NBA roundup: Spurs overcome 24-point deficit, down Hawks

NBA roundup: Spurs overcome 24-point deficit, down Hawks

The San Antonio Spurs gave spectators a thrilling game on a Sunday afternoon as they overcame an early 24-point hole to overcome the Atlanta Hawks 126-118. The Spurs battled back in the third quarter and won the game in the last seconds despite the Hawks having a 22-point halftime lead. This article will examine this game in further detail along with other significant NBA games that took place on the same day.

The Hawks benefited greatly from the Spurs’ sluggish start to the game and led by as many as 24 points in the second quarter. Yet with to the scorching shooting of Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell, who each scored 29 points, the Spurs gradually reduced the margin. In the second half, the Spurs’ defence improved as well, limiting the Hawks to only 43 points.

With 22 points, Dejounte Murray led the Hawks, Onyeka Okongwu scored 17, while Clint Capela finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Trae Young, though, had an underwhelming day, scoring only nine points on 4-of-15 shooting from the field.

More thrilling games took place on Sunday outside the Spurs-Hawks match. Some important games that occurred include the following:

Thanks to a career-high 35 points from Austin Reaves and 18 points from D’Angelo Russell, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic by a score of 111-105. For the Lakers, Anthony Davis scored 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks. The Lakers’ prospects of making the playoffs improved thanks to the win since they are now tied with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz at the bottom of the Western Conference play-in tournament standings. For the Magic, Cole Anthony contributed 17 points, while Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner both scored 21.

With a score of 124-120 against the Phoenix Suns, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 40 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to victory. For the Suns, Devin Booker scored a game-high 46 points, while Chris Paul contributed 14 points and 13 assists in the defeat. In the fourth quarter, the Thunder embarked on an 18-2 run to seize control of the contest and clinch victory.

The Denver Nuggets beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-102 behind Nikola Jokic’s 28th triple-double, which included 22 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. With 28 points, Michael Porter Jr. led all scorers, while Jamal Murray contributed 25 points for the Nuggets. For the Nets, Mikal Bridges had a team-high 23 points.

Jimmy Butler contributed 26 points and 10 assists to the Miami Heat’s 112-100 victory against the Detroit Pistons in a game. In addition to Tyler Herro’s 19 points and six rebounds, Caleb Martin’s 13 points, and Kevin Love’s 12 points and eight rebounds, Miami was led by Bam Adebayo, who had 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks. Cory Joseph scored 16 points, Rodney McGruder scored 15 points, and James Wiseman had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Detroit. Killian Hayes contributed 13 points and 11 assists for a double-double.

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