The Spanish pivot Marc Gasol, despite his 15 points and 10 assists, he could not avoid defeat at home with his team, the Memphis Grizzlies, by 103-112 against the Boston Celtics, during a night in which his brother Pau Gasol He was again on the bench of the San Antonio Spurs and without playing due to his physical discomfort.
So, Marc added three rebounds, two robberies and a plug to that 'double-double', in a game where visiting visitor Kyrie Irving was the highlight thanks to his 26 points and 13 assists. Mike Conley also scored 26 points for the FedExForum, whose defeat left them tenth in the Western Conference with an 18-17 record.
For his part, Pau postponed his return to the courts again due to the injury he carries on his left foot. Although their reappearance is imminent, the Spurs they did not need it during their visit to the Staples Center to win 111-122 at Los Angeles Clippers. This good harvest, set with 38 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, allowed the San Antonio franchise to become ninth in the West (20-17).
Another Spanish also low was the base Ricky Rubio, that in the previous match of the Utah Jazz suffered a strong and dramatic blow andn a set with Joel Embiid. Therefore, the Catalan player could only enjoy from the stands the comfortable triumph of his teammates (129-97) at home against the New York Knicks. After this, those of Salt Lake City are eleventh of the West (18-19).
During the defeat of the Charlotte Hornets, 130-126 on the court of the Washington Wizards, Willy Hernangómez was very discreet with his two points and a rebound in 09:53 minutes. The best of his team was again Kemba Walker, author of 47 points, although the locals scored the victory guided by Trevor Ariza (24 points) and Thomas Bryant (21 points and 10 rebounds). Thus, the Hornets go seventh in the East (17-18).
And Willy's brother, Juancho Hernangomez, won with his Denver Nuggets 118-122 in Phoenix against the Suns. In the 35:08 that was on the track, Juancho signed 10 points, nine rebounds, one assist and two steals. He stayed like that at the doors of a 'double-double' with some Nuggets on the rise, ldevising the West with a balance of 23-11.
Statistics of Spanish players
- Marc Gasol: 15 points, 3 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals and 1 stopper.
- Pau Gasol: Did not play.
- Ricky Rubio: Injured.
- Willy Hernangómez: 2 points and 1 rebound.
- Juancho Hernángomez: 10 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals.