Danny Avdia reacts to the Washington Wizards victory over the Boston Celtics (Washington Wizards official Twitter account)
Only two games were played tonight (between Thursday and Friday) in the NBA and one of them will be remembered for years to come when Boston trampled Milwaukee 99:140 away in a battle between the two best teams in the East.
New Orleans defeated West-leading Denver on the road.
40 points on Milwaukee's head.
Tatum (Photo: Reuters)
Milwaukee (22:55) - Boston (24:53) 140:99
The two best teams in the East and perhaps in the entire league met for a game that will be remembered for many years to come and will go down in the history books.
On paper it was supposed to be a close game, but in practice we got an amazing performance from the runner-up who simply trampled Yannis and his friends with an amazing range from beyond the arc at 51.2 percent.
Jayson Tatum led the chorus with 40 points and Jaylen Brown added 30 for the Celtics, who made 22 3-pointers from only 43 attempts and came within two games of their rival in the battle for the Eastern Conference.
Milwaukee dismantled Indiana just yesterday with 149 points and a career high by Jrue Holiday (51), but against Boston's defense they were held to 37.6 percent from the field with Giannis shooting 11 of 27 on the way to just 24 points.
Stopped at 6 points.
It was, of course, Boston's biggest win ever over Milwaukee.
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Denver (25:51) - New Orleans (38:39) 107:88
MVP Nikola Jokic was absent due to injury and without him it would have been a one sided game.
The Pelicans, who are struggling to enter the playoffs, easily won for the sixth time in seven games, enjoying the performance of Brandon Ingram, who recorded a triple double of 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
CJ McCollum added 23 of his own.
Jamal Murray scored 21 on the other hand but it was far from enough for Denver, who will finish first in the West anyway.
New Orleans is getting close to the important sixth place that gives automatic entry to the playoffs.