NBA match New York – Boston. Pictured by Immanuel Quickley in New York on February 27, 2023.
New York – Boston's basketball players are no longer the best team in the NBA. After a 94-109 defeat in New York, they fell to second place behind Milwaukee. Philadelphia lost at home to Miami 99:101. Jimmy Butler decided the victory for the guests a minute and a half before the end, after which Miami defended the narrow lead.
Boston was down by as many as 20 points and its frustration came to a head with minutes to go when Jayson Tatum was ejected for the first time in his career after a second technical foul. “It wasn't our best night shooting-wise. In general, the home team was better,” center Al Horford said. Boston hit just nine of 42 three-pointers.
Tatum scored 14 points while making just six of 18 shots, including just one of nine three-pointers. Malcolm Brogdon gave 22 points and Marcus Smart 19. Due to personal reasons, Boston was missing Jaylen Brown.
The Knicks won for the sixth time in a row and moved to fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Julius Randle and Immanuel Quickley each scored 23 points, Mitchell Robinson had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
“We're in a good place right now, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Jalen Brunson, who scored 17 points. The Knicks are just one win away from matching their record from last season when they missed the playoffs. They are now seeking only their second appearance in the playoffs since 2014.
Miami's win on Philadelphia's board was provided by Butler's neck-breaking underhand shot that bypassed P.J. Tucker and slipped between him and Joel Embiid. The same player then increased the lead with one free throw 8.1 seconds before the end.
The Sixers had a minute and a half to respond, but James Harden missed the shot and then lost the ball. Embiid's attempt was blocked by Bam Adebayo. Harden still had a chance to turn the score around with a three-pointer with 1.2 seconds left, but he missed a shot from a relatively good position. to deal with the game. We just couldn't,” Sixers coach Doc Rivers said. Embiid led the home team with 27 points and 12 rebounds, Tyrese Maxey added 23 points, and Harden had 20 points and 12 assists.
Miami relied on Butler, who scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out nine assists. The Heat are seventh in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers third.
Charlotte beat Detroit 117:106 at home, but lost point guard LaMelo Ball, who broke his ankle. He had 18 points before his injury. The winners were led by Terry Rozier with 22 points, James Wiseman's 23 points were not enough for the Pistons.
Orlando scored a valuable victory, winning 101:93 in New Orleans. Last year's first draft pick Paolo Banchero was the star of the duel with 29 points and eight rebounds. The Pelicans, without Zion Williamson, relied on Brandon Ingram, who scored 25 points but hit just eight of 19 shots from the field.
Charlotte – Detroit 117-106, New Orleans – Orlando 93:101, New York – Boston 109:94, Philadelphia – Miami 99:101.
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Southwest Division :
|3.||LA Clippers< /td>||63||33||30||52.4|
|4.< /td>||Golden State||61||31||30||50.8|
|5.||LA Lakers||61||29||32||47, 5|