Brooklyn. In a fast-paced game, the Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz 117-113 in overtime in a duel between the best teams in the NBA Western Conference.
David Brooks scored 35 points with four rebounds and three assists to propel Phoenix to the win, while Chris Paul had 29 points, four rebounds and nine assists.
Donovan Mitchell had an extraordinary game for Utah, scoring 41 points with eight rebounds and three assists, but it wasn’t enough to get the victory. Despite the disaster, the Jazz remain the leader of the Western Conference, haunted by the Suns.
Durant returns and leads the Nets to victory
Kevin Durant returned after a 23-game absence and with a stellar performance to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 139-111 NBA victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Durant came off the bench seven minutes into the second quarter, and by the end of that period the Nets had 79 points and a 20-point lead at halftime.
The 79 points equaled the Nets’ third-most in a first half in franchise history.
Durant finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 19 minutes on the court on his return from a left hamstring strain.
The scoring star of the New York quintet was point guard Kyrie Irving, who finished with 24 points, followed by center LaMarcus Aldridge, who had 22 points in the Nets’ ninth consecutive victory at home.
The Nets achieved victory despite the absence of James Harden, another of the team’s stars, who will miss at least 10 days with a hamstring injury.
Armador Wall gets up with Houston
In Houston, point guard John Wall finished with 31 points and seven assists on his return from injury, and the Houston Rockets snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Dallas Mavericks 102-93.
Wall had missed the previous four games due to a swelling in his right knee. His teammate Christian Wood added 22 points and 10 rebounds to the win.
The game was tied with two minutes remaining, but the Rockets scored the next seven points to take a 96-89 lead with one minute left.
Wall got things going in that stretch with a layup and a three-point play. Kevin Porter Jr. capped the attack when he blocked a shot from Dorian Finney-Smith and finished on the other end with a two-handed dunk.
For the Mavericks, Latvian Kristaps Porzingis scored 23 points and 12 rebounds on his return after missing Monday’s game with a sprained right wrist.
With the loss, the Mavericks saw their five-game winning streak fall. Luka Doncic added 23 points for the Mavs, with a single triple scored on nine attempts, a rare low ERA for the Slovenian.
Nuggets derrotan a Spurs
In Denver, the Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-96 with an outstanding performance from the Serbian Nikola Jokic who finished the night with 25 points and 10 assists, while his Argentine teammate Facundo Campazzo started and finished with six points, five rebounds. and two services for scoring.