The defeat, the fifth followed by Dallas, does not prevent the incessant praise Luka Doncic. Golden State beat the Mavericks (120-116), but that did not stop players like Stephen Curry and Draymond Green from showing their admiration for the Slovenian player. Doncic was one of the main problems that the Warriors had to overcome to obtain a victory that tightens the head of the classification of the West in which it struggles with Denver and Oklahoma City.
Doncic fell on the spectators in the front row and suffered a bruise on his hip. The setback limited his performance to 30 minutes in which he added 19 points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a stopper. "Is very good. It's going to be a problem (for rivals). It is already a problem. It will be very good for a long time. It's fun to see you. It's as if I had lifted the franchise, "said Draymond Green, after adding 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for his team. "He has a lot of talent and a lot of confidence in his game. He's a rookie but he has found a way to impose his rhythm most nights and it will be good to see how the League progresses as a star, "he said. Stephen Curry, author of 22 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Kevin Durant he was the most outstanding with 29 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and Jerebko, coming off the bench and in just 21 minutes, added 23 points and six rebounds for the Warriors. The Mavericks still can not count on their starting point guard Dennis Smith, injured. DeAndre Jordan gave them 12 points, 23 rebounds and five assists, and Wesley Matthews was fantastic in the shot, with 7 of 11 in triples, for a total of 25 points and four assists.
Washington and Phoenix signed an extraordinary match, with three overtime and one result, 149-146 for the Wizards, which is the highest joint score since the game with two extensions and 298 points in total in April 2008 between Denver and Seattle. . The record of joint annotation is of the party with three extensions that Detroit gained to Denver in 1983.
Bradley Beal led his team in the absence of John Wall, fell ill, and decided the meeting for the Wizards with 10 points in the third overtime and the shot that tipped the balance with 40 seconds remaining. Beal finished with the first triple-double of his career, with 40 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds. He had an extraordinary duel with Devin Booker, who led Phoenix with 33 points and 14 assists, albeit with just two 3-pointers on 12 pitches. In addition to Beal, the Wizards had 31 points and 13 rebounds from Thomas Bryant, 20 points from Jeff Green and another 20 from Markieff Morris and 17 points and nine assists from Tomas Satoransky who took the vacant spot for John Wall. In the Suns, in addition to Booker, highlighted the number one of the 'draft' Deandre Ayton, with 26 points and 17 rebounds, and TJ Warren, with 28 points.
The Clippers beat the leader of the West, Denver, by 132-111. Tobias Harris and Gallinari, with 21 points each, Montrezl Harrell, with 20, cemented the triumph of the Clippers. The Nuggets were always in tow and also suffered the expulsion of Nikola Jokic for protesting after being singled out a foul on Gortat. Jokic had 19 points and six rebounds but could only play 21 minutes. Juancho Hernangómez contributed eight points and three rebounds in 23 minutes.
The leader of the East also fell. Toronto lost in Philadelphia (126-101). Serge Ibaka, injured, could not play. Joel Embiid, with 27 points and 11 rebounds, Ben Simmons, with 26 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, and J. Redick, with 22 points, took the lead in the Sixers' attack. The response of Pascal Siakam, with 26 points, and Kyle Lowry, with 20, was very short.
Paul George, with 43 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and five steals, he was the key player in the Oklahoma City win on the Utah court (106-107). Steven Adams and Jerami Grant added 15 points apiece and Álex Abrines, six points in 16 minutes. Russell Westbrook had 12 rebounds, nine assists and three steals, but he was very unfortunate in the shot with a 3 of 17 for a total of eight points.
Utah struggled to the end in good measure thanks to the efforts of Ricky Rubio who had 12 points, 14 assists, his record since playing with the Jazz, seven rebounds and three steals. They also highlighted Donovan Mitchell, with 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and Rudy Gobert, with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
James Harden, with 39 points and 10 assists, and Clint Capela, with 21 points and 23 rebounds, were the main executioners of the Spurs, who fell in Houston (108-101). The Spurs could not claim the 28 points, seven rebounds and eight assists from DeRozan, nor the 18 Puts from Aldridge, and are still in contention with Memphis, Dallas, Utah and New Orleans, all of them, at this time, out of eight first places in the West that qualify for the 'playoffs'.