The Los Angeles Clippers and Denver assure

In their distance duel for third place in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets did not falter on the road Tuesday. The Californians won (115-96) in Tampa Bay on the ground of a Toronto team plucked by absences and demobilized, with a good Nicolas Batum (5 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists in 23 minutes) in support of the Leonard-George duo. They still have a victory ahead of Denver, winner in Charlotte (117-112 with 30 points from Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr).

The two rivals will play their last three away matches. The Nuggets, now assured of having home advantage in the first round, have the tie-break (two wins to one over the season) in the event of a tie in victories after the seventy-two matches.

Despite her loss, Charlotte is guaranteed a play-off (May 18-21) thanks to Chicago’s Tuesday loss to Brooklyn. Also assured of participating in the draft tournament in the west, Memphis made an impression by dominating Dallas (133-104) on Tuesday.

The playmaker Ja Morant (24 points) weighed heavily, unlike a mini Luka Doncic (12 points to 4 of 16 shooting). ” This is one of the worst matches I have ever played », Commented the Slovenian while his team, sixth, is under pressure from the LA Lakers, seventh, who seek to avoid the dam.

For the Grizzlies, young French winger Killian Tillie played fifteen minutes for a three-point basket and two assists.

The Detroit doublet, Killian Hayes-Sekou Doumbouya, still took advantage of his playing time (13 points to 5 of 13, 6 rebounds, 7 assists in 36 minutes for the playmaker, 12 points to 3 of 7, 8 rebounds in 26 minutes for the winger) but could not avoid the home defeat against Minnesota (119-100).


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