malik Beasley and 25 for both D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns (14 rebounds). Little of the Spanish: 5 points for Juancho Hernangómez and 6 for Ricky Rubio.
Don’t jump with Brandon Clarke
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a very, very 𝓫𝓮𝓪𝓾𝓽𝓲𝓯𝓾𝓵 assist
and a very, very 𝓫𝓮𝓪𝓾𝓽𝓲𝓯𝓾𝓵 bucket pic.twitter.com/JCXRlvQiK3
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) January 14, 2021
Oklahoma City Thunder 99 – Los Angeles Lakers 128
Smooth victory for the Lakers, who extended their status as the league’s best record, improving it to 10-3 with their 128-99 over the Thunder.. Sustained dominance of Vogel’s men, winning all four quarters, in an encounter with huge differences in hierarchy between one squad and another. LeBron James led the winner with 26 points and 7 assists, accompanied by 21 goals from Montrezl Harrell. In OKC the only one who passed the 11 units was Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, reaching 17.
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LA Clippers 111 – New Orleans Pelicans 106
After alternating wins and losses for the last seven games, the LA Clippers, who had just overtaken Chicago, finally achieved their second consecutive win, beating a fighter and young New Orleans Pelicans 111-106. With this result, Lue’s men were in second place in the West with a record of 8-4, while the Pelicans fell to 4-6 with their fourth straight backhand. Kawhi finished with 28 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds, while PG13 with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
the history of the game for New Orleans went through the performance of the Canadian Nickeil Alexander-Walker. SGA’s cousin started as Lonzo Ball and Eric Bledsoe’s resignation and responded in an extraordinary way: 37 points, 8 rebounds, 15-23 from the field and 5-8 from triples. If the visitor had any kind of chances in the fourth quarter, it was thanks to him.
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– New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 14, 2021
Sacramento Kings 126 – Portland Trail Blazers 132
The Portland Trail Blazers traced a difference that was known to be 20 points against them and ended up beating Sacramento 132-126, to get their fourth win in a row. Great last quarter of Stotts on both sides of the field (32-21), driven by a midfield that was again at a brilliant level: Damian Lillard added 40 points and 13 assists (no losses), while CJ McCollum finished with 28 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. Not only was it the first time that both reached 10 assists in the same match, but they also combined for 12 of the 23 triples that the visit made!
In Sacramento there were three names to stand out, starting with De’Aaron Fox with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Buddy Hield also stood out with 26 points and 8-18 on 3s, while rookie Tyrese Haliburton continues to do his thing: 17 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds, with a 7-10 on the floor and 3-4 on triples.
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