The French veteran contributed strongly to Charlottes success against Detroit (113-103) on Sunday. Houston finally won home and the Lakers continued to win a third ranked victory.
Tony Parker: Newborn of his transfer to Charlotte, the French veteran scored 24 points in the victory for his team in Detroit (113-103) Sunday, while Frank Ntilikina was quickly recalled on the bench by Knicks against Orlando (115-89). ).
At 36, while playing his 18th season in the NBA, Parker continues to surprise. "He has still not lost his speed of movement and responsiveness, we have never been able to stop him," said Dwane Casey, Detroit coach. "We saw why he would come into the Hall of Fame," he admired.
The four-hour NBA champion, who arrived this summer in Charlotte from San Antonio, beat the pistols with 24 points in 28 minutes, three rebounds and four assists.
He also impressed his teammates again. "Tony is a leader, he gives passion and a + winner + attitude, he knows how to win matches," said Kemba Walker.
Parker / Walker Association becomes chaos: The TP, leader set-up, allows Walker to blow, but they are increasingly on the ground together in the money season. "I love playing with Kemba, it's easy to play with him, it works well," Parker said.
"We have good young people, they want to learn, it's a pleasure to be by their side"
"What we do in the fourth quarter in the last three games is really good," he said as Charlotte has won three of his last four matches and moved back to sixth place. East Conference (7 v-6 d).
Parker has its role as mentor: "We have good young people, they want to learn, it's a pleasure to be with them," he admitted.
Another Frenchman, Evan Fournier, spent a good night at Madison Square Garden, to the detriment of his young landsman, Frank Ntilikina. Fournier (12 points in 19 min) and Magic have outclassed Knicks, limited to ten points in a catastrophic first quarter.
Quickly recalled on the bench by his coach David Fizdale, Ntilikina had only six minutes to play in his mouth and finished the meeting with a small rebound.
The former Strasbourg may have lost its behavioral scenario, as Fizdale would not comment: "I wanted to see other configurations, Frank was in trouble," he noted simply. Knicks, regretted by his fans, has lost four of his last five matches and is 12 in the Eastern Conference (4-0-10).
Three in a row for the Lakers
For his part, James Harden woke up and offered Houston his first home win of the season by making 40 points against Indiana and beat 115 to 103. Harden, MVP (NBA's best players), improved by four units his scoring record for the season (36).
His alter ego Chris Paul scored 26 points, while Carmelo Anthony, officially ill and unofficially at the beginning, missed his second game in a row.
The Rakets, the best team in the regular season 2017-18, had lost their previous four games in front of their home team and remained on two unfortunate losses in Oklahoma City (98-80) and San Antonio (96-89). They stand 12th in the Western Conference (5 v-7 d), far from the Golden State (11 v-2 d).
For the first time this season, the Lakers continued to win three straight wins by turning Atlanta 107 to 106. LeBron James scored 26 points, but the evening's hero is Tyson Chandler who saved the Lakers with a monumental counter on the last possession of the ball against rookie Trae Young. Lakers, who have won five of their last six games, jumped to the 8th place (7c-6d).
Last night's result:
New York – Orlando 89 – 115
LA Lakers – Atlanta 107-106
Portland – Boston 100 – 94
Denver – Milwaukee 114-121
Houston – Indiana 115 – 103
Detroit – Charlotte 103-113