Friday, May 24, 2024

NBA League: Denver loses third in a row

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Denver’s Serbian star Nikola Jokic’s twenty-seventh “triple double” didn’t help Denver lose after scoring 35 points, 20 rebounds and 11 assists, but he also missed the three-pointer that gave his team the win with 5 seconds left. Before the match ends. Michael Porter Jr. (23 points) and Jamaal Murray (16) helped Jokic, who sat out the fourth quarter with a sore left knee.

The Nets led 109-94 with eight minutes to play, but Denver went 6-for-21 to cut the deficit to 120-121 with 41 seconds left.

Michael Bridges, the top scorer in the winning lineup (25 points), gave his team the win with a free throw at the crunch time despite Jokic’s last-ditch attempt.

And the Los Angeles Lakers fell, without injured star LeBron James, to the New York Knicks 108-112.

The Knicks led by 10 points with two minutes left in the game, but the Lakers cut the deficit to two points at the end, before Josh Hart hit two free throws for the Knicks and Danilo Russell missed his attempt. The latter led the Lakers in scoring with 33 points and 8 assists.

On the other hand, former Lakers player Julius Randle led the Knicks with 33 points and JR Barrett added 30 points.

The Philadelphia 76ers won their fifth straight, defeating the Washington Wizards 112-93, thanks to 34 points from Cameroonian star Joel Embiid. James Harden added 18 points and 14 assists for the win, keeping his team in third place in the Western Conference with a record of 45 wins compared to 22 losses.

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Trey Murphy scored 41 points (a personal best) and Donovan Mitchell added 23 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-108 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Jalen Williams scored 21 points and dished out 10 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past San Antonio 102-90.

In another game, the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 127-110.

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