NBA teams are realizing that as time goes on, the intensity of the game has to go up. The league never ceases to surprise its fans, and Tuesday night’s games are proof enough of that. Several stars are still absent, but that doesn’t mean that the other players are giving their all to represent their respective teams in the best way possible.
Embiid Back In Form
Joel Embiid’s dominance was incredible and, after scoring a total of 35 points, he led the Philadelphia 76ers to roll to a 106-96 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. As part of the contribution, Danny Green also totaled 17 points for the Sixers, who now get their third straight win over Boston to sweep the season series. Embiid’s presence has really brought relief, as the 76ers have managed to come out on top since his return after missing 10 games in total due to a bruised bone in his left knee.
On the other hand, Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 20 points, while teammate Jaylen Brown finished with 17. Coming up next, the 76ers now visit New Orleans to face the Pelicans on Friday night, while the Celtics stay at home to host the New York Knicks tonight.
Lakers Bounce Back Against The Raptors
The big lead that the LA Lakers built from the start gave them the motivation they needed to own the game and beat the Toronto Raptors 110-101 on Tuesday night. After just 20 minutes of play, the Lakers already had a 34-point lead and it was impossible for the Raptors to recover. Talen Horton-Tucker was the leading scorer for the Lakers with 17 points, while Markieff Morris scored 15 points. So far, the Lakers are 11-12 without Anthony Davis (calf strain) and 4-5 since LeBron James went out with a sprained ankle.
For the Raptors, Pascal Siakam got 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter. As part of the schedule for both teams, they will have action tomorrow night, as the Lakers prepare to host the Miami Heat, while the Raptors travel to Tampa to face the Chicago Bulls.
Clips Have A Very Good Night
On Tuesday night, the LA Clippers rode a franchise-best 47-point first quarter to a 133-116 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers and the 36 points scored by Paul George definitely had a lot to do with that big win. Kawhi Leonard added a total of 29 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists for the Clippers, who also defeated the defending champions two nights ago.
For the Blazers, Norman Powell led the way with 32 points, while teammate CJ McCullum added 24 points. The team now saw its streak of four consecutive away wins snapped, which is very difficult after facing the mighty Clippers. Now, the Trail Blazers visit Utah to face the Jazz tomorrow night to conclude the two-game road trip, while the Clippers stay at home to host the Phoenix Suns on the same night.
Oubre Leads Warriors To Victory
Stephen Curry’s injury was much improved and it showed on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Kelly Oubre Jr. converted a pair of free throws with 7.7 seconds left for the Golden State Warriors to take the lead, and the Milwaukee Bucks lost at the end of the game 122-121. Curry hit a three-pointer with 1:06 to play on the way to 41 points as his team continued to put the foot on the gas to snap a streak of three straight losses.
Khris Middleton scored 28 points as Milwaukee again missed injured big man Giannis Antetokounmpo. As part of the schedule, the Bucks visit Dallas to face the Mavericks tomorrow night, while the Warriors stay home to host the Washington Wizards on Friday night.