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New York – Golden State basketball players in the NBA failed to deal with the absence of Stephen Curry, who injured his right hand on Friday, and they clearly lost 99: 119 on the Minnesota court. Without a key quarterback, the Warriors shot with only 39 percent success and lost up to 27 points in the duel. Nikola Jokič and his 67th triple double have done the famous show, but he did not help Denver, who succumbed to Utah 102: 125.
Golden State has lost its fifth match in the last seven, losing its balance to 31-12 and losing 2.5 games to the best team of the Western Conference Phoenix. In addition to the best trio of curry in history, Curry, who should start in the next Warriors duel, the team also missed Draymond Green or Gary Payton II.
“With all the injuries, we only have a more difficult period that each team goes through from time to time. Everything is fine so far, I believe the form will be back soon,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Jonathan Kuming with 19 points and seven bouncing balls.
He played less than 23 minutes in the fourth duel after returning to the field after a serious injury, Klay Thompson, who managed to turn five of the 14 shots, including three threes, and scored 13 points. “I say I could play the whole match, but I’m not a doctor. They know what is best for me so that I do not overestimate my strength right away, “he said.
The best player of the winners was Karl-Anthony Towns with 26 points and 11 rebounds, 17 points were added by substitute Jaylen Nowell and 16 by Malik Beasley. The Wolves collected ten assists more than the guests (30:20) and in the seventh place of the West they hold a balance of 21-22, ie the same as the eighth Lakers and one loss better than the Clippers.
Nikola Jokič’s great performance, which accumulated 25 points, 15 rebounds and 14 final passes, was not enough for Denver against Utah. Nuggets shot threes with a success rate of only 26 percent. They could not cope with the rebound of the opponent, who controlled this statistic 51:39, of which 42:33 on the defensive half of the board.
The Jokic were seconded by Aaron Gordon with 20 points, Will Barton added 16 points, but hit only six of the 17 shots. Jazz, the third team in the West, led to the 29th win of the season with Donovan Mitchell with 31 points, Bojan Bogdanovič with 21 or pivotman Rudy Gobert, who after returning to the team scored 18 points and jumped 19 balls.
The third triumph in a row and the improvement of the balance to 33-9 was recorded by the best team in the Phoenix league, which defeated Detroit clearly 135: 108. The Suns were already 21 points behind three quarters and the last part was more or less just finishing. The traditional leader Devin Booker, who scored 30 points in less than 30 minutes, shone above all.
“I only hit the shots after my teammates found me well,” Booker said succinctly after his match. “We had two quarters with 39 points, there was no problem in the offensive. Detroit is a team that benefits from raids and foul acquisition, which we were able to avoid,” added coach Monty Williams.
Although the Pistons fired 34 sixes, 11 of them were thrown. In addition, the Suns jumped their opponents 51:32 and scored more assists (30:25), blocks (7: 2) or just points from the defined area (50:46). The Bookers were seconded off the bench by pivot JaVale McGee and quarterback Cameron Payne, both with 20 points.
Detroit was led by Cory Joseph with 21 points and seven assists and rookie Cade Cunningham, who also scored 21 points before he was eliminated in the third part of the match for an unsportsmanlike gesture. The judges in the fourth quarter also sent Josh Jackson, who received a second technical error in 14 minutes.
Denver – Utah 102:125, Detroit – Phoenix 108:135, Minnesota – Golden State 119:99, Sacramento – Houston 112:118.
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