There was Saturday night in the NBA again, no size on LeBron James. The superstar of vicekampioen Cleveland was on a visit to Chicago, good for 33 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.
With his fifteenth triple-double of the season, the 70th of his career, had King James’ a large share in the 109-114 victory of his team. The title of topschutter had to be at home player Denzel Valentine (34 points).
Thanks to the victory wipten the Cavaliers (40w-29v) in the Eastern Conference over Indiana to third place. The Pacers lost Saturday on the grounds of the Washington Wizards 109-102. Leader Toronto (52w-17v) and the first pursuer Boston (47w-22v) came not in action.
In the Western Conference picked up champion Golden State a smooth victory at the displacement at staartploeg Phoenix (109-124). The Warriors were still without their injured toptrio Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. In their absence the names Quinn Cook (28 pts) and Draymond Green (25 pts, 11 rbs, 8 ass) the initiative to the Warriors.
Golden State (53w-17v) remains in the standings in the track of leader Houston (55w-14v). The Rockets won Saturday, led by a strong James Harden (32 pts, 11 rbs, 8 ass), 101-107 of New Orleans.