Six games were played tonight (between Monday and Tuesday) in the NBA league.
Charlotte (50:23) - Indiana (40:32) 109:115
Philadelphia (23:48) - Chicago (38:33) 109:105
New York (31:42) - Minnesota (37:36) 140 :134
Houston (54:18) - Golden State (36:37) 121:108
Memphis (27:44) - Dallas (36:36) 108:112
Utah (36:35) - Sacramento (28:43) 120: 128
A huge presentation was not enough.
Randall (Photo: Reuters)
New York (31:42) - Minnesota (37:36) 140:134
An amazing career record of 57 points by Julius Randle did not save the Knicks, who missed an opportunity to narrow the gap with Cleveland, who is fourth in the East.
Randle (19-for-29 from the field, 8-for-14 from 3, 11-for-13 from free throws) reached 52 points after three quarters and it seemed that he would break Carmelo Anthony's club record (62), but was stopped in the last quarter.
On the other hand, the unexpected hero was Torian Prince who exploded with 35 points (12 of 13 from the field, 8 of 89 to 3), in a game in which seven guest players scored in double figures.
Mike Connelly added 24 and helped rebound after three straight losses.
Now, Minnesota is eighth in the West.
Philadelphia (23:48) - Chicago (38:33) 105:109
A painful loss for the Sixers after eight straight wins, knowing that one more would have put them in second place in the East over Boston.
On the other hand, the Bulls are not giving up on the playoffs with their third consecutive victory and fifth in the last six games.
Let's jump right into the drama: 33 seconds to the end of the legal time, Tyrese Maxey equalized to 91:91, and after losing DeMar DeRozan on one side and Maxey's foul on the other side, the teams went to the first overtime.
DeRozan tied the game at 99:99, 37 seconds to go, then came James Harden's turnovers, another foul by DeRozan, and a second overtime.
2:30 minutes to the end, the Sixers led 101:105, but the guest closed with an 0:8 run led by DeRozan (25 points) and closed the game.
Zach Lavin led with 26 points, Nikola Vucevic added 21. Joel Embiid's 37 points and 16 rebounds did not save Philly, who also received 22 from Maxey.
James Harden was very weak with 5 points (2 of 14 from the field).
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