Harden Gets Triple-double; Jazz Win Again; Cavaliers Surprise

Houston (USA), March 8 (EFE) .- The star guard James Harden returned to grab attention on the day of the NBA, getting his triple-double number 46 as a professional although he could not avoid the defeat of his Houston Rockets team.The Utah Jazz added their fifth consecutive victory and secured in the fourth place of the Western Conference, which they took away from the Texan team, while the surprise of the surprise of the day was given by the Cavaliers of Cleveland, which outperformed visitors to the Denver Nuggets, base Terry Rozier contributed 24 points as the leading Horcaster of Charlotte, who beat the Rockets 108-99, who suffered the third straight loss after having a streak of six wins in a row and 10 of 12. All the opposite of what happened to the Hornets, who broke a streak of three straight defeats. By the Rockets (39-23), Harden played 45 minutes and scored 30 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists, which were not suf In order to avoid the defeat, Harden scored 8 of 22 field shots, including 2 of 11 triples, and 12 of 14 from the personnel line. Harden had his triple-double number 46 as a professional and fourth in what This season’s season, Croatian forward Bojan Bogdanovic had 32 points as the best scorer for the Jazz, who won visitors to the Pistons by 105-111, while guard Donovan Mitchell was also instrumental in the victory of the Jazz (41 -22) who achieved the fifth consecutive and got 1.5 games ahead of the Rockets, who took the fourth place in the Western Conference. The Pistons lost for the seventeenth time in their last 21 games. -Pivot Kevin Love contributed 27 goals as the Cavaliers’ top scorer, who surpassed the Nuggets 105-102, in what was the surprise of the day.The Cavaliers confirmed that they have found the formula to beat the Nuggets after winning them by second time this season.Cleveland has the worst record in the Eastern Conference, but beat Denver, which has the third best in the Western Conference (42-21, in both games of the series that have played this season, after defeating them 103-111, on January 11, visitors. The Cleveland team finished a four-game losing streak. Forward Will Barton contributed 22 points as the leading scorer for the Nuggets, who remain leaders in the Northwest Division. Serbian escort Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points as leading scorer of the Sacramento Kings, who defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-123 at home. Both teams fight to reach eighth place in the Western Conference, which is now held by the Memphis Grizzlies, and that he is the last one who gives the right to enter the playoff competition. The victory of the Kings was the fourth they have achieved in the last five games played. The Kings got 21 of 39 in triples, drawing or a franchise record within that facet of the game, while the victory was the first they have achieved against the Trail Blazers since December 12, 2012. The escort Damion Lee contributed 24 points with the Golden State Warriors, who won 118-114 to the Philadelphia Sixers, who continued with headline casualties, Australian baseman Ben Simmons and Cameroonian centerman Joel Embiid, both injured. With their victory, the Warriors stopped a streak of 10 consecutive losses in their new field of the San Francisco Chase Center. The Warriors played again without base Stephen Curry, who returned from an absence of 58 games to play Thursday night, but was diagnosed with the flu, from which he was already being treated, and could not go out to compete against the Sixers. The Warriors also clarified that Curry’s flu condition does not have a specific risk of contracting COVID-19 or coronavirus. The Sixers placed half a game behind the Indiana Pacers for fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas contributed double-double 27 points and 17 rebounds as leader of the Grizzlies, who defeated the Atlanta Hawks 118-101. With his fourth victory in the last 10 games, the Grizzlies are secured in eighth place in the Western Conference, four games ahead of the Trail Blazers, ninths of that group. (c) EFE Agency

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