While Philadelphia is hailing injury concerns, the Dallas Mavericks boast without their superstars. The most important thing from Monday in the NBA.
Strong on the board: Maxi Kleber against Utah’s Miye Oni.
Strong Mavs comeback without Doncic and Porzingis
It works without the superstars: In the game against Utah, the Dallas Mavericks spared Luca Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis and were behind with 22 points at the beginning of the third quarter. The Jazz, even without Donovan Mitchell, struggled afterwards – especially with Tim Hardaway Jr. (27 points). The final quarter belonged to the Mavs alone, who caught up with Utah and Oklahoma City after victories (43).
Six out of six: Phoenix cannot be stopped
Said Oklahoma City Thunder had nothing to complain about against the best “Bubble” team. At 128: 101, the Phoenix Suns celebrated their sixth win in their sixth game in Orlando. Shooting guard Devin Booker once again became the man of the evening with 35 points. The Suns can still hope for eighth place in the west and the play-offs. Above ninth place there would also be a back door open for the knockout phase this summer.
Kuzma’s threesome sinks the nuggets just before the end
The Los Angeles Lakers, already first in the Western Conference, were long behind the Denver Nuggets despite 29 points from LeBron James and 27 from Anthony Davis. But then the hour struck for Kyle Kuzma: The 25-year-old grabbed Davis’ pass with a score of 121: 121 two seconds before the end and sank the three-point to victory.
Simmons OP the next bad news for Philadelphia
For the Philadelphia 76ers, things are not going according to plan again. The ambitious team will have to do without superstar Ben Simmons for the rest of the season, who will have to undergo surgery on his left knee after an injury. According to “ESPN”, the power forward would only have theoretical chances of being used if the Sixers should go far. However, it will be difficult without one of their best players. Joel Embiid (ankle) will also be out for the game against Phoenix on Tuesday evening (local time).
NBA, Monday August 10
Phoenix Suns – Oklahoma City Thunder 128:101
Utah Jazz – Dallas Mavericks 114:122
Milwaukee Bucks – Toronto Raptors 106:114
Miami Heat – Indiana Pacers 114:92
Los angeles lakers – Denver Nuggets 124:121