A little bit of everything happened on the last day of the NBA. For example, the surprising return of Gabriel Deck to Oklahoma, who was 21m59 on the court, adding 4 points (0-1 in triples and 2-4 in doubles), 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a loss in which he meant the worst defeat in franchise history: 152 to 79 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Josh Giddey, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Derrick Favors and Theo Maledon were not on the team from Santiago.
For its part, Phoenix Suns overcame its best historical streak of consecutive victories, accumulating 18 after beating Detroit, by 114 to 103 and, in this way, being at the top of the Western Conference, now having a 19-3 record.
Meanwhile, LeBron James (37 years old) abandoned the coronavirus protocol after confirming that it was a false positive and will be able to play today with the Lakers against the Clippers.
James was going to miss several games until he met the requirements to return to the court, but the NBA today authorized his immediate return to the competition after certifying that his positive for coronavirus was not such.
The NBA explained in a statement that the player has tested negative in two tests carried out 24 hours apart.
“James was initially placed on the protocol after a series of tests that yielded conflicting results, including an initial positive test that was collected on November 29. Additional tests confirmed that he has not tested positive,” the league detailed.