The National Basketball Association follows its natural regular-season course and had 10 career games to reach the playoffs. In PlayOn99 News we leave you all the sports news articles with the most important of the basketball news in their first 5 games of the day.
Philadelphia 76ers 133 – 113 Houston Rockets
Joel Embiid was the main culprit for his team’s victory against Houston: he completed 31 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists, reaching a triple-double. The stadium collapsed to the shout of MVP!
Philadelphia took no risks in the face of Rockets dismembered by the locker room scandal and the absence of Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood, as we told you on PlayOn99, the right place for sports news websites.
The 76ers won quietly, but had to wait until the third quarter to get a 41-29 run. Although it is already customary that encounters with opponents less than .500 are made uphill.
Joel Embiid last night:
– 31 Points
– 15 Rebounds
– 10 Assists
I continue to be amazed nightly. One of the greatest talents to ever play in the city of brotherly love. An honor to watch.
— Josh Reynolds (@JoshReynolds24) January 4, 2022
Washington Wizards 124 – 121 Charlotte Hornets
The Wizards are back! After the fateful final against the Chicago Bulls and the game winner DeMar DeRozan, those from the capital were dispatched with a key victory that allows them to overcome their rival on duty, Charlotte.
Washington featured a tremendous performance from Kyle Kuzma and Bradley Beal. It is impossible for you to go wrong one night when you have two players scoring 36 and 35 points, respectively. Forward Kuzma also had 14 rebounds and was the one who scored a triple to turn the score around with 1 minute to go.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 4, 2022
Brooklyn Nets 104 – 118 Memphis Grizzlies
The negative balance of the Nets continues to grow with this latest loss to the Grizzlies at home at Barclays Center. The bad moment of the team, not because of the results but collectively, forced the coach to summon Kyrie Irving again, the anti-vaccination player we told you about on PlayOn99 News in this sports news articles.
The second of the Eastern Conference fell to the Eastern quarters by a phenomenal performance by Ja Morant, the mainstay of Memphis, who had 36 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The probably best point guard in the league took a standing ovation from the entire stadium in a tremendous dunk.
— Bally Sports: Grizzlies (@GrizzOnBally) January 4, 2022
In Brooklyn the low level of James Harden -19 points in more than half an hour of play- is very worrisome and to which is added the slump of Kevin Durant, who knew how to be the leader of the team.
Chicago Bulls 102 – 98 Orlando Magic
The leader of the Eastern Conference continues at a firm pace and achieved his eighth victory in a row against the weak Orlando. The last time they lost was to the Miami Heat on December 11, and they are experiencing a great sporting moment.
Chicago did not have a game winner like in its last two games, but DeMar DeRozan took over again with 29 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, accompanied by Zach LaVine who had 27 points and 3 rebounds. Both are the pillars of this team that will be entrusted to the playoffs to cut the streak of 24 years without being consecrated in the NBA.
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 4, 2022
Milwaukee Bucks 106-115 Detroit Pistons
If Brooklyn’s loss seemed a surprise, the game Milwaukee lost to Detroit is surprising. Whoever played for the Pistons made a huge profit for an odd of more than 3 and was right to cut the Bucks’ 6-game winning streak against the worst team in the NBA.
Saddiq Bey was responsible for the victory by scoring 34 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, the best record of his career. In Milwaukee, its three best players were present: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday, 31 (10 rebounds) and 29 points, and a very poor Khris Middleton who scored only 10 points.
34 points (career high)
8 threes (career high) pic.twitter.com/FXqFBYSwmI
— NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2022