Luisa Morales – Philstar.com
January 16, 2022 | 1: 28pm
MANILA, Philippines — The Denver Nuggets came out dominant at home in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers to send the latter to their third straight defeat, 133-96, on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).
Nikola Jokic posted a triple-double of 17 aspects, 12 rebounds, and 13 dimes to tempo Denver in opposition to their convention opponent.
It changed into as soon as a tiresome demolition job by the Nuggets who led barely about a the game.
A fourth quarter barrage the place they outscored the Lakers, 31-17, blew the game huge birth for Denver who led by as a lot as 42 aspects.
Seven diverse Nuggets gamers done in two-digit scoring with Bones Hyland and Jeff Inexperienced main the pack with 27 and 26 aspects, respectively.
Hyland’s scoring in opposition to the Lakers changed into as soon as the agreeable in his career so far. He also pulled down a career-excessive 10 rebounds.
LeBron James paced Los Angeles in the loss with 25 aspects, nine rebounds, and two assists.
Russell Westbrook chipped in with 19 aspects.
In other places, the Philadelphia 76ers snapped the Miami Warmth’s four-game safe scoot, 109-98.
Joel Embiid poured 32 aspects and pulled down 12 boards to tempo his squad in opposition to the No. 3 crew in the East.
East No. 1 Chicago Bulls, in the intervening time, persevered to fight as they suffered a narrow loss by the fingers of the Boston Celtics, 112-114.
Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 23 aspects and 12 rebounds to send Chicago to their third straight loss.
For their portion, the San Antonio Spurs arrested a 5-game plug with a 101-94 victory over the LA Clippers.
Within the final game of the day, the Dallas Mavericks made straightforward work of cellar dwellers Orlando Magic, 108-92.
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