The Celtics Continue Their Unstoppable Streak
By Javier Molero | Updated on 11/05/2023 – 08:29 CET
Seven games in an NBA night filled with surprises, impressive performances, and confirmations of great teams. The Boston Celtics remain unbeaten (5-0) and are celebrating their continued success. In their victory against the Brooklyn Nets (104-124), Jayson Tatum delivered 32 points and 11 rebounds, but it was Jrue Holiday who stole the spotlight with 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Celtics are thriving under Coach Mazzulla’s system.
The Lakers’ Hopes Dashed by the Magic
Despite high expectations, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a tough defeat (120-101) at the hands of the Orlando Magic. The magical duo of Franz Wagner (26 points) and Paolo Banchero (25 points, 10 assists) led the charge, leaving the Lakers with a disappointing 3-3 record. LeBron James contributed 24 points, while Anthony Davis scored 28, but their efforts fell short.
Jokic Continues to Amaze
Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets once again displayed his extraordinary skills on the court. With 28 points, 16 rebounds, and 9 assists, the Serbian superstar led his team to a convincing victory over the Chicago Bulls (123-101). The Nuggets, with a 6-1 record, are currently at the top of the Western Conference and Jokic is a strong contender for the MVP title.
Cam Thomas Shines Despite Nets’ Loss
Despite the Brooklyn Nets’ loss to the Celtics, guard Cam Thomas showcased his scoring prowess once again. He scored 27 points, proving why he is one of the most consistent scorers in the league this season. Thomas has been averaging an impressive 26 points per game in the six games played so far.
Tyrese Haliburton Impresses in Pacers’ Narrow Loss
In a close game against the Charlotte Hornets (124-125), Tyrese Haliburton of the Indiana Pacers put on a remarkable performance. He recorded 43 points and 12 rebounds, solidifying his position as one of the best point guards in the NBA. Haliburton’s growth over the past two years has been sensational, and he aims to maintain his status as one of the league’s top playmakers.
Dillon Brooks Shines in Rockets’ Victory
Canadian player Dillon Brooks had his best game of the season so far in the Houston Rockets’ victory (107-89) against the Sacramento Kings. He contributed 26 points and 9 rebounds, emerging as the standout player in a team that has had an inconsistent start but shows promise for success in Texas.
Mark Williams Dominates the Paint for the Hornets
In need of interior presence, the Charlotte Hornets found their answer in Mark Williams. The former Duke player has established himself as a force in the paint, and in the victory against the Indiana Pacers, he showcased his skills with 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Williams continues to make his mark in North Carolina.
Results of the Night:
Pacers 124 – 125 Hornets
Pelicans 105 – 123 Hawks
Magic 120 – 101 Lakers
Nets 104 – Celtics 124
Rockets 107 – 89 Kings
Timberwolves 123 – 95 Jazz
Nuggets 123 – 101 Bulls