Lance Stephenson caused euphoria in his first home game as Pacer in four years and resisted the Nets. The Spurs seemed to give the Celtics overtime, but Boston failed.
Charlotte Hornets (20-19) – Detroit Pistons (7-29) 140:111 (BOXSCORE)
- Blowouts don’t have to be slow, especially when Kelly Oubre Jr. decides to chase an NBA record in the fourth quarter. After an inconspicuous appearance over three quarters, Oubre hit eight of his nine litters from downtown in the final section. The league record for triples in a quarter is nine.
- The Hornets were well on their way to victory even before this explosion, behind Oubre (32 points, 9/14 3FG) Gordon Hayward and Miles Bridges were the top scorers with 19 points each, and three other Hornets scored double-digit points. Among them was LaMelo Ball with 12 points and assists as well as 8 rebounds.
- Charlotte was never behind during the game and in the meantime even led with 36 points. The Hornets played 39 assists and hit 57.1 percent of their threes as a team (24/42). The pistons were already far in the rearview mirror after the first quarter (19:37).
- With the much longer list of failures, Detroit presented itself respectably, led by Trey Lyles (17, 7 rebounds) and Cade Cunningham (16, 7 assists). Josh Jackson contributed 15 points from the bench.
- Corona-Protokoll: Vernon Carey Jr., Scottie Lewis (alle Hornets)
Orlando Magic (7-32) – Philadelphia 76ers (21-16) 106:116 (BOXSCORE)
- The Sixers are still on the upswing with their fifth straight win but have struggled with the Magic for a long time. Joel Embiid brought his colors with 31 points at 12/22 from the field to the winning road, but also made 6 turns with 4 assists.
- Orlando led again and again over longer distances, in the third quarter even with up to +11. There were brief injuries to both Cole Anthony (26, 7 assists) and Franz Wagner when the two hobbled into the catacombs within a few minutes. However, both returned to the stage, Wagner collected 15 points (6/11 FG) and 6 rebounds as well as 4 turnovers.
- Embiid received active support from Tobias Harris (22, 9 rebounds) as well as Seth Curry and Furkan Korkmaz with 20 points each, Andre Drummond filled the box score from the bench with 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.
- Danny Green did the exact opposite, not recording a single point (0/2 FG), rebound, assist, steal or block in almost 24 minutes. The “tactic” didn’t pay off, Green had the worst plus / minus of all Sixers with -13.
- Corona Protocol: Markelle Fultz, Robin Lopez (All Magic) – Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, Jaden Springer, (All Sixers)
Washington Wizards (19-19) – Houston Rockets (11-28) 111:114 (BOXSCORE)
- So you can report back from a suspension, Kevin Porter Jr.! With 9 points at 3/13 FG and 8 assists, the point guard did not make a good game for a long time, but hit the most important throw of the game. His goal from downtown left the Wizards only 0.9 seconds to compensate, Kyle Kuzma’s turnaround triple in distress completely missed the ring.
- The Rockets led the whole game up to a few minutes and even with +11 in the fourth quarter, but allowed Raul Neto (14) to equalize with a simple layup 22 seconds before the end. Corey Kispert (7) had previously stolen the ball from Eric Gordon.
- Christian Wood also cut a good figure after his suspension from a game, together with Jalen Green (22 each) he was the top scorer of the Rockets and collected 11 rebounds. Jae’Sean Tate (13, 10 rebounds, 4 turnovers) contributed a double-double, Gordon put up 19 points.
- The Wizards had to do without Bradley Beal (27, 9/25 FG) for a long time in the last 15 minutes, who had to go on the bench with five fouls in the third quarter and was eliminated early in the final section with an offensive foul. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (26, 5/9 3FG) and Kyle Kuzma (24, 9 rebounds, 0/8 3FG) jumped into the breach, in the last few seconds the Wizards couldn’t get the ball into the hands of KCP.
- Corona-Protokoll: Armoni Brooks, DeJon Jarreau (alle Rockets) – Thomas Bryant, Spencer Dinwiddie, Anthony Gill, Rui Hachimura, Montrezl Harrell, Aaron Holiday, Brad Wanamaker (alle Wizards)