Saturday , July 31 2021

Stephen Curry returns to court but loses the Warriors

DETROIT – Blake Griffin scored 26 points and the Detroit Pistons hindered the return to Stephen Curry's court defeating the Golden State Warriors 111-102 on Saturday night.

Curry returned to play after a lack of 11 challenges due to injuries. He scored 27 points while firing 21-10, including 9-3 out of the three-stranded area.

Andre Drummond added 16 points and 19 rebounds to help Detroit win his fifth straight game.

Kevin Durant led the Warriors with a lost cause with 28 points, and Klay Thompson added 21.

John Wall scores 30 points

WASHINGTON – John Muro won 30 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and the Washington Wizards gave Brooklyn Networks their sixth consecutive failure, ruling 102-88.

Markieff Morris recovered from his show on Friday when he threw 10-1 in the loss in Philadelphia, to score 20 points shooting 12-9. Fifteen of his points came in the fourth period.

Allen Crabbe led Brooklyn with 14 points. The losing streak of the Nets is the longest since its eight in a row in February last season.

The Knicks win in work

NEW YORK – Emmanuel Mudiay scored 28 points to lead the New York Knicks offensive in his 136-134 concurrent victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Rookie striker Kevin Knox had 26 points, most of his career, while New York stopped two-player losses. Damyean Dotson and Tim Hardaway, Jr., contributed 21 copies each.

Giannis Antetokounmpo included 33 points and 19 rebounds for Milwaukee, which lost three of its last five games. Eric Bledsoe added 27 points. Malcolm Brogdon finished with 22 points and Brook Lopez with 13.

New York led the first time since Hardaway hit triple in the middle of the first set when Enes Kanter put a "jumpa" with 3:13 to play in the third set. The basket put the game 71-70 in favor of the host.

But the lead was short-term when Milwaukee reacted with a 17-0 lead. The Bucks came to take up to 16 points before the Knicks closed the partial score of the last seven goals to enter the final season with score 97-93 still favoring the visitors.

Mitchell Robinson opened the fourth quarter scoring a battle to bring the Knicks close to two, but Antetokounmpo converted three-point play, Sterling Brown added a four-point play, Brogdon added triple and Brown won Güira to take 113-199 to Milwaukee.

New York, however, did not resign and defeated the Bucks 25-11 in the rest of the quarter to force extra time. Mudiay's triple tied the challenge to 124 and then Milwaukee failed to run in his last possession to force an extension that started with Antetokounmpo by gaining a free launch.

Mudiay won a triple to put the New Yorkers up to 127-125, Bledsoe tie it with a basket on a plate. Mudiay and Bledsoe swapped 3-punk baskets to hold the game linked to 130. Hardaway scored a jumper to give Milwaukee the lead for the final time 134-132. After a while, Dotson slipped triple that gave the Knicks the lead 135-134. Antetokounmpo hit an attempt on the race and Mudiay won a free launch to cope the victory of New York City.

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