The Toronto Raptors inflicted a heavy loss (140-111) to the Washington Wizards on Saturday, and the NBA title holder keeps 4th place in the Eastern Conference, of which Miami is still solid 2nd after his success in Oklahoma City (115-108 ).
The Raptors definitely do not succeed in Washington, which conceded against Toronto its seventh defeat in a row.
Norman Powell, out of the bench, scored 28 points for Toronto, which posted the highest total in its history in a game. The Raptors had already passed 140 points to the Wizards in January 2019, but after two extra time.
During a one-way encounter, they inexorably widened the gap, which peaked at 30 points at 4 min 36 sec from the buzzer.
In this Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat is still camping solidly in 2nd position after its victory in Oklahoma City (115-108).
Miami took 14 points ahead of the game in the first quarter alone, and managed to preserve part of this advantage until the end despite a reaction from local players in the last quarter of the match.
– Karl-Anthony Towns is back –
In Dallas, the Mavericks, with a Luka Doncic in verve, who managed eight baskets at three points out of 12 – the best score of his career in the award-winning shoots, for a personal total of 35 points–, dominated Portland ( 120-112).
With this fourth consecutive victory, they consolidate their 6th place in the Western Conference, and even approach very close to Houston (5th).
In front of their audience, the Indiana Pacers blew the Minnesotta Timberwolves’ victory (116-114), thanks to a basket from Malcolm Brogdon 18 seconds from the end.
Absent for 15 games, pivot Karl-Anthony Towns returned to the Wolves. If he was the best scorer for his team with 27 points, he experienced some shooting waste, coming in only nine of his 21 attempts.
“I’m so happy to be back in basketball because it’s the best therapy for me today,” said the All-Star double.
Finally this evening saw a small event occur: the Atlanta Hawks went to win on the floor of the San Antonio Spurs (121-120), thanks to a 3-point basket by Kevin Huerter 7 seconds from the end. The Hawks’ last Spurs victory dates back to the last century, February 15, 1997.
The results of the North American Basketball Championship (NBA) after the matches played on Friday:
Dallas – Portland 120 – 112
San Antonio – Atlanta 120 – 121
Memphis – Cleveland 113 – 109
Oklahoma City – Miami 108 – 115
Indiana – Minnesota 116 – 114
Philadelphia – Chicago 100 – 89
Toronto – Washington 140 – 111