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Basket – NBA – Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks won against the Los Angeles Clippers (137-113) on Sunday at the Crypto.com Arena. Giannis Antekounmpo scored 28 points for 10 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo: “Personally, I try not to think about other teams. We have to do our job in the best possible way. You know, it's up to us to score, it's up to us to defend, to rebound. The other teams won't help us do our job and make things easy. We must continue to form good habits. Whatever happens. Win or lose the match. We gotta get the game started and get Khris involved (Middleton), Bobby (Portis), Grayson (Allen), Pat (Connaughton), Donte (DiVincenzo), Jrue (Holiday). In some matches in January, it was not us. It doesn't matter if you score 100, 130 or 90 points, you have to defend. When we don't defend, th...
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Basketball – NBA – Sacramento offers Brooklyn in the NBA, Utah wins again, Luka Doncic shines

Sacramento beat Brooklyn (112-101) on Wednesday in the NBA. After five defeats, Utah finally won, against Denver (108-104). Luka Doncic scored 40 points, but Dallas lost to Oklahoma City (120-114 ap). The Perf: Sacramento Dominates Brooklyn Everyone beats the Brooklyn Nets right now. But until then, it was teams that dominate their conference (Phoenix, Golden State) or in the race for the play-offs (Denver, Minnesota, Los Angeles Lakers). This Wednesday, even the Sacramento Kings, modest 13th in the West, who had lost their last seven games, got started (112-101). In the lead during the first three quarters, Brooklyn let go in the last, conceding a severe 29-15. Harrison Barnes (19 points), Davion Mitchell (18 pts) et Buddy Held (18) won the Kings. On the side of the Nets, Nic Cl...
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Hot Gary Trent Jr.’s Raptors end Hawks’ streak | NBA

Despite the fatigue linked to their recent marathon ended in triple overtime in Miami, the Raptors have found the resources to continue on the floor of the Hawks. The latter, who remained on a series of seven consecutive successes, were deprived of Trae Young, on the sidelines due to shoulder pain. His absence did not prevent Atlanta from staying in touch with the Raptors throughout this hotly contested meeting. Taking advantage of a De'Andre Hunter – Kevin Huerter tandem in form, Atlanta even took the lead at the break (57-48) after a controlled second quarter. The locals had a lot more trouble containing the Canadian attack in the third act (15-32 in favor of the Raptors), like a Gary Trent Jr. on fire behind the 3-point line. He scored an award-winning shot at the buzzer to ...
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Knicks breathe against harmless Kings | NBA

Not always comfortable facing opponents with a weaker record than them, the Knicks took the bull by the horns from the start of the meeting. Evan Fournier did not hesitate to stick 16 points in the first quarter, and the Kings pedaled in the semolina despite the instructions and the numerous stoppages of Alvin Gentry. But with so few talents in his ranks, the technician does with the means at hand, somehow. The Bockers have a rather polished game, with a Julius Randle who turns into an effective passer (4 caviars) and the locals are logically in the lead at the break (54-41). The Californians' offense relies on Tyrese Haliburton and… Davion Mitchell, and the defense does not compensate for Sacto's scoring weakness. The racket is eaten by Mitchell Robinson and Julius Randle, w...
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Players of the week | A first for over four years for Chris Paul! | NBA

Before facing each other in a week for the first time this season and then (most likely) meeting at the next All-Star Game, Joel Embiid and Chris Paul were first decorated together by the NBA, which named "Players of The Week" of their respective conferences. In the East, Joel Embiid was thus preferred to Jimmy Butler, Darius Garland, Jayson Tatum, Trae Young or even Franz Wagner. And it's not really a surprise, since the Sixers pivot, undefeated in three games with his training, once again posted insane individual statistics last week: 34.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.3 blocks. average, 50% on shots and 78% on free throws! This is the 6th time that the Cameroonian has won this distinction during his career and it is surprisingly a first for him this season, when he ...
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Season over for Joe Ingles | NBA

Already deprived of Rudy Gobert (calf) and Donovan Mitchell (head shock), the Jazz lived a nightmarish evening in Minnesota when, at the end of the second quarter, it was veteran Joe Ingles who collapsed after a left knee injury. As with any non-contact injury, it was obviously very worrying, especially for a 34-year-old coming out of an Olympic summer with Australia's first international medal. Unfortunately, the MRI delivered his diagnosis: rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee. According to ESPN, the Australian will be operated on within 15 days, and his season is already over. As he is at the end of his contract, it is not certain that we will see him again at the Jazz, or even in the NBA next season. At Utah for eight seasons, Ingles is one of the team'...
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On January 31, 2018, James Harden enters the legend twice | NBA

In 2017 and 2018, two players dominated the NBA by blackening the stats sheet every night: Russell Westbrook and James Harden. MVP for those two years, they did not yet know that they were going to play together again, in Houston, and in the meantime, they are engaged in a duel from a distance to find out who will release the biggest triple-double in history. The two are not content to reach 10 assists and 10 rebounds since they accompany that by 40, even 50 points! Performances that the NBA had not seen for 40 years. But this evening in January 2018, James Harden had done even better by completing a triple-double to 60 points! Career record and unique performance in history This is a first in the history of the league since Russell Westbrook previously held the record with 57...
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Lakers frustrated with inability to kill games | NBA

Two weeks before the “trade deadline”, the Lakers are still navigating in troubled waters. Beaten this Sunday by the Hawks and currently on a series of three consecutive defeats, they thus remain ranked in 9th place in the Western Conference, especially plunging more into the negative (24 wins – 27 losses). Inevitably, the Californian faces were closed in the post-match interview, at the end of this umpteenth setback conceded after a collective collapse. Because it is indeed the 12th time of the season (in 51 games) that the "Purple & Gold" bowed having counted at least 10 points in advance in the game! No other team has done worse in the league. « We are frustrated, because we were supposed to win this game », also regretted Anthony Davis (27 points), afterwards. " It was our ...
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Hakeem Olajuwon: “Alperen Sengun already has all the basics” | NBA

His leaders had promised him that he would be entitled to private sessions with Hakeem Olajuwon, and it's done! Alperen Sengun was able to train with the legend of the Rockets, and "The Dream" had devoted this first session to the "spin move". The former Houston pivot, considered the most technical pivot in history, was the king of the “spin move” to eliminate his opponents or place his “Dream Shake”. When you measure 2m10 and more, it's complicated to be flexible on your supports, and to perform a “spin move”. But Hakeem Olajuwon believes the Turk has the basics to make it happen. "We were finally able to get together, and it was great" explained Hakeem Olajuwon to the local press. "You know, his coach in Turkey told me he was a big fan of me, and he already has all the basi...
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Goran Dragic on track to leave the Raptors | NBA

« I don't think bringing Goran Dragic back is part of the plan, even though we have fewer players. I don't think it's topical. » A few weeks ago, Nick Nurse himself hinted that the Slovenian could be on the way out. A feeling confirmed today by the Toronto Star depending on who he is almost certain that the point guard will be involved in a trade by the February 10 transfer deadline. The Canadian daily does not mention the names of the interested teams but the Canadian franchise would have several transfer tracks in mind. We imagine that a package of big teams, including the Mavs of Luka Doncic, would like to secure the services of the 35-year-old player, who was still shooting 13 points and 4 assists with the Heat last season. Especially since he has a contract expiring at ...