Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Minnesota interrupted a series of 15 losses after 52 points from Mo Williams

Minnesota broke the series of 15 games losing streak against Indiana after winning 110:101 as guest. The main contribution to the success was the guard Mo Williams, who scored a record in the history of the club - 52 points. Williams was accurate in 19 of all 33 shootings, from the three-point line realized six times in 11 attempts and also made 7 assists and 4 rebounds regard. 185-centimeter basketball player came out on top in points scored in a game this season, improving the performance of Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol, which had 46 each. 20 points for Minnesota made the rookie Andrew Wiggins and for the hosts of Indiana, C.J. Miles realized 22.

Despite the victory, Minnesota remains on the last place in the Western Conference with six successes and 31 losses, while Indiana is on the tenth position in the East. In Philadelphia, the team of Atlanta recorded ninth consecutive victory and 23rd win in the last 25 meetings, prevail over the hosts by 105:87. Most useful for success was the center Al Horford, who recorded the first "triple-double" in his career after 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Guests played without two of their stars - Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague, but not met difficulties against the penultimate in the Eastern Conference. With the victory, Atlanta maintains their leadership position in the East and also recording record in the club history with ninth consecutive away win.

Besides Horford, second to none were Kent Bazemore and Kyle Korver, which recorded respectively 17 and 15 points. For Philadelphia, Michael Carter-Williams finished with 20 points and 9 rebounds. In Arizona, LeBron James scored 33 points in his return for Cleveland, but this did not help his team to avoid sixth straight loss and ninth in the last 10 games, after 100:107 against Phoenix. The hosts had a solid advance from the first minutes of the game and reached 19 points in the third quarter, but then LeBron and company started to play better and took the lead in the middle of the last part. Nonetheless this momentary relaxation, Phoenix managed to get out of the situation and recorded 23rd win of the season. Most useful was Markieff Morris, who scored a record of 35 career points. With 18 points for the winners was Slovenian Goran Dragic and 13 points for Ukrainian Alex Len. For Cleveland, two other players except LeBron finished with double digits - J.R. Smith scored 29 points and Tristan Thompson - 10.

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