Booker’s “customers” the Pelicans, he gave them a third straight 50!


Within one win of the Pelicans (45-30) for sixth place in the West in NBA reached the Suns (44-31) beating them in New Orleans with 124-111. Devin Booker continued the terrible tradition he has created against this opponent having 52 points (37 in the first half) with 6/7 shots, 11/12 two-pointers and 8/16 three-pointers, as well as 9 assists. The 27-year-old guard had scored two more 50-pointers in the previous two games with the Pelicans, as he had 58 in a 118-114 win at Phoenix on Dec. 12, 2022, and 52 points in a 123-109 win at New Orleans on Jan. 19 this year.

The Celtics beat Charlotte 118-104 with Jayson Tatum and Sam Houser each having 25 points and the latter making 7/11 3-pointers. The Boston team has won 11 of their last 13 games and at 59-16 they have by far the best record not only in the East, but in the entire NBA. Vasilije Micic had 13 points and 9 assists in 37 minutes for the losers.

The Orlando remained fifth in the East beating the Blazers 104-103, as DeAndre Ayton missed a free throw. Sixth, just behind the Magic, they are the Pacers beat the Nets 113-111 with 27 points and 13 assists by Tyrese Haliburton.

The Hawks won 113-101 from Chicago with 20 points from Bogdan Bogdanovic and now they came close to the one victory of the Bulls (35-40 against 36-40).

Detailed results:

Hornets-Celtics 104-118

Pistons-Grizzlies 108-110

Pacers-Nets 133-111

Magic-Blazers 104-103

Bulls-Hawks 101-113

Pelicans-Suns 111-124

Source: Sport Fm

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