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Sunday in the NBA’s 2023-24 season had a 6-game slate, including the season’s first afternoon game with Denver improving to 3-0.The Warriors also had a big win, the Bucks had a surprising loss, and the Lakers lost in overtime in Sacramento.
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Denver Nuggets 128 (W) at Oklahoma City Thunder 95
- 1 Denver Nuggets 128 (W) at Oklahoma City Thunder 95
- 2 Golden State Warriors 106 (W) at Houston Rockets 95
- 3 Atlanta Hawks 127 (W) at Milwaukee Bucks 110
- 4 Portland Trail Blazers 98 at Philadelphia 76ers 126 (W)
- 5 San Antonio Spurs 83 at Los Angeles Clippers 123 (W)
- 6 Los Angeles Lakers 127 at Sacramento Kings 132 (W)
If not for Damian Lillard later on against Atlanta, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander would have had the worst stat line by a star player on Sunday. SGA only scored 7 points in 28 minutes with 2-of-16 from the field. He did at least contribute 7 assists and no turnovers, but it was one of the poorest shooting games he’ll ever have. The Nuggets won every quarter as Nikola Jokic had 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists to help the team to another win.
Golden State Warriors 106 (W) at Houston Rockets 95
Steph Curry paced the Warriors with 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists as the team is now 2-0 on the road this season. Draymond Green was back in action with 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in 21 minutes. The Rockets got 21 points from Jalen Green, but they only shot 37.8% from the field and remain winless (0-3).
Atlanta Hawks 127 (W) at Milwaukee Bucks 110
The surprise of the day was Atlanta opening a 21-point halftime lead in Milwaukee and hanging on for a 17-point win. The Hawks had all 5 starters in double digits with Trae Young leading the way with 20 points and 11 assists in his most complete game this season. The Bucks were too sloppy with 23 turnovers, and Damian Lillard shockingly scored just 6 points in 29 minutes of action. He was 2-for-12 from the field and had more turnovers (6) than assists (5), one of the worst games he’s played in quite some time.
Portland Trail Blazers 98 at Philadelphia 76ers 126 (W)
The 76ers pulled away in the second half after another big game from Joel Embiid (35 points and 15 rebounds) and Tyrese Maxey (26 points and 10 rebounds). Even Tobias Harris scored 24 points as the 76ers’ supporting cast is playing confidently without James Harden there. Portland only got a team-high 20 points from Shaedon Sharpe.
San Antonio Spurs 83 at Los Angeles Clippers 123 (W)
There are bound to be some growing pain games like this for Victor Wembanyama and the young Spurs. The rookie was held to 11 points and 5 rebounds with 5 turnovers in his worst game of the three he’s played. No one on the Spurs had more than 14 points as the Clippers dominated from start to finish and won every quarter. Kawhi Leonard had a game-high 21 points and only needed to play 28 minutes.
Los Angeles Lakers 127 at Sacramento Kings 132 (W)
Despite trailing 41-28 after a quarter, the Lakers rallied back to force overtime. Anthony Davis had 30 points and 16 rebounds while LeBron James had a big line with 27 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists. But the Kings got a 37-point gem from De’Aaron Fox, more balanced 3-point shooting, and they were the better team in overtime to get the home win.
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