Los Angeles (USA), Apr 6 (EFE).- With Kevin Durant in charge, the Brooklyn Nets came back 21 points to their neighbors and rivals the New York Knicks in a day of the NBA in which the Boston Celtics they reaffirmed themselves as contenders for everything in the East while the Chicago Bulls showed new signs of weakness.
KNICKS 98 – NETS 110
A triple-double by Kevin Durant (32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists) was essential for the Brooklyn Nets to turn around in the second half (31-60) a game that they were losing by 21 points at the start of the third. quarter.
Alec Burks (24 points) was the leading scorer for a Knicks that deflated in the end while the Nets still have options to reach seventh place in the East.
BULLS 94 – CELTICS 117
The Boston Celtics put on an exhibition in Chicago against some poor Bulls and in front of a very special spectator: former United States President Barack Obama.
Jaylen Brown (25 points and 7 rebounds) was the best of the Celtics that are second in the East with three straight wins and in which the Dominican-American Al Horford had a splendid night: 17 points (7 of 7 shooting, 3 of 3 in triples) and 10 rebounds in 30 minutes.
On the part of the Bulls, who have lost three in a row and who today announced that Lonzo Ball will no longer play this season due to a knee injury, the most outstanding was DeMar DeRozan with 16 points.
PISTONS 113 – MAVERICKS 131
The Dallas Mavericks keep alive their attempt to reach third place in the West, now held by the Golden State Warriors, and tonight they comfortably beat the Detroit Pistons, penultimate in the East, thanks to 26 points, 8 rebounds and 14 assists from Luka Doncic.
The Mavericks’ seventh victory in ten games came against the Pistons in which rookie Cade Cunningham stood out (25 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists).
JAZZ 137 – THUNDER 101
The Utah Jazz strengthened their fifth place in the West with an easy win against the Oklahoma City Thunder who are penultimate in the West and had Jaylen Hoard as their best man (23 points).
Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 10 rebounds scoring the 9 shots he tried while the Spanish Juancho Hernangómez started and added 4 points and 4 rebounds in 17 minutes.
CLIPPERS 113 – SUNS 109
Without Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Jae Crowder and Deandre Ayton due to rest, the Phoenix Suns gave two very different images against the Los Angeles Clippers: they lost 39 points in the third quarter and, after scoring 48 points in a spectacular last quarter, , they were at the gates of giving a surprise.
The Clippers have won four of the five games they have played since the return of Paul George (19 points and 9 rebounds) and tonight they also saw the return after two months of Norman Powell, who was very inspired with 24 points.
HAWKS 118 – WIZARDS 103
Trae Young (30 points and 11 assists) was one more night at the wheel of the Atlanta Hawks who, with their win against the Washington Wizards, are tied with the Brooklyn Nets and also aspire to seventh place in the East of the Charlotte Hornets .
Kristaps Porzingis (26 points and 18 rebounds) guided the Wizards in which the Brazilian Raul Neto had 2 points in 4 minutes.
.1. Miami Heat (52-28)
.2. Boston Celtics (50-30)
.3. Milwaukee Bucks (49-30)
.4. Philadelphia 76ers (49-30)
.5. Toronto Raptors (46-33)
.6. Chicago Bulls (45-35)
.7. Cleveland Cavaliers (43-37)
.8. Brooklyn Nets (42-38)
.9. Atlanta Hawks (42-38)
10. Charlotte Hornets (40-39)
11. Washington Wizards (35-45)
12. New York Knicks (35-45)
13. Indiana Pacers (25-55)
14. Detroit Pistons (23-57)
15. Orlando Magic (21-59)
.1. Phoenix Suns (63-17)
.2. Memphis Grizzlies (55-24)
.3. Golden State Warriors (50-29)
.4. Dallas Mavericks (50-30)
.5. Utah Jazz (48-32)
.6. Denver Nuggets (47-33)
.7. Minnesota Timberwolves (45-35)
.8. Los Angeles Clippers (40-40)
.9. New Orleans Pelicans (35-44)
10. San Antonio Spurs (34-45)
11. Los Angeles Lakers (31-48)
12. Sacramento Kings (29-51)
13. Portland Trail Blazers (27-52)
14. Oklahoma City Thunder (24-56)
15. Houston Rockets (20-60).
NEXT DAY (Thursday, April 7)
Charlotte Hornets – Orlando Magic
Toronto Raptors – Philadelphia 76ers
Milwaukee Bucks – Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves – San Antonio Spurs
New Orleans Pelicans – Portland Trail Blazers
Denver Nuggets – Memphis Grizzlies
Golden State Warriors – Los Angeles Lakers.