After two straight losses, Danny Abdia and Washington came back to win tonight (Friday-Saturday) in the NBA, when they recorded a 99: 101 thriller over Oklahoma at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Israeli finished with nine points (4/7 from the field) and four rebounds in 22 minutes. In addition, Phoenix defeated New York 97: 118, Chicago exploded over Orlando and Charlotte defeated Minnesota.
Oklahoma (13: 6) – Washington (7:12) 101: 99
The Wizards managed to put their bad week behind them and defeated the Thunder at the end of a close thriller. Cantabius Caldwell-Pop and Bradley Bill scored 20 points each, Montez Harle added 14 to the team from the capital. On the other hand, Logantz Dort stood out with 21 points, Shay Gilges-Alexander finished with 15 points and nine assists, when he missed with the buzzer a three-pointer that could have been decisive in favor of his team.
Milwaukee (8:12) – Denver (10: 9) 109: 120
The Nuggets, for whom Nikola Jukic did not play, suffered a sixth straight loss. Already from the first quarter they went down with a double-digit deficit and were unable to come back against Yannis Antokompo and his teammates (24 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Greeks). Pat Gonaton finished with 20 points on the winning side.
Utah (7:12) – New Orleans (16: 5) 98:97
A particularly surprising victory for the Pelicans over jazz. Devonta Graham won a close game in a big three-pointer, with the visitors coming back from behind in the final quarter. Zion Williamson has yet to return, but Brandon Ingram stood out for 21 points. On the other hand, Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 23 points, Donovan Mitchell added 16.
New York (9:10) – Phoenix (3:16) 118: 97
The Suns continued to look great on their way to their 15th straight win. The visitors were superior in each of the quarters at Madison Square Garden and enjoyed 32 points from Devin Booker, and another 14 points from Diandra Eyton and Chris Paul, who also scored his 1,500th career three-pointer and added ten assists. Kamba Walker stood out in New York with 17 points.
Memphis (10: 9) – Atlanta (9:11) 132: 100
A particularly unusual result in the home of the Grizzlies, who suffered a second straight loss. Ja Morant played just nine minutes after injuring his left knee, and without him the host trailed 100:60 towards the end of the third quarter (which ended at 18:43 for the Hawks). Trey Young excelled with 31 points and ten assists, Clint Capella added 23 points and 17 rebounds en route to a seventh straight win.
Orlando (16: 4) – Chicago (7:13) 123: 88
Another game that ended in an even bigger defeat. After a complete tie in the first quarter, the Bulls pressed the gas and did not look back. Damar Druzen finished with 23 points, Zac Lavin added 21 and Kobe White contributed 20. The Magic, who stood out for Wendel Carter with 26 points, suffered a fifth straight loss.
Charlotte (8:13) – Minnesota (10: 9) 115: 133
The Hornets had no trouble on their way to a third straight win and won each of the quarters. Seven players scored in double digits, the most notable of which was Kelly Ubera Jr. who finished with 27 points and was the main executioner. Gordon Hayward and Miles Bridges finished with 18 points each. On the other hand, Carl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points.
Indiana (12: 9) – Toronto (11: 9) 97: 114
The Pacers recovered from the loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Raptors came back to lose after the win over Memphis. The host was better and more efficient, Domantas Savonis scored 23 points and added 18 rebounds Charis to Worth scored 19 points. On the other side, Fred Van Wallit finished with 26 points, which were not enough.
San Antonio (13: 5) – Boston (10:10) 88:96
The Spurs benefited from 29 points from Jonathon Murray, who also contributed 11 rebounds, and handed the Celtics a second straight loss. Caldon Johnson added 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Jason Taitum’s 24 points and 12 rebounds were not enough for Boston.