The Bulls at TD Garden recover from -19 thanks to 37 points from DeMar and 26 from LaVine. Important successes also for the Grizzlies against the Nuggets, Orlando with Minnesota and the Clippers against the Thunder
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Chicago comes back from -19 and wins with authority at the TD Garden in Boston thanks to 37 points from a fabulous DeMar DeRozan and 26 from Zach LaVine, 13 of which in the 4th period. Important successes also for Memphis, who beats Denver at home with a great Ja Morant and a super contribution from the bench, and Orlando, who triumphs on the Minnesota Timberwolves field with his young talents. Finally, the Clippers’ sprint victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder signed by Paul George.
Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls114-128
The Chicago Bulls (6-1) recovered from -19 gained in the 3rd quarter and triumphed at the TD Garden in Boston thanks to a fabulous team performance, which once again certifies, if ever it were needed, the absolute value. It was a match marked and oriented by partials, which the Celtics (2-5) also played well, especially in the central part, but which saw DeMar DeRozan and his teammates dominate in the 4th period, won 39-11, and find a disamant continuity on both sides of the field. The Bulls worked very well in attack in ball movement (30 assists out of 49 baskets scored) and in that away from the ball, despite an evening of 18 turnovers. The offensive execution, both in transition and in defense, was excellent (57% from the field, 41.9% from three) for variety and lucidity of the readings. To make the difference was DeRozan, unstoppable throughout the game, with his 37 points shooting 15/20 from the field. The former Raptors player played wonderfully, combining his methodical approach with a tailored approach with a hard-to-trouble basic cleanliness, even using an aggressive defense. Pure Zach LaVine let himself be watched, although he did so almost exclusively in the 4th period with 13 of his 26 final points. To underline the excellent impact from the bench of the “son of Chicago” Ayo Dosunmu, author of 14 points (6/6 shooting), 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 22 ‘. Nikola Vucevic signed an “almost” triple double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. The Celtics were patient in attack and applied in defense (excellent rotations) for most of the game, good at exploiting the mistakes of the Bulls and reacting to their every acceleration. The +19 obtained with merit in the 3rd quarter really seemed to have secured the game. Jaylen Brown (28 points and 7 rebounds) did what he wanted on the court, followed by Jayson Tatum (20 points) and a great Al Horford (20 points and 10 rebounds), but the Celtics had the demerit of sitting too much in hurry allowing Chicago to gain confidence and believe in success. A false step that must certainly make coach Ime Udoka and his staff reflect.
Boston: Brown 28 (10/18, 5/8 of three, 3/4 tl), Tatum 20, Horford 20. Rimbalzi: Horford 10. Assist: Schroder 5.
Chicago: DeRozan 37 (15/20, 3/4 of three, 4/5 tl), LaVine 26, Dosunmu 14. Rebounds: Vucevic 10. Assist: Vucevic 9.
Memphis Grizzlies- Denver Nuggets 106-97
Ja Morant and the bench lead the Memphis Grizzlies (4-3) to the home victory over the Denver Nuggets (4-3), kept under 100 points by an organized and aggressive defense. Coach Taylor Jenkins’ team broke the balance in the final part of the 3rd quarter, proving to have depth in their roster and, above all, an established identity. Morant finished with 26 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and a leadership that appears to be constantly growing, match by match, but it is the bench that has marked the difference in this victory, especially with Xavier Tillman (12 points and 5 rebounds) and Tyus Jones, devastating with 17 points and 5/7 from the arc, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 27 ‘. Denver deflated inexplicably, running aground on a peremptory 9/38 (23.7%) from three points and a 3rd quarter with just 15 points scored. In addition, the Nuggets were crushed in rebounds (55-40) and in the points scored in the area (58-48). In NBA these numbers are enough to see the control of a game vanish. Nikola Jokic signed 23 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 blocks, while Aaron Gordon added 15 with 10 rebounds. Memphis was superior overall.
Memphis: Morant 26 (12/22, 1/3 of three, 1/2 tl), Jones 17, Tillman 12. Rebounds: Anderson 9. Assists: Morant 8.
Denver:Jokic 23 (9/15, 2/6 of three, 3/4 tl), Gordon 15, Morris 11. Rebounds: Gordon 10. Assists: Jokic 7.
Minnesota Timberwolves- Orlando Magic 97-115
Minnesota (3-3) loses the third game of the last four and is surprised at the Target Center by Cole Anthony’s Orlando Magic (2-6), phenomenal with 31 points (6/11 from three), 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in 38 ‘. Therefore, the streak of four consecutive defeats of the boys coached by Jamahl Mosley, a young team that in Minneapolis let itself be watched with the surprising rookie Franz Wagner (28 points) and Jalen Suggs (15 points) to lead the army . The Magic defended well and capitalized in the offensive half, going to the line much more than their opponents (24/30 against 11/19) and arriving very lucid in the 4th period (overwhelmed 43-19), a real massacre for the Wolves. Minnesota also led by 13 during the game but collapsed on itself in the final, highlighting all its frailties, which seemed to have thinned out in the first few games. The 24 points of Anthony Edwards and the double double of 23 points and 16 rebounds (plus 6 assists and 2 steals) of Karl-Anthony Towns were useless.
Minnesota: Edwards 24 (10/22, 2/8 da tre, 2/4 tl), Towns 23, Beasley 11. Rimbalzi: Towns 16. Assist: Towns 6.
Orlando: Anthony 31 (8/17, 6/11 da tre, 9/11 tl), Wagner 28, Suggs/Carter Jr. 15. Rimbalzi: Carter Jr. 14. Assist: Anthony 8.
Los Angeles Clippers- Oklahoma City Thunder 99-94
The Clippers (2-4) react after a bad first half (40 points scored and 3/21 from three), recover from -9 in the 4th period and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder (1-6) at the Staples Center. The usual Paul George was decisive with 32 points (15 in the last quarter), 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 1 block, and a 17-3 run in the last 3 ‘of the game to overturn the score and snatch the success from the hands of the Thunder. Oklahoma City did what it could and did it very well, offering at times a pleasant and airy basketball with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the rise (28 points of which 15 in the 3rd period, and 7 rebounds) and the remarkable contribution by Josh Giddey (15 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks) and Darius Bazley (15 points). The Clippers brought it home with pride and determination, not the content or the system. Okc was too frail in experience to successfully dampen the impetus of the hosts.
Los Angeles: George 32 (11/24, 5/8 from three, 5/6 tl), Jackson 15, Kennard / Batum 14. Rebounds: Hartenstein 12. Assist: George 7.
OKC: Gilgeous-Alexander 28 (11/23, 3/5 da tre, 3/3 tl), Giddey 15, Bazley 15. Rimbalzi: Gilgeous-Alexander 7. Assist: Giddey 7.
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