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Ben Simmons stats, Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks v Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum, Luka Doncic

Ben Simmons continued his resurgence because the Nets bounced again.

Plus Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum placed on a present, and extra.

Compensate for the entire day’s motion in our NBA Wrap!

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Ben Simmons continued his resurgence towards the Toronto Raptors on the highway on Thursday (all occasions AEDT)

The Aussie racked up 14 factors, six assists, three steals and two blocks in one other well-rounded efficiency, incomes ample reward for his work on the defensive finish because the Nets downed the Raptors 112-98 to enhance to 9-10.

After failing to attain in double figures in any of his first 9 video games, Simmons has now scored 11, 15, 22, 11 and 14 factors in his final 4 outings.

It got here on the second half of a again to again for the Nets after they have been humbled by an undermanned Sixers facet on Wednesday in Simmons’ first time enjoying towards his previous facet.

And Brooklyn meant enterprise from the opening tip towards Toronto—placing 38 factors on the board within the first time period—as they bounced again after their poor exhibiting in Philadelphia.

The Nets let Toronto again into the competition within the second time period earlier than reopening a double-digit lead within the third, then not wanting again from that time.

Kyrie Irving led Brooklyn with a game-high 29 factors as all Nets starters scored in double figures.

It got here towards an undermanned Raptors facet lacking Fred VanVleet, Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam, with Gary Trent Jr. scoring a team-best 19.


Followers have been handled to an epic battle between the 2 MVP frontrunners Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum — and the duel greater than lived as much as it.

Tatum’s Celtics emerged victorious at residence 125-112 because the star ahead posted 37 factors, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and two blocks in a recreation that was all the time pretty one-sided, with Boston main by as a lot as 25 within the first half.

Doncic in the meantime put up 42 factors, eight rebounds and 9 assists, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient to get his staff even shut.

The Celtics, whose nine-game profitable streak was snapped earlier this week by Chicago, bounced again by dominating the Mavericks, bettering to 7-1 in Boston and an NBA-best 14-4 total.

“I feel we have been locked in from the start,” Tatum stated. “Shedding to Chicago made us regroup and refocus.

“We simply knew they have been a very gifted staff. Luka is the top of the snake. It was good to return residence and get again within the win column.”

Tatum and Doncic went head-to-head (Picture By Winslow Townson/Getty Photographs)Supply: Getty Photographs

It was Tatum’s tenth profession recreation with 35 factors and 10 rebounds. He made 11-of-24 from the ground and 13-of-15 from the free throw line.

Each superstars had loads of good phrases to say on the opposite post-match.

“All people is aware of how gifted and particular he’s,” Tatum stated. “He can achieve this many issues on the court docket. He is someone I respect and like competing towards.”

The Celtics led 70-49 at halftime and by double figures from late within the first quarter till Doncic sparked a late rally to drag Dallas inside 114-105 with 3:43 remaining.

Al Horford answered with a 3-pointer to ignite a 10-2 Boston run and Dallas by no means got here inside 13 once more.

Elsewhere, Jaylen Brown (31 factors) and Christian Wooden (26 factors, 12 boards) had robust outings for both facet.

“It is all the time one of the best. He is a tremendous participant. He is high 10, within the MVP (dialog) … he is proven he is not a future face of the league, however he already is, and he is a tremendous participant and it is all the time enjoyable to play with these sort of guys,” Doncic stated, per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.

“They’re in all probability the No. 1 staff within the league, they usually in all probability have one of the best duo within the league, too. “And we’re within the (TD) Backyard — it is all the time a particular recreation. It’s important to eat 100 per cent. Should you’re not, you are in all probability going to lose. It is a huge recreation.”

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The Sacramento Kings noticed their seven-game profitable streak snapped as Trae Younger scored 35 factors to guide the host Atlanta Hawks to a 115-106 victory.

Domantas Sabonis had 15 factors, 14 rebounds and 7 assists to spark Sacramento (10-7). Clint Capela pulled down 14 rebounds for the Hawks (11-7).

Donovan Mitchell scored 34 factors to guide the Cleveland Cavaliers over Portland 114-96 and stretch their win streak to 4 video games.

The Cavs improved to 8-1 at residence and 12-6 total as Darius Garland had 24 factors and 12 assists whereas Jarrett Allen added 24 factors and 13 rebounds.

DeMar DeRozan scored 36 factors and added eight assists to guide the Chicago Bulls over host Milwaukee 118-113, dropping the Bucks to 12-5 regardless of 36 factors, 11 rebounds and 7 assists from Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Colby White and Nikola Vucevic sank back-to-back 3-pointers to provide Chicago a 115-109 lead and DeRozan and Patrick Williams sank late free throws to seal the triumph.

Karl-Anthony Cities had 23 factors, 11 rebounds and eight assists whereas Frenchman Rudy Gobert contributed 21 factors and 16 rebounds in Minnesota’s 115-101 victory at Indiana.

Myles Turner scored a game-high 31 factors for the Pacers, whose five-game win streak ended.

Zion Williamson scored 32 factors and grabbed 11 rebounds to energy the New Orleans Pelicans to a 129-110 victory at San Antonio. He shot 14-of-18 from the ground and 4-of-8 from the free throw line.

At Miami, Kyle Lowry scored 28 factors and Caleb Martin had 24 to energy the host Warmth over Washington 113-105. Kyle Kuzman had a game-high 33 factors for the Wizards.

Terry Rozier scored 22 factors and PJ Washington added 19 to spark the Charlotte Hornets over visiting Philadelphia 107-101.

Shake Milton led the 76ers with 22 factors, 9 assists and 7 rebounds. Mason Plumlee and Nick Richards every had 13 rebounds for the Hornets.

The Denver Nuggets rallied from 13 factors down within the fourth quarter to win in time beyond regulation at Oklahoma Metropolis 131-126.

Nikola Jokic had a game-high 39 factors plus 10 rebounds and 9 assists for Denver and sank two clinching free throws with 8.3 seconds remaining in time beyond regulation.

Bruce Brown had a triple double with 17 factors, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the Nuggets whereas Aaron Gordon had 30 factors for Denver. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 31 factors.


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