After an afternoon off, to make way for the midterm elections in the United States, thirteen games have been scheduled for Wednesday evening. Overall, the favorites didn’t disappoint, except for two: Cleveland and Dallas. Donovan Mitchell’s Cavaliers (38 points) recorded a second straight loss in Sacramento. The Mavericks fell to Orlando and Luka Doncic, who had 24 points, fell short of 30 points for the first time this season.
The Bucks traveled to Oklahoma City without Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday but with a fiery Jevon Carter (36 points, 12 assists) and won after two overtimes. The Celtics beat the Pistons with a very good Killian Hayes (16 points) as the Hawks lost to Utah. The Jazz, like Boston, are now on a four-game winning streak. Another team that adds four successes in a row: Denver. Nikola Jokic played little, weighed down by his five fouls, but the Nuggets and the two-time MVP avoided the Pacers’ trap.
The Pelicans managed to overcome their awkward 3-point lead to dismiss the Bulls, who remain very erratic, and the Blazers followed up with another win over the Hornets. The slump continues for Charlotte, now on a six-game losing streak…Memphis has also knocked off San Antonio, which is on a bad five-game losing streak. Evan Fournier (6 points) and the Knicks fell on a great Kevin Durant (29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists).
Funny sequence in Minnesota where the Wolves, defeated by Phoenix, played a four-on-five possession on defense! D’Angelo Russell had forgotten to enter the game… Times are tough for Rudy Gobert (25 points and 11 rebounds) and his family, with five losses in the last six games. Finally, Nicolas Batum’s Clippers (two points) won the Los Angeles derby against the Lakers. In addition to the loss, LeBron James is out with an injury…
- Charlotte–Portland: 95-105
- Indiana–Denver: 119-122
- Orlando-Dallas: 94-87
- Atlanta-Utah: 119-125
- Boston-Detroit: 128-112
- Brooklyn-New York: 112-85
- Toronto-Houston: 116-109
- Chicago-New Orleans: 111-115
- Minnesota-Phoenix: 117-129
- Oklahoma City – Milwaukee: 132-136 (after double overtime)
- San Antonio – Memphis: 122-124 (after overtime)
- LA Clippers-LA Lakers: 114-101
- Sacramento–Cleveland: 127-120