Brunson Leads New York Knicks To NBA Win Against Denver Nuggets NBA News
memphis grizzlies beat Golden State Warriors 133-119 while Chicago Bulls beat Miami Heat 113-99 and Orlando Magic beat Los Angeles Clippers.
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A foot injury limited Brunson to just one appearance in the Knicks’ last six games, but he was influential in handing two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic and . nuggets This is his fifth defeat in the last six matches.
Brunson scored 24 points and provided a key assist with an Eli-Oop pass to Mitchell Robinson that clinched the win with 24 seconds remaining.
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“I feel good, I’m happy to be back and glad we got the win. Everything feels good when you win,” Brunson said.
“I was a little worried going into it, but I mean, everything went according to plan. I didn’t feel anything, so I just kept walking and playing.
“We kept fighting. It’s a game of runs, and they’re the number one seed in the Western Conference for a reason, and Jokic is a two-time MVP for a reason. We kept our composure down the stretch.”
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Serbian Jokic finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists but also committed six turnovers.
Markelle Fultz scored a career-high 28 points and Wendell Carter Jr. had 27 points and 12 rebounds as the Orlando Magic beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-108.
The Clippers, who were without injured Kawhi Leonard, got off to a slow start and were behind by eight points within two minutes.
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It cost the Clippers 15 turnovers, ending a four-game winning streak.
In the final three minutes, Fultz drove to put the Magic ahead 111–106 before Eric Gordon scored and took only two free throws for Fultz to make it a three-point game.
Magic Head Coach Jamahl mosley was full of praise for Fultz, who has overcome nagging injuries in his career, and the way he is playing.
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“Kid, I’m so proud of this young man, just for the fact that he’s endured everything, he never walks into the building without a smile on his face,” Mosley said.
Fultz went 10 for 17 from the field and also grabbed six rebounds.
Mosley said, “You see such joy in his heart to play the game of basketball and it shows.”
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“You can make out the numbers, the way he plays the game, the passion he has for his teammates. Whatever it takes to win, he’s going to try to do that and I think that’s what’s so special about him.” What is.” And how his teammates feel about him.”
Paul George Led the Clippers with 30 points.
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Saturday’s home game against defending champion Golden State was Ja Morant’s final game of suspension after he streamed a video of himself brandishing a gun at a strip club.
Jaren Jackson Jr. stepped up with 31 points while Desmond Bain contributed 26 points in a game that Memphis dominated from the start.
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Golden State got within one possession twice in the fourth quarter but Memphis went on a 21–3 run to earn its fourth win in the last five games.
It was the 11th consecutive road loss for Golden State.
Morant eligible for Monday’s game against Dallas again but Grizzlies head coach taylor jenkins Hinted that Wednesday’s game with the Rockets is a more realistic return date.
“There’s a good chance he might be out of Monday’s game because it’s going to be his first day with the team,” he said.
“It’s an ongoing dialogue. We’ll see when he’s back in the team environment on Monday, but our expectation is that he’s out for at least Monday, then we’ll cross the bridge on Wednesday when we get a little bit closer, ” ” They said.
The Bulls, coming off a double-overtime win the previous evening, held off a late rally from the Heat, in which DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points.
The Miami loss ensured playoff qualification for the Boston Celtics before they even took the court and lost 118–117 to the Utah Jazz.
The Celtics had a 19-point lead at one stage in the second quarter and dropped to third place in the East with the loss.
(with inputs from agencies)