Last Updated on November 6, 2022 10:58 pm by Erwin Noguera
Each day that passes, we observe how the teams are taking the desired pace of play to compete to be at the top of the leaderboard of their respective conferences, and, although some teams are improving every day, others continue to sink and do not seem to have the formula that leads them on the road to victory.
After another incredible week, the Milwaukee Bucks continue to be undefeated at the beginning of the season with 9 consecutive victories, proving that they want to be the league champions again this tournament. With Giannis Antetokounmpo, averaging 32.6 points per game and 12.9 rebounds per game, the Bucks are strong candidates to reach the NBA Finals this season.
We are pleasantly surprised by the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that, with an excellent record of 7 wins and 1 loss, is in second place in the NBA Eastern Conference. After some difficult days, the Celtics seem to be back on the winning track.
A team that, despite having so many stars, is still in trouble, whether on or off the court, is the Brooklyn Nets, who have now decided to remove Irving from the team due to unsportsmanlike situations.
The Sixers and Heat have not been able to play at a high level and need to start winning if they expect to be at least in the next postseason. In the Western Conference, we have two frequent protagonists in recent seasons, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz, with 7-2 and 7-3 records, respectively.
The Grizzlies with two wins in a row have managed to climb to third place, as well as the Nuggets and Mavericks who are looking to put pressure on the teams in the top spots.
Two teams that we expected to be at the top of the table have not shown a high level of play. Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers, these two great teams have terribly started the season and, they are in the ditch of the Western Conference.
NBA Weekly Roundup – Week 3 – Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers
Monday, October 31 at 07:00 pm ET
As we pointed out in our weekly preview, the Philadelphia 76ers achieved a great victory to start the week last Monday, October 31 against the Washington Wizards with a score of 118-111.
This game was very close at all times, but the turning point was the third quarter, as the Sixers managed to take a 13-point lead, which ultimately helped them to win the game.
The Sixers had a great performance from Tyrese Maxey with 28 points, James Harden with 23 points and 17 assists, as well as Tobias Harris and De’Anthony Melton with 16 points each.
While the Wizards had Kristaps Porziņģis with 32 points and Bradley Beal with 20 points.
Result: Washington Wizards (111) – (118) Philadelphia 76ers
NBA Weekly Roundup – Week 3 – Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Tuesday, November 01 at 10:00 pm ET
Another great game we lived last Tuesday between the Timberwolves and Suns, which also ended as we predicted in our weekly NBA preview, with a great victory for the Phoenix Suns with a score of 116-107. This victory ratified the good moment in which the Suns are at the beginning of the season.
In this game, we observe that each quarter was very close, they did not score more than 4 points in any of them, but the Suns won 3 of the 4 quarters and, thanks to this they managed to get the difference of 9 points with which they took the victory.
The Suns had Cameron Johnson with 29 points, Devin Booker with 18 points, and Chris Paul with 15 points. While the Timberwolves had Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards with 24 points each.
Result: Phoenix Suns (116) – (107) Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA Weekly Roundup – Week 3 – Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics
Wednesday, November 02 at 07:30 pm ET
Finally, one of the games that gave us more surprises in this week 3 of the NBA was undoubtedly the Cavaliers vs. Celtics, which ended with a victory for the Cavaliers with a score of 132-123.
After a second quarter where the Celtics managed to take a partial victory with a score of 41-29, it seemed that they would be on their way to victory at home, but the Cavaliers came very strong after the break, especially defensively speaking.
Both teams were playing at a high level and, as a result, ended the last quarter tied at 114. This took the game to overtime, where the Cavaliers prevailed with an 18-9 run to take the victory.
The Cavaliers had immense Donovan Mitchell and Caris LeVert, both with 41 points scored. While the Celtics counted on their main players, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, both with 32 points.
Result: Cleveland Cavaliers (132) – (123) Boston Celtics