Last Updated on December 5, 2022 10:31 pm by Erwin Noguera
It ended another week of the NBA that did not have big surprises in the table and that keeps the Boston Celtics at the top and the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns chasing them very closely.
The Celtics snapped a 5-game winning streak when they lost to the Miami Heat, similar to what happened to the Bucks, who had 3 wins in a row but were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers.
For their part, the current champions, Golden State Warriors, continue to improve and have 5 wins in their last 6 games and are now third in the Pacific Division.
Luka Doncic continues to show that he is one of the best players in the league, averaging 33.4 points per game, but he has not been able to carry the Dallas Mavericks, who are currently 10th in the Western Conference.
Another one that improved was LeBron’s Lakers, who have 3 wins in a row and are getting closer to the playoff spots. Anthony Davis is precisely the leader in rebounds in the NBA with 12.8 per game.
NBA Weekly Roundup 7 – Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Monday, November 28 at 07:00 pm ET at the Wells Fargo Center
On a great night, the Philadelphia 76ers obtained a 104-101 victory against the Atlanta Hawks, thus managing to string together 3 wins in a row, contrary to their rival who had 3 losses in a row.
The hero that night was Joel Embiid with a great performance that included 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. Forward Tobias Harris also contributed with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 assist, as well as point guard Shake Milton who had 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists.
On the part of the Hawks, there was not a great figure who put the team on his shoulder and the points were divided among all: De’Andre Hunter put 18, Trae Young also, Dejounte Murray 17, Justin Holiday 16, John Collins 13, and Clint Cape 10.
The Philadelphia team overcame a poor first quarter and then dominated the Hawks for the rest of the game.
NBA Weekly Roundup 7 – Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns
Monday, November 28 at 10:00 pm ET at the Golden 1 Center
The Sacramento Kings hosted the Phoenix Suns in a great game at the Golden 1 Center, but it was the visiting team that won 117 – 122 thanks to a great night by Devin Booker. The 26-year-old point guard had one of his best performances of the season with 44 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Center Deandre Ayton also shone, scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 1 assist, and remains the best rebounder on the team with an average of 9.7 per game.
For the Kings, Malik Monk scored 30 points, 1 rebound, and 8 assists, being the best on his team, but De’Aaron Fox was missed, he was not at his best and only scored 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
It was a very close game that had two quarters for each team, but the Suns pulled a lead in the third quarter from which the Kings could not recover.
NBA Weekly Roundup 7 – Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks
Tuesday, November 29 at 07:30 pm ET at the American Airlines Center
With a great Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 116 to 113 to end a 4-game losing streak and also prevent their rival from getting their fourth consecutive win.
In the all-star duel, Doncic beat Stephen Curry. The Slovenian achieved a great triple-double (51st of his career) with 41 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists, while the Warriors guard had 32 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Luka has an average of 33.4 points per game, being the highest in the NBA.
On the last play of the game, Klay Thompson was able to tie the game, but with 3 seconds left he tried a triple that hit the rim and Doncic grabbed the last rebound to give his team the victory.
NBA Weekly Roundup 7 – Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers
Wednesday, November 30th, 10:00 PM ET
Sacramento Kings crushed the Indiana Pacers 137 – 114 and ended a 3-game losing streak, while their current rival has been without more than 1 win for more than a week.
Harrison Barnes, Malik Monk, and De’Aaron Fox had a great night and led the Kings to victory. The forward had 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists, while Monk, who was not a starter, had 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists, while Fox had 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.
For the Pacers, Jalen Smith and Bennedict Mathurin had a great night, as did Buddy Hield, but the rest of the supporting actors were not very effective. Smith had 22 points and 6 rebounds, Mathurin 22 points, and 2 rebounds, while Hield had 17 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist.
Those from Sacramento kept the first 3 quarters, making a difference of 13 points in the first quarter, which they managed to maintain and even increase to win.
NBA Weekly Roundup 7 – New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Wednesday, November 30th, 10:00 PM ET at the Madison Square Garden, NY
The Milwaukee Bucks continue to fight with the Boston Celtics at the top of the table and beat the New York Knicks 103-109, proving their superiority and that they are going to fight for the title this season.
As usual, Giannis Antetokounmpo was once again the figure of the night with a double-double. The forward had 37 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists, and is second in the scoring table with an average of 31.8 games per game, behind Luka Doncic. Even the Greek could have added more, but he was sent off for fouls.
It was a great night for the Knicks, who played one of their best games of the season despite the loss. RJ Barrett was the team’s leading scorer with 26 points, while Mitchell Robinson posted a double-double with 15 points, 20 rebounds and 1 assist.
The game was fairly even and was defined in the fourth quarter when a three-pointer by Grayson Allen with 30 seconds remaining gave the Bucks a 3-point lead, which was later increased by Jrue Holiday (2) and George Hill ( 1).
NBA Weekly Roundup 7 – Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Wednesday, November 30th, 07:00 PM ET at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
The Cleveland Cavaliers were vastly superior to the Philadelphia 76ers and easily defeated them 113-85 to stay in the fight for the Central Division, led by the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Cavs prevailed in the four quarters and did not have a prominent figure, distributing the points among the majority of the team. The top scorer was Caris LeVert with 22 points, while Darius Garland had 21 points and Donovan Mitchell 18.
In the 76ers the figure, as always, was Joel Embiid, but he can’t be alone. The center-forward had 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists, while Shake Milton had 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
The second quarter was the best for those from Cleveland, who had a difference of 16 points, but in all quarters they were winners, demonstrating their superiority.