Seven of the 12 NBA games on Wednesday night were decided in one bucket. Let’s dig into how they were all determined — ok, so are the other five.
Cavaliers fend off comeback Suns 90-88
Donovan Mitchell scored 71 points in a win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.Cleveland only scored 19 points Wednesday night in the team, you need the last one to emerge victorious. Thankfully, the spiral sun didn’t really come to mind either. Despite 25 points and 8 assists from Chris Paul, Phoenix lost 4 straight games and fell 3-7 in their final 10 games. With Devin Booker out for at least a few more weeks, who knows how far this slide will go.
Sixers sneak past enthusiastic Pacers in OT, 129-126
That was close until the final buzzer sounded, but the end felt the moment Deanthony Melton hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in the shadows with over two minutes left in overtime, putting the Sixers in the driver’s seat forever. . James Harden scored his 26th as his Joel Embiid-less Philadelphia team extended his 11th straight victory in Wednesday’s home game. Despite the loss, seven Pacers finished in double figures, led by Buddy Hield (24), Benedict Maturin (19) and Tyrese Halliburton (16 and 12 assists).
Knicks beat Spurs 117-114 on career night off Branson
Should New York celebrate a close game against one of the worst teams in the NBA? Of course not. But an ugly win is a win, as dubbed by Posting and Toasting. The Knicks were led last night by Jalen “Worth Every Penny” Brunson, who had 38 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Julius Randle added 25 points and he added 13 boards.
Giannis, Bucks slip past Raptors in OT, 104-101
Even on their best all-around night, the Raptors can’t handle Giannis. Giannis’ triple-double of 30 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists is arguably one of his best efforts of the season. No. Without 12 turnovers. That’s 4x-2x unofficial. Either way, Grayson Allen’s late heroism — a sentence you never thought you’d read — has put Milwaukee currently 3-7 and 13th in the last 10 innings of the Eastern Conference. It overtook a still-shaken Raptors.
Grizzlies beat Hornets, 131-107
Bulls end Nets winning streak, snatch 121-112 victory
Apparently, 44 points from Kevin Durant isn’t enough for Brooklyn to keep the streak going. It plummeted in 12 games thanks to six Bulls finishing in double digits. DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Williams each had his 22nd — combined, I think, make up for Durant’s night.
Banchero’s Orlando wins Oklahoma City, 126-115
Paolo Banchero’s health has marred an otherwise spotless Rookie of the Year resume, but a complete-game effort like his on Wednesday should help. He grabbed eight rebounds and handed out seven dimes en route to Orlando’s fairly seamless victory over the Thunder. Magic is just three games from his spot on the final play-in. I’m just saying ‘.
Anthony Edwards leads Wolves as they beat Portland 113-106
Pelican piloting the Rockets, 119-108
Shorthanded Lakers win Heat duel, 112-109
No LeBron, no AD, no Lonnie Walker — that’s the real kicker, after all — no problem. Despite losing three of his most reliable scorers, the Lakers earned his fourth victory in his five games out of Miami with his Heat. Dennis Schroeder scored his 14 of his season-high 32 points in the fourth quarter, nine of which came within his last two-and-a-half minutes, helping Los Angeles win. Russell Westbrook and Thomas Bryant both added his 21 points to take the win.
in the meantime, hot hot hoops Asking an important question following Miami’s late collapse against the shorthanded Lakers: When will the Heat get tired of this nonsense?
“…2022-2023 Miami Heat [are] An inspiring shell of a team with the “us versus the world” mentality they always played on their way to a memorable playoff last season… this current batch of Heatles is lackluster and predictable. It was impossible and unexciting. Their play has gotten better lately, and with the regular season almost half over, his 20-19 record for them is the epitome of who they are.
I couldn’t have said it myself.
Kings Hawks Fend, 120-117
The Hawks are in turmoil. Perhaps it helps that we’ve lost four games in a row thanks to one of the best one-on-one defensive possessions I’ve seen all season.
Pistons stun warriors without Steph with a buzzer, 122-119
Something you have to believe, what an end to this.
The “ball advance after timeout” rule wins again.