The Chicago Bulls (28/1 – NBA Championship Outright) kept the pressure on Eastern Conference leaders the Miami Heat, who are in action early Wednesday morning, with a 120-109 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
DeMar DeRozan was the star of the show as he surpassed Michael Jordan’s Chicago record of scoring at least 35 points for the sixth game in a row, with the 32-year-old hitting 40 points to make it seven straight matches of scoring 35 points or more.
The American was a driving force for the Bulls, who extended their winning streak to four and are keeping the pressure firmly on Eastern Conference leaders Miami, who have won the same amount of games as Chicago but have lost one less.
Next up for the Heat is a home clash against the Dallas Mavericks, who occupy fifth position in the Western standings but head into this contest on the back of a narrow 99-97 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Miami, who are 12/1 to win the NBA Championship, are the 8/13 favourites on the Money Line to pick up the win at the FTX Arena, while Dallas are 13/10 to cause an upset.
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In the other results on Tuesday morning, the Golden State Warriors slipped up as they went down 119-104 at the Clippers, while the Denver Nuggets defeated Orlando Magic 121-111.
Reigning champions Milwaukee suffered a 122-107 home loss to Portland Trail Blazers and the Bucks, 13/2 to successfully retain their crown, are down in fifth in the Eastern Conference.
Along with Miami’s match in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Western Conference leaders Phoenix Suns are at home to the Clippers, the Bucks are back in action against the Indiana Pacers, while the Minnesota Timberwolves host the Charlotte Hornets.
The Philadelphia 76ers are at home to the Boston Celtics, the Memphis Grizzlies travel to the New Orleans Pelicans and the Atlanta Hawks welcome Cleveland Cavaliers to State Farm Arena.
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