Bucks and Grant knocks down Suns in extremis . Nobody can with Bucks and Grant knocks down Suns in extremis With their eighth straight win and still undefeated, the Milwaukee Bucks extended their terrific start on Friday as the Portland Trail Blazers stormed Phoenix on a buzzer-beater by Jerami Grant.
TIMBERWOLVES 102 – BUCKS 115
The Milwaukee Bucks broke the record for the best franchise start on Friday (8-0) with a clear victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who were subdued from start to finish and trailed by 22 points in the third quarter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a triple-double (26 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists) but the top scorer for these undefeated Bucks was Jrue Holiday (29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists).
Dominican-American Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in 37 minutes for the Wolves.
The Spanish Serge Ibaka did not have minutes in the Bucks.
SUNS 106 – BLAZERS 108
Along with the Utah Jazz, the Portland Trail Blazers are being the big revelation so far and this Friday they defeated none other than the Phoenix Suns with a buzzer-beater by Jerami Grant (30 points).
Devin Booker (25 points) and Deandre Ayton (24 points and 8 rebounds) were the best of the Suns who couldn’t beat the Blazers without Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons and who snatched the leadership of the West from Phoenix.
WIZARDS 86 – NETS 128
The Brooklyn Nets put aside the anti-Semitic controversy of the suspended Kyrie Irving and destroyed the Washington Wizards at home with a great Kevin Durant (28 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists).
Bradley Beal (20 points) was the most productive of a lousy Wizards from 3-point range (8 of 34).
GRIZZLIES 130 – HORNETS 99
The game of the Memphis Grizzlies also ended with a very bulky result, who passed over the Charlotte Hornets who lost 44 points in the last quarter.
The Spanish Santi Aldama (12 points, 5 rebounds, an assist, a steal and 2 blocks in 21 minutes) was one of the eight Memphis players with more than 10 points while Kelly Oubre Jr. stood out with 17 points for the Hornets.
CELTICS 123 – BULLS 119
Exciting duel in the East between the Celtics and the Bulls that the Bostonians finally took by overcoming a magnificent DeMar DeRozan and scoring 46 points from him.
Jayson Tatum (36 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists) took a step forward for the Celtics, who also had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists from Al Horford in 33 minutes.
PISTONS 88 – CAVALIERS 112
Excluding the undefeated Milwaukee Bucks, the best streak in the NBA right now belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who added their seventh straight victory with an easy win against the Detroit Pistons.
Kevin Love (21 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists) and Jarrett Allen (23 points and 7 rebounds) were two towers in the paint for the Cavaliers while Cade Cunningham (19 points) led a Pistons with shooting problems (37 .3% on field goals)
The Brazilian Raul Neto played 24 minutes for the Cavaliers and left a good feeling with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals.
SIXERS 104 – KNICKS 106
With many doubts in these first weeks of competition, the Philadelphia 76ers won by 12 points in the last quarter but they couldn’t even beat the New York Knicks who defeated them with a comeback in the last minutes.
Jalen Brunson (23 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists) led the New Yorkers and Tyresed Maxey (31 points and 7 assists) led a Sixers without Joel Embiid or James Harden.
PACERS 101 – HEAT 99
The Miami Heat aren’t having a good time either, losing to the Indiana Pacers with a lethal trio: Tyrese Haliburton (22 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists), Buddy Hield (25 points and 9 rebounds) and Bennedict Mathurin (23 points).
Tyler Herro (29 points) was too lonely in a Heat denied from the perimeter (11 of 39 in triples).
Kevin Love (21 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists) and Jarrett Allen (23 points and 7 rebounds) were two towers in the paint for the Cavaliers while Cade Cunningham (19 points).