James Harden was the best scorer in the Brooklyn Nets, scoring 29 points with 7 rebounds and six assists, and only Dry Green and Bruce Brown succeeded with him in overcoming the ten-point barrier, while more than one player shone in the ranks of the Mavericks alongside Doncic, as Latvian Kristaps scored from injury. 18 points, substitutes Gailen Bronson and Tim Hardaway 14 and 13 points, respectively, Dorian Fane-Smith 12 points and Josh Richardson 11 points.
Philadelphia fell to at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers after the extension
And the Philadelphia Seventy Sixers, the Eastern Conference leaders, were not doing better than their direct chase, the Brooklyn Nets, as they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers (109-112) after the extension. The Sixers did not benefit the 42 and 24 points scored by his Cameroonian stars Joel Emped and Australian Ben Simmons, respectively, with 16 follow-ups for the first, so he lost his twelfth in 34 games so far this season. Despite playing the match with only nine players, Cleveland succeeded in settling the first quarter in his favor (28-23), then the first half (56-47).
The Sixers rose up in the third quarter and advanced (9-18) and managed to equalize (65-65), then the two teams exchanged progress 8 times in the last quarter until Emped succeeded in equalizing (92-92) 1.38 seconds before the end of normal time. But he missed the chance to settle the result with the final whistle.
And hit Cleveland strongly at the start of the extra half by scoring 5 consecutive points and maintained its lead until it was settled in its favor (20-17).
In the rest of the matches, the New York Knicks beat the Indiana Pacers (110-107), the San Antonio Spurs over the New Orleans Pelicans (117-114), the Washington Wizards over the Minnesota Timberwolves (128-112), while the Orlando Magic lost to the Utah Jazz (109- 124), and the Oklahoma City Thunder vs the Denver Nuggets (96-126).
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