Denver crushes Portland, Atlanta revives, Brooklyn has the Thunder

The shock of the night in the East: Atlanta, Trae Young, very hot

Trae Young was very good last night in the NBA. Opposed to the Milwaukee Bucks, the leader of Atlanta allowed his team to win (120-100) against defending champions on AC, at the start of the season. In this clear victory, the 23-year-old was the author of the biggest statistical production of the night: 42 points, 8 of 13 behind the arc, and 10 assists.

In Young’s wake, John Collins and Clint Capela were amazing. The Swiss pivot (12 points, 13 rebounds) limited the influence of Giannis Antetokounmpo (26 points to 9/21, 4 rebounds). The French Thimothé Luwawu-Cabarrot played only two minutes, for an interception, in this duel of poorly classified favorites, which therefore turns to the advantage of the Hawks. Atlanta is 13th (5-9), Milwaukee 11th (6-8).

The stat and the shooter of the night: Patty Mills

The easy victory of the Brooklyn Nets in Oklahoma (120-96) certainly bears the seal of Kevin Durant (33 points), but also that of Patty Mills. With Kyrie Irving away since the start of the season, the veteran point guard (33) is excellent. On the night of Sunday to Monday, the Australian landed no less than nine three-point arrows. His career record. He finished the game at 28 points, and the Nets consolidated their 2nd place (10-4).

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The final gap in the defeat of Portland to Denver (124-95). Without Damian Lillard, the Blazers suffered the law of Nikola Jokic and others Campazzo …

Defeat of the night: Portland

In a shock of the night, in the West, somewhat devitalized by the absence of Damian Lillard, Portland started badly and ended in Denver (124-95). The leader’s teammates conceded a 33-18 in the first quarter, and a 33-16 in the last. The Nuggets, with a very fit Nikola Jokic (28 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists), largely dominated their subject.

It is also the bench which allowed to ensure serenely, side Nuggets. The substitutes scored 63 points: 18 for Bones Hyland, 13 for Facundo Campazzo, 12 for PJ Dozier and JaMychal Green. Denver, 3rd (9-4), signs a 5th straight victory. The Trail Blazers are them 9th, with a slightly negative balance (6-8).

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