The Knicks were knocked out from the start by the Nuggets, who gave them a 34-12 in the first quarter from which they never recovered.
Nikola Jokic, inspired and efficient with 32 points and a good percentage of success on shots (62.5%), guided his team which, after this dream first quarter, quietly managed their lead.
He was well supported by Austin Rivers, author of 25 points.
Between them, Jokic and Rivers have scored more than half of Denver's points.
The Atlanta Hawks were leading only nine lengths at the end of the third quarter.
Before knocking out the Phoenix Suns in the last, winning 38-15. Atlanta's strength was its collective, with seven players over 10 points, and its rigor, with 53% success on shots for the team. .
This loss to Phoenix allowed the Utah Jazz, which signed a third consecutive victory by outclassing San Antonio 126-94, to take back first place in the Western Conference.
The Jazz take the lead
Jordan Clarkson (30 pts with 75% success in shoots) and Bojan Bogdanovic (24 points) were the great architects of the success of Jazz, which won the first three quarters before allowing himself to blow in the last, qu 'he left to Spurs.
The Utah Jazz crushed the San Antonio Spurs 126-94 Wednesday night in Salt Lake City for their third straight victory.
Combined with the Atlanta Hawks' 135-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns, Utah regained first place in the Western Conference and the best record in the NBA.
The Jazz (48-18) now have one more victory than the Suns (47-19) with six games remaining in the regular season.
San Antonio (31-34) remains in tenth place in the West, in final position to participate in the new NBA play-in tournament.
The Anthony Edwards festival
The Milwaukee Bucks, them, celebrated their fresh qualification in the playoffs, acquired during the previous day, with a victory over the Washington Wizards, obtained on the 135-134 wire after an offensive festival of the two teams. Garrison Matthews' desperate attempt at the siren failed, and the Bucks managed to maintain a point lead in the end over the Wizards where Bradley Beal scored 42 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo, in the ranks of Milwaukee, came close to him the triple double with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.
Another offensive festival, in Minneapolis where the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 139 to 135. Anthony Edwards had a blast in this meeting: he scored 42 points with a staggering 77.3% success in shoots and managed to hitting eight of his nine three-pointers.
On top of that, he delivered 6 assists and took 7 rebounds.
Ja Morant was able to score "only" 37 points for the Grizzlies in this completely unbridled encounter.
Eight teams scored more than 130 points on an evening marked by a rain of baskets, Portland hitting the jackpot with 141 points against Cleveland.
The results of the night:
The results of the night:
- Phoenix 135 - 103
93 - 104
105 - 141
- New York 113 - 97
- San Antonio 126 - 94
135 - 139
- Washington 135 - 134
115 - 135
96 - 132
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