Detroit – It started with a surprising message on Thursday evening after Slovenian time when Dallas was able to catch Kristap Porzing in the replacement of seven players, and then Luka Dončić only an hour later, he learned that coaches did not cut him off as a reserve for All-Star stars, which he will only spend this year with a grandstand.
Dallas then waited for the game with Detroit, which was very important in the fight for places to play. Mavericks played without Dennis Smith, Jr., DeAndre Jordan inside Wesley Matthewswho went to New York and Luka Dončić, who probably had pain in his left ankle, also sat on the bench, although before the game there was no news of Dončić's injury.
The Detroit basketball team in Dallas was won by the reservists, but they were not satisfied. The only remaining member of the original Peter Harrison Barnes was the first shooter with 27 points, the game started Dorian Finney-Smith, Jalen Brunson, Maxi Kleber inside Salah Mehri. However, in the middle of the last quarter they still had nine points, and then again they were awkward and Detroit Center Andre Drummond he scored a Detroit final score of 93:89 with three free litters three seconds before the end.
"Of course, we knew we were playing without players who were players of the game so far. And so it is the NBA, and I'm proud of what the reservists showed, and at the same time disappointed that we closed again, but the rest empty hands, "said coach in Dallas Rick Carlisle.
Mavericks will play the next game on Sunday night when they will play in Cleveland and will then be available for Carlisle Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke inside Courtney Lee.
Golden Arena Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers played the Oracle Arena. The Klay Thompson Championship is missing due to illness, and most of the games were played, mainly thanks to good protection and play Ben Simmons, which was enough everywhere in the park, but stopped at 26 points. Gold status was canceled by three points Steph Curry, Kevin Durant only at the end of the last quarter the second soldier became a trophy in the race.
Philadelphia seemed to get a smooth game, and with two shocks Curry picked up the drug on his feet. Fortunately for 40 seconds before the end, Golden State lagged behind six points and had a few more options then it was JJ Reddick hit three and the game ended with a Philadelphia victory with 113: 104. The first shooter was Curry with 41 points, Durant went 25th in Philadelphia Joel Embiid was an unresolved secret for Kevon Looney and DeMarcus Cousins, he stopped 26 points and 20 rebounds.
However, Los Angeles Lakers was able to return LeBron James on the parquet after damaging the smoke, and James acted as if he was not harmed at all. With 24 points and nine leaps, it was the first major figure in regular work when Jezerniki had won his hands for a long time, and eventually Los Angeles cutters smoothed and wings. Lou Williams forced extension. After all, Lakers finished with 123: 120 and Clippers came to victory in eighth place in the West, which still leads to the finish.
Dallas Mavericks: Detroit Pistons 89:93
Barnes 27, Harris 15; Griffin and Drummond 24.
Indiana Pacers: Orlando Magic 100: 107
Turner 27, Collison and Young 16; Ross 30, Augustin 20.
Milwaukee Bucks: Toronto Raptors 105: 92
Antetocunmpo 19, Middleton 18; Siakam 28, Leonard 16.
Brooklyn Nets: San Antonio Spurs 114: 117
Russell 25, Harris 18; Aldridge 20 and 13 rebounded, white 26.
Philadelphia 76ers: Golden State Warriors 113: 104
Simmons 26, Embiid 26 and 20 rebounds; Curry 41, Durant 25.