The post-Harden Rockets continue their business: sixth straight win

Stephen Silas' team continues its spectacular streak after Harden's departure. Also, they won the Bucks, Cavs, Hornets, Memphis and Chicago.

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ATLANTA HAWKS 99 - 107 LOS ANGELES LAKERS The Angelenos finish the Eastern tour 5-2, but they continue with their thicker version. Against Atlanta, they woke up in the fourth quarter. Bring (25 + 16) was not enough. Check the chronicle here.

MIAMI HEAT 121 - 129 CHARLOTTE HORNETS

Malik Monk went to 36 points (with a spectacular 9 of 13 on 3s) and the Hornets beat Miami in Florida. In addition, Cody Zellers went to 19 points and 12 rebounds, Devonte 'Graham to 24 points, Gordon Hayward to 19 and Lamelo Ball to 14 (3 of 11 in field goals), to which he added 7 assists. In the Heat, Jimmy Butler, who recently returned to the courts, added a 25 + 9 + 5 that left him as the best player on his team and Bam Adebayo supported him with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Mx Strus, for his part, contributed 19. However, none was enough to win a game and the Heat are still in crisis (7-13) and generating many doubts.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 100 - 98 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVE

Ricky Rubio's Timberwolves today caressed the victory against the Cavaliers in Cleveland, whom they had already defeated on Sunday in Minnesota, but lost by a tight 100-98 in a game in which Minnesota suffered another day the absence of her tall man, Karl-Anthony Towns. The great beneficiary of the absence of Towns, who is still out after contracting covid-19, was the Cavaliers center, Jarret Allen, who finished the night with a double-double of 23 points and 18 rebounds in addition to punishing the Wolves with 5 blocks. The top scorer of the game was teammate Collin Sexton, with 26 points. Meanwhile, in the Wolves, the most effective were once again the point guard D'Angelo Russell, with 18 points, and forward Anthony Edwards, with 13 points. Rubio finished the game with 2 points, 4 assists and 5 rebounds. Allen's performance made the Cleveland team practically not notice the absence of their starting center, Andre Drummond, on leave due to back problems. And when Allen was not on the track, his replacement, JaVale McGee, took it upon himself to scare the Minnesota shooters with his 2.13 meters tall.CHICAGO BULLS 110 - 102 NEW YORK KNICKS

Lauri Markkanen scored 30 points and Zach LaVine 21, in the Bulls' win against the Knicks, who have sunk slightly in recent times despite their obvious improvement over recent years. It is Chicago's first victory after three consecutive losses, which also allows them to forget about the game against the Blazers, in which Damian Lillard scored an impossible triple on the horn that left them without victory when they were already brushing it with the ball of the fingers. Julius Randle, with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists (with five losses), was the best player on Tom Thibodeau's team, which has his second loss in a row.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS 134 - 106 PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

The great teamwork was the key that allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to overwhelm the Portland Trail Blazers with their attack and beat the beat. Jrue Holiday scored 22 points and Bobby Portis added 21 points that helped the Bucks take the win and break a two-game losing streak. The locals finally distanced themselves on the scoreboard midway through the first period, gaining a 39-point lead early in the quarter before resting some of their best players. The Milwaukee team scored 21 of 42 triples and had a 55% shooting from the field. Giannis Antetokounmpo went to 18 points with the Bucks, without this time being the leading scorer for his team, who also had forward Khris Middleton, who made all four of his 3-point attempts and finished with 17 points. For the Blazers, Damian Lillard stayed this time at 17 points.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 109 - 118 SACRAMENTO KINGSWilly Hernangónez played a good minute due to the injury of the starter in his position and added 13 points and 11 rebounds. The team, however, fell. Check the chronicle here.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 106 - 136 HOUSTON ROCKETS

The new Houston Rockets claimed the respect of the winning team on Monday by achieving the sixth consecutive victory after winning on the road and beating the Thunder. Guard Eric Gordon, who came out of reserve, emerged as the Rockets' leading scorer, chipping in 25 points, including 5 3-pointers, and topped a list of seven players who had double-digit numbers. The Rockets scored 11 triples and 48 points in the first quarter and set a new record in NBA history. John Wall, who scored the first 8 points for his team, finished with 18, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Christian Wood achieved 18 + 11. Houston shot 52 3-pointers, scoring 28, and was just one hit away from the NBA's absolute record, held by the Bucks. In the Thunder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the best with 19 points.

DALLAS MAVERICKS 108 - 109 PHOENIX SUNS Devin Booker, with a triple with one second left, gave the Suns the victory on their return to the courts. The Mavericks peek into the well. Check the chronicle here.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS 102 - 133 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIE

Senegalese center Gorgui Dieng scored 19 points as a reserve, power forward Brandon Clarke contributed another 18 and the Grizzlies beat Gregg Popovich's eternal Spurs away (and beating) to their seventh victory consecutive. Memphis thus consolidates the leadership of the Southwest Division with the best winning streak currently in the NBA, followed by the Houston Rockets, which is six, and they are direct rivals in the same classification. De'Anthony Melton finished with 17 points, while Ja Morant had 13 points and 8 assists for the Grizzlies, who won the second consecutive game after going 12 days without playing due to the Covid-19 health and safety protocols of the NBA. In addition, Keldon Johnson was once again the best player for the Spurs with a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds, which did not prevent the second consecutive loss of the San Antonio team, which had previously had three consecutive wins.

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