Dear NBA fans, in this article, we will give you the reports of the NBA matches played last night or postponed. Let’s continue our article for the analysis of our first match.
7- KNICKS 105-75 CELTICS
NBA New York Knicks – Boston Celtics matches report like this; The New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 105-75 at TD Garden.
Julius Randle was the Knicks’ most influential player with 20 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. R.J. Barrett scored 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Immanuel Quickley came off the bench with 17 points and eight assists.
The Celtics had a rough night offensive, and only two players were able to score in double digits. Jaylen Brown scored 25 points and six rebounds, while Marcus Smart scored 10 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals. No other Celtics players reached the 10-point cap, and Kemba Walker scored nine points, three rebounds and four assists in his first game of the season.
6- CAVALIERS – WIZARDS (POSTPONED)
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ match, which was planned to play with the Washington Wizards, was postponed due to the KOVID-19 protocols.
5- BULLS 117-101 MAVERICKS
NBA Chicago Bulls – Dallas Mavericks matches report like this; The Chicago Bulls beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-101 at the American Airlines Center.
In the Bulls, Lauri Markkanen was the top scorer for his team with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists. Garrett Temple recorded 21 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block, while Thaddeus Young scored 15 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
In the Mavericks, Luka Doncic performed 36 points, 16 rebounds and 15 assists in a triple-double, but it was not enough. Kristaps Porzings with 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks, while Willie Cauley-Stein and James Johnson contributed 10 points each.
4- 76ERS – THUNDER (POSTPONED)
Philadelphia 76ers’ scheduled match against Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.
3- JAZZ 109-105 NUGGETS
NBA Utah Jazz – Denver Nuggets matches report like this; The Utah Jazz defeated the Denver Nuggets 109-105 at the Ball Arena.
The most influential name in Jazz was Jordan Clarkson, who came off the bench and scored 23 points. Donovan Mitchell scored 18 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal, while Rudy Gobert scored 15 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks.
In Denver, Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 35 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, two steals and a block. Jamal Murray played with 30 points, five rebounds, four assists and a block, while no other players were able to score in double digits for the Nuggets.
2- PELICANS 128-123 KINGS
NBA New Orleans Pelicans – Sacramento Kings match report like this; New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Sacramento Kings 128-123 at the Golden 1 Center.
At Pelicans, Zion Williamson was the team’s top scorer with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Brandon Ingram scored 22 points and three rebounds, while Eric Bledsoe scored 21 points and six rebounds. Steven Adams played with 12 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists.
On the Kings side, De’Aaron Fox, the team’s point guard, broke the career record with 43 points, as well as four rebounds, 13 assists and four steals. Marvin Bagley III played 26 points and 10 rebounds. Buddy Hield finished with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
1- CLIPPERS 129-96 PACERS
NBA LA Clippers – Indiana Pacers matches report like this; The LA Clippers team defeated the visiting Indiana Pacers 129-96 at the Staples Center.
Paul George led the Clippers with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Marcus Morris and Luke Kennard contributed 20 points each, while Kawhi Leonard scored 17 points, seven rebounds and 5 assists.
The top scorer of the Pacers was Doug McDermott, who scored 23 points. Domantas Sabonis with 19 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and two steals, Malcolm Brogdon with 16 points, two rebounds and eight assists, and Justin Holiday with 15 points, three rebounds and two steals.
JJ Redick not yet in Dallas: “He should take his time”
The Dallas Mavericks grabbed a small deal with New Orleans JJ Redick. The sniper is injured, however, it remains unclear when the veteran can intervene.
As the Mavs announced, JJ Redick is not yet with the team, but is doing his rehab individually after Redick received conservative treatment on the heel after the All-Star Break.
Dallas had acquired the 36-year-old as a package with ex-Bamberg’s Nicolo Melli from New Orleans, in return the forwards James Johnson and Wesley Iwundu as well as a second round pick and some cash in the Big Easy changed.
“We want to make sure the heel is at 100 percent,” said Mavs GM Donnie Nelson. “He should take his time and if he feels comfortable, he can come to Dallas and be integrated.” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said the heel was making progress but he didn’t know when Redick would join the team.
Dallas sees JJ Redick as an important piece of the puzzle for the playoffs. The Shooting Guard has played more playoff games (110) than the rest of the Mavs roster. Over the season, Redick posted an average of 8.7 points with a three-way quota of around 36 percent.
