In a display that could be repeated in the NBA final, champion Denver beat the Boston Celtics for the second time this season in two games (115-109), the team with the best record in the NBA (48 wins – 14 losses). The match was once again spectacular between two excellent teams. The Nuggets took the upper hand thanks to their Serbian pivot Nikola Jokic, with a triple-double (32 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists), his 20th of the season. Jaylen Brown scored a season-high 41 points for the Celtics, who suffered a second straight loss to Cleveland on Tuesday.

The leaping Anthony Edwards had a crazy match with the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Indiana Pacers, which ended with an epic counterattack and a total of 44 points. After missing a free throw with the Wolves only two points ahead, Edwards made up for it in the continuity of the action by flying to block Aaron Nesmith and prevent the equalizer. Although not the tallest player in the league (1.93 m), Edwards jumped so high that he hit his head in the hoop during his save. The 22-year-old All-Star winger gave his body throughout the game, temporarily returning to the locker room for the first time after twisting an ankle. Edwards left the room again after a heavy fall. Not enough to prevent him from coming back each time and compiling 44 points (6 rebounds) then making the decisive block. The Wolves had to do without Karl-Anthony Towns, who suffered a knee injury. Coach Chris Finch did not provide further comment, while ESPN announced a long-term absence, which would be a hard blow for the leader in the West as the play-offs approach.

Slovenian Luka Doncic became the second player in history to achieve five consecutive triple-double games with more than 30 points, equaling Russell Westbrook’s record streak. Doncic compiled 35 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to help Dallas dominate Miami (114-108). A valuable victory in the race for the play-offs, very close in the West: Dallas is currently 8th (35 wins – 28 losses), ahead of the Golden State Warriors (33-29), beaten at home by Chicago (125-122). ). The Warriors had a difficult evening since in addition to this defeat, star Stephen Curry injured his right ankle. The American leader, author of 15 points, limped back to the locker room at the end of the match, after twisting his ankle during an action.