Last Updated on November 28, 2022 8:11 pm by Erwin Noguera
Among the surprises this week we had victories for the Bulls against two strong quintets like the Celtics (121-107) and Milwaukee Bucks (113-118), and an overtime defeat against the Oklahoma City Thunder (123-119), which it may spell an awakening for the Chicago team.
Likewise, the Warriors and the Lakers began to add victories: while those from Golden State added 4 out of 5 this week, those from Los Angeles achieved 3 out of 4, all against the San Antonio Spurs, which is one of the worst teams in the season.
NBA Weekly Roundup 6: Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings
Friday, November 25, 2022
The Boston Celtics had no problem this Friday and beat the Sacramento Kings 122-104 to remain at the top of the Eastern Conference with a record of 15 wins and only 4 losses.
Jayson Tatum was the great figure of the night with 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Jaylen Brown was a great support with 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. Tatum – Brown is the highest-scoring couple in the NBA. For his part in the Kings, point guard De’Aaron Fox was his best player with 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.
The visit had cut an important streak of 7 wins in a row a couple of days ago, and they failed to return to the path of victory, which distances them a little more from the Suns, the super leader of the Pacific Division.
The Celtics, who have the best record in the NBA (15-4), were only surpassed in the second quarter when they lost 28-40. However, for the rest, they were vastly superior against a good rival, which shows that they are strong candidates this season.
NBA Weekly Roundup 6: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors
Sunday, November 27, 2022
The Golden State Warriors closed a good week that served to revive after beating the Minnesota Timberwolves as a visitor this Sunday by 137-114 with a very good Stephen Curry, who added 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists. Curry made 4 of 11 3-pointers to make 98 this season.
Point guard Jordan Poole, despite not being a starter, played 27 minutes and had 24 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists. Draymond Green was also important with his 11 assists. On the local side, point guard Anthony Edwards had 26 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists while Karl Anthony Towns contributed 21 points, and also 4 assists and 4 rebounds.
It was a very even game that was defined in the first quarter when the Warriors won 47-27. In the second and third quarters, they were tied 29-29 and 33-33, respectively, while in the fourth the Golden State quintet was imposed again but by a minimal difference (28 – 25).
The Warriors (11 – 10) achieved 3 victories in as many games this week and it helped them not to move away from the Phoenix Suns (13 – 6), who are leaders of the Pacific Division.
NBA Weekly Roundup 6: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks
Sunday, November 27, 2022
The Milwaukee Bucks continue their good season and beat the Dallas Mavericks at home 124-115, who are disappointing and have 4 straight losses and 5 in their last 6 games. For their part, the locals are the second-best team of the season, being only surpassed by the Boston Celtics.
In the personal duel, Giannis Antetokounmpo beat Luka Doncic. While the Greek had 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists, the Slovenian had 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 12 assists. Likewise, Grayson Allen (25, 2, 5) and Bobby Portis (15, 10, 1) stood out in the Bucks, and Spencer Dinwiddie (22, 3, 2) and Christian Wood (21, 7, 2) in the Mavs. However, Doncic remains the NBA leader in points with an average of 33.1 per game, while Giannis is in defensive rebounds (9.4).
After an overwhelming start for the Bucks in recent weeks, they have had ups and downs, having wins and losses, it is the first time in their last 10 games that they have gone on to 2 consecutive wins. For its part, the Dallas team is 11th in its division.
NBA Weekly Roundup 6: Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz
Saturday, November 26, 2022
The Phoenix Suns had to fight more than expected but they were finally able to defeat the Utah Jazz 113-112 and continue as the best team in the Western Conference with a record of 13-6.
The Suns had a great night from Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker, who had 50% of their team’s points. While the center had 29 points, 21 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal, the guard had 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists. It was the third game at 20/20 in Deandre’s career and his second this season, plus he has 5 straight double-doubles.
For the Utah side, Jordan Clarkson had 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and was their best player. Collin Sexton (20, 2, 5) and Lauri Markkanen (15, 10, 2) were also important, but it wasn’t enough for a team trailing Denver by 1.5 games in the Northwest Division.