The regular season continued with 11 games in the NBA as Rockets, with the Turkish basketball player Alperen Sengun's outstanding performance in the fourth period, defeated the defending champion Nuggets and continued their incredible start to the season.
National player Alperen Sengunhad 23 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks, while Fred VanVleet had 26 points and 4 assists for the Rockets, who moved up to fourth place in the Western Conference. Jeff Green added 15 points and 4 rebounds, Dillon Brooks 10 points and 4 rebounds, and Jalen Green 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
All-star Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 36 points, 21 rebounds, and 11 assists for the conference-leading Nuggets, who lost for the second time in their 10th game. Michael Porter had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Aaron Gordon 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Reggie Jackson 14 points and 4 rebounds.
In the competition of Eastern Conference teams, the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to eight games by beating the Indiana Pacers 137-126.
Tyrese Maxey scored a career-high of 50 points with 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks for the conference-leading Sixers. Joel Embiid had 37 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists, Tobias Harris had 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists, De'Anthony Melton had 10 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds.
Tyrese Haliburton had 25 points and 17 assists, Myles Turner 22 points and 5 rebounds, Buddy Hield 16 points and 4 rebounds, Obi Toppin 14 points, and Jalen Smith 11 points and 6 rebounds for the Pacers, who lost for the fourth time in their 10th game this season.
New York Knicks-Charlotte Hornets: 129-107
Brooklyn Nets-Washington Wizards: 102-94
Los Angeles Clippers-Memphis Grizzlies: 101-105
Philadelphia 76ers-Indiana Pacers: 137-126
Houston Rockets-Denver Nuggets: 107-104
San Antonio Spurs-Miami Heat: 113-118
Chicago Bulls-Detroit Pistons: 119-108
New Orleans Pelicans-Dallas Mavericks: 124-136
Phoenix Suns-Oklahoma City Thunder: 99-111
Golden State Warriors-Minnesota Timberwolves: 110-116
Los Angeles Lakers-Portland Trail Blazers: 116-110
Source: Anadolu Agency