Worn by their leader LeBron James, the Lakers made short work of Théo Maledon’s Thunder, as well as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double.
The match of the night
The reigning champion marks his territory a little more over the days. Already strong leaders of the Western Conference, the Lakers confirmed Wednesday that it would still be very difficult to curb them this season by atomizing the Oklahoma City team on its floor (128-99). Beaten in the four quarters by the Californians (30-21, 28-25, 35-25, 35-28), the Thunder and his Frenchy Théo Maledon (7 points in 26 minutes, 2 rebounds, 4 assists) took water all evening against a LeBron James (26 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds) particularly hot on long shots (5 of 8 at three points) and his teammates, the replacement of luxury Montrezl Harrell in the lead. The former Clippers player finished second in this game behind James and ahead of other franchise star Anthony Davis (18 points). The Lakers already have ten victories since the resumption (3 defeats).
MVP of the night
Luka Doncic did very hard. Damian Lillard was not left out, while Giannis Antetokounmpo came to overshadow the two men with a new triple-double (his 21st career), during the victory of Milwaukee on the floor of Detroit (110-101). No offense to the monstrous Greek winger of the Bucks, author of 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on Wednesday, he did not reach the ankle of the other two men of the evening. Doncic was keen to forget his first performance of the season against Charlotte, he could hardly do it better.
Still imperial, including defensively (4 blocks), the young Slovenian leader from Dallas compiled 34 points (14 of 25 on shots, 5 of 9 on three points), 13 rebounds and 9 assists to allow the Mavericks to win at the Hornets (104-93). For his part, Lillard reversed against Sacramento a situation that seemed hopeless for Portland, led to a moment of 20 points in the first half by the Kings. “Lady”, still particularly decisive in the money time, sounded the revolt and offers itself at the finish a roadmap still veriginous (40 points to 11 of 23 with the shots including 6 of 15 from far, 13 assists).
THE FRENCH OF THE NIGHT
Life is good for Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot on the Brooklyn side. Traveling with the Nets to his New York neighbor for the shortest trip of the franchise season, the Frenchman has once again said his word in the success of his team, with 13 points scored in the 24 minutes of play he has spent on the floor of Madison Square Garden against the Knicks, to which should be added 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
However, once again, if Brooklyn was able to resist to the end a very sharp Julius Randle (30 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) and his partners, very catchy, he owes it once again to the magnificent outing. of his superstar while waiting for the arrival of another colossus of the NBA James Harden: Kevin Durant. The two-time NBA champion with Golden State behaved as a boss, with 26 points (10 of 18, 3 of 5 three-pointers), 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks.
THE NIGHT FLOP
Wolves can’t do it. Despite the efforts of Karl Anthony Towns (25 points, 14 rebounds) and Malik Beasley (28 points) in particular to try to get it afloat, the Minnesota franchise experienced a new disillusion, Wednesday at home against Memphis (118-107) .
With a twelve-point advantage in the third quarter, Wolves seemed to be on course to avoid this eighth defeat in their last nine outings. Unfortunately for the last one in the West (only Detroit, in the East, is doing worse at the moment, he completely collapsed and ended up drinking the cup against Jonas Valanciunas (24 points, 16 rebounds) and to the Grizzlies.
NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Wednesday January 13, 2021
Charlotte – Dallas : 93-104
Detroit – Milwaukee : 101-110
>>> Kilian Hayes (DET) did not play, decision of the coach
>>> Sekou Doumbouya (DET) did not play, decision of the coach
New York – Brooklyn : 109-116
>>> Frank Ntilikina (NYK) did not play, decision of the coach
>>> Stats by Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (BRO): 24 minutes, 13 points (5 of 13 on shots, including 2 of 8 with three points), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 lost ball, 3 faults
Minnesota – Memphis : 107-118
Oklahoma City – Los Angeles Lakers : 99-128
>>> Stats by Théo Maledon (OKC): 26 minutes, 7 points (3 of 9 on shots, including 1 of 2 at three points), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 lost ball, 1 foul
Los Angeles Clippers – New Orleans Pelicans: 111-106
>>> Stats of Nicolas Batum (LAC): 28 minutes, 9 points (3 of 7 on shots, including 3 of 7 at three points), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 faults
Sacramento – Portland : 126-132
Washington – Utah
Phoenix – Atlanta