James Harden and Luka Doncic have become two unstoppable players this season. His resolutive capacity is amazing and reinforces his leadership. Harden scored 43 points in Houston's victory on the Utah Jazz court (98-125). Doncic added 35 points in the triumph of Dallas in Cleveland (98-111).
Harden has 26 games scoring at least 30 points and leads, with an average of 36.3 points and with a huge advantage, the classification of maximum scorers. Anthony Davis, with 29.3 points, is second in that table. La Barba, in addition, seasoned his offensive power against Utah with 12 rebounds, five assists, and demonstrated, with four blocks, that his offensive skills also include outstanding defensive actions. Chris Paul, who has just emerged from a long injury, was unable to play and Clint Capela is also out for several weeks. Harden counted on the main help of Gerald Green, with 25 points, Faried, with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Rivers, also with 16 points. Utah was cut with the 26 points of Donovan Mitchell, and 11 of Crowder and English. Ricky Rubio He failed the six field goals he made and only scored six points from the free throw line, plus seven rebounds and two assists.
Luka Doncic equaled with those 35 points his scoring mark this season and reached a thousand points, which adds to the list of five players who since 2000 have exceeded that number before reaching 20 years formed by LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Devin Booker and Dwight Howard. The Slovenian player, who turns 20 on February 28, also got 11 rebounds and six assists against Cleveland. Harrison Barnes seconded him with 17 points. The Mavericks are looking forward to their new signings, Tim Hardaway, Courtney Lee and Trey Burke, once they have completed the medical check-ups.
LeBron James, who reappeared on Monday against the Clippers After recovering from the groin injury he suffered on Christmas Day, he was low in the game against Golden State. The Warriors outscored the Lakers (115-101). Klay Thompson was this time the top scorer of the La Bahía team with 28 points. Kevin Durant added 21 points and 11 assists; Cousins, 18 points and 10 rebounds. Stephen Curry stayed at 14 points. In the Lakers, the best was Brandon Ingram with 20 points.
San Antonio Spurs beat New Orleans (113-108). LaMarcus Aldridge He overcame the Pelicans defense with 25 points and 14 rebounds, backed by Belinelli and Gay, with 17 points apiece. Pau Gasol he played 15 minutes and got six points, four rebounds and four assists. The rookie base Frank Jackson was, with 25 points, the top scorer of the Pelicans, who accused the losses of Anthony Davis, Julius Randle, Nikola Mirotic, E'Tawn Moore and Elfrid Payton.
Milwaukee remains at the head of the Eastern Conference and has 38 victories after the one against Washington (115-131). Giannis Antetokounmpo he got 37 points and 10 rebounds; Brooke Lopez, 21 points; and Khris Middleton, 20. Bradley Beal was the Wizards' top scorer with 24 points.
Denver maintained its leadership in the West, although equaled with Golden State, after overcoming Minnesota (106-107). Nikola Jokic scored a triple triple with 13 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, Malik Beasley scored 21 points, and Barton, 20. Juancho Hernangomez contributed eight points and a rebound in 16 minutes.