The Toronto Raptors have their strengths seizoensbegin in the NBA revitalised by a visit to the LA Clippers in impressive style to win: 99-123. In the other two games tied Houston Rockets goes back to the victory against Portland (111-103) and had San Antonio Spurs no trouble with red lantern Phoenix Suns in a historical party (111-86).
Even without star player Kawhi Leonard, injuring the hip, overklaste Toronto the Clippers in strength and intensity. The Raptors were already in the first quarter easily from (23-36) to after the break, the gap is continuing to deepen. Serge Ibaka (25 points) and Kyle Lowry (21 points) were the sharpshooters of service with the Raptors with Fred VanVleet as the declarant. VanVleet gave a whopping 14 assists, a personal record. The win keeps Toronto in the lead in the Eastern Conference with 2 victories more than the Millwaukee Bucks. The Clippers continue to hang on to the 4th place in the West.
After three defeats in a row was Houston finally back win against Portland. Star player James Harden, Most Valuable Player in the NBA last season, conducted with 28 points to lead his team to victory. Rockets point guard Chris Paul left the 17th triple-double, three statistics of 10+, his career record with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Portland were Damian Lillard (34 points) and CJ McCollum (22 points) in vain good shot. Last year a finalist in the Western Conference, continues to Houston in the bottom of the standings hang on to 14th place after a chaotic start to the season. Portland could also but 3 of her 10 previous parties winning shutdown, and drops to 8th place in the West.
In the last match of Wednesday, crashed San Antonio Spurs, the Phoenix Suns with a 111-86. The Spurs could count on topschutters Bryn Forbes (24 points) and LaMarcus Aldridge (18 points). The victory for San Antonio marked a new milestone for coach Gregg Popovich. It was a whopping 1211e victory in his trainerscarrière. This is Popovich the 4th most successful coach in the history of the NBA.
With as many victories as defeats (14), San Antonio on the 10th place in the West hang. Phoenix does not get away from the last place.