Monday 30th January 2023 saw eight NBA Games play out, which pretty much went to form and with the odds, the favourites largely winning, and beating the spread...generally.
However, as always, there was a stand out exception, with Orlando Magic comfortably beating the Sixers in Philly...at massive odds of 4.75! Looking forward to the latest instalment in Paolo Banchero's NBA Diary covering this huge win!
LA Lakers 102, Brooklyn Nets 121
Head to Head: Brooklyn Nets, odds 1.22
Line: Brooklyn Nets (-9.5), odds 1.95 - Nets still easing past the spread
Total Points: Under (233.5), odds 1.93
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 121-104 victory Monday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who played without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Patty Mills and Cam Thomas added 21 points apiece for the Nets, who won their second straight and are 4-6 since Kevin Durant sprained a ligament in his right knee.
Lakers coach Darvin Ham said James was experiencing “really significant soreness” in his left foot and would be evaluated Tuesday to see if he could play at the New York Knicks that night.
It was a planned day off for Davis so he didn’t play both ends of a back-to-back after returning last week from a 20-game absence due to a right foot injury,
Thomas Bryant had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, while Russell Westbrook finished with 17 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.
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Golden State Warriors 128, OKC Thunder 120
Head to Head: Golden State Warriors, odds 1.55
Line: Golden State Warriors (-3.5), odds 1.93
Total Points: Over (242.5), odds 1.95
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry had 38 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and Golden State defeated Oklahoma City for its third straight win.
Curry made 8 of 14 3-pointers and 12 of 20 shots overall. Klay Thompson added 28 points and hit six 3s for the Warriors.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half for the Thunder. Josh Giddey had 21 points and Jalen Williams added 19 for Oklahoma City, which missed out on a chance to even its season record.
Orlando Magic 119, Philadelphia 76ers 109
Head to Head: Orlando Magic, odds 4.75 - HUGE Odds!
Line: Orlando Magic (+10.5), odds 1.85
Total Points: Under (231.5), odds 1.88
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Paolo Banchero had 29 points and 10 rebounds as Orlando stormed back from a 21-point first-quarter deficit to beat Philadelphia.
Mo Wagner scored 22 points and younger brother Franz Wagner added 19 for the Magic, who stopped a three-game skid and ended the Sixers’ seven-game winning streak.
Joel Embiid had 30 points and 11 rebounds for Philadelphia, his 27th game this season scoring 30 or more and his ninth in the past 10.
Detroit Pistons 105, Dallas Mavericks 111
Head to Head: Dallas Mavericks, odds 1.28
Line: Detroit Pistons (+8.5), odds 1.87 - Mavs fail to beat the spread
Total Points: Under (231.5), odds 1.93 - Mavs...under....again
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 53 points in his return to the lineup and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 of his 12 in the fourth quarter as Dallas rallied past Detroit.
Four of Doncic’s five career 50-point games have come this season. He scored a career-best 60 against the New York Knicks in a game that went to overtime on Dec. 27.
Doncic had 24 points in the first quarter and 18 in the third. Second in the NBA going in with an average of 33 points per game, he returned after spraining his left ankle early in last Thursday’s game at Phoenix and then missing Saturday’s game at Utah.
Bojan Bogdanovic had 29 points for the Pistons, who have lost six of seven.
Atlanta Hawks 125, Portland Trail Blazers 129
Head to Head: Portland Trail Blazers, odds 1.70
Line: Portland Trail Blazers (-2.5), odds 1.88
Total Points: Over (237.5), odds 1.95
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 42 points, Anfernee Simons hit a tiebreaking 3 with 34 seconds left and Portland held off Atlanta.
Dejounte Murray had 40 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Hawks, who played without star point guard Trae Young (ankle).
Lillard added six assists in his fifth 40-point game this month. Jerami Grant had 22 points and Simons finished with 21, including his clutch 3 that gave the Trail Blazers a 124-121 lead.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 23 for Atlanta off the bench.
Sacramento Kings 118, Minnesota Timberwolves 111 - OT
Head to Head: Sacramento Kings, odds 1.91
Line: Sacramento Kings (-0.5), odds 1.95
Total Points: Under (236.5), odds 1.92 - even overtime couldn't help!
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — De’Aaron Fox had 32 points and Trey Lyles scored eight of his 11 in overtime as Sacramento outlasted Minnesota.
Domantas Sabonis had 17 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out for the Kings, and Keegan Murray added 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Lyles took over for Sabonis at center and started the extra period with a 3-pointer. He dunked on Rudy Gobert for a three-point play and got wide open for another slam with 37.8 seconds left in overtime for a five-point lead to give the Kings a split of this two-game set after a 117-110 loss Saturday night.
Anthony Edwards had 33 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, hitting the 30-point mark for the fifth time in the last six games. Gobert added 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Washington Wizards 127, San Antonio Spurs 106
Head to Head: Washington Wizards, odds 1.48
Line: Washington Wizards (-5.5), odds 1.93
Total Points: Under (235.5), odds 1.88
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Deni Avdija scored a career-high 25 points, Bradley Beal added 21 and Washington ended a 22-game losing streak in San Antonio.
Kristaps Porzingis had 17 points and nine rebounds after a fast start for the Wizards, who hadn’t beaten the Spurs on the road since Dec. 11, 1999. Washington has won six straight for its longest winning streak since a six-game run in 2015.
Keldon Johnson had 26 points for the Spurs, who have lost six in a row to fall to 2-13 this month.
Toronto Raptors 106, Phoenix Suns 114
Head to Head: Phoenix Suns, odds 1.70
Line: Phoenix Suns (-2.5), odds 1.93
Total Points: Under (226.5), odds 1.93
PHOENIX (AP) — Mikal Bridges scored 29 points, Deandre Ayton added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Phoenix pulled away late to beat Toronto.
The Suns won for the sixth time in seven games despite missing All-Star guard Devin Booker for the entire stretch.
Chris Paul hit a crucial 3-pointer to push the Suns ahead 106-102 with 1:30 left. Ayton added a tip-in with 51.4 seconds remaining to extend the advantage to 108-102.
Paul finished with 19 points and nine assists.
Fred VanVleet had 24 points and nine assists for the Raptors.
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By The Associated Press and DJ Arthurs | 01/31/23
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