Summary of the January 17 NBA game day

Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers in the January 17 NBA game against the Denver Nuggets with an outstanding performance of 41 points, seven rebounds and ten assists. This matchup was shaping up to be a duel for the MVP title with Nikola Jokic, who recorded a double-double of 25 points and 19 rebounds, but could not prevent the Nuggets’ defeat with a final score of 121-116. The 76ers added their third consecutive victory, consolidating their third place in the Eastern Conference.

In another exciting game, the Phoenix Suns staged an epic comeback against the Sacramento Kings, recovering a 22-point deficit in the last quarter. Kevin Durant was key in this feat, scoring 27 points and hitting the decisive free throws for the 119-117 victory. Grayson Allen also stood out with 29 points, including nine three-pointers. The Kings, who held a comfortable 22-point lead, were unable to hold off the Suns, suffering their third straight loss.

The Clippers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder with a stellar Paul George, who scored 38 points, 28 of them in the second half. The Clippers secured their ninth win in the last eleven games by winning 128-117. The news that they will host the 2026 All-Star Game in their new arena, the Intuit Dome, added to the excitement of the day for the Clippers. Jalen Williams led the Thunder with 25 points, but they were unable to avoid their second straight loss in Los Angeles, after the Lakers the day before.

Resumen de la jornada de NBA del 17 de enero

In summary, the January 17 NBA game day was marked by thestellar matchup between Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic. As well as the spectacular comeback of the Phoenix Suns against the Sacramento Kings led by Kevin Durant. And finally, the Los Angeles Clippers’ victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder with an outstanding performance by Paul George.