Written by Felix J Banks•
NBA Weekly Games Review: Who Came Out on Top?
Well, that was a week to remember in the NBA for all us Basketball fans in the USA and beyond. The big question is, did your backed teams come in on the money?
We saw one or two surprises and some blistering matches between the greatest Basketball teams in the world. So what were the highlights of the week just passed? Read on to find out all the details you need to know and more.
There were some massive games played over the last few days with bucket-loads of action all over the country. Let’s delve into what happened in some of those now.
Lakers Win Big
Anthony Davis was on point for the Lakers as they scored a 120-91 victory over the Grizzlies at the Staples center. LeBron James also put in an exceptional performance backing up Davis with 23 points of his own.
Back to the drawing board for the Grizzlies, though in fairness this was a big ask. That’s three wins on the bounce now for the Lakers. They are up to third in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies are down to 12th after that loss.
Jazz up the Pressure
Jazz went into this one as the slight favorites, and it turned out to be a close-run game until they managed to pull away toward the end. Mike Conley Jr. pitched in with 29 points in what was a spirited team performance from the Jazz.
The Clippers can count themselves a little unfortunate, and they showed promise for much of the game. They are now down in 10th place with the Jazz up in 2nd, after three wins from four this season in the NBA.
Spurs Still Undefeated
San Antonio Spurs made it three straight victories for the season and they only just managed it by 3 points in this game. The Trail Blazers were left heartbroken as they fought hard until the end but ended up losing 113-110. That may not seem so much of a surprise considering the strength and depth available on the Spurs’ roster.
They continue to lead the Western Conference at this stage, and if they can keep up this level, the playoffs will be on. The Trail Blazers will take a lot of the positives from this matchup into the next game when they face the 76ers who are currently top of the Eastern Conference.
Drama in Philly
Both teams played out a dramatic game with two players ejected for fighting. Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns were the culprits, and both had their games cut short as a result of their wranglings. Despite this distraction, the 76ers attained the victory by 117 to the Timberwolves 95.
Before the ejection, Embiid was having a fantastic game and scored 19 points in a little over 20 mins. That was enough, and the defeat pushes the Timberwolves down to 6th in the Western Conference. We expect both of these teams to win their next games, so make sure to check out the odds.
Curry Hand Heartbreak
The Golden State Warriors not only lost this game but the outlook for Stephen Curry looks worse than first thought. It has been confirmed that the injury he suffered was a broken left hand sustained from a heavy fall on the court. It looks like he will now be out for some time, which is a hammer-blow to the Warriors.
The Phoenix Suns took full advantage and to be fair to them, they were looking like they would win the game before Golden State lost MVP winner Curry. It leaves the Warriors with a lot to do and they are now down in 11th spot. The Suns have moved up to 8th, but it is still too early on in the NBA season to judge what will happen.
Rockets Win by a Hair
The Rockets took the win in this super-tight matchup against the Wizards. A single point separated the two sides after an epic battle that ended 158-159. James Harden made all the difference for Houston putting in an incredible 59 points and scoring the all-important free throw with seconds left on the clock.
That put the Rockets a little higher in the table and left the Wizards further down in their respective divisions. Both will be looking for and expecting wins from their next matchups to keep up the pressure on the teams above each of them.
That’s the News
There is all of the latest news from the NBA from the last week. Join us again for more of the same next week. We will be releasing our predictions on who will win the upcoming NBA matches, so keep an eye out for those so you can place your bets. This season is hot so far, and we can’t wait for the next games on the fixture lists.