The Lakers have a victory against the Cavaliers retracted – despite an own mistakes festivals throughout much of the game. LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are at the crucial stage on the spot, with the Nets James Harden is back meanwhile. The Raptors tremble against Franz Wagner and the Magic over the finish line, Miami and Portland get victories.
Toronto Raptors (3-3) – Orlando Magic (1-5) 110: 109 (Boxscore)
In the first half, the Raptors fans celebrated their rookie Scottie Barnes, in the final section then began Fred VanVleet and O.G. Anuoby fire – before Toronto almost herschenkte to certain victory. For the most important play of the evening was Gary Trent Jr. on the spot.
About the first 36 minutes the two young teams delivered a balanced affair, the home side took command. Anunoby (10 of 16 points in the fourth quarter), fired several threesomes a 13: 0 run, with which Toronto deposited. VanVleet (16 of 19 points in the fourth quarter) grew gradually Toronto was two minutes before the end at +12 and just before the victory.
But nothing was to recline. A four-point play of Jalen Suggs and a clutch triple by Franz Wagner were the highlights of a 11: 0 run, the Magic, just over 6 seconds before the end they even got the ball back with a chance of winning. But Trent Jr. (19) got his fingers to the leather, Cole Anthony was forced into a half-court shot that went wrong – Toronto escaped Just across the finish line.
Barnes was the best with 21 points and 9 rebounds points scorer of his colors, 19 points of which already came in mid-term one. This took the Canadian fans for Scottie s better! – chanting as swipe at Suggs. Toronto is known to chose in Draft 2021 in position 4 for Barnes, whose good buddy Suggs went to 5 to the Magic.
But the 20-year-old also knew to convince thanks to a good second half and made his best game in the NBA (21 points). Anthony came up with 24 points, Wendell Carter Jr. on a double-double (17 and 12 rebounds), Wagner put 10 meters on, but only hit 12.4 from the field. His brother Moritz came 8 minutes used and brought no points and only one rebound on the scoreboard.
Brooklyn Nets (3-3) – Indiana Pacers (1-5) 105: 98 (Boxscore)
James Harden can obviously still. After a mixed season start The Beard made as top scorer of the Nets (29), his best game in 2021/22. Also on the referees he could at this time not complain, Harden was 19 times at the free throw line (16 hits). The other guarantee of success for the Nets were Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge.
The start of the game was anything but custom-made for the home side, who fell behind in the second quarter of up to 16 meters. However, the response was followed in the form of a 23: 5-run, Harden played it with 13 points in the second period an important role. After the break, however, it missed Brooklyn settle crucial.
Weak shoot the Nets (26.06 triple) and numerous turnovers (18 for 23 direct Pacers points) held Indiana in the game. We have a lot of good shooters who currently just do not apply. This throws will eventually go in, analyzed coach Steve Nash. 0! run just over four minutes left Brooklyn finally on the road to victory: Only one eighth
Aldridge contributed contributes important actions, with his 21 points off the bench (17 in total 10/16 FG, plus 8 rebounds in half two) he broke through as the 48th player in the NBA history the barrier of 20,000 points. Durant came up with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists, but also seven turnovers – and would have according to the rules actually have to be referred for a hefty into the audience ball of the field. On the part of the Pacers Torrey Craig (28 and 11 rebounds, 16.9 FG, Career High) showed a strong performance, rookie Chris Duarte was still on 19, Domantas Sabonis on 16 points.
Miami Heat (4-1) – Charlotte Hornets (4-2) 114: 99 (Boxscore)
The duel of the best exports of the league against the following points best defense of the league went to the heat-defense – and in half-time one even more than clear. A comeback trial of the Hornets was no longer rewarded, behind a strong Heat triumvirate, Miami secured the fourth victory in the fifth game.
The dominance among the boards (60:37 rebounds), good defense (CHA: 39 percent FG) and an initially fire-hoisting Tyler Herro brought the home owner already a comfortable leadership in the first half. Herro (13 points in the second quarter) brokered Miami to a 26-point lead. This hole was ultimately too low for hornets brave after the side change.
Gordon Hayward (23, 5/8 threesome) and Miles Bridges (22 and 8 rebounds) charred a new spark at Charlotte, who even brought the guests to 6 points in the fourth quarter after a few minutes in the fourth neighborhood. But she did not come closer, Miami answered with an ice cold 7: 0 run and then controlled the events again. Lamelo Ball caught a used evening (6, 2/14 FG).
Herro ended the match with 26 points (9/13 FG, including 6 assists), the same yield also held the statisticians for Bam AdeBayo (10/16 FG, 19 rebounds), which from the franchise a banner under the hall corner for His Olympic gold medal has been donated. Best man at the Heat was Jimmy Butler, who convinced with efficient 32 counters (12/19 FG), 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
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