Sixers Maintain a Better Local Brand; Zion, 31 Points; Knicks, More Valuable

Houston (USA), Feb. 12 (EFE) .- The Philadelphia Sixers, despite the clash that fans have with Cameroon star power Joel Embiid, maintained their triumphant streak as a local team that allowed them to own the best brand of the league.While the day also left the great performance of rookie power forward Zion Williamson, the 42 points of the guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets, who cut the triumphant streak of the Boston Celtics, and the Knicks New York as the most valuable team in the NBA. Australian baseman Ben Simmons provided a triple-double that left the Sixers leading leader, who defeated the inconsistent Los Angeles Clippers 110-103. Philadelphia improved its brand as a local team and leads the league in that section with a 25-2 mark so far this season. Simmons scored 26 points, 12 rebounds and delivered 10 assists by scoring 12 of 22 field shots and 2 of 3 from the line ea staff, who left him with the second consecutive triple-double and the sixth so far this season. While Embiid, who said it was “interesting” the boos he received from fans after hinting that it was not appreciated his work and could “meditate” the team’s exit, got another 26 points and nine rebounds. All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard with 30 points and nine assists was the leader of the Clippers attack, who lost the second game of the last three disputed. Leonard faced the Sixers for the first time since with the Toronto Raptors, his former team, to which he made NBA champions, scored the decisive baskets that eliminated them from the semifinals of the Eastern Conference (4-3 ) The rookie Williamson figure re-emerged as the new leader of the New Orleans Pelicans to get his best professional mark of 31 points and nine rebounds that helped his team beat the Trail Blaz by beating from 138-117. ers from Portland. Although he played 28 minutes in his ninth game as an NBA professional, Williamson, selected number one in the last university draw, became the leader of the Pelicans and always imposed his power within the painting. Portland, Damian Lillard, scored 20 points, less than half of his average of 42 points in his previous 10 games, but his playing time was limited in the last quarter when the Pelicans, who led up to 26 points, put the game out of his reach.Harden was close to triple-double in the victory of the Rockets, who beat the Celtics 116-105, who broke their winning streak of seven consecutive wins they had since last January 26. All-Star of the Rockets, and leading league leader, played 39 minutes, in which he achieved 42 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Harden had his fifth foul with approximately eight minutes left, but could remain in the game and avoid being eliminated while helping the Rockets secure the victory, which helped them break a run of two straight losses and put their mark on 34-20, Southwest Division leaders and fifth in the Western Conference. Russell Westbrook had double-double of 36 goals and 10 rebounds and forward Daniel House reached 17 points and captured nine balls under the hoops. Gordon forward Hayward with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists, topped a list of six players of the Celtics who had two-digit numbers. The center LaMarcus Aldrige had double-double 25 points and 14 rebounds as the best scorer for the San Antonio Spurs, who outperformed visitors 106-114 to the Oklahoma City Thunder and broke the streak five consecutive defeats, all out of their field, in what is the major tour of the season (eight games). The Oklahoma City team lost its second consecutive game after adding nine wins in 10 pa The guard Bradley Beal got 30 points for the Washington Wizards, who beat the Chicago Bulls 126-114 in a duel of losing teams, while the Knicks, despite having a losing mark (17-37), third worst of the Eastern Conference, its market value according to the specialized magazine ‘Forbes’, remains the largest in the NBA (4.6 billion dollars), 15% more than it had last year. Read moreForbes lists the average value of the 30 NBA franchises above $ 2 billion for the first time, an increase of almost 600% over the last decade. The average NBA franchise is now valued at just over 2.1 billion dollars. dollars and the 30 teams last season had a combined income of 8,800 million dollars, with the projection of exceeding 9,000 in the present. Los Angeles Lakers, with a value of 4,400 million dollars, were placed in second place, followed for the Golden State Warriors (4,300) .The remaining positions of the 10 most valuable teams in the NBA were held by Chicago (3,200 million), Boston (3,100), LA Clippers (2,600), Brooklyn (2,500), Houston ( 2,475), Dallas (2,400) and Toronto (2,100 million) .E (c) EFE Agency

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