Gobert back, Utah regains victory

Phoenix continues its road trip and continues to win with a 6th victory in the last 7 games, this time Detroit, 135-108. Behind a good Devin Booker 30 points in three quarters, the Suns gradually built their lead by leading by 10 points during the break (64-54), then by more than 21 at the end of the third quarter (103-82). Phoenix was also able to count on a Javale MacGee 20 points, 9 out of 10 on shots and on Cameron Payne author of 20 units off the bench. Opposite Cade Cunningham had a good game with 21 points, until his expulsion in the 3rd quarter for a second technical foul. With this victory, the Suns hold more than ever the best record in the league with 33 wins and 9 losses.

Houston and Sacramento met for the second time in a row, after a clash on Friday, still in California, and the Rockets took their revenge by winning 118-112. The two teams went blow for blow all game, but Houston made the difference in the last quarter. Yet behind the score, the Texans placed an 18-5 to make the difference, with in particular a basket of Eric Gordon (15 points) 12 seconds left. Christian Wood reigned in the racket with 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Kevin Porter Jr on the back lines, scoring 23 points and adding 7 assists. The game’s leading scorer is with the Kings, Buddy Held scored 27 points including 10 in the final quarter. A quarter o De’Aaron Fox (14 points) was thrown out after a flagrant foul 2.

The Warriors showed up in Minnesota without Steph Curry and Draymond Green, and without their 2 leader, Golden State was not deluded. The fault in particular Karl Anthony Towns who ruled the roost with 26 points and 11 rebounds in less than 30 minutes of play. Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell not successful, KAT found support with Malik Beasley (16 points) and Jaylen Nowell (17 points). Without Curry, the leading scorer for Californians is called Jordan Poole with 20 points, then Jonathan Kuminga (19 points) which confirms its good performance in Chicago. Thanks to this success, Wolves are tied for 7th place.

He was expected, and he shouldn’t have. for his return, Rudy Gobert signs a big double double 18 points and 19 rebounds 7/7 to shoot, plus 2 blocks. With him, Utah wins again by winning Denver 125-102. The Frenchman, who tested positive for Covid 19, had missed the last 5 games. During his absence, the Jazz had lost 4 times with great defensive largesse. The Salt Lake City franchise made the difference in the final quarter, winning 34-14, while leading only 91-88 at the start of it. While Nikola Jokic was on the bench, Utah went 11-0 to extinguish the hopes of the Nuggets and despite Jokic’s return to the floor which ended the series, the Jazz recovered with a 10-2. The Serb finishes in triple double with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 14 assists. Aaron Gordon is it 20 points. The top scorer is named Donovan Mitchell with 31 points. Utah continues tonight with the Lakers.

Detroit 108-135 Phoenix

Sacramento 112-118 Houston

Minnesota 119-99 Golden State

Denver 102-125 Utah

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