Houston and Boston have Saturday in the NBA, each with a lead of more than twenty points, let slip away. Opponents Oklahoma City (112-117) and LA Clippers (112-123) packed full of loot. Also Milwaukee let his house be surprised by the modest Orlando (83-103).
Despite a maximumvoorsprong of no less than 26 points allowed with Houston in the victory. The 42 points from James Harden, in his 29th match in a row with more than thirty points, were not sufficient. When opponent Oklahoma was Paul George the giant with 45 points, including 15 in the last quarter. Russell Westbrook signed for a ninth triple-double (21 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists) in a row, matching the NBA record of wilt Chamberlain. Around the league is Westbrook already on 22 ‘triple-doubles’.
The LA Clippers produced an even tougher performance in Boston. They brought in the prestigious TD Garden a gap of 28 points. Montrezl Harrell (21 pts), Danilo Gallinari (19 points) and Landry Samet (17 pts) did the Celtics the tie. To make matters worse for Boston hurt Kyrie Irving on the left knee.
Milwaukee, leading the competition in the east, went in house, surprising collapse against Orlando. Without the injured Giannis Antetokounmpo was the Bucks no solution against the defense of Magic. First pursuer Toronto and served in New York the Knicks a sixteenth defeat in a row (99-104), while number three: Indiana at Cleveland (105-90) his fifth victory in a row posted.