The Lakers are performing averagely this season and they are not doing very well on their opponents’ courts. Therefore, no one expected that they could succeed in Boston. Especially when, for the first time in the season, they started both without Davis and without James, who only watched the game from the bench due to injuries.
Their teammates hit 19 3-pointers and led most of the game by as many as 16 points. Austin Reaves had 7 triples and 32 points. D’Angelo Russell had 16 points and 14 assists, Jaxson Hayes added 16 points and 10 rebounds. “We are all talented players and now was the perfect opportunity to show it. Before the game, we said to ourselves that we will give everything regardless of the result. And it turned out like this. There was nothing special about it. We defended well, we didn’t foul and we fought. That’s exactly what we have to continue to do when LeBron and Anthony come back,” Reaves said.
Maxey’s 51 points set a new NBA record, surpassing his November high by one point. He also scored important points in the end, in which the home Jazz were reaching for the win until the last seconds. It was Maxey who hit a key three-pointer with one hundred seconds left to tie the score for Philadelphia. Subsequently, Pat Beverley added another triple and Maxey sealed the win four seconds before the end. The Sixers then defended the win.
New York scored its ninth win in a row, defeating Indiana 109:105 at home. Jalen Brunson, who scored 40 points, was the main contributor. New York is in third place in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks also grabbed 60 rebounds, 19 of which were scored by Isaiah Hartenstein, including eight on offense. Precious Achiuwa added 16 rebounds as well as eight on offense. In total, the Knicks gave up 25 points on second chances.
|Boston – LA Lakers 105:114
|Memphis – Cleveland 101:108
|New York – Indiana 109:105
|Utah – Philadelphia 124:127