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NBA Weekly Roundup 13

Last Updated on January 16, 2023 7:35 pm by Erwin Noguera

With this past week’s results in, we can see that the top teams are putting it all on the line to keep themselves apart from the group.

The win streaks of the top teams are currently skyrocketing, and that makes things more interesting.

Memphis kept its win streak going, and is now going at an outstanding 9 in a row, having won all its games during the week.

The Nuggets kept their win streak going, and thanks to 3 games in the week, they are on a 6 games streak and lead the Western Conference by one.

On the other side, the Boston Celtics managed to land at 7 on their current win streak and are leading the Eastern Conference by 6.

NBA Weekly Roundup 13: Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns


Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 pm ET at the Chase Center

Moneyline odds:

Golden State Warriors -833

Phoenix Suns +528

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When Monty Williams learned Stephen Curry would be back on the floor and Splash Brother Klay Thompson also would be good to go, the Suns’ coach figured Phoenix would have to do everything right and make some of its breaks to beat the defending NBA champions.

Somehow, the injury-plagued, short-handed Suns went out and dominated.

Former Warriors guard Damion Lee received his championship ring in a pregame ceremony from brother-in-law Curry, then scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds against his former team. 

He converted six free throws over the final 1:13 and went 14 of 14 from the line overall.

Mikal Bridges had 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Phoenix beat the Golden State Warriors for a third time this season, 125-113 on Tuesday night to snap a season-worst six-game skid.

NBA Weekly Roundup 13: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks


Tuesday, January 10th at 9:30 pm ET at the Arena

Moneyline odds:

Los Angeles Clippers -155

Dallas Mavericks +140

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Leonard, who missed last season due to a knee injury, also seems to be getting more of his stamina back. This marked the first time he played at least 36 minutes in consecutive games.

Leonard got off to a quick start with 11 points in the first quarter as the Clippers led throughout, and it is also the fourth time in the past five games Leonard has scored at least 24 points.

Doncic, who sat out Sunday against Oklahoma City due to left ankle soreness, missed four of his first five shots and had 12 points on 3-of-9 shooting in the first half before getting hot.

The NBA’s leading scorer had 20 points in the fourth quarter and got the Mavericks within 104-96 on a 3-pointer with 2:50 remaining, but Leonard answered with a 3 of his own after grabbing an offensive rebound to push the margin back to double-digits.

Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 33 points, Norman Powell added 27 and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a six-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 113-101 victory over the Dallas Mavericks despite 43 points from Luka Doncic.

NBA Weekly Roundup 13: Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans


Wednesday, January 11th at 8:00 pm ET at the TD Garden

Moneyline odds:

Boston Celtics -455

New Orleans Pelicans +345

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The numbers that Celtics stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have been putting up this season point to a duo playing even better than last season when Boston reached the NBA Finals.

CJ McCollum had 38 points for New Orleans, his fifth consecutive game with at least 25 points.

He kept the Pelicans in the game throughout, going 6 of 12 from the 3-point line. They played without Zion Williamson for the fifth consecutive game as he continues to deal with a strained right hamstring.

Boston interim coach Joe Mazzulla believes Tatum and Brown are putting the lessons learned from last season’s shortcomings to use.

Tatum added 31 points and 10 rebounds. It was the fifth career 40-point game for Brown. It was the 10th time in their careers that Brown and Tatum have combined for 70 or more points.

Brown scored a season-high 41 points and had 12 rebounds and the Celtics won their fourth straight game, holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 125-114 on Wednesday night.

NBA Weekly Roundup 13: Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics


Thursday, January 12th at 6:30 pm ET at the Barclays Center

Moneyline odds:

Brooklyn Nets +121

Boston Celtics -149

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No Kevin Durant on one side, and no Jaylen Brown on the other.

When the fourth quarter arrived, Kyrie Irving seemed to take it upon himself to pick up the missing offense for the Nets.

The Celtics just relied on the balance and defense that have made them the top team in the NBA.

Marcus Smart added 16 points and 10 assists for the Celtics. Malcolm Brogdon also scored 16 points, teaming with fellow backup guard Payton Pritchard to lead the decisive spurt early in the fourth that sent the Celtics to their fifth straight victory.

Jayson Tatum had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Boston pulled away to beat Brooklyn 109-98 on Thursday night in the Nets’ first game since losing Durant to a knee injury.

NBA Weekly Roundup 13: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets


Friday, January 13th at 9:00 pm ET at the Arena

Moneyline odds:

Los Angeles Clippers -110

Denver Nuggets -110

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No Nikola Jokic, no problem for the Denver Nuggets. Especially when it comes to the Clippers.

Denver gained sole possession of first in the Western Conference over the idle Memphis Grizzlies with their fifth straight win.

The Nuggets defeated the Clippers for the second time in a week, although this one was much closer than the 31-point beatdown they handed out at Ball Arena.

At least until the fourth quarter. That’s when the Nuggets pulled away, stretching a three-point lead into double digits. 

They scored nine in a row to go up 104-92, their largest lead of the game. Aaron Gordon hit a 3-pointer and Bruce Brown added four points. Gordon finished with 17.

Jamal Murray scored 24 points and Michael Porter Jr. added 22 in a 115-103 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night that Jokic missed because of right wrist management.

NBA Weekly Roundup 13: Indiana Pacers vs. Memphis Grizzlies


Saturday, January 14th at 6:00 pm ET at the Bainbridge Fieldhouse

Moneyline odds:

Indiana Pacers +250

Memphis Grizzlies -320

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The Pacers, missing two starters, have lost three in a row. Point guard Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana’s leading scorer and NBA assist leader, is expected to miss two weeks after sustaining a left elbow strain and left knee contusion on Wednesday.

The game was tied in the second quarter before Memphis outscored the Pacers 27-11 to take a 68-52 lead at halftime. Morant had five points and four assists during that span.

Neither Bane nor Morant was needed in the fourth quarter. Morant’s soaring slam over Jalen Smith made it a 20-point game with 4:20 left in the third, and Memphis led by as much as 34 in the fourth.

Ja Morant had 23 points, 10 assists, and another ferocious dunk, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Indiana Pacers 130-112 on Saturday night to extend the NBA’s longest current winning streak to nine games.

NBA Weekly Roundup 13: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers


Sunday, January 14 at 8:30 pm ET at the Arena

Moneyline odds:

Los Angeles Lakers +135

Philadelphia 76ers -155

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Russell Westbrook failed to get off a clean shot or a pass in the final second under defense from Embiid, allowing the 76ers to hold on for their fourth straight road win. Westbrook claimed he was fouled by Embiid, who disagreed.

Georges Niang hit a 3-pointer on an assist from Embiid with 1:28 left to put Philadelphia up 111-109. 

A lengthy video review then overruled a call and resulted in a turnover for James before Embiid drained a 14-foot jumper with 45 seconds left.

Troy Brown Jr. hit a corner 3-pointer to trim Philly’s lead to one point, and Embiid missed a jumper with Westbrook in his face.

The Lakers didn’t call timeout as Westbrook drove to the hoop with a chance to win it. 

He couldn’t get off a shot or a pass, with an apparent crosscourt pass attempt deflecting off Niang’s hands before time ran out.

James put up 35 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds for the depleted Lakers, who have lost three straight after a five-game winning streak. 

LeBron James became the second player in NBA history to score 38,000 career points, but Joel Embiid had 35 points and 11 rebounds while the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Los Angeles Lakers 113-112 Sunday night for their seventh win in nine games.

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