Boston mounted a late comeback to avoid a repeat of the NBA Finals in a narrow home win over Golden State on Thursday, also beat the Raptors and the Hornets twice for a perfect week that improved their overall winning streak to nine games. Jayson Tatum got a well-earned rest in the Toronto win, but averaged 39.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists in the other three games this week.
The Nuggets’ winning streak reached nine games, but they finally ran out of gas without Nikola Jokic in a two-point loss to red-hot OKC on Sunday. Guess we’ll let them off the hook. Jamal Murray has put together his best stretch of the season, averaging 21.7 points 7.5 assists and 5.7 rebounds on 41 percent 3-point shooting in six games this week. He logged the first triple-double of his career in just 29 minutes in the win over Indiana.
An insertion of De’Anthony Melton into the starting lineup has coincided with a five-game winning streak for the 76ers, who have won 10 of their last 12 overall. They even dethroned the red-hot Kings on Saturday without the presence of Joel Embiid and James Harden, and pulled out back-to-back one-point wins over the Jazz and Lakers last weekend.
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Author : Colin Ward-Henninger
Publish date : 2023-01-23 23:41:45
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