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The Mavs brought honor to Nowitzki

For the retirement of Dirk Nowitzki’s jersey; Dallas offered Golden State on Wednesday. Back on the court; Kyrie Irving has allowed Brooklyn to regain success with the Pacers. Utah earned a second straight victory; winning at Denver.

The Mavs have credited Dirk Nowitzki. During an evening marked by the retirement of the mythical number 41 from Dallas; Luka Doncic and his teammates offered themselves Golden State (99-82); still strong leader of the Western Conference. Well helped by the clumsiness of his opponents; in particular the usual specialist in the field Stephen Curry; who did not in a great evening (only 14 points and 5 of 24 in shots; including 1 of 9 with three points); the Slovenian leader; author of 26 points; 7 rebounds and 8 assists; and his teammates continue with the good streak; with a fourth consecutive success that allows the Mavericks to consolidate their fifth position in the West; also ahead of the revitalized Lakers. However; Brooklyn was not at its best before heading to Indiana on Wednesday night. The Nets; who remained in three losses; stopped the bleeding by beating the Pacers (129-121) thanks to a Kevin Durant who was again at the top of his game (39 points for 15 of 24 in shooting) but also on the Kyrie Irving lap. Set aside since June for his frankness because of his refusal to be vaccinated; the All-Star point guard has made his comeback (22 points); six and a half months after the last appearance of which he is not authorized until further notice to play in games. away from your team’s home.

Utah; Philadelphia and Toronto on the way

“Uncle Drew”; author of 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter; was especially decisive in this dazzling success of the Nets at a very bad time in this part. Utah also did not beat its evening rival Denver; on the Nuggets’ court; where Nikola Jokic had his best triple-double of the season with 26 points; 21 rebounds and 11 assists in this game. The Jazz; led by Bogdan Bogdanovic (36 points; 13 rebounds); nevertheless had the last word (115-109). The third in the Western Conference thus continues a second victory. Toronto and Philadelphia are also doing very well at the start of the year. Pascal Siakam’s Raptors (33 points) lined up a fourth victory by beating (117-111) the defending champion Milwaukee; certainly deprived of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Sixers of another Cameroonian Joel Embiid; still very visible (31 points); did not slow down either. Traveling to Orlando (win 116-106); the Pennsylvania franchise has gone five games without losing.

The Mavs brought honor to Nowitzki

Wednesday; January 5; 2022
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Boston Celts – San antonio spurs : 97 – 99
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kings of sacramento – Atlanta hawks : 102 – 108

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