However, the trade came as a bit of a surprise, with many anticipating a buyout from Redick. The Brooklyn Nets would have been the favorite, also because the Shooting Guard lives with his family in Brooklyn.
“He would have liked to have chosen his team himself, but it didn’t turn out that way,” said Nelson. “He told me that Luka (Doncic, editor’s note) was one of his favorite players and Luka has already written with him. Dirk (Nowitzki, editor’s note) has already done that too. I think that JJ is happy to be in Dallas. “
LeBron James and Dennis Schröder spoil LaMelo Ball’s return to Los Angeles – Lakers drag Hornets away late
Against the Charlotte Hornets, LeBron James was clearly the best player on the field and, with the energetic support of Dennis Schröder, carried the Los Angeles Lakers to a 116-105 victory. LaMelo Ball impressed in his hometown.
Los Angeles Lakers (28-13) – Charlotte Hornets (20-20) 116: 105
James started with 13 points (6/7 FG) in the first quarter and always hit important throws when the Hornets threatened to equalize or to take the lead. The MVP candidate finished the game with 37 points (14/22 FG), 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Dennis Schröder fulfilled his role as a secondary playmaker well with 22 points (9/19 FG) and 7 assists. In addition, Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker each contributed 12 points from the bench.
LaMelo Ball held up well with 26 points (10/18 FG), 5 rebounds and 7 assists (but 6 turnovers), the Hornets lacked points, especially from Gordon Hayward (7), but the forward distributed 10 assists and collected 9 rebounds . Terry Rozier got 20 points and P.J. Washington impressed as a small ball center with 18, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Alex Caruso (5) was available to the Lakers again after his concussion, and Lakers coach Frank Vogel, without Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol, relied on Damian Jones as the center again. However, like Charlotte, L.A. later switched to smaller lineups, neither Jones nor Cody Zeller played more than 13 minutes.
With the victory and the simultaneous defeat of the Phoenix Suns, the Lakers are back in second place in the Western Conference. Charlotte ranks seventh in the east.
Bron’s got the spin and his teammates got his back 👏 pic.twitter.com/LuUUDaZME1— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 19, 2021
Both teams pushed the pace at the beginning of the game and scored again and again in the fast break, L.A. pulled away at 21:14. LeBron James (13) and Dennis Schröder (10) together scored 23 of the 31 Lakers points in the first quarter.
The high pace continued in the second quarter, but the Hornets lost control several times and allowed the Lakers with wild turnover (19:12 in total) a 14-2 run including a 51:33 lead in the middle of the section. Charlotte responded with seven unanswered points when James took a short break, but the King came back with five quick points before the break at halftime score of 60:45.
The Hornets came out of the cabin well and, with the help of a triplet from Rozier, were seven points behind. After a break, Charlotte extended his run with a triple from Ball to 16: 4 and leveled the game shortly afterwards. James Borrego waived starting center Cody Zeller and instead let P.J. Washington, Miles Bridges and Gordon Hayward play long distances in the front court, whereby the Hornets won the third section with 34:23 and went into the final section with only -4.
In the fourth quarter, the Lakers gained some distance with a 10-0 run and were able to hold this lead until the end, the Hornets did not get any closer than 7 points. Charlotte has three away games ahead of her with the Clippers, Spurs and Rockets. The Lakers receive the hot Hawks on Saturday afternoon, North American time.
Knicks legend Patrick Ewing has to identify himself: “Thought that was my hall”
“I thought that was my hall,” said the 58-year-old: “It’s terrible that I’m stopped, spoken to and asked for ID.”
Patrick Ewing was the coach of Georgetown Hoyas in New York, his college team beat the Villanova Wildcats 72:71. But after the game Ewing was occupied with something completely different. “Everyone in this arena has to fucking know who I am. But I’m being stopped, I can’t move freely. I just thought, ‘What the hell is going on? Is this really Madison Square Garden?'” Ewing said.
The former center played for the Knicks for 15 years and was elected all-star eleven times. He was twice in the finals with the franchise (1994, 1999), his jersey number 33 has not been awarded since 2003. So he wanted to get in touch with James Dolan, Knicks owner and manager of Madison Square Garden. “I guess I’ll have to call Mr. Dolan and ask, ‘Jesus, is my number under the roof or what?'”