Dallas' Kyrie Irving (right) tries to drive past Paul George (left) of the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA game on February 9, 2023.
New York – Dallas basketball players in the NBA, even without Luka Doncic, who is resting with an injured heel, defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 110:104. New signing Kyrie Irving significantly helped this, who scored 24 points in the first game after coming from Brooklyn. Houston's Jalen Green was the leading scorer in Wednesday's games, but even his 41 points weren't enough and the Rockets lost to Sacramento narrowly 128-130.
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Irving jumped into the game in the starting five for the injured Doncic and played over 36 minutes. He made nine of 17 shots, including four of eight 3-pointers, and was Dallas' leading scorer. He was seconded by Tim Hardaway Jr. with 19 points or Reggie Bullock, who hit six three-pointers out of 12 and scored 18 points.
Dallas led by as many as 19 points, mainly thanks to an excellent first quarter, which they dominated 41:25. He lost the next two parts and went into the final with a lead of only three points, but in the end he defended the victory despite 18 losses.
Norman Powell led the Clippers with 24 points, Terance Mann added 21 points and Paul George 20. Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points. In the Western Conference standings, Dallas jumped to tied for fourth place, the Clippers are sixth.
League-leading Boston defeated fourth-ranked Philadelphia 106-99 despite missing Marcus Smart, Robert Williams and Al Horford. In addition, Jaylen Brown suffered a facial injury in the game and had to withdraw. Six double-digit scorers contributed to the Celtics' success.
Derrick White and substitute Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points. Jayson Tatum remained at 12 points, but added nine final passes and eight rebounds. Boston hit 19 of 35 three-pointers.
Even the solid performance of both supports was not enough for the Sixers. Joel Embiid scored 28 points and James Harden had 26 points and 11 assists. De'Anthony Melton scored 12 points, but no one else added more than eight. The guests lost on the rebound (37:44) and converted only 10 of 31 three-pointers.
The scorer of the evening, Green from Houston, hit six of nine three-pointers, but Houston lost to Sacramento in a balanced game. De'Aaron Fox scored 31 points and 11 assists for the winners. Domantas Sabonis added 22 points.
In Portland's duel with Golden State, which the home team won 125:122, Damian Lillard flashed with a triple double, collecting 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. The Warriors were not helped by Jordan Poole's 38 points or Klay Thompson's 31. Both shooters made seven three-pointers, but Thompson needed 19 shots for them.
Washington defeated Charlotte 118:104. Kristaps Porzingis scored 36 points, making eight of 14 three-pointers. Pascal Siakam had 37 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as Toronto beat San Antonio 112-98.
Boston – Philadelphia 106:99, Cleveland – Detroit 113:85, Houston – Sacramento 128:130, LA Clippers – Dallas 104:110, Miami – Indiana 116:111, Portland – Golden State 125:122, Toronto – San Antonio 112: 98, Utah – Minnesota 118:143, Washington – Charlotte 118:104.
< strong>Atlantic Division:
|4.||New York||56||30||26< /td>||53.6|
|3.||LA Clippers< /td>||58||31||27||53.4|
|4.< /td>||Golden State||55||28||27||50.9|
|5.||LA Lakers||55||25||30||45, 5|