In the American Basketball League (NBA), the Boston Celtics beat Minnesota Timberwolves 145-136 in the overtime.
NBA continued with 9 matches. The match between the Celtics and the Timberwolves, who played in the play-offs in the Eastern Conference, was the scene of great competition. The host Celtics won the match with a score of 124-124 in overtime, thanks to Jayson Tatum’s 53 points, 10 rebounds.
The 23-year-old Tatum, who reached the highest score of his career, became the youngest player in the history of the club to cross the 50-point threshold. Marcus Smart played an important role in the victory with 24 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, and Jaylen Brown with 26 points, 5 rebounds.
In the Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns scored 30 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, D’Angelo Russell 26 points, 8 assists and Anthony Edwards 24 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists.
LaVine’s 50 points were not enough for the Bulls
The Atlanta Hawks-Chicago Bulls match was marked by the duel of Trae Young and Zach LaVine. The Hawks, to which Young contributed 42 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds, played with 50 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, defeating the Bulls 120-108.
LaVine, who finished the first half of the competition with 39 points, became the player with the most points in the locker room in the last 25 seasons, after Kobe Bryant (42) and Klay Thompson (40).
In host Hawks, Clint Capela scored 22 points, 10 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari 20 points, 6 rebounds. In the Bulls, Nikola Vucevic scored a “double double” with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
12 points from Furkan to Pelicans pot
In the race for leadership in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers lost 101-94 away from the New Orleans Pelicans.
Zion Williamson, who scored the “double double” with 37 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists, led the Pelicans to the victory.
In the 76ers, Tobias Harris had 23 points, 7 rebounds, Joel Embiid 14 points, 9 rebounds and Furkan Korkmaz 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists.
Orlando Magic-Indiana Pacers: 106-111
New York Knicks-Memphis Grizzlies: 133-129 (in overtime)
Boston Celtics-Minnesota Timberwolves: 145-136 (in overtime)
Atlanta Hawks-Chicago Bulls: 120-108
New Orleans Pelicans-Philadelphia 76ers: 101-94
Milwaukee Bucks – Charlotte Hornets: 119-127
Denver Nuggets-San Antonio Spurs: 121-119
Golden State Warriors-Washington Wizards: 107-110
Los Angeles Clippers-Houston Rockets: 126-109