Slovenian Luka Doncic, on fire since the All-Star Game, became the first player on Saturday to achieve a sixth consecutive game with a triple-double and more than 30 points scored, ahead of Russell Westbrook (5). The Slovenian magician compiled 39 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists during an easy victory for the Dallas Mavericks against the Detroit Pistons (142-124).

Although deprived for a second consecutive match of the French Victor Wembanyama, injured in an ankle, and for this meeting of the shooter Devin Vassell, the San Antonio Spurs won on the floor of the Golden State Warriors (126-113), deprived of the star Stephen Curry. A bad operation for the Warriors who remain 10th in the Western Conference (33 wins – 30 losses), in the last qualifying place for the play-offs.

Despite 45 points from their star Kevin Durant (with 10 rebounds and 6 assists), the Phoenix Suns lost at home against the Boston Celtics (117-107), the best team of the season, who had two defeats in a row. Jayson Tatum (29 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists) and Jaylen Brown (27 points) took charge for the ā€œCā€™sā€. The Suns remain 7th in the West, still in a play-off position.

The Denver Nuggets, who had a 34-point lead at halftime, crushed the Utah Jazz (142-121), with 37 points from Jamal Murray. A success which allows them to equal the record of the Minnesota Timberwolves, second in the West (44 victories – 20 defeats), in the very tight race for the first places in the conference. The Los Angeles Clippers remain 4th and in the fight (41-21) thanks to their victory against Chicago (112-102).