The Lakers have to plug in the sixth defeat in a row and continue to run a lot of danger of having a premature break. At the 118: 129 against Denver, the defensive was not at the height. In the absence of the injured LeBron James Anthony Davis knew to convince in a second game after injury break with 28 points. Russell Westbrook also made a strong game with 27 meters.
However, the Lakers could not stop the offensive of the nuggets around the reigning MVP and new MVP candidate Nikola Jokic. The Serb had at the end of a whopping 38 points in the boxscore and was therefore the best scorer of the game. In the last quarter, the Nuggets kept the upper hand with 34:24 and secured the away win. Four games before the end of the season becomes the air for L.A., which is currently in place ten, always thinner. Win the Spurs at night against Portland, James & Co. are already two victories behind rank nine – and also the direct comparison with San Antonio was lost.
Celtics get two place
The Boston Celtics for national player Daniel Theis have climbed shortly before the end of the main round rank two of the Eastern Conference. The clear 144: 102 against the Washington Wizards was the 13th victory from the past 16 games for the NBA record champion, which still has three games up to the play-offs.
Theeis managed six counters as a start player, the best thrower was his teammate Jaylen Brown with 32 points. The Celtics also benefited on Sunday from the defeat of defending champion Milwaukee Bucks against Dallas Mavericks. Luka Doncic came to 32 points for the Mavericks at 118: 112.