Tatum sentences the Sixers and the Grizzlies stop the Nuggets

With a triplazo in the last seconds, Jayson Tatum gave this Saturday a great victory to the Boston Celtics in Philadelphia while the Memphis Grizzlies, seconds in the West, they clearly prevailed over the leaders of their conference, the Denver Nuggets.

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The match between the best team in the East (Boston) and the third (Philadelphia) ended with an epic triple by Tatum, who had not had his best day until then (18 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists) in a Celtics led by Jaylen Brown (26 points).

Joel Embiid he shone for the Sixers with 41 points and 12 rebounds and left, with Tatum’s permission, the image of the night when he hit a three-pointer from about 25 meters and on the buzzer to have sent the game to overtime but that incredible shot came only a few tenths late out of time.


With a great second quarter (38-22), the Grizzlies quickly laid the foundation for a solid victory against some Nuggets that they had won five of their last six games but were already trailing by 29 points before the break.

Six Memphis players surpassed 10 points with Ja Morant leading the way (23 points and 7 rebounds) while Nikola Jokic was the best for Denver (15 points and 13 rebounds).

The Spanish Santi Aldama contributed 5 points, 6 rebounds and an assist for the Grizzlies.

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The Knicks added their fifth straight win by defeating the down-and-out New Orleans Pelicans who have lost three straight.

Julius Randle (28 points and 7 rebounds) led a choral performance by the New Yorkers (six players with double-digit scoring) and Brandon Ingram (19 points) was the top scorer for some poor Pelicans in triple (8 of 38).

The Spanish Willy Hernangomez made the most of his 11 minutes in New Orleans with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals while Puerto Rican José Alvarado had 6 points and 3 assists.

JAZZ 118 – SPURS 102

San Antonio continues to dig its own grave and this Saturday added its sixteenth straight loss by falling against the Jazz of Lauri Markkanen (27 points).

Jeremy Statuen (22 points and 6 rebounds) led the attack of these weak Spurs.

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MAGIC 108 – PACERS 121

Myles Turner (24 points and 8 rebounds) led the Pacers’ second-half reaction to earn Orlando the win.

Franz Wagner (21 points and 6 rebounds) stood out for the Magic and the Dominican Chris Duarte he had 6 points, 2 rebounds and an assist at Indiana.

HORNETS 108 – HEAT 103

Doubts and problems continue for the Heat, who have four consecutive defeats and who fell on the field of some Hornets who surprisingly have four wins in a row.

LaMelo Ball (19 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists) and Mark Williams (18 points and 20 rebounds) ruined Tyler Herro’s good game in Miami (33 points and 7 rebounds).


With both teams suffering from the perimeter (both around 25% in triples), the Raptors, without minutes for the Spanish Juancho Hernangómez, added their fourth straight win thanks to Pascal Siakam (29 points and 8 rebounds).

Marvin Bagley III (21 points and 18 rebounds) stood out in Detroit.

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