Luisa Morales – Philstar.com
January 16, 2022 | 1: 28pm
MANILA, Philippines — The Denver Nuggets came out dominant at dwelling in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers to ship the latter to their third straight defeat, 133-96, on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).
Nikola Jokic posted a triple-double of 17 components, 12 rebounds, and 13 dimes to paddle Denver in opposition to their convention opponent.
It was once a slack demolition job by the Nuggets who led rather a lot of the sport.
A fourth quarter barrage where they outscored the Lakers, 31-17, blew the sport huge start for Denver who led by as worthy as 42 components.
Seven varied Nuggets players carried out in two-digit scoring with Bones Hyland and Jeff Green main the pack with 27 and 26 components, respectively.
Hyland’s scoring in opposition to the Lakers was once the finest in his career to this point. He additionally pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds.
LeBron James paced Los Angeles within the loss with 25 components, nine rebounds, and two assists.
Russell Westbrook chipped in with 19 components.
In varied locations, the Philadelphia 76ers snapped the Miami Heat’s four-game recall lag, 109-98.
Joel Embiid poured 32 components and pulled down 12 boards to paddle his squad in opposition to the No. 3 team within the East.
East No. 1 Chicago Bulls, meanwhile, persisted to strive in opposition to as they suffered a slim loss by the fingers of the Boston Celtics, 112-114.
Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 23 components and 12 rebounds to ship Chicago to their third straight loss.
For their section, the San Antonio Spurs arrested a 5-game mosey with a 101-94 victory over the LA Clippers.
Within the remaining game of the day, the Dallas Mavericks made uncomplicated work of cellar dwellers Orlando Magic, 108-92.
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