The Dallas Mavericks recovered well from the significant loss at the Golden State Warriors and won their away game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The 132:112 on Wednesday evening (local time) was the 28th victory for the team around national basketball player Maxi Kleber and the sixth of the past eight games. Kleber had twelve points, the best pitcher for the Texans was Kristaps Porzingis with 22 points.
Meanwhile, at the top of the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns extended their streak to eight wins and defeated the Utah Jazz 105-97. Devin Booker had an outstanding evening with 43 points. The Jazz, just ahead of the Mavericks, lost further ground after losing their fifth game in six games.
A day after the biggest comeback in their history, the Los Angeles Clipper also came from behind against the Orlando Magic. Despite being 14 points down in the meantime, the Clippers around Isaiah Hartenstein still managed to win 111:102 against the Magic around the brothers Franz and Moritz Wagner. Franz Wagner was the best thrower of the game with 21 points, but was unable to prevent his team’s 40th defeat of the season. “We fouled too much in the last quarter,” said Wagner.
Brooklyn Nets slip to fourth place
The Brooklyn Nets slipped to fourth place in the Eastern Conference. This was due to the 118-124 loss to the Denver Nuggets and the Cleveland Calaviers 115-99 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Cleveland is now third behind leaders Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls, who beat the New York Knicks 110-96.
The Nets were without the injured Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, who was ineligible to play due to a lack of vaccination, and James Harden, who was given a break to rest a minor injury.
The Charlotte Hornets’ 158-126 win against the Indiana Pacers was the NBA’s highest-scoring game of the season so far. The Hornets hit 24 three-pointers. LaMelo Ball had 29 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his fourth triple double of the season.