Houston – Dallas 107:125, Doncic’s 47 points ended Houston’s winning streak in the NBA


Houston loses two wins in the Western Conference to the tenth-place Golden State Warriors, who won 117-113 over San Antonio. The table is led by Oklahoma City, which won 113-112 in New York when Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made the decision with three seconds left in the game.

Houston had the best form of all the teams in the competition and reached the tenth place ensuring participation in the preliminary round of the playoffs. But he had no chance at home against Dallas. He lost by 12 points in the first quarter, when Doncic scored 22 points himself, and the Mavericks gradually increased their lead to 29 points. Kyrie Irving scored 24 points.

“When we talk about the best players in the world, one of them showed today why he belongs among them. Luka set the tone in attack. He read their defense brilliantly. He’s a Picasso,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd praised Doncic. “They were taking over everything, so it was up to me and Kyrie to be aggressive,” said Doncic, who, among other things, hit nine three-pointers and cemented his position as the best scorer in the competition.

Paul George, who scored 41 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers win 130:118 over Charlotte, and LeBron James also shone on Sunday. The 39-year-old leading scorer in league history scored 40 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 116-104 victory over Brooklyn. Brooklyn continues to lose five wins to the tenth place in the Eastern Conference, which is held by Atlanta with the Czech representative Vít Krejč and is close to advancing to the preliminary round of the playoffs.

Golden State also came close to this, taking advantage of Houston’s hesitation. The Warriors didn’t start well, trailing San Antonio by 13 points, but they turned it on in the third quarter and led the game to an important win. Stephen Curry contributed 33 points. Not even 32 points from star French rookie Victor Wembanyama were enough for the Spurs.

In an even fight for first place in the West, Oklahoma City now has the upper hand, which won over New York and became independent at the top. She took advantage of Minnesota’s hesitation, which surprisingly lost to Chicago 101-109 at home. The Timberwolves fell to third place behind Denver, who won clearly 130:101 over Cleveland thanks to Nikola Jokic’s triple double for 26 points, 18 rebounds and 16 assists.

The author of the triple double also led Oklahoma City to victory. Although Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added only 19 points to 13 rebounds and 12 assists and did not confirm the position of the third best scorer in the competition, he hit the most important shot. New York led at the end, thanks to Jalen Brunson’s 30 points, but Gilgeous-Alexander broke free in the final seconds to the corner of the court and gave the Thunder a victory.

Alex Caruso made a significant contribution to the defeat of Minnesota, who hit seven three-pointers in the Chicago jersey and, in addition to 21 points, also defended Anthony Edwards very well. The Timberwolves star did give 22 points, but he needed 20 shots and also lost six balls. “It’s amazing to have a teammate like that. He pulled us on both ends of the court today,” DeMar DeRozan, who scored 27 points, praised Caruso.

Brooklyn – LA Lakers 104:116
Charlotte – LA Clippers 118:130
Denver – Cleveland 130:101
Houston – Dallas 107:125
Minnesota – Chicago 101:109
New York – Oklahoma City 112:113
Sacramento – Utah 127:106
San Antonio – Golden State 113:117
Toronto – Philadelphia 120:135
Washington – Miami 107:119

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