To round out the midweek, the best thing to do is sit back on the couch and watch some of the NBA’s best teams do their thing on the court. Wednesday night was filled with many interesting games, where the battle to excel continues to be key when it comes to scoring those precious points.
LeVert Makes A Return
Caris LeVert is finally back, after being absent for more than two months due to kidney surgery to remove a cancerous mass. It seems that he came back strong as his 28 points helped the Indiana Pacers defeat the Detroit Pistons 116-111 on Wednesday night. After being a tight game all night, LeVert hit another 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left, which snapped the Pacers’ six-game home losing streak. Since he started with the Pacers, this is the first time the player has scored more than 20 points.
For the Pistons, Jerami Grant led the Pistons in scoring with 29 points, while teammates Wayne Ellington and Saddiq Bey each scored 16. The Pistons now stay at home to host the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow night, while the Pacers fly to Dallas to face the Mavericks tomorrow, as well.
Despite Giannis Antetokounmpo’s great performance, he was amazed at all the havoc Boston Celtics player Daniel Theis was wreaking to make it difficult for the Milwaukee Bucks to win. Fortunately for Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, Theis missed a 3-pointer down the stretch. Because of this, Milwaukee was able to beat the Celtics 121-119 on Wednesday night. To contribute to the victory, Khris Middleton had 27 points and 13 rebounds.
Boston, who has lost for the fifth time in six games, Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds. Coming up next, both teams are facing each other once again tomorrow night in Milwaukee.
Clippers Pull Off Another One
LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard was unstoppable last night, and the San Antonio Spurs could not contain his performance. He scored 25 points and led the Clippers to a trouble-free 134-101 win over the short-handed Spurs. With the win, the Clippers now have their third straight win, but Leonard said they still have room for improvement. Leonard asserts, “Not there yet. That’s what’s on my mind.” For San Antonio, the best effort came from DeMar DeRozan who scored a total of 19 points, while Patty Mills had an extra 16.
It seems that the lack of a starting lineup for the Brooklyn Nets affected them in a big way last night. Add to that the fact that Donovan Mitchell showed them no mercy all game long and the Utah Jazz were able to beat the Nets 118-88. Mitchell’s 27 points played a big role in that victory.
This matchup between Eastern and Western Conference featured the absence of several Nets stars, including James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant. All of whom sat out due to injuries and personal reasons. Both teams will be in action on Friday night. The Nets visit the Detroit Pistons, while the Jazz stay home to host the Memphis Grizzlies.
Suns Fizzle And Burn Out
It looks like the Phoenix Suns’ recent hot streak has finally fizzled out after a tight game against the Orlando Magic. It has been rumored that this may have been Evan Fournier’s last game, and he made it a memorable one. The guard scored a total of 21 points, which helped the Magic defeat the Suns 112-111.
Fournier’s teammates were of great support as well, as Nikola Vucevic was able to score 27 points and 14 rebounds, while Chuma Okeke scored his career-best 17 points. On the other hand, Deandre Ayton got 21 points and nine rebounds for Phoenix, who fell to 22-6 when leading after three periods. The Suns now face the Toronto Raptors in Tampa tomorrow night, while the Magic prepare to host the Portland Trail Blazers on the same night.