The guard James Harden again showed his inspiration to score another individual mark of the NBA and increase the streak of consecutive games in which he at least got 30 or more points, while the Greek power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo vindicated his condition as new star and winning leader.
Harden maintained his inspirations and contributed another 44 points with which the Houston Rockets defeated home by 110-118 to the Suns of Phoenix, who lost the eleventh consecutive game, its worst run so far this season.
The Rockets’ All-Star, who made it to the 20th game in which he scored 40 or more points so far this season, joined the legendary Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Rick Barry as the only players to have achieved it. , but the first one who did it with 50 matches played.
Harden, who also boasted eight rebounds and six assists, extended his streak of at least 30 points to 27 consecutive games, the third-best in NBA history.
The base Chris Paul contributed other 18 points that left him as second top scorer of the Rockets (31-22), who won the second consecutive game and regained first place in the Southwest Division after tonight the San Antonio Spurs lost visitors (127-112) against the Sacramento Kings.
Nothing stops Antetokounmpo, who returned to be the undisputed leader of the Milwaukee Bucks to whom he contributed 30 points, 15 rebounds with nine assists and guided them to the 94-113 road win against the decimated Brooklyn Nets.
Without the best scoring inspiration of the Nets, they failed 19 of the first 20 attempts of triples they made, the Bucks, who have the best record of the Eastern Conference and the league, were always in control of the game and the score.
The Nets finished the game with just five three-pointers of 42 attempts for 12 percent success.
Next to Antetokoumpo, who for the second consecutive time was named the winner of the Player of the Week award in the Eastern Conference, the escort Malcolm Brogdon contributed another 16 points and the base Eric Bledsoe reached 15 as second and third best scorers the Bucks that won the fourth consecutive game and all of them with an advantage of more than 10 points in the final score.
The victory allowed the Bucks to leave their mark at 39-13 and consolidate their position as leaders of the NBA.
Base D’Angelo Russell also followed the lead of the Nets by contributing 18 points, but his team could not overcome the significant losses that it has for injury.
The power forward Marvin Bagley III lived his best night as a professional to get 24 points and 12 rebounds that left him leading the attack of the Kings who were always superior to the Spurs and achieved their second consecutive victory.
Bagley III, who was selected with the number two in the past university draw, achieved his best record as a professional, including a mate with a 360 degree turn that was the most spectacular of the game.
The Kings rookie got his third consecutive double-double after returning to the competition after overcoming an injury suffered in the left knee.
Base De’Aaron Fox also stood out with 20 points, while Bahamian guard Buddy Hield reached 18 points and the Kings scored the 14th straight win in their field, the best winning streak they have had since the 2005 league. 06, when the Sacramento team played the playoffs for the last time.
DeMar DeRozan with 24 points was the leader of the Spurs, who broke a streak of five consecutive wins, and lost the lead of the Southwest Division, which now belongs to the Rockets again.
Center Andre Drummond contributed 27 points, including 14 in the third period, and led the Detroit Pistons attack that were imposed by 129-103 to the Denver Nuggets, which they broke streak of six consecutive wins.
Drummond, who established his best individual record so far this season and managed a double-double with 12 rebounds, gave three assists and put three blocks, exceeded in the individual duel the Serbian center Nikola Jokic, who this time was not a winning factor .
The reserve power forward, Canadian Trey Lyles, emerged as the Nuggets’ leading scorer with 20 points, four rebounds and three assists.
The base Darren Collison contributed 22 points, including five decisive points in the last two minutes, which allowed the Indiana Pacers to beat home by 107-109 to the decimated New Orleans Pelicans.
Lithuanian power forward Domantas Sabonis was commissioned to be the leader of the Pacers’ indoor game by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. (EFE).