NBA

NBA

Michael Paddock, Reporter

The NBA is getting close to the playoffs and teams are fighting for better seedings.  The Milwaukee Bucks are leading the East as they are 53-9, they also have the best record in the whole record.  The Toronto Raptors are in second in the East with a 43-18 record. The Los Angeles Lakers are leading the West with a 47-13, the Los Angeles Clippers are in 2nd in the West with a 42-19 record.  

On March 2, the Miami Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105- 89.  The Heat had defended the Bucks very well as they held them to 89 points and kept Giannis Antetokounmpo to only 13 points.  Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder bothe had scored 18 points, Bam Adebayo had a good night on the boards as he had 14 points and 13 rebounds.  Brook Lopez was the leading scorer for the Bucks as he had 21 points, and Giannis was the top rebounder with 15 rebounds.

On March 3, the Minnesota Timberwolves played against the New Orleans Pelicans.  The Timberwolves beat the Pelicans 139-134. Malik Beasley led the TimberWolves with 28 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds.  D’Angelo had a good night as well, he had 23 points, 8 assists, and 3 rebounds. Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with 25 points, 3 assists, and 8 rebounds. He was helped by Brandon Ingram as he had 24 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds.

The Brooklyn Nets played against the Boston Celtics as well on March 3.  The Nets beat the Celtics 129-120. Caris Levert had an insane night as he had 51 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds.  Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot helped Caris as he had 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 22 points, 3 assists, and 5 rebounds.  Kemba Walker was helping as he had 21 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds.  

Some games coming up that are worth the watch are the Milwaukee Bucks vs the Denver Nuggets and the Atlanta Hawks vs the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, March 9.