Pelicans disaster

The Pelicans were overwhelmed by Houston in New Orleans. Giannis is shipwrecked in Charlotte. Miami and Memphis win. Curry adds against the Pistons.

Pelicans-disaster

The new NBA day has had it all. Impossible winning shots like Damian Lillard's, a new victory for the Warriors from Curry or a grievance of the crisis for Doncic's Mavs, who have added their fifth consecutive loss. In addition, there have been unexpected defeats, such as that of the Giannis Bucks in Charlotte, and victories that have changed negative dynamics such as that of the Heat, which have been imposed on the return of Jimmy Butler to the courts and have ended with a streak of five consecutive defeats. In addition, the Grizzlies have been imposed on the veteran Spurs, who continue to fight despite their age and their short staff. And, in the midst of all that tidal wave, the Pelicans continue with their particular disaster and add an embarrassing loss at home against a Rockets who have improved without Harden.

CHICAGO BULLS 122 - 123 PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

The Blazers trailed 5-10 seconds to go. Lillard (44 + 5 + 9) scored a triple from home, Trent forced a jump between two and the ball returned to the base, who sentenced. Check the chronicle here.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS 126 - 114 MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Forward Gordon Hayward and rookie point guard LaMelo Ball each scored 27 points to help the Hornets beat the Bucks, who suffered their second loss in a row. The Hornets (9-11) beat the Pacers and Bucks in the last two games, a good record for them. Ball, who emerged as a winning surprise factor, added 9 assists and was differential down the stretch with his actions on both sides of the field, when the Hornets went 16-1 in the final six and a half minutes before the horn sounded. Guard Malik Monk came off the bench for 18 points and guard Devonte Graham and starting guard-forward Terry Rozier scored 12 points per head. In addition, center Cody Zeller contributed 15 rebounds, the best of his career. The best player for the Bucks was, once again, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who led the Bucks attack by falling on the verge of a triple-double. The Greek contributed 34 points, 18 rebounds and 9 assists, which did not prevent the defeat of the Bucks (11-8), who have a 4-6 record away from home. In addition, guard Jrue Holiday contributed 21 points and forward Khris Middleton had 18.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 112 - 126 HOUSTON ROCKET

Center Christian Wood gave yet another demonstration of leadership within the Rockets by adding 27 points that helped the Texans beat the Pelicans on the road. Wood, who played for the Pelicans for part of the 2018-19 season, shot 11-of-13 from the field, including 3-of-4 from 3-pointers in addition to grabbing 9 rebounds. Guard Victor Oladipo, the Rockets' latest addition this month with the transfer of James Harden to the Nets, also reached 20 points (3 of 4 on 3s) and 9 assists. In addition, John Wall reached 15 points (4 of 6 in triples), and was the leader in the direction of the game with 9 assists. Eric Gordon came in at 14 and Jae'Sean Tate added 13 + 9. The Rockets (9-9) finished the game with a 49% accuracy in field goals and 44% (20-46) in triples, without the Pelicans being able to get into the game from the second half, to the one that arrived with a disadvantage of 18 points, which they could only reduce to eight. For Stan Van Gundy's team, Zion Williamson reached 26 points, and Brandon Ingram and Eric Bledsoe added 15 per head.

MIAMI HEAT 105 - 104 SACRAMENTO KING

Jimmy Butler returned to action in a star plan with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in the Heat's narrow win over Sacramento. Butler achieved his best score of the season, after missing 10 games due to the health and safety protocols that the NBA has established to combat the coronavirus pandemic, and immediately became a winning factor with the Miami team. The pivot Bam Adebayo claimed his status as leader in the inner game and did so by getting a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. In addition, Tyler Herro reached 15 points as the Heat's third leading scorer (7-12), who left their mark at 5-5 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. In the Kings, who had three consecutive victories, De'Aaron Fox was the best and finished with 30 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, but was only 3 of 11 in triples.

BOSTON CELTICS 95 - 96 LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Rough, ugly and flawed game in a Garden that the Lakers miraculously conquered. Davis improved, but disappeared in the end. Kemba and Theis did not finalize for victory. Check the chronicle here.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS 112 - 129 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

The reserve guard De'Anthony Melton went to 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, being the most outstanding player of the Grizzlies, who defeated the Spurs at home in a duel that decided the leadership of the Southwest Division. The victory was the sixth in a row for the Grizzlies (8-6), who ousted the Spurs (11-9) from the top of the standings. Visitors were eager to play after being inactive for 12 days due to health and safety protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic that the NBA has in place. Memphis was playing for the first time since Jan. 18 after five games were postponed due to contact tracing problems. In a great team exercise, the Grizzlies shot 56% from the field and had up to seven players with double digits. Ja Morant went to 19 points and 11 assists. At the Spurs, the best was Derrick White, with 18 points.

DALLAS MAVERICKS 105 - 111 PHOENIX SUNS Rick Carlisle's team sank in the fourth quarter, in which he received 34 points. Doncic was very lonely. Fifth loss in a row for the Mavs, who move to 13th in the West. Check the chronicle here.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 118 - DETROIT PISTONS 91

Point guard Stephen Curry scored 28 points, including a spectacular 6-of-8 from 3-pointers, and finished as the leader of the Warriors' balanced attack that beat the Pistons. Along with Curry, again the Canadian forward Andrew Wiggins, who is consolidated as a player of the future for the Warriors, finished as the second highest scorer after scoring 20 points (3 of 6 in triples), in addition to capturing 4 rebounds and distributed 3 assists . Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. reached 18 points, including two triples, of the 17 the team scored in 36 attempts (47% correct), in addition to capturing 7 rebounds. For the Pistons, the top scorer was, once again, power forward Jerami Grant, with 18 points, but without the Detroit team (5-15, the second worst record in the Eastern Conference) was competitive in any time of the match. Backup forward Josh Jackson went to 17 points and both players were the only visitors to have double-digit numbers. The Pistons, like Golden State, are trying to build momentum, but have lost 7 of their last 10 games so far.



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