The escort James Harden gave another recessing display that left him one more day as the top scorer in the NBA with 49 points and was decisive in the triumph of his team, the Houston Rockets.
While the Miami Heat also achieved a new victory in the Eastern Conference that allows them to make the best start of the season in the history of the team in their first 12 games.
The opposite of the San Antonio Spurs that have become a team with no reaction capability that is having one of its worst beginnings.
Harden got 49 points leading the attack of the Rockets, who beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-125 at home and won their seventh straight game. With the victory, the Rockets improved their season mark to 10-3, and are leading leaders in the Southwest Division.
Harden played 39 minutes, made 16 of 41 field shots, including 8 of 22 triples, and 9 of 11 from the personnel line; achieved five rebounds and delivered six assists.
Harden’s 41 attempts are the most in his career, and in the NBA this season, beating the 37 of D’Angelo Russell, of the Golden State Warriors.
Rookie baseman Kendrick Nunn, the great revelation of the beginning of this cmapaña, achieved 22 points for the Heat, who won 109-94 to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The victory of Miami allows them to put their global mark at 9-3 and remain undefeated (5-0) in their field of American Airlines Arena, in addition to tying the best start of 12 games in the history of the team.
The forward Paul George contributed 37 points for the Los Angeles Clippers (8-5), who despite having the loss of the forward star Kawhi Leonard for the second consecutive game, beat the Atlanta Hawks 150-101.
George tied his best mark of his career with six triples and made 11 free throws in the highest score the team achieves in the season and the second in its history, while the margin of points is the greatest of all time.
The star forward of the Clippers is the first player in franchise history to score more than 30 points in his first two games with the team, after missing the first eleven of the championship after shoulder surgery. He also became the first in the NBA who scored 37 points in less than 21 minutes.
Escort McCollum scored 32 points as a leader in the balanced attack of the Portland Trail Blazers that defeated Spurs from 116-121 visitors.
The Trail Blazers frustrated Tim Duncan’s debut as a substitute coach after the expulsion of Gregg Popovich.
Portland (3-8) stopped a losing streak of four straight losses in San Antonio.
The outstanding note of the Spurs was the debut as coach of the legendary Tim Duncan, who after the expulsion of Gregg Popovich, took over the team after being assistant for 13 games, without in the end he could avoid defeat.
Before the game, when reporters asked Popovich if he planned to have Becky Hammon as his main assistant coach and be the first woman to lead a team in NBA history, the Spurs coach just said that ” I’m not here to make history. ”
The power forward LaMarcus Aldridge contributed a double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds, which also did not prevent the fifth consecutive defeat of the Spurs (5-8).
Slovenian forward Luka Doncic had double-double 26 points and 15 rebounds with the Dallas Mavericks, who beat the Toronto Raptors 110-102 and made their mark 7-5 so far this season.
The Raptors (8-4) were led by Normal Powell, with 26 points.
Devonte Graham got 29 points as a leader in the attack of the Charlotte Hornets, who defeated the New York Knicks 102-103 at home, dueling losing teams from the Eastern Conference.
The Hornets (6-7), who won with a triple for the second consecutive night, after Graham made his ninth triple of the game with two seconds left of regulation time in 16 attempts.
Escort Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points with the Brooklyn Nets, who beat visitors to the Chicago Bulls 111-117.
The Nets improved their mark to 5-7 so far this season, with the support of forward Joe Harris, who scored 22 points, and power forward Taurean Prince, who had 13 points.
Greek power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo managed to double-double 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat 83-112 visitors with ease to the Indiana Pacers.
With their victory, the Bucks got a 9-3 mark and left their 6-2 mark in games played outside their field.