James defeated Bull, Minnesota surprised Phoenix

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LeBron James and Lamelo Ball (Reuters)

LeBron James and Lamelo Ball (Reuters)

Los Angeles Lakers (13:28) – Charlotte (20:20) 105: 116

Lamelo Ball seems to be on the safe path to picking up the rookie title this season, but the one who still dominates the NBA is LeBron James, who tonight (Friday night) led the team from City of Angels to victory at the expense of the Guard and the Bobcats, on the hardwood at Staples Center. King finished the game with 37 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, while Bull on the other side settled for 27 points, which unfortunately were not enough to produce a surprise. The champion recorded a third straight win and took advantage of Utah’s stumble against Danny Abdia and Washington to get closer to the Western Summit, the visitors were halted after four straight wins and lost the positive balance.

LeBron James Drowns (Reuters)LeBron James Drowns (Reuters)

Phoenix (13:26) – Minnesota (31:10) 123: 119

Not only did Washington manage to produce a surprise tonight. The Timberwolves, who hold the worst balance in the league, also achieved an unexpected victory in Arizona and became the last team in the NBA to move to a two-digit number in the winning column. The Suns still climbed to a double-digit lead during the final quarter (85:96) but contrary to habit, the visitors showed character and 4:49 minutes to Sivan Carl Anthony-Towns finally closed the gap when he equalized to 107: 107. Minnesota’s momentum continued and 39.9 seconds to go Juanjo Hernandez raised it to 116: 120, an advantage that was enough for it until the end to pick up a prestigious victory. Anthony-Towns was 2 assists away from a triple-double with 41 points and 10 rebounds, Anthony Edwards leading the winner with 42 points. Devin Booker’s 35 were not enough on the other side.

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Portland (16:24) – New Orleans (24:17) 93: 101
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New York (21:21) – Orlando (27:13) 93:94

Atlanta (20:21) – Oklahoma (24:17) 93: 116

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