The NBA continues with the festival of great statistical records and, a day after the boast of the Bosnian center of Portland, Jusuf Nurkic, with 24 points, 23 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and five blocks, was Anthony Davis who obtained another extraordinary record. The downside is that it was not enough to give the win to his team. New Orleans lost in Brooklyn (126-121), despite Anthony Davis capturing 26 rebounds and equaling the season record held by the Turkish Knicks center Enes Kanter in a match against Memphis. It was the best rebounding performance of Anthony Davis in the six and a half seasons he has been in the NBA.
The Pelicans star also scored 34 points, gave four assists and put three blocks. Nikola Mirotic is still injured and was unable to play. The initial Pelicans quintet responded with 25 points and seven assists from Payton, 21 points from Randle, 20 from Holiday and 16 from Moore. But the reserves only contributed five points, in contrast to the 55 that the four players of the Nets that came from the bank added, with Carroll, with 19, in front. In addition, among the starters highlighted D'Angelo Russell, with 22 points and 13 assists, and Joe Harris, with 21 points.
Dallas won a resounding victory in Charlotte (84-122). Rick Carlisle was able to dose his best players given the advantage that his team acquired very soon. Luka Doncic He had enough with 26 minutes to add 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Dennis Smith also had 18 points and seven assists in 22 minutes. The Hornets did not have any leader in attack since the usual, Kemba Walker, was unfortunate, missed the five triples he threw and stayed in 11 points and thus was the top scorer of his team, which only added six triples of the 32 that He launched. Willy Hernangómez he started, but he only played 18 minutes in which he got six points and 10 rebounds.
Memphis lost to Detroit (94-101). The Grizzlies failed to stop Blake Griffin, who dominated with 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and neither did Reggie Jackson, who contributed 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists. José Manuel Calderón played 17 minutes and added three points and ended up suffering physical discomfort.
The splendid performance of the rookie center of the Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson, with 26 points and 10 rebounds, contrasted with the mistakes of Mike Conley, who missed the eight field goals he threw and did not score a single point and only gave an assist in 28 minutes Marc Gasol Neither was successful, with 11 points and seven rebounds.
Gordon Hayward He played one of his best games with the Celtics and with 35 points and five assists contributed to the win against Minnesota (115-102).