Turkish players Furkan Korkmaz and Cedi Osman played a crucial role in their teams’ victories on Tuesday.
Philadelphia 76ers claimed a 130-114 victory over Indiana Pacers as the Turkish guard Korkmaz helped his team with 19 points at Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia.
The Sixers’ Shake Milton was the highest scorer of his team with 26 points in the home victory.
Another Turkish player Osman led Cleveland Cavaliers to a road win at Houston.
Osman finished with 11 points and five rebounds in the 101-90 away victory at the Toyota Center.
Cavaliers’ point guard Collin Sexton played with 39 points and eight assists, becoming the highest scorer of the game.
James Harden’s historic performance propels Nets to beat Spurs in OT
Brooklyn Nets claimed a 124-113 win over San Antonio Spurs in overtime on Tuesday, thanks to James Harden’s 30-point triple-double.
Harden was on fire with a triple-double in victory as he played with 30 points, 15 assists, 14 rebounds at San Antonio’s AT&T Center.
The 31-year-old guard became the first player to produce 30+ points, 10+ rebounds, 15+ assists and zero turnovers in a single game since 1977.
Kyrie Irving scored 27 points, seven assists, and six rebounds, while Bruce Brown Jr. scored 23 points.
For the losing side, Austrian center Jakob Poeltl and DeMar DeRozan performed double-double.
Poeltl scored 14 points and 12 rebounds, whereas DeRozan finished with 22 points and 11 assists.
With this win, second-place Nets improved to 23-13 in the Eastern Conference standings.
Joakim Noah to retire with Bulls
The two-time All-Star Joakim Noah will retire from NBA after 13 seasons, an NBA insider announced on Monday.
“13-year NBA center Joakim Noah — a two-time All-Star and former Defensive Player of the Year winner — is effectively retiring from basketball, sources tell @TheAthletic@Stadium,” Shams Charania said on Twitter.
The 36-year-old plans to retire with Chicago Bulls, he added.
Orlando Magic – Dallas Mavericks: 124-130
Philadelphia 76ers – Indiana Pacers: 130-114
Chicago Bulls – Denver Nuggets: 112-118
New Orleans Pelicans – Utah Jazz: 129-124
San Antonio Spurs – Brooklyn Nets: 113-124
Houston Rockets – Cleveland Cavaliers: 90-101
Portland Trail Blazers – Charlotte Hornets: 123-111
*First team home team
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