Updates: 13.01.2021 09:24
New York – After a series of three defeats that cost them the lead in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia basketball players won last year’s victory over last year’s NBA finalists from Miami. The Sixers secured their eighth success of the season only in overtime, with Joel Embiid, the author of 45 points and 16 rebounds, among the main builders of the home win of 137: 134.
The Cameroonian pivot scored 35 points after a change of side and in the set five-minute period, he converted all 13 free throws in the match, including two nine-nine seconds before the end of extra time, which secured a four-point lead. Teammate Danny Green equaled the club record with nine converted threes and also recorded a double double with 29 points and 10 rebounds. One of the heroes of the Sixers was, for example, Dakota Mathias, who with his three and only basket of the match arranged a 134: 132 lead at the end.
“My goal is to win the title and I can’t do it myself,” Embiid praised the contribution of a player who failed the draft in 2018 and signed a two-way deal with the team this year, allowing him to play alternately with the NBA and lower G-League. “No shyness, it says a lot about him,” commented coach Doc Rivers on the important trio of the least busy player of the match.
Both teams started with only eight basketball players, but the guests also lacked more key characters such as Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragič due to the coronavirus. Nevertheless, the match was extended, Tyler Herro contributed 34 points.
The Lakers champions confirmed their position as the league’s best team with a second victory in Houston in three days, this time winning 117: 100 over the Rockets. LeBron James dominated the shooting statistics of the match with 26 points, the defending champions in the halls of the opponents have not lost any of the six matches so far.
Kevin Durant missed a triple double in addition to 34 points and 13 assists, and Brooklyn won 122: 116 over Denver. The visiting Nuggets lost the 18-point lead in the match, Nikola Jokič was also close to a triple double with 23 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.
The match between Chicago and Boston has already been dropped from Tuesday’s program due to coronavirus, and today’s duel between Washington and Utah has been added to the list of postponed matches. Wizards do not have the prescribed minimum number of eight players.
Brooklyn – Denver 122: 116, Cleveland – Utah 87: 117, Golden State – Indiana 95: 104, Houston – LA Lakers 100: 117, Oklahoma City – San Antonio 102: 112, Philadelphia – Miami 137: 134 after extra time
The Chicago-Boston game has been postponed.
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