While the reigning champions stopped by the US President, the Golden State Warriors around Stephen Curry once again underlined their dazzling early form. Nikola Jokic wasn’t exactly showing his good side. The NBA on Tuesday morning.
Ninth victory in tenth game: The warriors around Stephen Curry can hardly be stopped.
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50 points, seven rebounds and ten assists – Stephen Curry once again showed his whole class at the 127: 113 of the Warriors against the Atlanta Hawks and made history, no one was older than the 33-year-old in a 50-point double-double. The “Dubs” won for the fifth time in a row and screwed their account to 9-1 victories – this is currently the best record in the league.
The Chicago Bulls won their home game against the emerging Brooklyn Nets 118-95. The old master is now with seven wins and three losses, the Nets with seven wins and four losses. Even 38 points from superstar Kevin Durant did not help the Nets, who have recently been victorious five times in a row, in the end. The guests in the United Center lost the final quarter with 17:42. The top scorer of the Bulls, who had strengthened themselves on the market in the summer, was once again newcomer DeMar DeRozan with 28 points. All-Star Zach LaVine convinced with 24 points, center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
“Dangerous and dirty”: Jokic freaks out – Lakers with problems
The ambitious Denver Nuggets won their game against the Miami Heat with a clear 113-96, but MVP Nikola Jokic made a widely noticed misstep. The star center pushed Markieff Morris to the ground with full force two and a half minutes before the end – it was an act of revenge after a previously tough foul against Jokic, who was then sent off and threatened with a suspension. “That was a dangerous and dirty action,” complained Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
Without the still injured national player Maxi Kleber, the Dallas Mavericks won 108-92 against the New Orleans Pelicans and also have seven wins this season. Luka Doncic had 25 points.
The Los Angeles Lakers continue to have problems. Without the ailing LeBron James, the record champions won 126: 123 against the Charlotte Hornets after extra time. The Lakers, for whom Anthony Davis was the match winner (32/12), have six wins and five losses.
Biden honors the Bucks – Corona at the Sixers
US President Joe Biden has honored an NBA champion in the White House for the first time in five years. Biden congratulated the Milwaukee Bucks on their star Giannis Antetokounmpo on Monday at a ceremony in the garden of the seat of government in Washington. Antetokounmpo, 26, from Greece thanked Biden and said it was an incredible honor to be received by the president. The team’s success is proof that great things can be achieved with “hard work and hardship,” he said.
The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers were guests after their title in 2016 was then President Barack Obama. Under his successor Donald Trump, no NBA champion wanted to enter the White House. At the ceremony, Biden was presented with a team jersey marked “Biden 46”. The 78-year-old is the 46th President in US history.
Embiid tested positive
Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers has apparently tested positive for the coronavirus. Several US media reported unanimously on Monday. According to this, the 27-year-old Power Forward, with 21.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, one of the guarantees for the Sixers’ good start to the season, will be missing for his team in the coming games.
Due to the Corona protocol, Embiid is threatened with a compulsory break of ten days if it does not test negative twice within 24 hours. According to “The Athletic”, players in the Sixers should receive booster vaccinations starting this week. Without Embiid and Tobias Harris (contact person), the 76ers conceded their third defeat of the season after six wins in a row, for the second time against the New York Knicks (96: 103).