Milwaukee Bucks' Jrue Holiday (right) tackles Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler in an NBA game.
New York – Milwaukee basketball players extended their unbeaten streak in the NBA by thirteen games, even though they lost their injured leader Janis Adetokunbo in the first quarter against Miami. The Greek star injured his knee, while he only recently had his wrist treated. Even without him, the Bucks beat the Heat comfortably 128:99.
Two-time MVP Adetokunbo started just a few seconds in Sunday's All-Star Game because of hand problems. He played less than six minutes against Miami, had four points, four assists and rebounds. Then he just watched as Milwaukee went for its longest winning streak of the season. The best scorer for the winners was Jrue Holiday with 24 points.
Julius Randle from New York collected the most points in Friday's games, who led the Knicks to a 115:109 win in Washington with 46 points. Randle tied his personal best from last year and helped New York turn around a game in which they were losing by as many as 19 points.
“We got a big win, we really needed it. The Wizards are off to a great start and we were able to respond,” Randle said. The Knicks are sixth in the Eastern Conference.
Klay Thompson also shined in shooting and 42 points, including 12 three-pointers, led the defending champion Golden State to a 116:101 win over Houston. At the same time, he made twelve three-pointers three weeks ago against Oklahoma City.
During Atlanta's 136:119 win over Cleveland, Czech international Vít Krejčí played about two minutes and did not enter the statistics. The Hawks were led by Trae Young with 34 points, as interim coach Joe Prunty celebrated a winning debut.
The second overtime decided the battle of the Clippers against Sacramento, and the guests in Los Angeles won 176-175 thanks to Malik Monk's 45 points. It was only the second time in history that both teams exceeded the 170-point mark. The highest score ended in December 1983 between Detroit and Denver, when Detroit won 186-184 after the third overtime.
Atlanta – Cleveland 136 :119, Chicago – Brooklyn 131:87, Golden State – Houston 116:101, LA Clippers – Sacramento 175:176 after the second overtime, Milwaukee – Miami 128:99, Minnesota – Charlotte 113:121, Phoenix – Oklahoma City 124: 115, Washington – New York 109:115.
|3.||LA Clippers< /td>||62||33||29||53.2|
|4.< /td>||Golden State||60||30||30||50.0|
|5.||LA Lakers||60||28||32||46, 7|