The Los Angeles Lakers ended a seven-game road trip with a 107-99 win over the Hawks on Monday night in Atlanta.
The Californian team therefore concluded its journey with five victories and two losses.
In today’s clash, LeBron James stood out again with 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. Anthony Davis also did well with 25 points, two rebounds and two assists. The latter was back to the game, after missing the last game of his family with a thigh injury.
Off the bench, Montrezl Harrell scored 19 points and notably managed three of his four attempts to shoot for three points.
On the Hawks’ side, Trae Young and John Collins did what they could against the big guns of the Lakers. The two players scored 25 and 22 points respectively.
The Georgia club had to make do without De’Andre Hunter as he suffers from a knee injury. He should also be absent for the next three clashes of his team.
The “Cavs” take their revenge
In Cleveland, the Cavaliers secured a 98-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, earning revenge on the club that beat them the day before.
Jarrett Allen posted an impressive 18 rebounds in this duel, who also had 23 points and an assist in the victory. However, it was Collin Sexton who sounded the charge offensively with a harvest of 26 points.
Among the losers, no player was able to register 20 points. D’Angelo Russell was the most productive with 18 points.
The Heat returns to its bad habits
In Miami, the Heat came from behind to force overtime, but the overtime was to the advantage of the Charlotte Hornets, who won 129 to 121.
The finalists for the most recent Larry-O’Brien Trophy have only fielded back-to-back wins this season and had the opportunity to do so again against the Hornets.
Malik Monk and his 36 points, however, cut the legs of the Heat, which could count on all its stars for the first time in a long time. On his return from injury, Goran Dragic was not decisive, with only three points.
Offensive festival for the Rockets
In Oklahoma City, the Rockets completely dominated their game against the Thunder, winning 136-106.
The basketball lesson kicked off in the first quarter, where the visitors took a 24-point lead with a 48-point lead. Subsequent engagements were tighter, but the match was already out of reach for the Thunder.
Eric Gordon led the Rockets’ offense with 25 points, while six of his teammates had more than 10 points.
For the home team, no player has passed the 20 point mark. Montrealer Luguentz Dort had seven points, three rebounds and one assist.